Trauma Informed LA (TILA) was founded in November 2014, when a group of 10 individuals representing various communities within Los Angeles and various fields within social services came together on a rainy day to share their concerns about the re-traumatization that individuals, youth, families, and communities often experience within services and systems, and to share ideas about how to mitigate that trauma.
A Rainy Day in LA
A group of 10 individuals representing various communities within Los Angeles and various fields within social services came together to form the core group of the TILA Task Force.
Purple House Retreat
Held a retreat to develop relationships between the 10 core members, share goals, and create a vision for TILA.
First Community Roundtable
Held at Council Member Bonin’s office and featured speaker Norma Cumpian, a life coach at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition who spoke about traumatized systems and what can be done for individuals, families and communities to heal.
Held a second retreat, one year later, to develop short-term and long-term goals and begin the process of creating a strategic plan. The Steering Committee was developed out of this retreat.
Second Community Roundtable
Held at Hillsides in Pasadena to invite community members and service providers to learn about TILA, share their thoughts on community trauma and community healing, and take action by getting involved.
Check out this short video that outlines our history and evolution: