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Award-winning Actor Don Cheadle Makes Major Gift to ELAWC

Don CheadleThe East Los Angeles Women’s Center is pleased to announce that Don Cheadle, humanitarian, activist, and award winning actor, has made an unprecedented individual gift to the East Los Angeles Women’s Center (ELAWC). Mr. Cheadle’s gift is the largest individual donation received in the agency’s nearly 40 year history and will be used to support ELAWC’s domestic violence prevention and intervention programs in the greater Los Angeles region.

“I love football, but the troubling news out of the NFL moved me to take a stand and invest in a respected local agency doing the daily hard work of helping women and families dealing with the devastating issue of domestic violence.  While it’s encouraging to see the NFL begin to tackle this issue, agencies like ELAWC are getting results today. I’m honored to be able to provide this support to ELAWC, to make a meaningful difference in our community through their efforts.” said Mr. Cheadle.

Through Mr. Cheadle’s generous gift, we will be able to make an even bigger impact with women, families and the communities we serve.

See the full press release here.

Announcing Instituto de Promotora


The East Los Angeles Women’s Center is proud to announce the expansion of our pioneering Promotora programs to provide technical training and assistance to collaborative partners in four communities throughout California.

The project, Instituto de Promotora, funded with a grant from the Blue Shield Foundation, will advance knowledge in the field of domestic violence by presenting methodologies to implement the empowerment-based Promotora model to better serve Latina women and girls in low-income, underserved communities.

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