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Our History 

With initial funding provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Korean Community Services (KCS) was created as an immigrant mission project of St. Nicholas Korean Church in Los Angeles in 1977. Through the 1970’s and 1980’s, KCS emerged as a dynamic, Korean immigrant social service organization providing job training, information and outreach, counseling, food bank, legal assistance, and educational materials to the growing number of newly arrived Korean immigrants in Los Angeles. In 1992, KCS relocated to Orange County, CA and expanded its programs to include mandated court counseling for domestic violence, child abuse, drunk driving, and drug offenders. By 2000, KCS became one of the largest Orange County counseling providers serving the Courts, Probation Department, and Social Services. In 2013, recognizing the immense healthcare needs of immigrants and other vulnerable populations, KCS began offering health screenings and health education to its counseling and social service clients. By 2016, KCS became a California community clinic and in late 2019, became a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Our Mission 

To provide client-centered, culturally inclusive, expert care to directly improve the well-being of underserved communities and individuals through healthcare, social services, and community programs 

Our Vision 

KCS envisions uplifting vulnerable communities through better health and engagement, as well as creating lasting systemic solutions to inequity.  

Our Values

  • Compassionate and Service Oriented 
  • Professionally and Culturally Competent 
  • Client-Centered and Team-Based 
  • Equity and Equality Centered 
  • Engagement and Empowerment Focused 
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.