Long Beach shelters like Su Casa help domestic violence victims heal…


Executive Director Vicki Doolittle, right, and Rosalie Rowe, Director of Finance, left, at Su Casa, a domestic violence non-profit that started nearly 35 years ago in the house of the organization’s founder in Long Beach, CA. Thursday, November 7, 2013. (Thomas R. Cordova / Staff Photographer)

By Beatriz Valenzuela, Press-Telegram

Posted: 11/10/13, 2:48 PM PST | Updated: 1 day ago


Su Casa: Ending Domestic Violence 3840 Woodruff Avenue, Suite 203 Long Beach, CA 90808 562-402-4888

Interval House: 6615 East Pacific Coast Highway, suite 170 Long Beach, CA 90803 714-891-8121

Women Shelter of Long Beach: P.O. Box 32107 Long Beach, CA 90832 562-437-7233

Long Beach Rescue Mission: PO Box 1969 Long Beach, CA 90801 562-591-1292

LONG BEACH >> The woman nervously looked around the Starbucks on Redondo Boulevard in Long Beach.

“I always worry I might see his sister or cousins here in Long Beach,” she said of her former boyfriend and father of her oldest child. “Most of his family understands, but there are still those who blame me.”

Clarissa, who didn’t want her last name used, is a domestic violence survivor. She fled to the San Gabriel Valley six years ago but regularly returns to Long Beach because her family lives here.

After enduring years of verbal and physical abuse — and pleas from her family to get out — she said leaving the situation “wasn’t that easy.”

Although in recent years the issue of domestic violence has been brought out of the shadows, many say it is still a major issue plaguing the country, and in Long Beach.

In 2011, Los Angeles County 911 operators received 39,817 calls for domestic violence, and nearly two-thirds involved severe physical force or the use of a weapon, said Vicki Doolittle, executive director of Su Casa: Ending Domestic Violence. Read Article here


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Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of a comprehensive domestic violence service organization, including daily operations, fund development, and fiscal management.    


Su Casa ~ Ending Domestic Violence is a nonprofit community organization located in Long Beach dedicated to empowering individuals and families to live free from domestic abuse and building partnerships with communities to end domestic violence. This is accomplished through the 24-hour hotline, Emergency Shelter, Transitional Shelter, Walk-In Center, and Community Education and Awareness Program. With a committed staff, board and volunteers, Su Casa helps victims and their children find safety and healing services through counseling, support groups, case management, advocacy, and life skills classes.


  1. Works with Board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission and vision.
  2. Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  3. Leads and manages programs and services to ensure progress and compliance with the organization’s strategic plan and all government contracts.
  4. Oversees an organizational climate that attracts, retains, and engages a diverse staff of high quality individuals and implements appropriate resources to ensure operations of the organization are effective and appropriate.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree required and a Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years successful nonprofit management and/or administrative experience.
  • Working knowledge of the complexities of domestic violence for individuals, families, and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationship with the Board of Directors.
  • Working knowledge of fiscal management and budget preparation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong management and supervisory skills, decision-making, leadership ability, relationship building and consensus-building.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, fundraising, and grant writing experience and the ability to engage wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Certification in the 40-hour domestic violence training as required by the State of California and clear State and FBI criminal background check.



Please send a letter of interest and resume to miriam@sucasadv.org and write “Executive Director” in the subject line. Send electronic submissions only. No phone calls please. Applications are due September 23, 2016.