Volunteer in the Valley is a weekly Internet radio show/podcast on KPCRadio.com, Pierce College’s student-run online radio station. Host Milo Anderson invites organizations in and around the San Fernando Valley to tell listeners about the work that they do and the help that they need to do it. This episode’s guests are:
Calabasas Meals on Wheels President Linda Bradley. To become a Meal Delivery Driver for Calabasas Meals on Wheels, call Susan Eichenberger at 818-517-8453 or email Susan at [email protected] or call Linda Bradley at 818-222-2844 or email Linda at [email protected].
Helping Hands Against Domestic Violence Founder and Director Karen Gonzalez. To volunteer or if you are survivor of a domestic trauma and need help, Helping Hands Against Domestic Violence at Hope Chapel of the Valley Church in Winnetka, CA wants to hear from you. E-mail[email protected] or call Karen Gonzalez on her cell phone at 818-984-4411 or at her office at 818-882-1298. You can also check out the Helping Hands Against Domestic Violence Facebook page.
Thank you for your interest in Volunteering! Enjoy the show!
After years of physical abuse, Karen Gonzalez finally fled her home in November 2011 after she said her boyfriend tried to strangle her.
She hadn’t realized just how much the experience had affected her and her three children.
“My body would feel stressed or tight or I couldn't breath or I would hold my breath and I didn’t even realize, 'Oh, wow, I’m not breathing,'” Gonzalez remembers.
A program run by the nonprofit Echo Parenting helped raise her awareness and strengthened her parenting skills so she could help herself and her children move through the trauma. Hear the radio interview!