Korean American Women in Need, Chicago, IL
|Contact Info||P.O. Box 59133 Chicago, IL 60659 Tel: (773) 583-1392 Email: KAN@MCS.net|
August 15, 1990
KAN-WIN is a women’s organization made up of an eight-member board of directors, two staff members and roughly 45 active volunteers. All representatives of KAN-WIN are Korean-American women; however, there is also great diversity. The women are first, 1.5 and second generation; they are Korean speaking, English speaking and bilingual and they range in age from the early 20s to the 60s.
KAN-WIN serves primarily Korean-American women and children in the greater Chicago area. However, calls are also received from Korean-American women from the outer regions of Illinois and neighboring states. There are approximately 90,000 Korean Americans residing in Illinois alone. The greater number of Korean Americans are concentrated in the Albany Park area. More than half are newly arrived immigrants who face many problems settling into the United States. These problems include language, racial intolerance and cultural differences.
Position Description:The intern will have the opportunity to attend the 40-hour domestic violence volunteer training program, provide accompaniment and support to women who call the crisis line as well as crisis counseling. In addition, the student has the option of gaining preaching experience at Pastor Kim’s church. Korean and English language ability preferred.
Supervisor:Pastor Haeran Kim graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary with an M.Div. in 1988. Pastor Kim was also ordained in 1988 and currently serves the Federated Church of Wauconda.
Directions:KAN-WIN offices are located at 4300 N. California, near the Albany Park area (Koreatown). KAN-WIN is roughly 20 miles from McCormick Theological Seminary and accessible by public transportation.