Jenesse Center, Inc.

Jenesse Center’s mission is to restore families impacted by domestic and sexual violence through holistic, trauma informed, culturally responsive services, and advance prevention initiatives that foster and sustain healthy, violence free communities.


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  • CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Program for Victims of Domestic Violence

    Jenesse strives to give survivors of domestic violence the skills, tools and support they need to achieve self-sufficiency, transforming their lives through vocational training, entrepreneurship, and employment opportunities. Jenesse assists clients with all aspects of the employment process from resume development and interview readiness to workplace skills. Also, by offering entrepreneurship courses, counseling, and start-up funds, Jenesse supports survivors who want to launch their own business.

  • CREATE ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Create New Paths for Economic Equality

    The mission of Jenesse's Workforce Development Program is to give survivors of domestic violence the skills, tools and support they need to achieve self-sufficiency, transforming their lives through vocational training, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and employment opportunities that recognize honor, and capitalize on their strengths, interests, and aptitudes. Jenesse helps survivors plan their future and amass the skills they will need for a lifetime of stability because poverty keeps women vulnerable to abuse and oppression.

  • LIVE ·2020 Grants Challenge
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    Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program

    The continuum of life saving culturally sensitive programs and services that include a 24-Hour Hotline; 45-day Emergency Shelter and 24-month Transitional Housing; Fully Staffed Legal Service Center; Children/Youth Programs and Services; Trauma Informed Care; Mental Health Services; Employment Services/ Education and Training Programs; and Medical, Housing, and Public Benefits Advocacy. All services are confidential, provided in English and Spanish, and free of charge. Jenesse provides services 24 hours per day 365 days per year.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Jeneration J: A New Generation of Healthy Relationships

    Jeneration J is a platform for today’s youth to discuss domestic violence prevention and intervention strategies to create advocates for future generations.

  • LEARN ·2015 Grants Challenge

    Abuse ≠Love: LA Youth Against Violence Initiative

    The Consolidated Youth Project (CYP) was created to reduce the impact of violence on youth in South Los Angeles through the creation of a Coordinated Community Response Network (CCRN) that provides comprehensive prevention, intervention, and a training service model to address the needs of youth exposed to domestic violence, teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, gang violence and bullying.

  • CONNECT ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Conversations for Change: LA Youth Work Towards A Violence Free Future

    To engage LA youth in open conversation about healthy relationships and dating violence and foster mentor and peer to peer accountability.

  • 2013 Grants Challenge

    Enhanced Permanent Supportive Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence

    In response to addressing the need for temporary shelter, supportive services and permanent housing assistance, Jenesse Center provides family-centered transitional programs to underserved and unserved victims of domestic violence and their children who are moving from instability and violence to safety and independence. Jenesse Center’s state of the art services are designed to help clients become self-sufficient, as the agency recognizes that becoming economically empowered is an essential component for every client’s transition to self-sufficiency. Jenesse’s experiences over the last 33 years has shown that affordable, permanent housing is a key component in helping our clients to break the cycle of violence in their lives once and for all. Therefore, our idea is to provide long-term, supportive housing to victims of domestic violence by converting one of our transitional shelters into a permanent supportive housing facility for twelve families consisting of four to six individuals. Jenesse’s main strategy under this initiative is to ensure that survivors of domestic violence are rapidly placed into permanent housing after completing our transitional program. This strategy ensures maintenance and expansion of placement for homeless domestic violence survivors at Jenesse Center, thereby completing our housing continuum.

    Clients that are eligible for permanent housing through Jenesse will have access to a wide range of supportive services including: Independent Living and Life Skills Training; Legal Representation; Vocational Education Programs; Economic Empowerment Workshops; Children’s Enrichment Program: Individual and Group Counseling; Mental Health Services; Health Education and Management; and Community Resources and Referrals. Services will be provided free of charge and will be focused on safety and sustaining independent living.

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