Lives changed with your donation.
Over 70% of our budget is funded by private donations. Donations allow us to provide women and children who have experienced abuse with safety, healing and a way forward. Contributions also fund counseling, legal advocacy, education programs, and elder abuse prevention.
Every $100 provides one family with one full day of safety and healing at our emergency shelter.
You can make a one-time gift or make it recurring – $5 a week adds up to $260 in one year and only $10 a month equals $120 at yearend.
Donations can be made electronically or by check. We accept all major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa).
Every gift helps
If you prefer to write a check
Please make check payable to Human Options and mail to P.O. Box 53745 Irvine, CA 92619.
Memorial & Honorary gifts allow you to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion while contributing to Human Options.
Have an old vehicle? Consider donating it! More info
Leave a legacy by including Human Options in your estate and tax planning. More info
In-kind donations provide basic necessities and help families create a new home after entering our shelter. View our guidelines and wish list!
Our Holiday Program makes the holiday season much brighter for many families who are rebuilding their lives. From adopting a family and providing presents, to donating to our holiday boutique, there are many opportunities to give back at the end of year. For more information, please contact Nora Caldwell at 949-737-5242, ext. 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about ways to donate, contact Nora Caldwell at 949-737-5242, ext. 211 or email@example.com.
Our Men in Motion and Sisterhood groups offer a place for like-minded individuals to come together, share their passion and truly make a difference.
Sisterhood is a community of women that meets four times a year to complete hands-on projects to benefit Human Options’ shelter and residential clients, who are survivors of domestic violence.
Our 2017 meetings have been set! Please join us on: February 9th – Art Therapy Paint Night, April 26th – Start With the Basics Drive, August 2nd – Breakfast/Back-to-School Drive and November 8th – Thanksgiving Meal Box Drive.
For more information on Sisterhood, please contact Nora Caldwell at 949-737-5242, ext. 211.
Men in Motion
Men in Motion is a group of businessmen and male community leaders taking a public stand against domestic violence. They are committed to raising awareness around domestic violence issues. Since 2004, they have provided over $500,000 to support our local community education programs. Each year, they make an annual contribution and are recognized in a local advertisement.
Learn more about our Men in Motion campaign.
For more information on Men in Motion, please contact Melissa Walker at 949-737-5242, ext. 317.
There are several ways you can volunteer for Human Options. Your dedication and contribution will help victims of domestic violence restore hope and rebuild their lives.
3 hour shift per week
Required to attend the 40 Hour Hotline Training Program. Our Fall 2017 training has passed. Stay tuned for dates for our Spring 2018 training!
Answer hotline calls and document each call
Children’s Program Volunteer
Shifts are M-F 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. or T/TH 4:30 – 8 p.m. (volunteers choose one shift per week)
Required to attend Children’s Program Training.
Participate in activities with children
Organize and clean location
Work with children utilizing patience, warmth, and a non-judgmental attitude
Shifts are M-F 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 1 – 5 p.m. (volunteers choose one shift per week)
Answer and direct all phone calls
Accept and process in-kind donations
Greet and direct visitors, donors, and clients
Complete projects assigned by professional staff
Pro Bono Services
Human Options Legal Advocacy program greatly benefits from the pro bono services provided by attorneys. Many of our existing pro bono partners provide services in the areas of Family Law and Immigration. Opportunities include volunteering at a monthly legal clinic and representing clients pro bono in court. Human Options provides introductory training for attorneys interested in volunteering, but are not familiar with domestic violence.
How to volunteer:
- All volunteers must be 18 or older
- Commitment of at least 6 months required
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All volunteers will need to complete a background check and interview