East Los Angeles Women's Center

East Los Angeles Women's Center
Program Name: 
Promotoras Contra La Violencia
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Grant Type: 
General Community
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Field of Interest: 
Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Grant Purpose: 

Promotoras Contra La Violencia trains Latina community leaders to provide health education and support to primarily Spanish-speaking victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Compton area. 


Founded in 1976, East Los Angeles Women’s Center (ELAWC) works to ensure that all women, girls and their families live free from violence and abuse with an emphasis on Latino communities. ELAWC provides crisis intervention via a bilingual 24-hour hotline, accompaniment services to local hospitals, community outreach, counseling, prevention education, and community health worker training. 

Grant Quote: 

"ELAWC will facilitate trainings on sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and teen dating violence for women in the community who want to become Peer Promoters and provide therapeutic services.”
-Barbara Kappos, Executive Director, East Los Angeles Women's Center