Bing Ramones, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Client
“I had difficulty paying for my utility bills during the period of my unemployment. However, through Hanul’s application assistance with Low-Income Home energy Assistance Program, I have managed to pay for my electricity and gas bills without having to worry about disconnection during the harsh winter time.”
Provide families with individualized support services to help meet the needs of a family that is experiencing financial struggles and challenges with sustaining a healthy family
FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Funded by the United Way, the program aims to help newly arrived low-income Korean immigrants residing in the Metropolitan Chicago area achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency by providing financial literacy classes and financial coaching. Participants attend six-week Financial Literacy Class, which is led and taught by Hanul staff and volunteer professionals. Topics include: Understanding US Banking System, Saving and Budgeting, How to Build your Credit, Home Ownership, etc. Upon successful completion of the six-week course, participants are awarded with incentives to continue to save.
LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE
Hanul each year serves over 2000 low-income families help pay for their light and gas bill as an energy intake site for the Community And Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA). Seniors and low-income families that are not only Koreans, but also non-Korean neighbors of our community can receive application assistance during open enrollment period. Click here to view this year's program guideline.
YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP
Science Camp for Korean Youth in Chicago has been held in the past two yers in collaboration with Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association of Chicagoland (KSEA-CHI). Science Camp gives youth the opportunity to learn about science through diverse interactive and hands-on science activities provided by Korean American professional scientists and engineers in Chicago. Students also take field trips to places such as Argonne National lab to experience a variety of science experiments.
YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Hanul Family Alliance is working on a project called “Ellie’s Project” together with an anonymous donor to give encouragement to children with long-term illnesses through Ellie’s Project.
The goals of Ellie’s Projects are to give encouragement and happiness to children who have been fighting with diseases for long periods of time, and to inspire interest in children who have been exhausted over fighting.