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1200 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: (213) 481-7464
Fax: (213) 481-7147

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Children's Clinic M-F 9am-5pm
(213) 482-9400

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(213) 481-4260

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Adult Clinic M-F 8am-7:30pm
(213) 481-1347

Domestic Violence Program
(213) 481-1792

Adult Services & Programs
(213) 481-1347

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Domestic Violence. It is closer than you think.

maybe even next door

Domestic violence occurs in every neighborhood and on every street in America.

During the past 15 years, Amanecer has counseled nearly 2,000 victims of domestic violence from every walk of life. No one is immune to its destruction. Yet, those most in need of assistance are also the most invisible in our community: women and children who are new immigrants, without insurance and access to help.

We are facing a crisis.

Our program for victims of domestic violence provides intensive therapy, family counseling, access to employment and education resources, parenting training, and much more. On a budget that has remained unchanged for nearly six years, we serve more than 100 women each year. But it is not enough to help the nearly 75 victims we must turn away, due to lack of funding.

How you can help

Your financial support will help victims of domestic violence become self-sufficient survivors. Their primary goal is to provide a safe, violence-free home for themselves and their children. You can make that possible by helping them gain the life skills and self-worth they need to be successful.

Donate today and change a life!

A $50 donation provides one domestic violence victim with job placement counseling and a path towards a self-sufficient life.

 

 

myths and truth

 

 

THE VICTIM

Myth: Domestic violence only happens to poor, uneducated women and women of different race or color.

Truth: Persons of any class, culture, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, age, and sex can
be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. Because women with money usually have more access
to resources, poorer women tend to utilize community agencies, and are therefore more visible.

 

Myth: Some people deserve to be abused; they are responsible for the violence because they know how to provoke it.

Truth: No one deserves to be abused. The only person responsible for the abuse is the abuser. Physical violence, even among family members, is wrong and against the law.

 

Myth: Some people deserve to be abused; they are responsible for the violence because they know how to provoke it.

Truth: No one deserves to be abused. The only person responsible for the abuse is the abuser. Physical violence, even among family members, is wrong and against the law.
Myth: If the victim didn’t like it, she would leave.

Truth: There are many reasons why women may not leave, including fear for herself, her children and even pets. Not leaving does not mean that the situation is okay or that the victim wants to be abused. The most dangerous time for a woman who is being abused is when she tries to leave.

 

Myth: Men cannot be abused.

Truth: Men can be, and are, abused. Up to 13% of all reported domestic assaults occur to men.

 

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  • It is estimated that domestic violence costs employers over $5 billion annually in the form of increased health care costs, absenteeism, reduced productivity, and related security costs. (Source: Bureau of National Affairs)
  • Approximately one-fifth of patients treated in hospital emergency rooms are treated for injuries inflicted by someone with whom they have an intimate relationship. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  • Domestic violence accounts for 25 percent of all incidents of violence in the workplace. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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