Su Casa shelter marks 30 years

LAKEWOOD - Su Casa, a non-profit organization that provides support to survivors of domestic violence in Los Angeles County, celebrated its 30th anniversary at an event Oct. 4 attended by more than 300 supporters.Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-34) was honored at the event for her advocacy on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. "This award has great personal meaning because Su Casa's work of empowering victims of domestic violence has been close to my heart throughout my 23 years of public service," Roybal-Allard said during her remarks. "To me, this award presented by Su Casa is very humbling, because I know how hard the dedicated staff and volunteers work, day in and day out, on the front lines, to provide life-saving services to families victimized by domestic violence." Founded in 1979 and based in Long Beach, Su Casa provides a wide array of services to assist survivors of domestic violence and their children, including providing shelter, case management and counseling. Su Casa also works with victims still living with their batterer. ********** Published: October 16, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 26