Celebrating Asian-American Small Business Owners

March 10, 2022

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) along with the Pierce County Economic Development Council and the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce celebrated cohort three of the Pierce County Small Business Accelerator program made up of 21 Asian American small business owners. … Read More »


March 18, 2021

The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) Denouncing Anti-Asian American Pacific Islanders Sentiment Due to Fears of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Affirming KWA’s Commitment to the Well-Being and Safety of Asian American Communities KWA has a deep legacy of support for the Asian American community whose founding members were Korean women dedicated to helping those who are … Read More »

KWA to Host FREE COVID-19 Testing in Tacoma

November 18, 2020

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) will host a mobile COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the parking lot of KWA’s headquarters 123 East 96th street, Tacoma facilitated by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. This is a nasal swab test. You do need to have symptoms to qualify for testing While you … Read More »

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 14, 2020

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call the KWA hotline if you can, text if you can’t: (253)359-0470 Korean Women’s Association (KWA) was granted funds by Pierce County to assist domestic violence (DV) survivors who are fleeing a violent situation during the pandemic when there is no shelter space available.  With this … Read More »

KWA Receives Additional $1 Million in CARES Funding for Rental Assistance

October 12, 2020

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) announced it has accepted an additional $1 million grant from Pierce County Human Services CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund to support rental assistance in Pierce County for people directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will allow us to provide assistance to residents of our low-income housing properties as well … Read More »

A New Way to Hire Workers – Drive-Thru Job Fair

September 25, 2020

Korean Women’s Association (KWA) explores a new way of hiring in collaboration with WorkSourceWA through a drive-through job fair on September 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at 123 E 96th St. Tacoma, WA 98445. Throughout the pandemic, KWA has offered employment across western Washington, but the risk associated with in-person meetings presented a challenge for our … Read More »

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 »