As this pandemic is drawing out longer, KFAM’s financial needs continue to grow. We need not only to provide basic life essentials to our clients, but we need to ensure they also continue receiving critical direct services. If you are in a place where you can give back, we ask that you make a donation. This will allow us to keep our operations running smoothly, meet the increased demand in crisis services, and increase the number of clients to whom we provide flexible financial support. We do not know what the coming days and weeks may hold, but we do know that KFAM will work closely with our most vulnerable community members to keep them safe and healthy during this crisis.

We’re in this together. Please support KFAM.

Clinical Counseling Program
Clinical Counseling Program
Domestic Violence Program
Domestic Violence Program
Asian Foster Family Initiative
Asian Foster Family Initiative

Message from Korean American Family Services Executive Director

Dear KFAM friends,

In this strange new world we are living in at the moment, many of us are feeling insecure and nervous about what lies ahead. But we want the community to know that social connection is more important now more than ever and KFAM continues to be a safe haven for our community members in need.

KFAM services are still available. Although our physical office is closed to the public, we continue to provide essential social services to our clients, mostly by phone, but we are looking into video services for the near future. Our counselors, advocates, social workers, and receptionists are still available by phone and email during regular business hours Monday – Friday from 9 – 5:30. You can call your KFAM staff person directly or use our main line at (213) 389-6755 or admin@kfamla.org. Our after-hours crisis hotline is also still available on weekday evening and on weekends at (888) 979-3800.

If you are feeling increased stress, depression, conflict in the home, etc., please don’t hesitate to call or email us. One of our counselors or advocates will get back to you as soon as possible.

There may be more hostility towards Asians, so if you are experiencing bullying, harassment or hate crimes because of your race, please call 2-1-1 and ask for Korean interpretation so you can report it.

Let’s remember we are a strong, resilient community. Our parents and grandparents survived colonization and civil war for many years. We can survive staying at home for the near future, but let’s stay connected virtually. I’m also going to take advantage of lots of takeout Korean food and Pengsoo videos. 😊

Stay well,

Connie Chung Joe

Executive Director, KFAM

Our Programs

Clinical Counseling

KFAM’s Korean bilingual/bicultural therapists help individuals (youth and adults) with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief or loss, trauma, marital conflicts, parent-child conflicts, family violence, anger, acculturation stresses, and workplace issues. Medication support and group counseling are also available.

AFFI | Foster Family

KFAM operates nation’s first and only Asian Pacific Islander (API)-focused Foster Family Agency with services available in Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tagalog. The Asian Foster Family Initiative (AFFI) recruits and trains API resource (foster) families to provide culturally sensitive homes to API foster children.

Domestic Violence

KFAM’s Domestic Violence program provides victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking with Korean bilingual/ bicultural crisis intervention, counseling, financial support, and cultural-specific education and outreach. As well as providing perpetrator accountability group programs.

Child/Adult Wellness

KFAM’s Child & Adult Wellness Program provides individuals with education and resources to meet their diverse needs and enhance their quality of life. Whether through our Child Care Food Program, Tobacco Prevention, or senior yoga classes. Our services help our clients meet gaps in essential health and human services.

Our Impact

We serve over 6,000 adults and children each year with high quality, holistic services that respond directly to the challenges among Korean and Asian American families undergoing trauma or adaptation and acculturation stresses.


In 2018, we served...



1,498 Individual Counseling sessions for adults and children.

149 survivors of domestic violence served with a comprehensive range of case management, counseling and support group services.





107 children exposed to violence served through counseling and art therapy.

46,611 healthy meals and snacks served annually to children through our Child Care Food Program.



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$100,000+ in scholarships for foster children and children exposed to violence through Hanmi Bank and KFAM.

What We Do

We provide culturally responsive social services in the areas of Mental Health Domestic Violence, Foster Care, and other family support.

KFAM Domestic Violence Program

KFAM Overview Video

  • KFAM understands the needs of the local Korean community and can better reach out to those who are underserved. Supporting KFAM to achieve its goals also helps us to remain true to our mission and to our organizational roots. We are committed to supporting agencies like KFAM to help meet outstanding needs in our community.

    Jonathan Schreiber

    Director of Community Engagement, Cedars-Sinai
  • Through KFAM Counseling, I learned conflict resolution skills, stopped drinking, and made new friends. Counseling was like finding a good friend to talk to when I was lonely and sad. People go to the doctor when they have a cold, but in my culture, there is shame involved in seeing a therapist. I wish more Koreans could see it that way.

    KFAM Clinical Counseling Program

    Mrs. Kim

    Clinical Counseling Client
  • Over time the shattered pieces inside of us healed. With each passing day, I rediscovered more and more of myself. I started to notice a familiar woman in the mirror. I had always been there, but I had just needed some help and support.  

    KFAM Domestic Violence Program

    Life Beyond Member

    Domestic & Family Violence Program
  • With my counselor’s help, I could see myself through someone else’s eyes. I finally understood. I saw a different person inside me, who loved myself and was always on my side. I saw that I was the only one who was so mean and negative to myself. I decided that I was the only one who could help myself. I want to change the way I thought and saw the world. I want to accept myself.


    Community Program
  • One thing I like about KFAM, is that they’re kind of like a one-stop shop. They’ll be there for you.  

    Armida Chow

    Asian Foster Family Initiative

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Office: (213) 389-6755
Fax: (213) 389-5172

Korean Bilingual After Hours Crisis Hotline: 
(888) 979-3800