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About Ewha

Community Welfare Center

Community Welfare Center

Community Welfare Center


1-826, Bukahyun-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, Korea




Ewha Community Welfare Center was founded in July of 1956, as the nation's first social welfare center attached to university. At that time, a lot of refugees and local residents needed support around the area caused the school to provide regional services to the community in Shin-Chon area. As the demand of the residents for the services increased, the Community Welfare Center was built beside the second gate of Ewha Womans University in March of 1975, and developed the project by integrating under direct control of the president's existing social center, , mother and child health care center, and nursery.
The Nursery was separated from the service program in March of 1982. Instead, they practiced the regional society development project, and finally, received a permit from government to install social welfare facility in December of 1987. In the year of 1989, the chapters were installed and operated in Bukahyun 2-Dong and HongJe 3-Dong where the low income level households were concentrated. And in September of 1991, a large-scale Sungsan Community Welfare Center was finally established at the permanent lease apartment complex in Sungsan-Dong, Mapo-Gu. In the year of 1992, in-house welfare center provided services to directly visit houses for low-income citizens, including children, elderly, and disabled. In 1993, free services for job guidance and training projects began to assist and enhance income of low-income households.
In 1994, the chapter was withdrawn due to a regional re-development project. And in January of 1996, a new branch was established in Chonyon-dong for the family, senior, and regional welfare projects. Also in August of 1996, at the Sungsan Community Welfare Center, a project model of residents' self-support system was created to develop residents' self-support and they called it "the self-support assistance center." In October of 1998, "House of Hope" was established as an accommodation facility of unemployed homeless people due to the IMF economic crisis. In January and September of 1999, we also opend branches in Bukahyun-dong and Yoenhee-Dong respectively, and have been playing the assistance organization's role. They have been accepting the needs of keeping children of dual-income family on the rise and providing the field of job opportunities to the unemployed people.
In the year of 2000, Ewha Community Welfare Center moved to the new building located in Bukahyun-Dong and is persevering in its efforts to become the closer center to the community.
Established in 1956, Ewha Community Welfare Center has promoted the welfare of the community by connecting a lot resources and professional manpower. Also, it has developed and delivered the appropriate new programs that could meet the diverse and special needs of community residents. In addition, this center has provided the fieldwork opportunities for university students to strengthen professional knowledge, skills, and techniques.

  • Mission
    • - Lead development of social work field
    • - Contribute to improve quality of life for local community member
    • - Devote through knowledge, creativity and specialty
  • Vision
    • - The Best Hub of Social Work Working Toward the World
  • Programs
    • - Case Management
      • - Case Management for Working-poor Family
      • - Community Case Management for children & youths, disabled in crisis and Needy Elderly and Chronic disease patients
    • - Functional Enhancement & Empowerment for Families
      • - Infants and Children day care
      • - After School Service
      • - Night Care Program for Children and Youths (Low income family)
      • - The Single Parent Family Supporting Project
      • - Family Empowerment Project for the Grandparents raising Grandchildren
      • - Counseling Service
    • - Community Organization for Local Residents
      • - Community Welfare Networking Service
      • - Lifelong education for Adults, Community Library & Reading Room
      • - Special Service for Residents
    • - Career Mentoring Program for Youths
      • - Career Mentoring Program
      • - Career Counseling for Youth
      • - Internship for occupational career
    • - Employment Support
      • - Program for Elderly People
      • - Empowering Elderly People in Vocational Training
    • - Overseas Networking Project with Ewha Graduate School of Social Work in Cambodia
    • - Internship Program Professional Training Course
      • - Educating and Traning for university students and youth