LA Commission on Assaults Against Women

LA Commission on Assaults Against Women

Los Angeles Office:

605 West Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 955-9090
(213) 955-9093 Fax

Pasadena Office:

764 East Walnut St. Suite 201

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 585-9166


Contact person: Patti Occhiuzzo Giggans, Executive Director


E-mail contact persons:


Contact hours: Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm.


Agency URL (web address):


Services or activities: Counseling for victims of domestic violence.  Volunteers will take phone calls in their home from domestic violence hotline.


Ages and ethnicity of those served: Women and girls ages 12 and up of all ethnicities.


Length of minimum commitment: 1 year commitment required.


Hours per week: 4 hours, weekends and evenings available.


Formal training program: Formal training of 65 hours is available twice a year and includes orientation.


Personal qualities of volunteers: Open, but must have an interest in aiding abused women.


Required skills/qualities: None, training will provide necessary skills.


Additional requirements:  None.


Direct supervision: Supervision over the phone weekly with once a month in-service meeting.


Supervision entails: Phone contact weekly and once a month in-service meetings to discuss any problems.


Additional comments: Student will answer hotline for one four hour shift each week from home.


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