Holiday Program Archives - Human Options

Survivor Stories: Kim’Story

Dear Human Options, My name is Kim and I had great support from Human Option in 2006 due to domestic violence. I was really in need during that time. I remember I didn’t know how to use phone in the public phone booth, I could not drive, I did not know how to use a taxi, I was not comfortable in English…and most important I did not know my rights. Until I found Human Options.   With help from a friend, I was able to find an opening in Human Options even though was living in a different county. I still vividly remember the first day that I was escorted…

Survivor Stories: Suzette’s Story

Suzette and the father of her children had not been together in over five years after she completed our Legal Advocacy services to seek help and get away from her ex. Moving on and into a new relationship, Suzette’s ex began stalking both Suzette and her partner threatening to kill them both. As she was heading home one night, her ex showed up with two of his friends. As she got out of her car to go into her home, she was grabbed from behind, and started getting punched her face and head. Suzette yelled for help but continued to get physically abused. Suzette’s neighbors ran out to try to…

Adopt a Family 2018
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Making the Holidays Brighter for Our Client Families

When Janyne and her two girls came into the shelter, they arrived with not much more than the clothes on their backs. They soon transitioned into our Second Step program where they were adopted by a donor for the holidays through our Adopt-a-Family program. Janyne filled out a wish list for herself and her girls not expecting to receive much but was overwhelmed to find that the donor had fulfilled the family’s entire list. She said it made them feel like they were important enough for someone to care about whether they had what they needed. Now, having rebuilt her life, Janyne wanted to give back by adopting a family this…