Our vision:

End violence.


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.

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Violence against women is a human issue that affects not just individuals, but the entire community — in fact, the entire world.
— Nilda Rimonte, CPAF Founder

Our Mission

We are committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women and their families. Our vision is of an API community that embraces healthy relationships and works in partnership with other communities to eradicate all forms of violence.



Our Impact

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.


crisis calls annually

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.



Women and children fleeing domestic violence stay in CPAF’s safe 45 bed emergency shelter, equating to over 5,000 bed nights provided annually.



Many survivors experience economic abuse, disallowing them a chance to be independent. Our staff support the survivors at our transitional shelters to increase their income & resources in order to be self-sufficient.


Our Services


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.


1-800-339-3940 Multi-Lingual Crisis helpline

Our confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We answer the helpline in English and many API languages and dialects, and callers can remain anonymous.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

Through our SART program, our multi-lingual advocates are available to support survivors and accompany them to the hospital or a rape crisis center. SART’s team approach is designed to provide immediate assistance, advocacy, and support to survivors of sexual assault.

Emergency Shelter & Transitional Housing

We provide shelter services to survivors in immediate danger, and remain the only emergency shelter for API survivors in L.A. County. Our transitional program helps survivors and their families find permanent housing to build safe, healthy, and independent lives.

Counseling and Case Management

We offer our clients counseling and case management, including: accompaniment to court, hospital, and other social service offices; legal help with immigration, custody, restraining orders, and other issues; and assistance in enrollment of Public Welfare programs.


We conduct workshops, promote dialogue around healthy relationships, and develop networks to increase awareness and prevent family and relationship violence. We work directly with community partners and schools, providing educational activities and leadership training for parents, students, and school staff.

technical assistance & training

We are one of six partners in the Multi-Year Language Access Resources (MYLAR) Project, which provides state-wide technical assistance and training for participants to adopt a diversity framework and increase language access at their workplace, all to serve victims of violence more effectively throughout Los Angeles County.


Meet Our Team


Get Involved


Our donors, advocates and volunteers are a crucial part of CPAF’s mission — providing support to survivors and bringing awareness to the community.

We couldn’t exist without them.


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Volunteer with Us

We offer many volunteer opportunities to suit a wide range of interests, skill sets and schedules. Sign up for our advocate training.

Other ways to help

Donate money. Donate goods. We appreciate any amount of donation you give to support our mission and make an impact. THANK YOU!


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