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KAFSC Persists Through The Pandemic

KAFSC Service Updates

A New Year for Our Youth Programs

We welcome our Hodori afterschool participants and young advocates of Youth Community Team Project (YCPT) back for the 2020-2021 school year! We started our year off virtually and we will continue to do so for the safety of our students and instructors. We hope to grow and teach all our youth to be strong, resilient, and dedicated members of their communities.

Financial Literacy Seminar

KAFSC’s Economic Empowerment program, The Asian American Federation, and NYC Office for New Americans (ONA) will be partnering with Radius Bank to host a Financial Literacy Seminar on October 16th at 10AM. This session will cover topics such as budgeting, savings and banking accounts, retirement plans, college funds, financial abuse, as well as scam and fraud awareness.

This webinar is free and open to pre-registration here. Low-income Asian Americans are encouraged to participate and will be prioritized for seats. 

New Session of Hope Support Group

Our Hope Support group for single mothers with children between ages 5 and 13 will begin in October and run for 10 weeks. During the sessions, mothers create personal goals that are addressed through interactive, personal, and engaging discussions including but not limited to stress management, parenting skills,  and self-esteem improvement. 
Please call 718.460.3800 for more information or to participate. 

KAFSC Extends its Food Giving Initiative

KAFSC received a $50,000 donation from long-time donor Mr. Dow Kim to continue the successful Food Giving Program that began in May at the height of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in response to the needs of KAFSC’s survivors and their children. The extension of our Food Giving Initiative will ensure that our survivors and their children will be sustained through the long road to recovery and financial stability.
A Warm Welcome to Our New Staff
We are excited to have multiple people join our team! Ms. Misuk Park is our new Shelter Night Coordinator keeping our shelter safe,  Ms. Shinyoung Im is our new Counselor, dedicated to providing the much needed services to our survivors, and Ms. Jin Joo is our new Operations Assistant, working with our operations team to keep KAFSC running smoothly. Welcome everyone! 

Join our team! Check out openings here.

KAFSC in The Community

Essential PPE Donation From
St. Francis Hospital's Heart Center

Thank you for the generous donation of PPE (masks, hand sanitizers, gloves, disinfectant wipes, thermometer, and sprays). These supplies ensure a safe, hygienic environment for KAFSC staff and clients. Thank you also to Ms. Kathleen Kim, Director, Queens Strategy, for your unwavering advocacy for the Korean American Community. 

Stay Safe From Hate

Thank you so much Safe From Hate for donating 250 personal safety alarms to keep our survivors, their children, as well as our staff and volunteers safe. The additional layers of fear for our survivors and their children from the virus and rise in Anti-Asian hate crime has increased the need for personal protection and peace of mind. 

Get Tested Tuesday

Our KAFSC Outreach team successfully served as hosts for NYC's Health and Hospital’s Citywide Get Tested Tuesday effort. This outreach was specifically conducted to reach out to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)  residents who have a lower testing rate compared to other city demographics. We were able to distribute over 500 masks and other PPE to more than 50 NYCHA residents.

Get Counted! Census 2020 Outreach

Executive Director Jeehae Fischer and the KAFSC outreach team participated in Korean community census promotions.  They also distributed info on #testandtrace and making sure our community knows how to find a FREE testing center and it's important now more than ever not to become complacent. 

Upcoming Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
KAFSC's 23rd  Annual Rally Against Domestic Violence

KAFSC invites you to virtually join our 23rd Annual Rally Against Domestic Violence "Break the Silence, End the Violence" on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4 pm. This event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page accessible here. Although we can not bring the larger community together to march through the heart of Flushing, Main Street, it is critical that our community knows that domestic violence will not be tolerated, survivors have rights, and help is available.

Our rally will be conducted in a socially responsible manner with social distancing and masks required for all participants.  In addition to limiting crowd size, our rally will be organized by invitation only and not promoted to the community at large to participate. 
Our clients — immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and child abuse — are among the most vulnerable in crises like the one we are facing right now. However, our survivors have resilience and remind us that social distancing does not mean social isolation.

KAFSC continues to be a safe haven for our survivors by keeping our doors open during this unprecedented time. Now, more than ever, we need your support. KAFSC kindly asks you to join us in providing essential support to survivors and their children by making a donation here:
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Free 24-Hour Bilingual Hotline: 718-460-3800

If you have any questions or inquiries, please email us at contact@kafsc.org or call 718-460-3801.  Thank you!
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