Happy New Year from WTLC!
WTLC Names New Chief Executive Officer
WTLC is excited to announce that after an extensive search by the Board of Directors, Mark Lee has been selected as the next Chief Executive Officer. 

“The Board set out to find a leader with the vision to build upon WTLC’s successes from the past 42 years,” says WTLC Vice Chair Mark Jablonski. “His commitment to learning and innovation, and his balance of managerial skills and leadership qualities position him for success in leading our organization forward.” 

Mark has over 12 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, both in direct service and management roles. He has been at WTLC for over three years, serving as Chief Operating Officer and, more recently, as Interim Chief Executive Officer. 

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from University of California, Irvine. Since then, he has developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector and received his Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on Nonprofit Management from North Park University.  

WTLC staff and the Board of Directors would like to congratulate Mark on his promotion.

When Rose first arrived at WTLC’s shelter, she was very guarded. She shared very little with her Advocates about her life—just that she was being forced to work as an escort and was ready to leave this exploitative situation behind. She had been referred to WTLC by her case manager at Waymakers but was having trouble adjusting to life in the shelter. 

Rose kept to herself, did not participate in any group activities, and would often miss her counseling appointments. When she did meet with her Advocates, she often expressed feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated.  

Then something changed...  

The Decorative Arts Society has generously supported WTLC’s Bridge Housing Program since 2016, providing funding that ensures survivors and their children are safe, comfortable, and connected when they make the difficult decision to leave an abusive home. 

WTLC is so grateful for DARTS’ continued commitment to improving the lives of survivors and their families. Thank you!

Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal
of $50,000 by December 31!
It’s the end of the year, but just the beginning for many. Your commitment to ending the cycle of violence and exploitation made all the difference this past year for thousands of survivors in and around Orange County. Will you help us start 2019 strong by making a tax-deductible donation to WTLC?
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Human trafficking isn’t a problem of the past- it’s an epidemic in the here and now. Orange County has become a destination spot for Human Trafficking and the problem is growing. Most victims of trafficking look like the people you encounter everyday. 

WTLC is working hard to address the issue of human trafficking and is a leader in bringing awareness to this overlooked and underreported crime.

Take a stand and join the fight to end trafficking today.
A Message from our Family to Yours
Programs & Services

Learn about the resources we provide to empower people for independent living.
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We are always looking for talented individuals who are committed to ending the cycle of violence.

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