The Asian American Association for Human Services (AAAHS)
Inc. was found in May of 1993. Realizing there was no
one Asian American Association representing Asian Americans
in the state, AAAHS was launched to provide human services
and to present a united front for the Asian Americans
in the state.
The original founders of the association included four
Asian Americans: Fred Andes, DSW, Josephine Rago-Adia
MSW, Antony Stephen Ph.D. and Mary Ann Wong MSW. Mary
Ann Wong was its first Executive Director followed by
Dr. Fred Andes. Since 1998, Dr. Antony Stephen is its
AAAHS is a not for profit, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt association.
Any contribution to the association is tax deductible.
Now AAAHS is not only recognized and known in the state
but also in the nation.
in organizing the Four Annual statewide Health Forums in
collaboration with more than 30 other New Jersey Agencies:
1. Health Status of Asian Americans (year 2000);
2. Substance Abuse among Asian Americans (year 2001);
3. Mental Health Issues Among the Asian American Elderly
4. End of Life Care and Asian American Elderly (year 2005).