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Gender-Based Violence

KFAM provides quality intervention, prevention and outreach services for Korean immigrant families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. We provide crisis intervention, counseling, support, cultural-specific education and outreach to prevent domestic violence and to improve access to services for victims. We also provide perpetrator accountability group programs.

 

Specialized services for women and children affected by domestic violence are housed in KFAM’s new Center for Women & Children wing. Established through the generosity of Benjamin Hong Foundation and community donors, the Center offers a safe and supportive space featuring enhanced safety measures and flexible after service hours. All session are conducted in Korean and English.

Learn how you can join KFAM’s Gender-Based Violence Program! 

About Gender-Based Violence Program

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Programs & Services :

  • 24 Hour Crisis hotline

  • Court/police/hospital accompaniment

  • Income support & public benefits assistance

  • Interpretation/translation service

  • Financial empowerment

  • 52 Week Batterer’s Intervention Program

  • Korean Faith Leader Partnerships

  • 40 Hour DV Training and 2 Day Retreat

  • Job training/placement

  • Housing assistance/placement

  • Family law clinic

  • Children’s Workshop

  • Linkages to other services (emergency shelters, law enforcement, lawyers, etc.)

Gender-Based Violence
Victim/ Trauma Services

Since 1983, our highly trained, dedicated counselors have been responding to the needs of adults and children who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse. From crisis intervention, counseling, to bridging support and aftercare, our services help victims stabilize when in crisis and guide them through a process of recovery and rebuilding lives free from violence.If you are a victim of domestic violence, contact our 24-hour toll free crisis hotline: (213) 338-0472

  • Who is a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    A Resource (Foster) Parent is someone who provides a temporary safe, stable, and loving home for a child or children. You will help them reunite with their birth parents or family member when the family problems have been resolved. Being a foster parent is a major responsibility. KFAM provides personal training, support, financial and medical assistance to foster parents.
  • Am I Eligible to Become a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    Flexibility, a sense of humor, willingness to grow and learn, and a commitment to provide a safe, stable, nurturing, and loving home for a child. You may be single, married, divorced, or living with a partner. You may live in an apartment or house, as long as you have enough room for the child. No minimum income is required, but you must be able to support yourself. For working parents, appropriate childcare arrangements need to be made. You may be of any race, ethnicity, culture religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • What Resources Are Available?
    Personal Support Your social worker will prepare, train, and support you through the foster preparation process. You will also be connected with community resources that you might need. If you choose to adopt a child, post-adoptive services are available to all adoptive families. Financial/Medical Support You will receive medical and dental coverage for your child, as well as monthly financial support until the child is 18. Also, if a child has mental health and/or medical needs, increased foster and adoption assistance payments are available.
  • What is the Application Process?
    There is no fee to become a Resource Parent (Foster and/or Adoptive Parent). With a completed application, it takes about 3-6 months to go through the process; but remember everyone’s situation is different and therefore timeframes will vary. Once you are approved, the type of child who you want to parent will affect how quickly a child can be placed with you. If you would like more information about becoming a Resource (Foster) parent, please do not hesitate to call us at (213) 389-6755.

When? Please make an appointment.

Where? KFAM (3727 West 6th St., Ste. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

To register/for more info: Call (213) 389-6755 to talk to a counselor.

After hours, call our 24-hour crisis line at (213) 338-0472 or email: gbv@kfamla.org

Life Beyond Support Group

Life Beyond is a support group for Korean-American domestic violence survivors. Co-facilitated by a domestic violence counselor and peer facilitator, Life Beyond serves two groups of women: domestic violence survivors and current domestic violence victims. Life Beyond is a safe place where the survivors can continue their journey of healing, find support in one another, and empower themselves to assist other women in breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

  • Who is a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    A Resource (Foster) Parent is someone who provides a temporary safe, stable, and loving home for a child or children. You will help them reunite with their birth parents or family member when the family problems have been resolved. Being a foster parent is a major responsibility. KFAM provides personal training, support, financial and medical assistance to foster parents.
  • Am I Eligible to Become a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    Flexibility, a sense of humor, willingness to grow and learn, and a commitment to provide a safe, stable, nurturing, and loving home for a child. You may be single, married, divorced, or living with a partner. You may live in an apartment or house, as long as you have enough room for the child. No minimum income is required, but you must be able to support yourself. For working parents, appropriate childcare arrangements need to be made. You may be of any race, ethnicity, culture religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • What Resources Are Available?
    Personal Support Your social worker will prepare, train, and support you through the foster preparation process. You will also be connected with community resources that you might need. If you choose to adopt a child, post-adoptive services are available to all adoptive families. Financial/Medical Support You will receive medical and dental coverage for your child, as well as monthly financial support until the child is 18. Also, if a child has mental health and/or medical needs, increased foster and adoption assistance payments are available.
  • What is the Application Process?
    There is no fee to become a Resource Parent (Foster and/or Adoptive Parent). With a completed application, it takes about 3-6 months to go through the process; but remember everyone’s situation is different and therefore timeframes will vary. Once you are approved, the type of child who you want to parent will affect how quickly a child can be placed with you. If you would like more information about becoming a Resource (Foster) parent, please do not hesitate to call us at (213) 389-6755.

When? Every Thursday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where? KFAM (3727 West 6th St., Ste. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

To register/for more info: Call (213) 235-4862 or email chkim@kfamla.org

Supervised Visitation

KFAM’s Korean Supervised Visitation Program provides safe and culturally-responsive supervision for children and families under court-ordered visitations between non-custodial parents and their children. Offering the only supervised visitation program for Korean Americans in the greater Los Angeles area, KFAM’s professionally trained, bilingual monitors supervise visits in the Center for Women & Children space to ensure safe, positive visitation experiences for both children and parents.

  • Who is a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    A Resource (Foster) Parent is someone who provides a temporary safe, stable, and loving home for a child or children. You will help them reunite with their birth parents or family member when the family problems have been resolved. Being a foster parent is a major responsibility. KFAM provides personal training, support, financial and medical assistance to foster parents.
  • Am I Eligible to Become a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    Flexibility, a sense of humor, willingness to grow and learn, and a commitment to provide a safe, stable, nurturing, and loving home for a child. You may be single, married, divorced, or living with a partner. You may live in an apartment or house, as long as you have enough room for the child. No minimum income is required, but you must be able to support yourself. For working parents, appropriate childcare arrangements need to be made. You may be of any race, ethnicity, culture religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • What Resources Are Available?
    Personal Support Your social worker will prepare, train, and support you through the foster preparation process. You will also be connected with community resources that you might need. If you choose to adopt a child, post-adoptive services are available to all adoptive families. Financial/Medical Support You will receive medical and dental coverage for your child, as well as monthly financial support until the child is 18. Also, if a child has mental health and/or medical needs, increased foster and adoption assistance payments are available.
  • What is the Application Process?
    There is no fee to become a Resource Parent (Foster and/or Adoptive Parent). With a completed application, it takes about 3-6 months to go through the process; but remember everyone’s situation is different and therefore timeframes will vary. Once you are approved, the type of child who you want to parent will affect how quickly a child can be placed with you. If you would like more information about becoming a Resource (Foster) parent, please do not hesitate to call us at (213) 389-6755.

Fees? Fees are on a sliding scale, based on your income. We also provide pro bono (free) services for those who meet eligibility requirement.

To register/for more info: Call (213) 235-4839 or email admin@kfamla.org

Family Law Clinics

In collaboration with the Asian Pacific American Law Center and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, KFAM hosts Korean family law clinics. In addition, for community members with a family law issue (example: divorce, child custody, and/or domestic violence) or immigration issue, KFAM will arrange a free meeting with a Korean-speaking attorney who can provide legal consultation, advice, and (in some cases) representation in court cases.

  • Who is a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    A Resource (Foster) Parent is someone who provides a temporary safe, stable, and loving home for a child or children. You will help them reunite with their birth parents or family member when the family problems have been resolved. Being a foster parent is a major responsibility. KFAM provides personal training, support, financial and medical assistance to foster parents.
  • Am I Eligible to Become a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    Flexibility, a sense of humor, willingness to grow and learn, and a commitment to provide a safe, stable, nurturing, and loving home for a child. You may be single, married, divorced, or living with a partner. You may live in an apartment or house, as long as you have enough room for the child. No minimum income is required, but you must be able to support yourself. For working parents, appropriate childcare arrangements need to be made. You may be of any race, ethnicity, culture religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • What Resources Are Available?
    Personal Support Your social worker will prepare, train, and support you through the foster preparation process. You will also be connected with community resources that you might need. If you choose to adopt a child, post-adoptive services are available to all adoptive families. Financial/Medical Support You will receive medical and dental coverage for your child, as well as monthly financial support until the child is 18. Also, if a child has mental health and/or medical needs, increased foster and adoption assistance payments are available.
  • What is the Application Process?
    There is no fee to become a Resource Parent (Foster and/or Adoptive Parent). With a completed application, it takes about 3-6 months to go through the process; but remember everyone’s situation is different and therefore timeframes will vary. Once you are approved, the type of child who you want to parent will affect how quickly a child can be placed with you. If you would like more information about becoming a Resource (Foster) parent, please do not hesitate to call us at (213) 389-6755.

When? To meet with an attorney, please make an appointment.

Family Law Clinics are held the first three Wednesdays of every month.

Where? KFAM (3727 West 6th St., Ste. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

To register/for more info: Call (213) 600-7311 or email gbv@kfamla.org

Batterer’s Intervention Program

KFAM is approved by the LA County Probation Office to run a 52-week Batterer’s Intervention Program for court-ordered clients to address their use of violence. Consisting of a series of structured training sessions and group support, the program is designed to teach participants how to stop or prevent violence through self-awareness, acceptance of personal responsibility, and mastery of new behaviors and alternative skills in communication, conflict resolution and anger management.

  • Who is a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    A Resource (Foster) Parent is someone who provides a temporary safe, stable, and loving home for a child or children. You will help them reunite with their birth parents or family member when the family problems have been resolved. Being a foster parent is a major responsibility. KFAM provides personal training, support, financial and medical assistance to foster parents.
  • Am I Eligible to Become a Resource (Foster) Parent?
    Flexibility, a sense of humor, willingness to grow and learn, and a commitment to provide a safe, stable, nurturing, and loving home for a child. You may be single, married, divorced, or living with a partner. You may live in an apartment or house, as long as you have enough room for the child. No minimum income is required, but you must be able to support yourself. For working parents, appropriate childcare arrangements need to be made. You may be of any race, ethnicity, culture religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • What Resources Are Available?
    Personal Support Your social worker will prepare, train, and support you through the foster preparation process. You will also be connected with community resources that you might need. If you choose to adopt a child, post-adoptive services are available to all adoptive families. Financial/Medical Support You will receive medical and dental coverage for your child, as well as monthly financial support until the child is 18. Also, if a child has mental health and/or medical needs, increased foster and adoption assistance payments are available.
  • What is the Application Process?
    There is no fee to become a Resource Parent (Foster and/or Adoptive Parent). With a completed application, it takes about 3-6 months to go through the process; but remember everyone’s situation is different and therefore timeframes will vary. Once you are approved, the type of child who you want to parent will affect how quickly a child can be placed with you. If you would like more information about becoming a Resource (Foster) parent, please do not hesitate to call us at (213) 389-6755.

Fees?  Fees are on a sliding scale, based on your income. We also provide pro bono (free) services for those who meet eligibility requirements.

When? Mondays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Wednesdays, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where? KFAM (3727 West 6th St., Ste. 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

To register/for more info: Call (213) 235-4862 or email chkim@kfamla.org

Partnerships with Korean Faith Leaders

KFAM has trained and partnered with over 1,700+ Korean faith leaders over the past 10 years. Through 40-hour clergy trainings, 2-day retreats, all-day conferences, church workshops/presentations, and monthly meetings by our Korean Faith Advisory Council, we are building the skills of Korean faith leaders to respond more effectively to domestic violence, refer community members to professional domestic violence resources and change the cultural norms that allow domestic violence to continue.

Safe Planning Preparation

If you are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, and/or violence, prepare yourself and find a safe place! Go to a police station or hospital nearby that is open 24 hours:

  • Spare car and house keys

  • Important phone numbers and addresses

  • Permanent resident card

  • Cash

  • Driver’s license or State I.D.

  • Passport

  • Social Security card

  • Birth certificate

  • Marriage certificate

Brochures

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Gender-Based Violence Program (English)

Asian Supervised
Visitation Service

Sexual Assault
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Sexual Assault
Cartoon (Korean)​

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