KYCC’s Clinical Services, funded by the API PnA and PFF, hosted Family Night on May 9, 2019. For the second year in a row, KYCC families enjoyed a fun night of games, arts and craft activities, and a free family portrait session with a professional photographer.

PnA—Prevention and Aftercare Services—is available to families with minors with the goal of strengthening families. PFF—Partnerships For Families—is a child abuse prevention program designed to address the needs of pregnant women coping with substance abuse, mental illness or domestic violence as well as DCFS-referred families with children five years of age or younger who are at risk of maltreatment in Los Angeles County.

PnA and PFF staff organized fun activities, food and drinks for the nine families who attended this year’s Family Night. Children enjoyed board games and craft activities, and parents enjoyed a relaxing night of mingling, music and food. Most of all, families were truly grateful to receive free, professional family portraits from the Las Fotos Project. KYCC has partnered with the Las Fotos Project for many years and their program has professional photographers who train and mentor high school girls. Many of our families expressed a lack of financial resources and time, and appreciated the opportunity to capture priceless family memories free of cost at this event.

“We were thrilled to see children make new friends, parents get to know each other, and families enjoy photo sessions with a professional photographer. Some families expressed that this event was the first chance they had to take a family portrait. The night was a great success.” said Nedette Cuerno, PnA Coordinator.

KYCC has provided mental health services to the Koreatown community since its inception in 1975. Our goal is to provide a broad continuum of high quality and culturally relevant clinical services for low-income children, youth and their families. Many of our clients are unserved or underserved from a lack of culturally or linguistically relevant services.

Our team of clinicians and case managers provide individual, group and family therapy in outpatient, school-based and in-home settings. All clinical services are available in English, Korean, and Spanish.