Administrative Offices

1200 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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

Children Services

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

Services & Programs
(213) 481-4260

Family Counseling
(213) 482-9400

Adult Services

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

The First Step Forward is a one-stop resource for victims of domestic violence.

The program is a lifeline for hundreds of women and children who have been traumatized by violence in the home. Through individual and family therapy, intensive case management, parenting and life skills training, and access to employment, education and job-training resources, victims become survivors.
The First Step Forward helps victims acquire the skills, self-esteem, and confidence they need to build a life that is self-sufficient and violence-free.  Our case managers and therapists work with clients to:

● Secure safe, affordable housing

● Reduce the risk of future domestic violence

● Learn to recognize signs of a potentially violent relationship

● Enroll in school or formal job-training

● Secure employment

● Reduce symptoms of mental health issues (e.g., depression, anxiety)

● Get appropriate treatment for their children who have witnessed violent behavior


We thank our sponsors for their support of The First Step Forward program.







More about The First Step Forward program
● Highly trained, culturally competent, Spanish-speaking case managers and therapists.

● Experts in dealing with cultural issues unique to Latino women victimized by domestic violence.

● Targets low-income women living in Downtown and Central Los Angeles neighborhoods.

● One-on-one, intensive case management and therapy services.

● Court/legal advocacy.Job-readiness training.

● Counseling services available for children and teens.



For more information about this program or to speak with an Intake Specialist, please call 213-481-1792.




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