DID YOU KNOW?
of respondents in a survey of the Korean-American community had either personally experienced domestic violence or knew someone who had*
of Korean immigrant women surveyed were battered by their Intimate partner**
Children raised in violent homes are 74 percent more likely to commit crimes against other persons than children who were not***
*Survey Report on Immigrant Homes,Chicago, Illinois, KAN-WIN 2013
**Tjaden, Patricia and Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Extent, Nature and Consequences Against Women: Finding from the National Violence Against Women Survey, (2000).
***Childhood Domestic Violence Association, (2014)
HISTORY & MISSION
The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC / The Center) is a leading, nonprofit organization that supports and empowers adults, youth, and children to lead safe and healthy lives based on dignity, compassion, and mutual respect. We are committed to preventing and ending domestic violence and sexual assault, and creating a violence-free society.
The Center was born 31 years ago when a group of concerned community members organized to help women and children suffering from domestic violence and abuse. Our Center started humbly gathering in church basements, staffed by volunteers and consultants dedicated to ending violence within Korean-American families, and has grown over the 31 years to the premier nonprofit organization it is today. With the help of our unwavering supporters, we will continue to serve those in need and empower our community to break the cycle of violence.
Our counseling, education, and advocacy programs for individuals and families in the New York Tri-State area are provided in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting. All of our services are confidential, bilingual, and free* to the community.
*Some Hodori after-school programs and court-mandated services have fees.
24-hour Crisis Hotline
Individual & Group Counseling
Sexual Assault Prevention & Intervention
Legal, Medical & Social Service Advocacy & Referrals
Rainbow House Emergency Shelter Services
Transitional Housing Program
Economic Empowerment Program
Hodori After-School Programs (K-8)
Youth Leadership Programs
Parenting Education Workshops
Unni-Hyung 1:1 Mentor-Mentee Matching Program
Community Outreach& Education
Visit KAFSC.org for more information.