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 11 million dollars to provide transitional support to more than 30,000 women and children whose lives have been shattered by abuse, poverty and homelessness.
2018 Knock Out Abuse celebrated 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.  


Knock Out Abuse West hosted it's first annual Los Angeles event KNOCK OUT ABUSE LA on June 16th, 2018.  (View pictures from the night here)

Our second annual fundraiser will take place on October 12th, 2019 at the Wilshire Country club in Los Angeles.

Proceeds are donated to local domestic violence shelters that KOAW annually select as beneficiaries. 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 partnerships with corporations, brands, retail stores and individuals to raise funds and amplify the voice of Knock Out Abuse.
We envision a community free of domestic abuse with equal opportunities and rights for all.

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