For those in the Korean American community who may have been wanting to learn more about services that are available to them regarding counseling, domestic violence prevention, and foster care, one non-profit opened up its doors to present the services that they provide in those areas.
Some 100 attended the ‘open house’ event hosted by Korean American Family Services (KFAM), a state-licensed foster family agency and a non-profit which also provides counseling services and hosts seminars on topics such as relational issues within the family, mental health, and domestic violence prevention.
“We’re thankful that so many people who have been interested in the work of KFAM have attended,” said KFAM executive director Connie Chung Joe. “We will continue to strive to make ourselves easily accessible so that anyone would be able to come and receive help.”
The open house event had separate corners for each type of service that KFAM provides, with different activities and presentations prepared.
Visitors of the counseling corner, for instance, were able to learn some ways that they could evaluate their stress levels or current heart condition on iPads, and some were even able to receive direct counseling at the event.
The domestic violence prevention corner featured a presentation on how a married or unmarried couple could evaluate the current condition of their relationship.
A corner featuring KFAM’s ‘Asian Foster Family Initiative’ introduced the ways that members of the community could become foster families themselves, or contribute to KFAM’s backpack drive and Christmas gift drive which is held for children in foster care each year.