Korean American Family Services (KFAM) celebrated its 33rd anniversary with a fundraising gala on Thursday night under the theme, “Together We Thrive,” at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles.
“For the past 33 years, Korean American Family Services has worked to provide refuge and comfort to those members of the Korean community who are in pain and despair,” KFAM executive director Connie Chung Joe said, addressing some 370 guests. “We will continue to offer help to overcome these trials and to build healthier families.”
The gala featured a keynote address by author and activist Ji Sun Lee, who also recently received her social welfare Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
KFAM, which was founded in 1983, has provided counseling and case management to hundreds of clients, and also helped place Asian American children with Asian American families. The group also hosts numerous trainings and workshops throughout the year for the Korean immigrant community on topics such as parenting, mental health, and domestic violence.