Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) just celebrated their 24th anniversary at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The celebration was spectacular with awards, musical performances (including a touching performance by the KAFSC students), incredible auctions items, and an inspirational call to donate at the end of the night. An entire article could be written simply about the event, but it was the organization itself that impressed me much more.

Upon hearing from KAFSC at the event combined with the everyday news about domestic violence, it was saddening to realize that 1 out of 4 women will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18. KAFSC reported that they have been receiving a larger number of calls regarding domestic violence. They have partnered with Queen Legal Services to fight for victims’ rights and are a critical partnership to advancing the community to be free from violence. Together, they will not rest until families are transformed and living in a safer environment.

With 24 years of experience, KAFSC has observed that when someone is leaving an abusive relationship, the first place they look is the community. This is why KAFSC is such an important resource to those victims of domestic violence. They provide counsel, education, and any other support needed to help victims rebuild their lives. It is also recognized that not just women are hurt by domestic violence, but the entire family is affected. KAFSC provides free after school programs for children, which place an emphasis on building good relationships and developing leaders to help their own communities. This is accomplished through educational programs and mentorship programs with professionals within the community.

Learn More About The Korean American Family Service Center (KASFC)
KASFC 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 relationship abuse, and creating a violence-free society. 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. (Source: kasfc.org)

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