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)


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. 

KAFSC 31st Annual Benefit Gala

April 24, 2020 - Cipriani, 110 East 42nd Street, NYC

Contact:  gala [at] kafsc [dot] org

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