Legal-name: 1736 Family Crisis Center
Address: 2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 200
City: Los Angeles
Organizational-status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Officer: Carol Adelkoff CEO/Executive Director
ContactName: Julia Zhu Alexander
Title: Director of Resource Development
GrantPurpose: COVID-19 emergency funding to assist survivors of domestic violence and their families
Periodoftime: 6 months
Audienceserved: Survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and homelessness, and their families
Demoofaudience: Men, women, and children of any age, ethnicity, and income; most clients are of low-income, underserved, and marginalized populations
District: All Long Beach districts will benefit from this project.
1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? : 1736 Family Crisis Center (1736 FCC) provides residential, counseling, employment, housing, and educational services to victims of abuse and crime, including children, women, men, and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual exploitation, human trafficking victimization, and other forms of abuse. These services include case management, mental health counseling, legal assistance, life skills training, parenting education and role-modeling, job development and placement, financial empowerment, 24-hour advocacy and protection, referrals for medical care, substance abuse rehabilitation, permanent housing, and other specialty services.
1736FCC has been in continuous operation since 1972, and we have been operating a large emergency shelter that has a 51-bed capacity in Long Beach since 2000. While California’s Stay-at-Home Order is absolutely necessary to stem the spread of COVID-19, it also puts those who are at risk for abuse in “lockdown” situations with greater exposure to their abuser. Additionally, unprecedented rates of unemployment have devastating impacts on households’ financial strain, which is a primary contributor to domestic violence. Indeed, since the Stay at Home Order came into effect, reports of domestic violence have been spiking worldwide and in California. We must ensure our services continue to be available and made even more accessible meet this terrible need.
2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant? : The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges like we have never seen, but at 1736 Family Crisis Center, our doors remain open, and we are committed to connecting our clients with critical, life-saving resources. We are seeking funding to support the general operations of our Long Beach residential shelter, which urgently needs relief funding to meet increased demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To safely provide services requires a greater amount of resources for cleaning supplies, janitorial services, staffing, personal protective equipment, transportation, and technology than our current program implementation and funding allow. Additional funding is needed to build human resources capacity, such as the hiring of additional staff to fill in emergency vacancies; trainings on new, mandatory program sanitation requirements and emerging practices for domestic violence service providers in response to the pandemic; recruitment of staff to provide educational enrichment services such as child care and tutoring to respond to district-wide school closures; legal services; and technology to provide therapeutic and case management services via telecommunication platforms. The requested $20,000 grant will provide vital assistance in continuing offer shelter services safely and effectively.
3. What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? : This grant will allow our emergency shelter to better serve residents of the Long Beach area who are victims of crime.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount? : None as of yet.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for?: United Way of Los Angeles COVID-19 Response funding, NHCHC/Kaiser Immediate Impact Grant, Emergency funding from Los Angeles City Council