SAVE THE DATE: 9/19/19 – CPAF Gala


We are delighted to announce CPAF’s 41st Anniversary Gala will take place on:

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Los Angeles River Center & Gardens

570 W. Ave. 26, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90065

More than 400 community friends and partners gather each year to join Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) at this signature benefit gala. CPAF and partners engage the community to end domestic and sexual violence through culturally-grounded crisis intervention and violence prevention.

We will be posting gala updates with more event details in the months ahead – visit our website at and stay connected with us on social media @CPAForg (Facebook | Instagram | Twitter). Check out the recap of our 40th Anniversary Gala here.

Join us in creating an Asian and Pacific Islander community that embraces healthy relationships and works in partnership with other communities to eradicate all forms of violence.

Let’s nurture change together.



CPAF’s mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. The agency specializes in serving low-income Asian and Pacific Islander (API) survivors of domestic and sexual violence and is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of API women and their families.

CPAF invites everyone to learn more at and to share our 24-hour multilingual crisis hotline number with anyone who may need it: 1-800-339-3940.

Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Task Force presents “Beyond the Basics” for DVAM

Every year Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Task Force (APIDVTF) hosts an event in honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). APIDVTF was formed by a group of domestic violence social service agencies and community members in November 2004. CPAF is a task force member, working in collaboration with other agencies to eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities through outreach, education, and advocacy. For more information on the API Domestic Violence Task Force, please click on the link below:


This year, APIDVTF organized “Beyond the Basics: An Informational Event on Domestic Violence Resources for Service Providers,” a free event for service providers working in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The event included two informational presentations given by legal advocates and a panel discussion with domestic violence service providers from various backgrounds.

DACA updates from Tiffany Panlilio, Department of Justice accredited representative from Asian American Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA)  


Panelists include CPAF’s very own Patima Komolamit (Shelter Program Director) and Kathy Te (Emergency Shelter Program Manager)

CPAF recognizes that it takes a collaborative community effort to bring domestic violence awareness through outreach, advocacy, and education. Special thanks to APIDVTF members for their leading efforts in organizing this event and to Pacific Clinics Training Institute for hosting the site. CPAF is a proud member of APIDVTF and will continue to join in the fight to end domestic violence.


If you are interested in joining us in the struggle, here are some action steps you can take:

  • Check out our previous blog on easy ways to participate in DVAM 2017:

  • Want to get involved in APIDVTF’s 2018 event? Contact us through APIDVTF’s contact page: