The South Asian Times

19 October 2018 14:56 PM

General Human Outreach honors Dr. Neeta Jain

New York: Democratic District Leader Dr. Neeta Jain was honored by the General Human Outreach (GHO) which celebrated its 25th anniversary with a “Diversity New York” Gala Dinner at Terrace On The Park in Queens on November 15.

GHO is unique as a human services non-profit agency, having been founded by an original Case Worker, Jane Ning Kuo in 1992, and keeping a special, culturally competent focus on the underserved Asian American population in the New York City area.

For over 25 years, GHO has served individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities by providing them with service coordination; Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) housing, day habilitation centers; community inclusion support; employment preparation, training and placement; and Korean American support services in addition to long-standing Chinese American programs.

GHO intends to extend their services to South Asian communities as well.

The theme ‘Diversity New York’ was chosen for the gala because of the significant contribution that GHO continues to make serving individuals throughout this diverse city.

The gala was attended by elected officials including NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and Assemblyman elect Daniel Rosenthal.  

GHO honored its founder as well as three others  -- Dr. Neeta Jain, Dr. Young Seh Bae and Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq -- for their dedicated efforts and contribution working with the special needs population.

Dr. Jain is an accomplished professional with a focus on services and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as an educator and civic and community leader. Dr. Jain has been serving the community for more than 20 years by coordinating faith-based, cultural, social and fund-raising events and by being actively involved in both social and political fields.She is now the recently sworn-in Democratic District Leader, Assembly District 25 Part B, Queens, NY – and the only Indian female elected as this Democratic District Leader. She is the President, CEO and Founder of the International Ahimsa Foundation Inc. which promotes non-violence and peace in school going children.

Dr. Bae is the Executive Director of the Community Inclusion & Development Alliance (CIDA).

Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq. is an Asian-American lawyer and a Partner of the law firm Grimaldi & Yeung, LLP.

Update: 02 Dec, 2017