Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For 45 years, East Los Angeles Women’s Center has been a place of peace and refuge for women and families who have entered our doors looking for answers, hope, and justice, where their silence is heard.  Our work is only possible thanks to our service providers, staff, advocates, promotorasand supporters who believe in us to be a vessel of change providing culturally specific services and solutions to the community we serve.  

Domestic violence or intimate partner violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship by one partner, with the intent of gaining or maintaining power and control over another person. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that impact another person.

How can you make a difference this DVAM?

1. Please continue sharing ELAWC as a resource in the community.  Since 1976, ELAWC has offered a safe environment where survivors can receive a range of services that are trauma informed and culturally responsive. If you or anyone you know needs help please contact our 24/7 Bilingual Hotline: 800.585.6231

 2. This year we virtually join The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to raise awareness and remind our community #WeAreResilient            #SomosResilientes. Follow us on social media for resources, affirmations and awareness. (@elawc) Repost and share, we want to know your story!

 3. Donate and continue to fund a path to permanent housing to DV survivors and families with our Safe Homes Fund

Attend a Virtual Workshop:

Oct 7, 2021   | 5:00pm   | Engaging Boys and Men to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault  Via Zoom   

Oct 13, 2021 | 12:30pm | Identifying Human Trafficking Via Zoom 

Oct 20, 2021 | 12:00pm | Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships 

Oct 21, 2021 | 1:00pm   | Violencia Domestica y Nuestra Salud 

Oct 25, 2021 | 11:30am | Believe and Support: Tips for talking to survivors

Oct 25, 2021 | 1:00pm   | Estres y Tu Cuerpo Via Zoom

Oct 26, 2021 |  1:00pm  | Técnicas de Sanación despues de un Trauma Via Zoom

Oct 27, 2021 | 12:30pm | Sexual Wisdom & Wellness Workshop Via Zoom

Oct 5 & 6 2021 | 5:00pm |  *Empowerment Self-Defense (Part 1 & 2) East Los Angeles Women’s Center will offer two (2) self-defense classes. Empowering Self-Defense includes thought-provoking discussions about listening to our bodies, trusting our instincts, establishing and upholding boundaries, and a practical skills portion that covers basic self-defense. Come to one or both sessions! REGISTER HERE

Oct 12, 2021 | 5:00 pm | EngageMENt: Luis Mendoza from East Los Angeles Women’s Center, and Osvaldo ‘Ozzie’ Cruz will discuss the role men play in preventing gender based violence in society. Eradicating power and gender-based harm is a shared responsibility. REGISTER HERE


Catch us on Telemundo | Comparte y Miranos en el canal Telemundo

Octubre es el Mes Nacional de la Concienciación y la Prevención de la Violencia Doméstica. 

Conéctate el viernes, 8 de octubre a las 2 p.m. por @Telemundo52 en Facebook, Twitter, YouTube y

Acompaña Armida Mier, presentadora de Acceso Total de Telemundo 52, en una charla sobre la violencia doméstica. Hablaremos con East Los Angeles Women’s Center sobre los síntomas del abuso y la ayuda que existe. 


Light a Candle with us

Be Part of Our Tradition as we honor and light a candle for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This year we will host virtually and in person event at the East Los Angeles College Performing Arts Courtyard located at: 2225-2241 Collegian Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754


Program will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook


Attend our Embajadora de Paz Meet-Up

in support of survivors of DV

*Bring unopened pair of women's undergarments to receive 25% off SENOREATA, Cuban Vegan Food.

If you are not an Embajadora de Paz yet: HERE is how you can become one


[Virtual] ELAWC & LAC+USC Medical Center S.A.R.T. Provider Networking Meeting


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  • Heidy Rodriguez
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