East Los Angeles Women's Center

Field of Interest: 
Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Program Name: 
Promotoras Contra La Violencia
Grant Type: 
General Community
Organization Description: 

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 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. 

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