The mission of the East Los Angeles Women’s Center is to ensure that all women, girls and their families live in a place of safety, health, and personal well-being, free from violence and abuse, with equal access to necessary health services and social support, with an emphasis on Latino communities.
East Los Angeles Women’s Center
Founded in 1976 by women leaders in the East Los Angeles community, ELAWC serves as a leading voice for thousands of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. From our humble beginnings as the first in the nation bilingual hotline for Spanish–speaking survivors of sexual assault, today ELAWC provides an array of innovative and integrated culturally responsive services that build on a foundation of trauma informed, evidence-based services. Working in collaboration with individuals, groups, communities and our partners we strive to foster the implementation of policies and practices that support social justice and human rights.
FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
The Department of Public Social Services is aware of the financial impact that the Coronavirus is having on the health and financial well-being of County of Los Angeles residents, leaving thousands unemployed or underemployed. The department has provided the below resources to help residents who may be experiencing financial challenges due to the pandemic:
IF YOU HAVE HAD YOUR HOURS CUT, BEEN FURLOUGHED, OR LAID OFF:
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file for unemployment insurance. If you are expecting to return to your job after the dust settles, you do not have to be actively seeking new work during the outbreak. But you must be "able and available to work" to get these benefits, which generally range from $40-$450 per week for up to six months.