APWC Receives $15,000 from Blue Shield of California Foundation
Written by Verena Kwan
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August 4, 2014

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ASIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S CENTER AWARDED $15,000 TO ENSURE ACCESS TO SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Blue Shield of California Foundation recognizes Asian Pacific Women’s Center as important member of California’s domestic violence field

San Francisco, CA (August, 1 2014) - Blue Shield of California Foundation today announced a grant of $15,000 to the Asian Pacific Women’s Center to support their capacity to provide critical services and shelter for survivors of abuse in the Greater Los Angeles area. These core operating funds offer the flexibility to respond to new demands and opportunities, so that the Asian Pacific Women’s Center can continue to reach many of the most vulnerable Californians.

“As the state’s largest private funder of domestic violence services and prevention, the Foundation is committed to supporting strong organizations like the Asian Pacific Women’s Center,” said Peter Long, Ph.D., president and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation. “Ensuring they have the resources to adapt and meet the needs of all survivors is critical to achieving our ultimate mission of ending domestic violence in California.”

The Foundation recognizes that reliable and flexible core support is needed to help the field drive even greater impact, and adjust to changes and challenges as they arise.

“We at Asian Pacific Women’s Center and the survivors we serve are so grateful for the Blue Shield of California Foundation’s continued support,” said Kristina Rim, interim executive director of the Asian Pacific Women’s Center. “This grant will help us serve even more clients as one of only three domestic violence agencies in Greater Los Angeles that focuses on the Asian and Pacific Islander community.”

This funding is part of a group of grants designed to empower California’s domestic violence services providers, and enable them to continue making a difference in the lives of thousands of victims, survivors, and families. The Foundation is proud to support the Asian Pacific Women’s Center and nearly every shelter and domestic violence service organization in California.

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About Blue Shield of California Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation is one of the state’s largest and most trusted grantmaking organizations. Our mission is to improve the lives of all Californians, particularly the underserved, by making health care accessible, effective, and affordable, and by ending domestic violence. To learn more, visit www.blueshieldcafoundation.org.

About the Asian Pacific Women’s Center
Founded in 1993, the Asian Pacific Women’s Center is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to community outreach, raising awareness about domestic violence and the resources available for victims, and fostering violence prevention. Our mission is to provide an environment that is sensitive to the cultural and language needs of Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence survivors and their families, as they acquire the necessary skills and personal strength for self-sufficiency and violence-free lives. For more information, please visit www.apwcla.org or call (213) 250-2977.