For over 35 years Su Casa has protected families from domestic violence. The agency was founded in 1979 by Petra Medelez, a survivor, who out of her own home took crisis calls and housed victims and their children. Petra’s vision was to fill her community with peaceful homes. In order to truly realize her vision, Su Casa expanded its services to include not only immediate shelter from danger but also case management and counseling (to residents and to victims still living with their batterer), shelter-based certified childhood education, community awareness training, and transitional housing. Su Casa remains dedicated to Petra’s belief that every individual has the right to live free from violence or the threat of violence.
Rainbow Services is a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1983 to address the issue of domestic violence (DV). According to national estimates, one in four women will be a victim of DV in her lifetime, and the estimates for male victimization are as high as one in seven. The United States Surgeon General has long recognized DV as a public health epidemic, and both urban and rural communities cite DV as a leading cause of homelessness among women with children. The families we serve struggle to overcome the combined challenges of generational exposure to family violence and poverty, and their options for safe shelter are extremely limited due to inadequate local strategies to address homelessness for DV survivors and their children. Rainbow’s mission is to end the cycle of domestic violence.
Since 1972, 1736 Family Crisis Center has been responding to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, homeless families, homeless and at-risk Veterans, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance. We are dedicated to providing professional, cutting-edge, comprehensive programs that are managed by licensed therapists, attorneys and our experienced staff. Men, women, children and families can access life saving support 24 hours a day through five shelters, four community service centers and five crisis and suicide hotlines. We are always accessible and ready to help kids, families, and Veterans so that they can permanently escape the worst possible conditions of poverty, homelessness and violence.
2015Westside Children’s Center provides thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs at their onsite school and learning facilities in Culver City. They also provide family strengthening interventions for families at risk of abusing or neglecting their children, foster care and adoption services.
WCC also provides and a range of vital, integrated services, such as disabilities screenings/advocacy, nutrition, parenting classes, counseling, bilingual domestic violence classes, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations. Their highly trained and dedicated child development and child welfare experts ensure that each child receives the tailored support that he or she and their family need to be prepared for success in school and beyond.
The Sisters of the Good Shepherd who have been serving women and children in crisis in Los Angeles since 1904. In 1977, the Sisters established the Shelter as a way to provide earlier intervention for abused children and to assist their mothers to provide safety, a secure home environment and stability into their future.