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Mission & History



KFAM’s mission is to support and strengthen Korean American families and individuals in the greater Los Angeles area through counseling, education, and other social services. Since its inception in 1983, KFAM has provided assistance to tens of thousands of Korean Americans—particularly women, children, immigrants, and low-income families. KFAM specializes in providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services through its bilingual and bicultural staff.



Founded in 1983 by a group of immigrant Korean women deeply influenced by the pioneering work of Dr. Tae Young Lee, Korea’s first female attorney and an early advocate of the rights of women and children. KFAM (formerly KAFSC) began with its primary focus on protecting the rights and the welfare of the victims of family violence.  Over the course of 30 years, KFAM has grown into the community’s primary family resource center and gateway to linguistically and culturally competent mental health and family intervention services for underserved Korean American families in Los Angeles. Our dedicated, skilled team of bilingual, bicultural staff and volunteers serve over 7,000 adults and children each year with high quality, holistic services that respond directly to the challenges among Korean American families undergoing trauma or adaptation and acculturation stresses.