Domestic Violence Services
Every nine seconds in the U.S., a woman is assaulted or beaten. Far too many of these incidents are a result of domestic or interpersonal violence. Domestic violence or interpersonal violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship by one partner, with the intent of gaining or maintaining power and control over another person. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that impact another person.
Since 1980, ELAWC has offered a safe environment where survivors can receive a range of services - from crisis intervention to independent living skills. The program helps women, and their children, find stability and safety, develop coping and independent living skills, and heal the emotional impact by empowering women through counseling, advocacy, education, and support.
Our purpose is to promote safety and ignite hope, healing and purpose in the lives of women, girls and their families who have been impacted by violence.
ELAWC strives to help women find Esperanza or Hope in their lives and helps them create safe and nurturing environments for themselves and their children. Through comprehensive trauma informed services grounded in an empowerment model, services are strength-based, helping women to make and use skills they already possess, as well as to build new skills. Services include; individual and group therapy, case management services, crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, healing groups. community awareness, and linkages and resources.