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

June 30, 2020

Proposed COVID-19 budget cuts would devastate seniors and people with disabilities (Olympia, 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. Assisting the states most vulnerable populations is at the heart … Read More »

KWA Receives $555,800 CARES Grant

June 20, 2020

 TACOMA, WA – June, 2020 – Korean Women’s Association (KWA) announced it has accepted a $555,800 grant from Pierce County Human Services CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund to support rental assistance in Pierce County for people directly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.  These funds will allow KWA to provide $800 worth of rental assistance for 200 … 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 »

Bringing Culture to the Forefront of Community

June 5, 2019

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 – a food and dining network of websites featuring … Read More »

Thank You City of Tacoma

May 31, 2019

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 … Read More »