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 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 email@example.com. 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. 😊
Connie Chung Joe
Executive Director, KFAM
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.