Rental Assistance in a Time of Great Need

September 11, 2020

Front the desk of Pete Ansara Stay Home, Stay Healthy is a simple directive to help us all stay safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19, but it’s not so simple if the threat of eviction is looming over your head. Peace of mind, the knowledge that you and your family are safe, remaining in … Read More »

Elder Abuse Advocacy

August 27, 2020

From the desk of Pete Ansara, CEO I want to tell you a story about a client who needed our help. We help many people, but this individual needed a very specific kind of help. We received a call from the Consulate General of South Korea this past February, 2020. They called on a woman … Read More »

KWA Board of Trustees Nominations

August 14, 2020

The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) is excited to announce nominations to join the Board of Trustees is open from August 15-November 13, 2020. KWA is looking for an engaged and passionate professional who will be an active participant of dedicated professionals who make up KWA’s Board of Trustees. We have a long history of being … Read More »

Fighting for Long-Term Care Budget

July 28, 2020

KWA recently joined a 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. Assisting the state’s most vulnerable populations is at the heart of services provided by KWA. That’s why I want to tell you about … Read More »

Intergenerational Holiday Celebration

December 12, 2019

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 … Read More »

Culturally-Aware Programming for Domestic Violence Survivors

November 19, 2019

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 … Read More »

Senior Services Connect Generations

July 1, 2019

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 … Read More »

Eight Area Students Awarded Scholarships from KWA Board

June 21, 2019

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 … Read More »

Stay Safe in June: National Safety Month

June 8, 2019

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 … Read More »

Conductor of Care and Choral

June 7, 2019

By Kerri O’Farrell, Communications Manager ( 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 … Read More »