At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, between April - June 2020, KAFSC responded to a total of 1,283 hotline calls, an 88% of whom were related to domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse or trafficking cases.
Since April 2020 in response to the public health crisis and economic shutdown, with support from donors and emergency COVID relief funds, KAFSC distributed more than $120,000 in emergency cash relief, 500 boxes of fresh produce, groceries, and water, thousands of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other household items to our survivors and their children.
KAFSC raised $90,000 to launch our first ever Food Giving Initiative providing 5,700 ethnically familiar meals to our immigrant survivors and their children in partnership with 7 local Asian restaurants, Atoboy, Danji, Handsome Rice, v, Kochi, and Soogil.
Please donate to continue to support our efforts and our communities!
KAFSC Welcomes a New Board of Director
KAFSC is proud to announce a new addition to our Board of Directors! Sylvia is a financial services professional with extensive commercial banking experience in the United States and Asia, with focus on risk management, strategic planning and client relationship management. We have an incredible Board and utilize their individual expertise and experience in service of KAFSC's mission. Our Staff and Board look forward to working closely with Sylvia! Welcome, Sylvia!
Welcome Dahee to our Development Team
KAFSC welcomes Dahee as our new Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator! She is a community organizer with a background in design strategy, and advocacy. She has worked with human rights organizations, activism groups, and educational institutions across New York City.
COVID-19 Test and Trace
KAFSC joined The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene's efforts to help the public gain essential access to resources and information about the COVID-19 pandemic through these three points: Test, Trace, and Take Care. We have distributed information on test and trace, conducted community outreach, and more! Check our social media for updates on upcoming outreach events.
KAFSC’s Food Giving Initiative A Success!
Our food giving initiative was an immense success and we are honored to have been able to accomplish all of this! For 15 weeks our 30+ volunteers were able to travel over 7,200 miles to deliver 5,700 ethnically familiar meals throughout 4 boroughs and 2 states.
A very special THANK YOU to our volunteers for their time and dedication to help deliver meals to our survivors.
Finally, a sincere THANK YOU to all our donors - this would not be possible without your support!
KAFSC IN THE COMMUNITY
Flushing Town Hall Presents:
Jaime Sunwoo’s Specially Processed American Me
Our Executive Director, Jeehae Fischer, was invited to participate as a panel member of Queens Council on the Arts and Flushing Town Hall's showcase for ACP Live’s work in progress showcase of Jaime Sunwoo’s Specially Processed American Me! in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.
Korean Independence Day Celebration
KAFSC joined The Korean American Association of Greater New York and the Queens Borough President's office to celebrate the 75th Korean Independence Day Celebration! We are proud to support and be a part of the incredible and resilient Korean-American Community in Queens. Our Chair Emerita, Aiyoung Choi recalled and spoke about her personal experiences as a five-year old on the day of the Liberation at the event.