Our CEO, Maricela Rios-Faust, had the opportunity to join Congressman Harley Rouda's tele-discussion with other expert panelists on domestic violence and child abuse during this time of COVID-19. Click here to hear the discussion.
Panelists included: Sheila Boxley, President & CEO, Child Abuse Prevention Center, Krista Niemczyk, Public Policy Manager, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Kristen Douglas, Director of Government Affairs, Childhelp, Mark Lee, CEO, Women’s Transitional Living Center, and Greg Young, Program Director, Laura’s House.
Prevention and Education: How We Are Here to Help
During this time, it is critical to educate our community to check-in with loved ones and neighbors who may be experiencing relationship violence and bring awareness to services that are available.

How is Human Options Responding?

Our Prevention and Education team is working tirelessly to engage the community on how to identify and support victims. Here are a few ways our team has continued these crucial efforts safely:
  • Our Prevention Educator, Marissa Charlotte Presley, hosts a weekly Facebook Live session, discussing what the Personal Empowerment Program (PEP) covers. Join us every Wednesday through June 10th at 3:00pm @Humanoptions to learn the different aspects of Relationship Violence (RV) and how you or those you care about can become personally empowered!

"I am so glad that you are speaking about this. I know that there are a lot of people that need to hear they aren't alone right now."
  • We are launching our first virtual Teen Ambassador cohort! Teens across Orange County will be joining us via zoom for 10 weeks to participate in our Teen Ambassador program.

  • We are offering portions of our 40-hour training via distance learning. To sign up or learn more, contact Marissa Presley at mpresley@humanoptions.org.
Help Us Continue to Keep Our Neighbors Safe at Home
We have reached 80% of our goal to raise $250,000 to Keep our Neighbors Safe at Home!

We are so grateful to all of you who have supported our Keep Our Neighbors Safe at Home initiative! With your support, we are able to continue to provide victims and survivors life-saving services including: a safe place to stay, access to essential items, counseling, legal advocacy and support during this time of crisis.

Help us continue to provide these life-saving services to individuals and families when they are needed the most!
W e 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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