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(KWA) Korean Women’s Association

Categories: Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Education, Neighborhood & Communities

KWA’s mission is to provide multi-cultural social services to meet basic human needs through education, socialization, advocacy and support.


Peter Ansara


123 E. 96th
Tacoma, WA 98445
Phone: (253) 535-4202 Ext. 8340

KWA (formerly the Korean Women’s Association) was originally established in 1972 to provide services to the Korean wives of American servicemen. Over the years, KWA’s programs have expanded to meet the needs of people of many cultures and nationalities. The organization specializes in providing multi-cultural, multi-lingual services to people in need.

The agency is recognized for its commitment to the community, ability to reach marginalized groups and capacity to serve various segments and sectors of Washington state’s diverse population.

How KWA helps:
  • Home care
  • Senior meal sites
  • Breast Cancer Navigator Program
  • Basic food education & outreach
  • Low-income housing
  • Domestic violence assistance
  • Senior day care
  • Center for Citizenship and Immigration Services (CCIS)
  • Washington Health Benefit Exchange


Annual Budget: $1,000,000 or more

Number of Employees: 31 or more

Accepts Volunteers: Yes

Service Area: Pierce County

People Served Annually: 150,000