Empower domestic violence survivors and their children by funding their educational goals.
Established in 2010, and with the help of 74 donors since, the Pham Fund has empowered over 32 clients at Asian Women's Shelter. Donations have ranged from $10 to $500.
“This small fund has helped me get materials and books for my job training program. For me this means so much and I am very grateful to the Pham Fund.”
Please consider making a donation. Any amount will make a difference. Because of the generosity of the donors to the Pham Fund,
$32.35 bought a college textbook for a mother of a five-year-old and eight-year-old.
$86.78 purchased glasses for a mother of two who was studying for her Computer Aided Drafting Certificate.
$298.53 paid for the vocational training exam fees for a client with an 11-year-old son.
A past recipient of the Pham Fund is now getting her master's degree in Social Work.
“During the most difficult time in school, you all extend your hands for support to help me hang in there. I have a drawing class this semester and the art & craft tools are very expensive. Your timely financial support solved my problem. This is really helpful to me for accomplishing my school studies. If I will find a job in the future, it will also be because of your help. Thank you so much.”
The mission of the Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women and all survivors of violence and oppression. AWS works with all survivors and has specific expertise to address the cultural and language needs of Asian and other immigrant and refugee survivors, as well as others who face barriers to accessing existing sources of safety and support. This perspective is reflected in our broad strategy that integrates culturally relevant and language-accessible shelter and transitional services, training and capacity-building programs, systems and public policy work, and community mobilization initiatives and advocacy.
Inspired by his mother, Steve Ngo partnered with AWS in 2010 to support the educational aspirations of survivors of domestic violence. In 2011, the Pham Fund continued as an annual scholarship fund for past, current and future residents at AWS. Ngoc Thi Pham passed away from cancer in 2006. Steve is launching this fundraising campaign on what would have been her 59th birthday.