Domestic violence is a huge issue—one that transcends race,
religion, or income. In fact, 1 in 4 women have been physically
abused by an intimate partner. It is the leading cause of injury for
women ages 15-44. That’s more than car accidents, muggings, and
Simply leaving the abuser isn’t always an easy choice. Not only does physical safety continue to be an issue (over 70% of women injured in domestic violence cases are injured after separation), but the question of where to go is a huge concern. Many of these women end up homeless or seeking refuge from shelters that are typically designed for men, not providing the specific care and support these victims require. In Los Angeles, 50% of women on Skid Row have been attacked in the last year, not to mention the critical shortage of 1,600 beds in LA for women who need a safe place to go.
We are working towards closing the gap in Los Angeles with our 70-bed domestic violence shelter called House of Hope. In our shelter, victims are provided with a safe place that provides the specific support and resources necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
Your donations will go towards programs that follow best practices for victims:
Victims will be quickly moved into permanent housing.
It will build system linkages of community-based providers such as housing, substance abuse, mental health, mainstream services, legal services and supportive services.
The program will connect victims directly to providers, thereby eliminating barriers to accessing housing and recovery services.
Program staff advocate for clients on numerous platforms – treatment, entitlement benefits enrollment, legal rights, housing etc.
Through intensive case coordination and treatment modalities, victims will be given the most optimal opportunity towards recovery and self-sufficiency.
The program will employ evidence-based culturally and linguistically appropriate services. These will include Gender-Responsive Strategies and Trauma Informed Care.