Services: Deals with domestic violence between intimate partners, primarily women and children. There are 21 shelters for women and children in L.A. County. In case of emer-gency, call 911.
Adult Protective Services
Seniors, 65 yrs + financially or physically abused. Disabled, 18 yrs and older. Non-facility abuse. Serves L.A. County with a 24-hour hotline: 877-477-3646.
Center for the Pacific-Asian Family
14112 South Kingsley
Gardena, CA 90247 M-F, 8-5
Hotline counseling for domestic violence and sexual abuse. Counseling, victim advocacy, and shelter provided. Hotline: 800-339-3940
Elder Abuse Hotline
Emergency: 911 24 hr.
Verbal harassment, threats or other forms of intimidation behavior directed at an elderly person and dependent disabled adults in addition to any physical or financial abuse. Takes reports of financial, physical abuse, and neglect as well as verbal harassment or threats. For physical emergencies dial 911.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Wise Senior Services
5510 Clark Ave., Ste. 214
Lakewood, CA 90712 M-F, 8-5
Facility abuse investigates complaints on behalf of licensed nursing homes, board and care residents, and convalescent hospitals. Local office in Lakewood, which services Tor-rance, can be reached at (562) 925-7104.
P. O. Box 627
San Pedro, CA 90733 24 Hr. Hotline
Battered women services. Legal advocacy, children's programs, counseling, support groups, and shelter. Bilingual (Spanish).
Victim-Witness Assistance Program
1000 W. Carson St.
Box 460, Trailer N-26
Torrance, CA 90509 M-F, 8-4:30
Crisis intervention, counseling, court escort/support, case status/disposition, property re-turn, restraining order, emergency financial assistance, emergency legal assistance and referral. Assists victims to apply for State program. Main focus is elder abuse.