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KAFSC in LA Changes Name to KFAM

Dear Friends,

For 30 years, Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) in Los Angeles has been steadfastly caring for our underserved Korean immigrant families. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary milestone, we are excited to announce our brand new name and look to carry us into the next 30 years.

We have changed our name to Korean American Family Services (KFAM). The brand articulates our vision of happy and healthy Korean American families. We have also developed a new logo that is fresh and unique. With “KFAM” nestled between Korean characters ㅅ and ㅡ representing the roof and the foundation of the house, the logo reflects the biculturalism of our agency as well as our growing range of services that build stability, resilience and well-being of Korean American families.

Though our look has changed, our mission and goals remain the same.
We will continue to support and strengthen Korean American families and individuals
in the Greater Los Angeles area through high-quality, linguistically and culturally appropriate services. And we look forward to continuing our partnerships with you
to ensure that the needs of our underserved community are met.

Check out our new website at www.KFAMLA.org, visit KFAMLA on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @KFAMLA or #KFAMLA to get a better look at our transformation!

Thank you for making our Korean DV Clergy Conference a Success!

Dear friends,

I want to express my deepest thanks to all of you for your contribution to our Korean DV Clergy Conference last Monday. I had so many people tell me afterward what an informative and worthwhile conference this was. I know personally I left that day feeling so hopeful and optimistic that we had taken a big collective step forward to helping DV impacted families in our community.

We had 116 people at this event. For most of the clergy present, this was their first training ever on DV. As we’ve started to analyze the feedback from the evaluations, a few common themes have emerged:

  • Participants loved the speakers. Each and every one of our speakers were mentioned specifically for providing valuable information.
  • Nearly all said they were more inclined to refer DV victims to us for follow up care and services, which means we achieved our primary goal of increasing partnership between churches and community groups. In general, participants felt emboldened to get more involved to end DV. They spoke about how churches need to lead in DV awareness, partner with DV service providers, and recruit professionally trained counselors.
  • One area of improvement is that next time (and they definitely want a next time), they want more time for the presentations, Q&A, open discussion, and to go into depth with everything. We had been concerned that clergy wouldn’t want to spend their entire day off in a conference but clearly from their evaluation responses plus the high number of people who stayed until the end, they wanted to keep learning and talking about DV.

We also had strong media coverage from LA 18 TV, Korea Daily, Korea Times, The Korean Christian Press, and KoreAm Magazine. You can watch the LA18 article here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5tVgT6aZj8. KoreAm Magazine (national Korean magazine for English speakers) will also be doing an in-depth article next month.

Thank you again so much for sharing your time and talents to this event, despite your incredibly demanding schedules. Thank you for your dedication and sincere desire to help our community.

Sincerely,

Connie Chung Joe

Domestic Violence Clergy Conference

“Churches and community organizations responding to Domestic Violence among Korean Community”
Date: June 10th, 9:00am- 2:00pm
Location: Garden Suite Hotel, 680 S. Western Ave. L.A, CA 90005
RSVP: Charles Ryu, cryu@kfamla.org , 213-235-4842, Ahlim Kim, akim@kfamla.org, 213-235-4848

Training for Korean clergy in the Korean American community to be better responders to Domestic Violence, helping domestic violence victims and families

KFAM’s 30th Annual Fundraising Dinner

KFAM’s 30th Annual Fundraising Dinner: The Legacy Gala, Celebrating 30 Years of Service
Date: September 19th, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Location: Omni Los Angeles Hotel, 251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Inquiry: Ahlim Kim, akim@kfamla.org, 213-235-4848
KFAM’s 30th anniversary to join us in celebrating the strength and resiliency of our Korean American families

College Readiness Seminar

Date: 8/29/2013
Location: Korean American Family Services, 3727 W.6th Street, Suite 320, L.A, CA 90020
Inquiry/RSVP: Charles Ryu 213-235-4842, cryu@kfamla.org

KFAM’s annual mental health workshop for high school seniors, guiding them to be the best college freshman they can be!

KFAM College Readiness Workshop

KFAM College Readiness Workshop

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