CPAF staff and LA 18 anchors.

Last Saturday, CALCASA member the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) partnered with KSCI-TV LA 18 in a telethon event. This was the first time either group had participated in such an event, and with support from more than 40 LA 18 & CPAF staff, volunteers and community supporters, the telethon produced more than $12,500 during the two-hour LIVE broadcast.
“We were fortunate to have had this opportunity to partner with KSCI LA 18 to bring awareness to the API community about domestic and sexual violence,” said CPAF’s Development Director Esther Lee. “The funds raised will help support CPAF services such as 24-hour crisis hotline & shelter programs.”
The two-hour telethon was broadcast in Mandarin, Korean, and English to bring light to the serious issue of domestic abuse of Asian-Americans and to support the services CPAF offers the community. One hundred percent of the donations from the telethon will go directly to CPAF to aid survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
At a time in which rape crisis centers throughout the state are facing additional funding cuts and reduction in resources, community partnerships, such as this, can be powerful and create a unique position to add awareness of and benefit to rape crisis services.