As we look back on an unprecedented year and what it’s meant to be an essential service during a
pandemic, we want to thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to ensuring survivors
have a safe place to heal from abuse.
We are all interconnected; each of you has played a role in igniting social change and have
demonstrated the power of community. Together our community rallied to offer victims and their
families hope for a life free from violence.
While relationship violence is not new, the ripple effect of the pandemic has added to economic uncertainty, social isolation experienced by victims, and prolonged exposure to trauma causing increased anxiety and depression.
Often survivors have limited awareness and access to support and services that are available. Through our partnerships with each of you we were able to extend a critical lifeline for those who so desperately need it.
We would not be here without you. We believe that empowering survivors to choose the path to healing that is best for them leads to sustained change. The synergy between safety, empowerment and healing is transformational and creates new and triumphant life stories of success in Orange County.
This past year reaffirmed there is no single option for ending relationship violence. With your support we remained steadfast in the delivery of four components of our mission.
• Educating our community by establishing crucial partnerships with law enforcement, employers, teen ambassadors, and beauty industry professionals.
• Advocating for those effected by abuse through our legal advocacy and domestic violence housing first program.
• Extending a safe place in 9 Orange County communities through Family Resource Centers.
• Empowering survivors to take the first step.
Through our complex ecosystem of individuals, families, communities and networks we set out to reduce the multiple barriers that survivors face when taking the courageous step to seek safety.
This year, we spotlight the interconnected circles of people who empower transformation. Your unwavering support has continued to inspire us. We remain committed to advancing our vision in which every person and family in Orange County experiences safe, healthy relationships and lives free from fear.
Maricela Rios-Faust, MSW, LCSW, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
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