KAFSC’s mission is to support and strengthen Korean American families and individuals in the Greater Los Angeles area through counseling, education, and other social services. Since its inception in 1983, KAFSC has provided assistance to tens of thousands of Korean Americans—particularly women, children, immigrants, and low-income families. KAFSC specializes in providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services through its bilingual and bicultural staff.
Founded in 1983 by a group of immigrant Korean women deeply influenced by the pioneering work of Dr. Tae Young Lee, Korea’s first female attorney and an early advocate of the rights of women and children, KAFSC began with its primary focus on protecting the rights and the welfare of the victims of family violence. Over the course of 27 years, KAFSC has grown into the preeminent provider of culturally competent mental health and family support services in the Korean American community of Los Angeles, specializing in prevention and early intervention in family dysfunction and violence. KAFSC’s services reach over 5,000 adults, children, and youth each year.