October 2013 - Human Options

Why October means so much

Blog by Maricela Rios-Faust, Chief Operating Officer, Human Option Many are aware that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know breast cancer awareness shares October with another very important women’s health issue? That issue is domestic violence.  At Human Options, an Orange County, California non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, we witness the trauma domestic violence produces daily. We meet the very individuals and their family members that are included in these horrific national facts: Every year within the United States there are 211,000 new cases of breast cancer and 1,800,000 women are victimized by domestic violence. Nearly 33% of US female victims…

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Human Options Partners with Groupon Grassroots in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Its Day 5 of our 7 day Groupon Grassroots campaign and we are so appreciative of our supporters. We decided to partner with Groupon during the month of October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. This partnership is a unique new way of organizing people in the community to support our cause to provide safety, healing and a way forward for families who have experienced domestic violence. We have 24 donations so far and hope you can help us reach our goal of 40 donations by Day 7.  You can  pledge support for our mission to break the cycle of domestic violence in increments of $10, with each $10 providing…