Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Support Center

The ELAC Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Support Center provides education, resources, and support for students of any gender who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking or who would like information on healthy relationships. The Support Center also offers a variety of classroom visits, outreach, counseling for students, and workshops. Services provided by our community partner The East LA Women's Center.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, office closed until further notice. 24/7 Hotline available at 800-585-6531 Confidential; bilingual in English and Spanish. Or contact Arlene Torres at

RSVP for an ELAWC workshop:

Request a workshop from the ELAWC:

If you are in crisis, please contact:
The East LA Women’s Center 24/7 hotline: 800-585-6231
ELAC Title IX Coordinator, Angelica Toledo
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673. 24/7. Chat:
Peace Over Violence: 626-793-3385. 24/7
1 in 6: Chat Male survivors of sexual assault

In case of an immediate on-campus situation, please call ELAC Sheriffs: 323-265-9191

If you are a student whose mental wellness, physical wellbeing, and/or academic performance are being affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, or sexual harassment, please confide in a trusted staff or faculty member (ask them to complete a BIT referral form), our Title IX Coordinator, Cecilia Cruz in the Student Health Center, or Arlene Torres from the East LA Women’s Center so we can provide assistance, resources, and support.

Staff and faculty who know a student in need of support: please file a BIT referral form or contact one of the BIT members.

Arlene Torres

Hello, I am your Campus Coordinator and Advocate! I graduated at UCSB with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology as my major and Applied Psychology as my minor. I grew up in East LA and I have been working with East Los Angeles Women’s Center for almost four years. I am happy to be the new Campus Coordinator and Data Specialist from East Los Angeles Women’s Center at ELAC Support Center offering free services for students that are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. If you are interested in our services, volunteering, or need any other information, referrals, or shelter resources, please feel free to contact me or stop by my office. Again, our services are for free in English and Spanish.

Hobbies: working out, traveling (15 countries and counting), playing with my dog Ghost, watching The Office TV show.

Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers


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(800) 585-6231

Bilingual HIV/AIDS Hotline
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm
(800) 400-7432

ELAWC East Los Angeles
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Monday - Friday, 9 am - 1 pm
(323) 526-5819

ELAWC at the Wellness Center - Suite 1041
CLOSED until further notice due to COVID-19
(213) 481-6030

Hope & Heart Emergency Shelter
(800) 585-6231