Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter
APWC's Domestic Violence Transitional Shelter provides survivors of domestic violence and their children with the following:
The Children's Empowerment Program, a part of the Transitional Shelter Program, aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and youth to recover from the effects of violence by addressing each child's psychological, emotional, and educational needs through individualized case plans. The program includes supervised after-school programs; educational and cultural field trips; homework assistance (age 5 and above); mentoring programs; and support groups.
Community Education and Empowerment Program (CEEP)
To better serve community clients that are not residing in our transitional shelter, the empowerment branch of the CEEP provides the community in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas with the following multilingual and multicultural supportive services:
To raise awareness about domestic violence within the API community and outreach to potential or current victims and/or their friends and family, APWC regularly outreaches to the community in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas under the community education branch of the CEEP. APWC reaches out to ethnic media, API church communities and other API-focuses community groups and attends community resource fairs.
Ivy Terrace Permanent Housing Program
APWC is partnered with Los Angeles Community Design Center, a nonprofit developer, to build an affordable housing complex in Van Nuys.
APWC refers eligible domestic violence survivors to apply for Ivy Terrance and is commited to provide ongoing case management for the DV families in the building Family participation in case management services is voluntary.
Affordable and safe housing is crucial for survivors of domestic violence. It helps women to take the next step in rebuilding their lives after emergency and transitional shelter. Permanent housing provides stability to families who have gone through a traumatic and dangerous time and provides these special needs families with opportunities for greater social and economic self-sufficiency.
Art as a Healing Tool
Artwork is created in therapy groups to allow clients to express themselves.
Art groups are regularly facilitated.
Creation of artwork is used as a healing tool.
This image was created by the survivor and her family in a family support group called "Mommy and Me."
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