For more than 46 years, ELAWC has been a place for hope (esperanza) and healing for survivors and families affected by sexual and domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and the intersection of homelessness.
What began as a humble, grassroots effort is now a thriving, comprehensive agency, delivering culturally-relevant services built on a foundation of trauma-informed and evidence-based practices. It's a place where women, girls, and families can realize their inner strength, recognize their resilience, and find a path to healing and self-sufficiency.
Working out of leased spaces, our agency has always made the best of aging buildings, constrained spaces, and deteriorating interiors. As ELAWC has grown, so too have the demands on our facilities. While the agency remains responsive to the rising, complex needs of survivors, our facilities have not.
After years of uncertainty, we knew it was time to find a forever home.
And we did!
In late 2021 we purchased a nearly 10,000 sq. ft building for a permanent headquarters.
Located just a few minutes from our current offices in the Eastside of Los Angeles, our new home will be a place to:
Our future location also gives ELAWC the ability to expand our footprint to serve the Eastside and Southeast Los Angeles, and the flexibility to adapt space to best meet changing needs for current and new programs.
With a financially sustainable and fully-resourced center, ELAWC can reliably serve generations to come.
We are thrilled to finally have a forever home for ELAWC. It will be a place where survivors, families, and the community can safely find resources and support, and be empowered to rewrite stories for future generations. With this commitment, ELAWC will also gain long-term stability and financial predictability, for a more sustainable operation.
While we are excited to have found a location that allows us to remain in the neighborhood, the building is in need of a complete interior and exterior renovation, including the installation of a new roof, ADA improvements, windows, upgraded HVAC, and other major systems and fixtures.
A significant investment is required to make this vision a reality and help us move as quickly as possible into our new home.
With generous commitments from lead donors and a matching grant challenge, planning and design are largely funded and well underway.
With the support of friends like you, we expect to complete major renovations by the end of 2022, finalize interior and exterior finishes in early 2023, and be debt-free by 2028.
CAMPAIGN GOAL: $3.5 M
$ 1.7 M for Capital Improvements
$ 1.3 M to Pay Off Building
Our new headquarters expands our capacity to serve a broader community with the comprehensive resources and compassionate support thousands of survivors and families have come to rely upon.
Key features of the new facility include:
Plans & renderings are subject to change until the completion of the project.
With your support, ELAWC’s forever home will be a safe haven where everyone who needs help will find dependable resources and support. And a place where future generations are empowered to inspire lasting change in families and communities.
Your gift today will not only transform the future of ELAWC — it will support thousands of individual personal transformations, positively impacting the future of families and communities.
Named gift opportunities are a lasting way to partner with ELAWC. All named gifts are subject to the approval of the ELAWC Board of Directors. Opportunities will be designed to be consistent with the interior standards of the facility and are subject to availability and change. There are a limited number of permanent naming and recognition opportunities throughout the Center, including:
We welcome your partnership as a steward of sustainability and a champion of hope
To learn more about available naming and recognition opportunities,
contact Heidy Rodriguez at [email protected]
Gifts can be made in the name of an individual or corporate donor,
or in honor or memory of a loved one.
for investing in the future of families and believing in the work of ELAWC