East Los Angeles Women’s Center

JESSICA RIVERA and SOPHIA SELASSIE
EL NUEVO SOL—SALUD

East Los Angeles Women’s Center (ELAWC)

1255 South Atlantic Boulevard

Los Angeles, Ca 90022

“Every woman is entitled to a peaceful, safe home and to be treated with honor, respect, and equality. Add your voice to our numbers.”

The East Los Angeles Women’s Center, is a 24-hour crisis hotline for survivors of sexual assault in Southern California, ensures that women and their families live in a place free from violence. This center assists survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS throughout Los Angeles. ELAWC provides direct assistance to more than 1,200 women at risk and their families, and nearly 900 pre-school age children. The organization makes this possible with the variety of programs it offers which include: the Sexual Assault, Rape and Battering program, Domestic Violence Services, Mental Health and Therapeutic Parenting Programs, HIV/AIDS prevention Services and testing, and a Promotora Program.

Through their “Promotoras en Accion” program they have trained and certified volunteers from the community to educate women on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, sexual assault, and domestic violence prevention.“Promotoras” empower girls and women by teaching them how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and STIs, raising awareness of domestic and sexual violence, and helping them navigate the social and health care systems said education coordinator Sandra Ibarra.They conduct culturally sensitive workshops and presentations regularly at local schools, churches, and other community forums. They focus on a variety of topics from the importance of communication with partners to self-defense tactics.

Crisis advocates are available to accompany survivors to hospitals, court dates, and police interviews. The center provides individual, group, and family counseling, and makes referrals to outside agencies when necessary.

ELAWC works with various organizations like Break the Cycle, LA Child Guidance, CHIRLA, and National Teen Helpline. ELAWC also helps veteran women who were raped, http://invisiblewarmovie.com/ , or sexually assaulted by fellow soldiers during the war in Iraq.

Domestic Violence Program:

  • Crisis intervention
  • CalWORKS Case management
  • Individual, family, and group therapy and support
  • Parenting classes
  • Independent living skills training and job readiness training
  • Transportation
  • Referral services and advocacy
  • Community awareness and prevention programs
  • Promotora Support
  • Healing Groups

Sexual Violence

  • Crisis intervention and support via a bilingual hotline available 24/7
  • 24-hour accompaniment services to local hospitals
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Court and law enforcement accompaniment and advocacy
  • Support services for children, family, and friends of survivors
  • Self-defense presentations in local high schools, community colleges, and neighborhood venues
  • Prevention services, community education, and professional training

For more information,

Call (800)585-6231, this hotline is free and confidential.

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm 9 (323) 526-5819.

 

Acerca de jessicariveraje

Jessica Rivera is a student at California State University of Northridge. She currently reports on human rights and issues that concern Latinos natiowide. She resides in Los Angeles.

Publicado el octubre 11, 2012 en Recursos para la comunidad / Resources, Salud / Health, Salud Mental, Salud y educación, Salud y política, VIH sida / HIV AIDS y etiquetado en , , , , , , , , , . Guarda el enlace permanente. Deja un comentario.

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