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We are committed to ending domestic and sexual violence in Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities by breaking through language, cultural, and institutional barriers. Join us in our mission to end violence.
Our mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and consequences of family violence and violence against women. We are committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian and Pacific Islander women and their families.
2019 marks our 41st year in service, engaging the API community to end domestic and sexual violence through culturally-grounded crisis intervention and violence prevention.
Our staff and volunteers respond to more than 4,000 crisis calls received annually through our 24-hour crisis helpline, available in 30 API languages.
Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is recognized nationally for our pioneering work in domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse services within the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. We created the first multi-lingual 24-hour helpline assisting API survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the nation. We opened the first emergency shelter and the first transitional program specialized in serving API survivors.
We provide a wide range of comprehensive services, focusing on the needs of survivors who seek to establish independent, violence-free lives. Our services are free of charge, conducted in many API languages. In 2005, we expanded our Community Program, focusing on community engagement and violence prevention programs.
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Our SART program is designed to provide a team approach to responding to sexual assaults in our community.
Our multi-lingual advocate will accompany the survivor to the hospital or a rape crisis center to provide emotional support, referrals, and information to help the survivor. Besides our advocate, SART consists of:
Forensic (SART) Nurse: a specially trained nurse examiner who provides an evidentiary examination and medical support for the survivor.
Law Enforcement: a police officer who conducts an investigation and provides emergency assistance.
We work closely with the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and other SART centers in the greater Los Angeles area.
Los Angeles, California 90010
Last updated on April 17, 2020