A Word from Mark
Dear Friends of WTLC,
February was a month of love. Obviously, there was Valentine’s Day, but it was also my first-year wedding anniversary with my husband. (We celebrated by having some awesome sushi and a nice bottle of sake!). I also took a moment to reflect and think about the “reality-ness” of it all. I feel happy. I feel blessed. I feel lucky that I can experience what love is about.

Unfortunately, in our line of work, we see people who have been hurt by what they thought was love. We see their depression and prolonged sadness. We see their low self-esteem and lack of confidence. We sense their hopelessness and feelings of unworthiness. Sometimes, we even hear their suicidal thoughts.

Everyday, the team here at WTLC works tirelessly to help our participants learn to love again. We work hard to help rebuild their foundation of self-empathy so that they can start the process of healing and loving again. Learning to love again is a long journey and thanks to your continued support, we are here with our participants every step of the way.

Oh! And lastly – I hope to see you all at our Black & White Ball coming up on March 29th!

With Appreciation,

Domestic Violence: Lives Taken Too Soon
WTLC is an organization based in hope, but it is important to acknowledge this fact: domestic violence often ends in death.

One of the primary factors that can cause an incident of domestic violence to escalate to homicide is access to a gun. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%. Additionally, women in the US are eleven times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries.
Advocating for Change: The Impact of Education and Outreach
Education is an integral part of community outreach. Not only does advocacy include educating the community through workshops on healthy relationships, presentations on the effects of domestic violence, or parenting empowerment classes, but also educating ourselves to be the most effective and supportive advocates we can be to our participants. In order to promote and create change in our communities, we must have the skills and tools required to do so.
Thank you to everyone who donated, shared, and spread the word for the Love Is OC Campaign! With your support, we raised a grand total of
$89,643 to support healthy teen relationships in Orange County!
You're Invited to Celebrate
the Night in Black and White
WTLC invites you to celebrate the night in black and white at WTLC's Black & White Ball on March 29th, 2019. WTLC will be returning to host this epic event at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course in the rolling knolls of Anaheim Hills. All proceeds from the Black & White Ball will support WTLC's many programs and services dedicated to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking .
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