Crisis Support|Confidential Bilingual|24 hours . 7 days

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East Los Angeles Women's Center

Sexual Violence


ELAWC is a trusted resource for Latina women facing the traumatic issue of sexual assault, battering, and violence. More than 300 women contact our center every month to reach trained and certified volunteers and counselors who truly speak the same language and understand the customs and traditions of the women we serve. Our experience and our connection to the local culture, enables us to provide the high personalized, sensitive services to help women cope, survive, and ultimately thrive.

Our trained and certified staff are available 24/7 and stand with survivors every step of the way:

  • 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