Human Options in the News
We are grateful for the opportunity to join NBCLA’s Today in L.A. to share insight on teen dating violence during the pandemic as well as resources available for parents and victims. Click here to watch the live interview. 
Looking for additional resources on teen dating violence? Click here to access our teen tool kit or call our emergency hotline at 877-854-3594. 
Self-Care Tips 101
We understand that the recent re-closures are stressful for everyone. It is important to make sure to take time for self-care. Here are some self-care tips from our therapists that everyone can try this summer.

Self-care is a process and it may look different for everyone. Before you start or jump into a new self-care journey, it can be helpful to know where you’re at right now. Evaluating what you’re currently doing can help you identify the areas that may need a bit more attention.

When it comes to taking care of yourself, consistency is key. Focus on activities that you can participate in regularly. Even if you can’t commit a significant amount of time, a few minutes of self-care a day is better than none at all. Click here for a list of self-care activities to try this summer.
Staff Spotlight
Join us in welcoming one of our newest staff members, Susana Sosa, MS. We are excited to have Susana join us as the new Program Supervisor for the Newport Mesa Family Resource Center. Click here to read more about Susana.
Margaret's Journey of Empowerment
Margaret was first introduced to Human Options after a friend recommend she attend some classes offered through the Community Health Enrichment Collaborative (CHEC) Family Resource Center. Through her participation in the Personal Empowerment Program, parenting classes, and individual counseling, Margaret was able to identify that the abuse in her relationship was not her fault. She thought of leaving several times in the past but was hesitant because she wanted a family for her children...

Click here to read more about Margaret's journey of empowerment.
Save the Date 
Looking for ways to get involved this summer? Here are some other ways you can help keep families safe in our community:
Virtual Sisterhood – Back to School
Join us for our virtual Sisterhood event on August 5th at 5:30pm ! Our team member, Arezoo Shabazi will be sharing more on how we are outreaching to families during the pandemic as well as host a self-care activity.
Help prepare students for the new school year!

Each year, our Sisterhood prepares backpacks for children in our residential program filled with all the supplies needed to start the new school year off successful. Although school may look a little different this year, our kids still need the basics to start the school year right. Click here to learn how you can help.
To learn more about our Sisterhood click here or contact Nora Caldwell.
We are LIVE on Facebook

Join us for the next seven weeks for our Facebook Live sessions @HumanOptions on Wednesday’s at 3:00pm (English) and 4:00pm (Spanish) with Marissa Presley who will discuss ways to identify different types of abuse.
We have more of a responsibility than ever to reach out to those who may need our help! If you or someone you know are in need of help, please call our 24/7 hotline at 877-854-3594. 
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