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.
Message from Korean American Family Services
Dear KFAM Friends,
It is with both sadness and gratitude that we announce that after 11 years of service and leadership, Connie Chung Joe will resign from her position as Executive Director at KFAM. Connie will depart at the end of July to return to her legal civil rights roots as the CEO of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.
During her time with KFAM, Connie oversaw many changes. Under her leadership, our budget and staff more than tripled. Our core programs – Clinical Counseling, Domestic Violence, Asian Foster Family Initiative, and Child & Adult Wellness – have grown to serve 7,000 clients annually. She helped improve and stabilize our operations, expanded community relationships and partnerships, and launched new services like the nation’s first Asian-specific child supervised visitation program and licensed foster family agency.
Katherine Yeom, Deputy Director, will become our Interim Executive Director as the Board establishes a Search Committee to oversee the process of permanently filling the position. Katherine has been with KFAM for 10 years, including 5 as Deputy Director.
We at KFAM are incredibly grateful to Connie for the vision and heart that she shared with our organization and our community. We wish her the absolute best.
During this time of transition, we count on your continued support so we can continue to address the needs of our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the Executive Director job description and posting at our website, www.kfamla.org.
AFFI | Foster Family
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...
149 survivors of domestic violence served with a comprehensive range of case management, counseling and support group services.
46,611 healthy meals and snacks served annually to children through our Child Care Food Program.
$100,000+ in scholarships for foster children and children exposed to violence through Hanmi Bank and KFAM.
What We Do
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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.
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.
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.
Life Beyond Member
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.
One thing I like about KFAM, is that they’re kind of like a one-stop shop. They’ll be there for you.