LA Commission on Assaults Against Women

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


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


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