Domestic & Family Violence Program

Domestic & Family Violence

KFAM

KFAM provides quality intervention, prevention and outreach services for Korean immigrant families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. We provide crisis intervention, counseling, support, cultural-specific education and outreach to prevent domestic violence and to improve access to services for victims. We also provide perpetrator accountability group programs.

Specialized services for women and children affected by domestic violence are housed in KFAM’s new Center for Women & Children wing. Established through the generosity of Benjamin Hong Foundation and community donors, the Center offers a safe and supportive space featuring enhanced safety measures and flexible after service hours. All session are conducted in Korean and English.

Learn how you can join KFAM’s Domestic Violence Program! Call (213) 389-6755 or email admin@kfamla.org

About Domestic Violence Program

Programs & Services :
– 24 Hour Crisis hotline
– Court/police/hospital accompaniment
– Income support & public benefits assistance
– Interpretation/translation service
– Financial empowerment 
– 52 Week Batterer’s Intervention Program
– Korean Faith Leader Partnerships


– 40 Hour DV Training and 2 Day Retreat
– Job training/placement
– Housing assistance/placement
– Family law clinic
– Children’s Workshop
– Linkages to other services (emergency shelters, law enforcement, lawyers, etc.)

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Domestic Violence Victim/ Trauma Services

Since 1983, our highly trained, dedicated counselors have been responding to the needs of adults and children who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse. From crisis intervention, counseling, to bridging support and aftercare, our services help victims stabilize when in crisis and guide them through a process of recovery and rebuilding lives free from violence.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, contact our 24-hour toll free crisis hotline: (888) 979-3800

Who can join? Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse

Who are the Family Advocates? Our highly-trained advocates are bilingual and bicultural, consisting of licensed/ registered therapists and Master student social worker trainees/ interns. All services are private and confidential.

When? Please make an appointment.

Where? KFAM (3727 West 6th St., Ste. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

Fees? Free

To register/for more info: Call (213) 389-6755 to talk to a counselor. During after hours, call our 24-hour crisis line at 888-979-3800 or email admin@kfamla.org

Life Beyond Support Group

Life Beyond is a support group for Korean-American domestic violence survivors. Co-facilitated by a domestic violence counselor and peer facilitator, Life Beyond serves two groups of women: domestic violence survivors and current domestic violence victims. Life Beyond is a safe place where the survivors can continue their journey of healing, find support in one another, and empower themselves to assist other women in breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

Types of activities: Life Beyond will include art workshops, empowerment seminars and activities, and service referrals. Child care will be provided.

Who can join? Domestic violence survivors and current victims

Who are the Family Advocates? Domestic violence advocates and peer facilitators

When? Every Thursday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where? KFAM (3727 West 6th St., Ste. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

Fees? Free

To register/for more info: Call (213) 235-4862 or email chkim@kfamla.org

Supervised Visitation

KFAM’s Korean Supervised Visitation Program provides safe and culturally-responsive supervision for children and families under court-ordered visitations between non-custodial parents and their children. Offering the only supervised visitation program for Korean Americans in the greater Los Angeles area, KFAM’s professionally trained, bilingual monitors supervise visits in the Center for Women & Children space to ensure safe, positive visitation experiences for both children and parents.
Supervised Visitation Brochure – English and Korean Who can join? Children and families under court-ordered visitations between non-custodial parents and their children Who are the Monitors? Professionally-trained, bilingual monitors

Fees? Fees are on a sliding scale, based on your income. We also provide pro bono (free) services for those who meet eligibility requirement.

To register/for more info: Call us at (213) 235-4839 or email admin@kfamla.org

Featuring: Jenny

Through DV counseling and Life Beyond support group, I found hope that I could be freed from this nightmare, as well as the confidence to take control of my life. Also, I found myself for the first time. This is what I wish for all those who are enduring abuse — take courage, knock on KFAM’s door, and find help.

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Family Law Clinics

In collaboration with the Asian Pacific American Law Center and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, KFAM hosts Korean family law clinics. In addition, for community members with a family law issue (example: divorce, child custody, and/or domestic violence) or immigration issue, KFAM will arrange a free meeting with a Korean-speaking attorney who can provide legal consultation, advice, and (in some cases) representation in court cases.

Who can join? Any community member with a family law issue (example: divorce, child custody, and/or domestic violence) or related immigration issue

Who are the Attorneys? Korean-speaking attorneys

When? To meet with an attorney, please make an appointment. Family Law Clinics are held the first three Wednesdays of every month.

Where? KFAM (3727 West 6th St., Ste. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

Types of services: legal consultation, advice, and (in some cases) representation in court cases

Fees? Free

To register/for more info: Call us at (213) 235-4839 or email admin@kfamla.org

Batterer’s Intervention Program

KFAM is approved by the LA County Probation Office to run a 52-week Batterer’s Intervention Program for court-ordered clients to address their use of violence. Consisting of a series of structured training sessions and group support, the program is designed to teach participants how to stop or prevent violence through self-awareness, acceptance of personal responsibility, and mastery of new behaviors and alternative skills in communication, conflict resolution and anger management.

Who can join? Batterer’s who are court mandated

Who are the Counselors? Professionally-trained domestic violence family advocate

When? Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Wednesdays, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where? KFAM (3727 West 6th St., Ste. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

Types of services? Education and Training

Fees? Fees are on a sliding scale, based on your income. We also provide pro bono (free) services for those who meet eligibility requirements.

To register/for more info: Call us at (213) 235-4862 or email admin@kfamla.org

Partnerships with Korean Faith Leaders

KFAM has trained and partnered with over 1,000+ Korean faith leaders over the past 8 years. Through 40-hour clergy trainings, 2-day retreats, all-day conferences, church workshops/presentations, and monthly meetings by our Korean Faith Advisory Council, we are building the skills of Korean faith leaders to respond more effectively to domestic violence, refer community members to professional domestic violence resources and change the cultural norms that allow domestic violence to continue.

Safe Planning Preparation

If you are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, and/or violence, prepare yourself and find a safe place! Go to a police station or hospital nearby that is open 24 hours:

Take the following items with you: 

  • Spare car and house keys
  • Important phone numbers and addresses
  • Permanent resident card
  • Cash
  • Driver’s license or State I.D.
  • Passport
  •  Social Security card
  •  Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate

Brochures

Domestic Violence Program (English)

Asian Supervised Visitation Service

Sexual Assault Cartoon (English)

Sexual Assault Cartoon (Korean)​

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