The Elderly Indo-Chinese Association

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 June 2014.

Contact Information

Address: 2422 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Elderly Indo-Chinese Association The Elderly Indo-Chinese Association is located in an urban ethnic community of Lincoln Heights, ten minutes from L.A. Chinatown. The population is a mixture of various ethnic Chinese American immigrants coupled with a large Latina/o community. The Elderly Indo-Chinese Association was established in 1982 to meet the needs of the growing Sino-Southeast Asian refugee population coming from war Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Today, the Elderly Indo-Chinese Association is a global network that assists new immigrants in their transition and re-settlement. There are centers throughout Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia, areas where large numbers of Sino-Southeast Asians re-settled. Furthermore, they have centers all across the U.S. in cities such as Houston, San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago. The ground floor of this structure is a meeting hall, while the second floor houses a temple to the Empress of Heaven, Goddess of the Sea—Tianhou. Similar to the Chua Thien Hau temple, there are altars to other popular Chinese deities, Guandi, Guanyin, Dudi gong, and so on. Each year, the Elderly Indo-Chinese Association awards the Luong Send Cam Scholarship to children of members who have maintained an “A” average g.p.a. from elementary school to college. The association is a community center, a religious center as well as a social network center. Members support each other with a pool of money for funeral services, loans, and referrals for social/medical services.