Greater Philadelphia Asian
Social Service Center
Culturally Diverse Agency
The Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center (GPASS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, based in the Olney/Logan area, is dedicated to providing assistance to residents citywide, connecting people with needed resources and information, bridging the cultural and language gap, strengthening families, enriching lives, and sustaining communities.
Department of Housing Counseling
GPASS Department of Housing Counseling (DHC) provides comprehensive housing counseling, workshops, and advocacy for low and moderate income tenants, homebuyers, and homeowners. Our goal is to build sustainable communities through informed housing counselors. GPASS DHC is funded by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
Neighborhood Advisory Committee
As the representative organization for our Olney/Logan based Service Area, GPASS-NAC strives to serve our community. GPASS NAC is funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
Behavioral and Mental Health
We provide outpatient individualized counseling and treatment for Substance use and Mental disorders. Our SAFE (Stop Addiction ForEver) program counselors help patients work safely through issues that fuel their addiction. GPASS recognizes stressors, daily pressures, and COVID-19 uncertainty affecting mental health. Our counselors and psychiatrist help patients cope and live independent healthy lives.
Many Philadelphia households struggle with high energy and utility bills. GPASS works with other agencies’ programs to provide financial assistance to low-income individuals and families.
GPASS was founded in 1993 for the purpose of advocating equal rights, goods and services for an under-served, multi-cultural population. To that end, we began to provide information, referrals and direct services to those in need. The Logan/Olney, North Kensington, Germantown, Lawndale and Hunting Park areas have many first and second generation immigrants experiencing difficulties adjusting to American culture and society, and GPASS has been helping these communities cope with these problems since its inception. GPASS has been providing counselors who speak English, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, Creole and Spanish for clients who are at a disadvantage due to language barriers and cultural differences since it began and continues to do so.