COVID-19 Resource Hub

What does creative community building look like in a pandemic?

SEAD acknowledges that this current pandemic feels all too familiar to many in our Southeast Asian communities. We’re living in trying times that are uncertain, complicated, and heavy. Yet it’s not without forgetting the lessons of resiliency and perseverance that have passed down to us from our past and present ancestors. We’re grateful to pave ways to grow social empowerment ecosystems through cultural organizing, critical language, and just storytelling. SEAD’s commitment to the Southeast Asian diaspora still remains our core focus and in that spirit, we’re offering ways to pivot towards more innovative ways to do healing-centered and strategy-based storytelling.

We’ll be rolling out resources on a regular basis. Here’s our growing list:

General COVID-19 Resources
Translated in Burmese, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Lao, Viet (and more as demands are needed).

Emergensea Corps
A collective volunteer-led response team for quick and easy requests for assistance including helpers who are fluent in Hmong, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese. Have a request or want to volunteer, get the details here: COVID-19 Needs Request Form

Donate to the Emergensea Corps here: Emergensea Corps Donations

SEAD’s current resources that are provided from our team for free but limited quantities:

  • Masks
    Reusable hand-sewn cloth masks
  • Sanitizer
    Mini 1 oz spray bottles only
  • Saturday May Meals
    Saturdays only for month of May. Meals are individually prepared, limited up to 6 meals per household.
  • Essentials Transporters
    Pick or drop off for essentials such as groceries, medications, etc.
  • Telehealth Line
    General medical help via phone/video call by licensed nurse and physician assistant (currently English or Lao only).
  • Care package – PENDING
    Limited digital + physical care packages in-language for Southeast Asian communities.

SEA Calm Coloring Sheets
Illustrations for the whole family based on Southeast Asian culture by Hongfa Norasingh. Download and print your free copy below (under ‘Healing Activities’).

Resources By Language

Healing Activities

Public Statements

Community Resources

Other Resources

Events & Happenings

By Us For Us: API Healing Series #1- Yoga for Relaxation & Sleep w/ Cindy

by Pan-Asian Voices for Equity-Minnesota (PAVE-MN)

*In an effort to create a safer space, this series will be for Asian Americans only.

Are you having trouble relaxing or sleeping during these COVID-19 times? Pan Asian Voices for Equity-Minnesota (PAVE-MN) is proud to be hosting the first in our BY US, FOR US: Asian American Healing Series – Yoga for Relaxation and Sleep with Cindy Vue.


PAVE-MN created a virtual healing series, By Us, For Us: Asian American Healing Series, as an extension of our beloved 2019 Asian American Healing Retreat. By and for our Asian American community, we will offer free workshops led by Asian Minnesotan healers from a wide variety of practices. Come ready to be in community with other Asians, learn tools to build resiliency, and continue your journey of ancestral healing in your bodies, minds, and spirits. This series is made possible by a group of committed volunteers and a generous SPARK grant from the Coalition of Asian American Leaders.

Register Here

Questions about resources? Contact us at or 612-987-7313.