What we do
Knock Out Abuse West is a not for profit organization based in Los Angeles that raises awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence. It's the new west coast sister organization to Knock Out Abuse Against Women in Washington DC. Knock Out Abuse in DC was founded in 1993 by Cheryl Masri and Jill Sorensen and has raised over 10 million dollars to provide transitional support to more than 25,000 women and children whose lives have been shattered by abuse, poverty and homelessness.
This year Knock Out Abuse will celebrate it's 25th anniversary at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington DC. The annual gala is attended by over 800 of Washington's power women. In one night the event raises over seven hundred thousand dollars which benefits local domestic violence shelters.
The DC gala has become a must go to event by corporate executives, political leaders, philanthropists and friends that come together for an evening of inspiration, entertainment and raucous fundraising. It has been attended by among many others, Hillary Clinton, Wolf Blitzer, Lenny Kravitz, Kathleen Turner, Senator Kristen Gillibrand. Two years in a row it was voted the number # 1 most popular event in DC ahead of the White House correspondence dinner.
Proceeds will be donated to local domestic violence shelters. Through our beneficiaries and direct service providers women and children receive counseling, long and short term housing, legal assistance and necessary resources to help them live happy, healthy and successful lives.
The organization works with it's passionate supporters to bring attention to the devastating effect of domestic violence on its victims, their families and our community. KOAW builds community partnerships with creative collaborations with corporations, brands, retail stores and individuals to raise funds and amplify the voice of Knock Our Abuse.
We envision a community free of domestic abuse and with equal opportunities and rights for all.
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