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 »

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 »

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 »