Adult Services

Adult Counseling

Counseling is provided for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and/or due to involvement with ACS/school-related issues. Sessions will be set on a regular weekly or bi-weekly basis depending on the needs of the client and are free of charge.

Legal and Social Service Advocacy

Every month, KAFSC provides free legal consultations with attorneys from local law firms and partnering agencies. As an organization focused on assisting domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual abuse survivors, the legal clinic helps survivors learn about their legal rights and options. Through the clinics, many of the individuals are represented pro-bono for a variety of different cases including divorce, child custody, VAWA, Order of Protections, among others.

Partnering Agencies :

Sanctuary for Families

Her Justice (formerly InMotion) 

Queens Legal Services

Transitional Housing

We provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate long-term housing options for immigrant women who need to secure physical safety. We help them overcome many barriers and secure physical, emotional, and financial independence. In 2009, KAFSC was one of 58 national agencies selected to receive our first federal grant from Department of Justice to launch the only Transitional Housing Program for Korean/Asian women in New York. KAFSC currently has 3 scattered housing sites available to assist women in need.

The following are the services that we provide for transitional housing:

  • Rent subsidy for up to 18 months
  • Childcare assistance
  • Counseling, case management, advocacy, and referral services to other community-based organizations and resources
  • Legal services with immigration and Order of Protection
  • Assistance finding permanent housing
  • Vocational and employment assistance

Rent for the transitional housing program:

  • Participants are responsible for identifying their own housing within 30 days of being admitted to the program.
  • Participants are responsible to contribute to rent as below:

Time Period

Program

Participant’s Contribution

1-6 months

100 %

0 %

7-12 months

50 %

50 %

13-18 months

25%

75 %

18-24 months

20%

80 %

To be eligible to apply for the transitional housing program, an applicant must be:

  • A survivor of domestic and/or sexual violence, dating violence or stalking; actively fleeing an abusive relationship; without permanent housing due to history of domestic violence;
  • Eighteen years old or a legally emancipated minor;
  • Survivors whose gross total household income dependent from the abuser is 200% below the federal poverty level

Steps to apply:

  1. Submit a Transitional Housing Application via mail, email, or fax. (P.O. Box 541429, Flushing, NY 11354; t-housing@kafsc.org; 718-460-3965)
  2. The application will be screened for eligibility and if qualified, the applicant will be placed on the transitional housing list.
  3. The applicant will be invited to an interview upon opening on the list.

For more information, please contact our transitional housing coordinator at (718) 460-3801 ext. 21 or t-housing@kafsc.org.

Parenting Education

KAFSC provides parenting education for ACS recommended or mandated parents, and other clients for which the need arises. Parenting education is generally 8 sessions and the curriculum is tailored to individual needs (family conflicts, delinquency behavior, drugs, computer game addiction, truancy, etc). The parenting education curriculum seeks to give parents a better understanding of their children’s needs in a culturally sensitive manner, and focuses on attachment, family structure, communication skills, child development, and psycho education.
If the client is mandated by court or ACS to receive parenting education, the fee schedule will be on a sliding scale of 0.01% of the gross annual household income.

Support Groups: All KAFSC groups utilize culturally sensitive curriculums, are facilitated by licensed clinicians and are free of charge.
The HEAL group is for victims of sexual assault (ranging from harassment to abuse). The group’s goal is to provide members with emotional and psychological support and to begin the healing process through sharing their experiences within a safe and confidential environment. The group meets once a week for eight weeks, after the eight sessions are completed, the group meets once a month.
The WISH HAPPY group is for older divorced women. The group is a safe, confidential group for older divorced women to share their experiences and exchange helpful information. The group allows clients to process their experiences and continue the healing process with others of similar situations. The group meets once a week for eight sessions. After the eight sessions are completed, the group meets once a month.
The WISH HOPE group is for single mothers with young children between the ages 5 to 13. Single Mothers Group assists mothers to support each other in similar situations. Mothers develop their own goals that are addressed through interaction and discussion in terms of managing stress, improving self-esteem and parenting skills, and sharing information about raising children.The group meets once a week for eight sessions. After the eight sessions are completed, the group meets once a month.
Children’s group is for the young children of the single mothers’ who are participants of the WISH HOPE group. The children’s group will be conducted through group activities that utilize creative modes of expression (i.e. educational play, art and music, retreat, Holiday parties). This group will meet at the same time as the HOPE group on a weekly basis for eight weeks. After the eight sessions are completed, the group meets once a month.

Self-Sufficiency Program (Job-Readiness & Skills-Building Program for Women, funding by AVON Foundation for Women)

The mission and purpose of the Self-Sufficiency Program is to empower and encourage women in the New York Tri-state community so that they can learn technical and linguistic skills to successfully and independently navigate within the growing, diversifying and advancing communities. Through this program, KAFSC is able to provide free skills-building classes for women to learn and improve their English, Computer, and Sewing skills. As a Job-Readiness program, students have the option to learn English specifically for the workplace, QuickBooks for attaining jobs as a bookkeeper or accountant, Microsoft Office programs, alterations and clothes-making, as well as free one-on-one Job Consultations. All classes are taught by skilled and passionate instructors in a 5-10 students : 1 instructor classroom setting. To supplement all classes, individualized one-on-one tutoring and conversation small groups are provided for students. This program not only provides women to become more self-sufficient and independent but also gives them a space to meet other like-minded women and learn in an intimate and culturally sensitive environment.

In addition to classes, women are encouraged to participate in English tutoring, English conversation small group, and job consultations. All job consultations and English tutoring sessions are tailored to fit each person’s level and needs. We have helped women find jobs including positions as bookkeepers, translators/interpreters, nannys, babysitters, restaurant workers, housekeepers, and small business owners and workers. In addition, conversation small groups were added in 2014 to supplement the ESOL program. All groups are run by staff in a small setting to ensure confidence-building and improvement for all students.

Current class topics include:
– ESOL : Beginners, Intermediate, and English for the Workplace (Advanced)
– Computers : Computer 101, Internet, Computer Beginners, Microsoft Word & PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher
– QuickBooks : Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Certification Course
– Sewing & Alterations : Beginners, Intermediate

Current Semester Schedule : Spring 2015 Schedule and for more information about the classes this semester, please click for Class Information
Upcoming Semester Schedule : TBA

Please fill out the Self Sufficiency form if you are interested in taking classes.

The Self-Sufficiency Program continues to expand and incorporate different services based on needs of the community. In the past, financial workshops and resume-building workshops were open to the community. In the future, we hope to continue financial workshops, mock interview sessions, job-specific trainings, and other skills-building classes. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Self-Sufficiency Program, please fill out this Contact Form.


For more information, please call Kate Juon at (718) 460-3801 ext. 16 or email Kate@kafsc.org.

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