A Word from Mark
Dear Friends of WTLC,
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month.

This is a very special time to say, “thank you” to our volunteers. There are not enough words to describe how amazed and grateful I am for the dedication, compassion, and generosity of all of our supporters who have given their time, talent, and contribution to WTLC.

Our work would not be possible without the donations of items such as canned foods, hygiene products, and gift cards from numerous successful donation drives most recently hosted by Pacific Western Bank, CMRE Financial Services, and Boy Scouts Troop 207.

Without the support from our committed individual volunteers, who have all completed the state mandated 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training, we would not have been able to provide critical services to 3,057 participants and 2,915 calls to our 24/7 Helpline number last year.

We also want to recognize the amazing work and commitment of those volunteers that help with our special events, helping us to raise over $116,000 this past year.

On behalf of our Board, staff, and participants, I would like to say thank you for your unwavering support and generosity. We continue to work very hard every day to support survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. We truly appreciate all those who have joined us in this work. 

With Appreciation,

Mark
Lilia’s Story: Protecting Her Children from Domestic Violence
Lilia initially met a WTLC outreach advocate at a community partner’s site and requested service for her family. At the time Lilia requested counseling services she was in large denial about domestic violence and its effects on her and her family. Upon initial intake, Lilia had reported only that her husband was an alcoholic and she wanted to learn how to handle her difficult situation at home.
 
When Lilia began service and started to be educated on the effects of domestic violence on her children, Lilia opened up and verbalized what actually was happening at home. Lilia was in a 20-year abusive marriage in which not just alcoholism was present but emotional, psychological, and physical abuse towards her and her children.  
Child Abuse Prevention Month
More than five million children are exposed to physical domestic violence each year. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. WTLC recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Growing up in a violent home is often a traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of a child’s life. WTLC uses curriculum from A Window Between Worlds to provide art therapy that is designed to give participants the creative space to process difficult emotions. Children and adults who have experienced domestic violence and human trafficking have a safe, supportive, and creative environment where they can process their experiences and learn healthy outlets for their emotions. 
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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