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Queens Chronicle

Grant assists area victims

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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:00 am

The Korean American Family Service Center has announced it has received a two-year $300,000 grant to aid victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The KAFSC is a nonprofit organization located throughout the metropolitan area.

Some of the Department of Justice funding will go to the YWCA of Queens, located at 42-07 Parsons Blvd. in Flushing. The facility primarily deals with Asian women.

“The lack of financial stability or assistance can increase a victim’s likelihood of returning to the abuser or becoming homeless,” said Roeme Kim, executive director of the YWCA of Queens. “We are proud to partner with KAFSC and others to better serve the women and children in our community.”

The grant will also launch a program called Project SAFE (Strengthening Asian Community, Furthering Empowerment) to increase outreach services and education to Korean-Asian immigrant women in the New York metropolitan area.

Project SAFE will help those unable to access services due to cultural and language barriers, poverty, immigration status or lack of understanding of the social services system.

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