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KWA Joins Long-Term Care Coalition to Protect Washington’s Most Vulnerable

KWA Joins Long-Term Care Coalition to Protect Washington’s Most Vulnerable Proposed COVID-19 budget cuts would devastate seniors and people with disabilities (Tacoma, WA) – KWA joins the Coalition of Long-Term Care advocates, assembled in response to recent budget reduction exercises that propose significant cuts to critical services that support Washington’s seniors and people with disabilities.

By KWA Cares 2 days ago
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KWA Receives $100,000 Grant in Light of COVID-19 Response

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) announced it has accepted a $100,000 grant from Group Health Foundation to boost care and response efforts in light of COVID-19. KWA provides services and cares to the state’s most vulnerable populations and these funds will allow the organization to address the following operational efforts. Continuing to care for people at

By KWA Cares 4 months ago
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Intergenerational Holiday Celebration

Together with Comprehensive Life Resources (CLR), our senior centers are hosting a combined holiday celebration for youth from CLR and residents of the centers. Bringing joy to homeless youth in the Puget Sound area and residents of the Beacon and Lighthouse senior centers, the event will be filled with caroling, games, gift exchanges, and a

By KWA Cares 7 months ago
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Culturally-Aware Programming for Domestic Violence Survivors

When it comes to domestic violence, I know that we must be open to new ideas and approaches. Given the diversity of our region, we have a strong commitment to providing culturally-competent services for women and children experiencing domestic violence. We must acknowledge the great cultural diversity in our State and rise to the challenge

By KWA Cares 8 months ago
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Senior Services Connect Generations

Every week outside the doors of Korean Women’s Association in Tacoma, usually before KWA is open for business, a group gathers to share and sell the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors.  Often you can find lettuce, buttercup, and sesame leaves – each grown with skills passed on generation to generation.  Many of the gardeners

By KWA Cares 1 year ago
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Eight Area Students Awarded Scholarships from KWA Board

On Thursday, June 19, 2019 the Korean Women’s Association Board of Trustees awarded scholarships to eight area high school seniors to support achievement of the students’ post-secondary educational goals. The awardees are Joann Hong (Curtis Senior High School) attending Boston College in the Fall to study Biology, Sung Jun Lee (Meadowdale High School) attending UW

By KWA Cares 1 year ago
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Stay Safe in June: National Safety Month

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. According to Injury Facts, 161,374 people died from unintentional injury-related deaths in 2016. Safety is a major concern of most families and their family members especially when older adults

By KWA Cares 1 year ago
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Conductor of Care and Choral

By Kerri O’Farrell, Communications Manager (kerri@kwacares.org) For more than six years, Bob Kim has worked for the Korean Women’s Association in our Federal Way office as an In-Home Care Supervisor. Bob’s position was originally offered to his wife who thought he might be a better fit. Bob says his wife was right, “I have always

By KWA Cares 1 year ago
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Bringing Culture to the Forefront of Community

In early April, Portland-based freelance writer Samantha Bakall reached out to KWA looking to connect with someone who could provide information about and context to Koreatown in Lakewood.  Bakall was intent on writing an article about the current Korean food scene in the area for Eater.com – a food and dining network of websites featuring

By KWA Cares 1 year ago
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Thank You City of Tacoma

Every year the month of May is acknowledged as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  This commemorative designation started out as a week in 1977 but was expanded to the entire month of May by Congress in 1990. Here at KWA, we regularly pay homage

By KWA Cares 1 year ago