KAFSC & WINC, Inc. Merger

KAFSC & WINC, Inc. Merger

On Jan. 2, 2014, the Korean American Service Center and Women In Need Center, Inc. signed the affiliation agreement at Flushing Hospital during a Merger Press Conference. This merger is an unprecedented historic moment for the Korean community and we are excited for the expanded ways we will be able to serve victims of domestic […]

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October DV Month

1 in 4. Did you know?

Domestic Violence is all around us- even in the Korean community.  If you aren’t aware of the numbers, be prepared to be shocked. Among Asian Americans, Korean Americans are affected disproportionately by domestic violence. 80% of all Asian domestic violence cases involved Korean Americans. (Los Angeles) 42% of Korean women reported knowing another Korean woman who was being or had been abused by […]

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Hodori

A Salute to Hodori!

Fifth grader Tommy “Tae Woo” Lim joined KAFSC’s Hodori after-school program, as a shy, withdrawn boy who didn’t engage well with others or participate in many activities. However, he soon began to open up and develop confidence, eventually joining the Hodori fencing class. In the same way that Hodori seeks to holistically develop a child’s cognitive, social, and […]

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legal

Good Counsel: Meeting Legal Needs

When we met Anne* last year, her boyfriend had sexually assaulted her in addition to abusing her physically, verbally, and emotionally. She had no one to turn to and nowhere to go. Worst of all, she had no idea that she could get help and that there were agencies, immigration remedies and shelters available for […]

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selfsuff

Meet Min: To Reach Self-Sufficiency

Self-sufficiency… A state of not requiring any aid or support for survival. The KAFSC self-sufficiency program is designed to empower domestic violence and sexual assault victims and survivors by providing them with guidance and tools to create financially, emotionally independent and violence-free lives. Hear directly from Min*, a graduate of the program. “I came to KAFSC […]

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