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KWA Receives $100,000 Grant in Light of COVID-19 Response
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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 risk of isolation, lower-income elders, housing insecure persons, communities who need culturally-specific communication and care, addressing social services to immigrant and refugee communities and much more.

“These funds have given us the financial security to ensure we are continuing to provide the excellent care and service we’re known for,” says KWA CEO Pete Ansara. “It is crucial that we address this crisis with all the resources available to us because the most vulnerable populations are relying on our services now more than ever,” Ansara said. KWA is continuing to ensure the health and safety of their staff, caregivers and clients.

Responding to the growing health crisis presented by COVID-19, KWA will continue its operation until told otherwise. The communities of people who depend on KWA services, ranging from benefits enrollment, domestic violence assistance, in-home care, senior services and more, are often those who are marginalized, at heightened risk of isolation and needing services in multiple languages.

“Washington state is our home, and yours,” said Steven Cole-Schwartz, Portfolio Director, Advocacy and Leadership for Group Health Foundation. “We have a responsibility to care for this place and support the strength of individuals, families, and communities who are most at risk of harm,” he said.

According to its website,, Group Health Foundation aims to shape and accelerate efforts to improve health equity and advance community aspirations for a vibrant, healthy future in Washington.