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.



 26th Annual Mujeres De Paz Candlelight Vigil | Oct. 19, 2023 

Light a candle with us to honor and remember lives lost to domestic violence, support survivors today, and inspire change for future generations.

Join us on Oct 19, 2023, at 6 p.m. for the 26th Annual Mujeres De Paz Candlelight Vigil.

Vigil assembles at the Mural of La Virgen De Guadalupe on the corner of Mednik and Cesar Chavez Avenue.
Walk proceeds to Collegian Avenue and Cesar Chavez Avenue, ending at the East Los Angeles College Performing Arts Center Court Yard at 2225-2241 Collegian Ave, Monterey Park, CA.



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