1736 Family Crisis Center is a passionate team of professionals whose mission is to comprehensively help children, women, men, Veterans and families through crisis circumstances, including domestic violence, human trafficking, homelessness, abuse, neglect, poverty, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder, and distress, and to improve their prospects for long-term housing, safety, survival, financial stability, and success.
Our Domestic Violence Program is the largest program of its kind in greater Los Angeles. Services are provided through four confidentially-located shelters, three outpatient clinics, five 24-hour crisis hotlines, and extensive educational community outreach. The main objective of the program is to ensure client safety and success by providing survivors and their children with the resources necessary to stabilize their lives and achieve long-term self-sufficiency.
As part of an integrated approach, 1736 FCC provides comprehensive services that can be seamlessly accessed by the survivors we serve, including shelters, outpatient clinics, children’s services, legal services, mental healthcare, substance use disorder treatment, employment development, permanent housing placement, and aftercare.
While in shelter, wraparound supportive services, individualized based on client need, provide a holistic approach to client well-being. Services include intensive job development, life skills training, financial literacy training, assistance with household establishment, in-house legal services, referrals and advocacy, and other necessary services. Additionally, 1736 FCC’s three Community Service Centers and five 24-hour crisis hotlines provide outpatient mental health counseling, case management, aftercare services, community outreach, advocacy, referrals and other necessary services to support survivors and their families in need.
1736 FCC delivers services for adult and child survivors of domestic violence using the trauma-informed model, an evidenced-based practice. The damage caused by domestic violence is insidious -- long after the physical wounds of domestic violence heal; the scars of this trauma remain. The lingering effects of horror, fear, depravation, and abuse keep survivors and their children “stuck” in an intergenerational cycle of dependence, victimization, and poverty. Trauma-informed care is a systemic approach infused throughout our organization (with board, administration, supervisors, clinicians, counselors, assistants, and volunteers cross-trained to work as a single unit). Specifically, trauma-informed care addresses consequences of trauma in the individual to facilitate empowerment and healing through respect, hope, and collaboration with survivors, family/friends of survivors, and social services.
In addition to providing direct services, 1736 FCC is committed to increasing domestic violence awareness through extensive community outreach and education efforts (e.g., presentations and training sessions conducted at hospitals, schools, churches, businesses, health fairs, medical offices, service providers meetings, special events, and other arenas. The agency’s social media tools and website serve as online educational resources, offering community members information about ways to deal with domestic violence and other family crises and personal issues.