Human Options is honored to announce that we are the proud recipients of an $11,500 grant from Wells Fargo to support our Fall Luncheon, which takes place October 4 at The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
Chamicka Pollock, Regional Banking District Manager of the Saddleback Hills District of Wells Fargo, and also a member of Human Options Board of Directors, is the Event Co-Chair for this year’s Fall Luncheon. In the past three years a team of volunteers from Wells Fargo have donated their time and talent to create purposeful centerpieces for the event that go directly to the Human Options residential programs for clients’ use. This year’s centerpieces will contain art supplies for use in the children’s program at the emergency shelter.
“We are grateful for the support and sponsorship of an industry leader like Wells Fargo, which is critical to helping our organization strengthen our community response to relationship-based violence,” says Maricela Rios-Faust, CEO of Human Options. “As we work to ensure that all families in Orange County can lead relationships free from violence, partnerships like this are critical to help advance our mission.”
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Human Options’ kicks off the Fall Luncheon with keynote speaker, Dr. Michele Borba. Dr. Borba is an NBC news contributor, child development expert and author of “UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World”. She will speak on raising kind and resilient children, and the importance of empathy in achieving successful school, workplace and personal relationships.
With the support from companies like Wells Fargo and our generous donors, Human Options is able to provide individuals who have experienced abuse with a safe place to heal, and the skills and resources toward relationships free from violence.
Human Options reached more than 20,000 community members through education and prevention last year, provided over 480 individuals and families with a safe home through the emergency shelter and transitional housing program, served 1,400 individuals through community-based programs, and responded to more than 6,500 callers providing immediate crisis support, information and referrals through the 24-hour hotline.
If you are interested in attending or sponsoring our Fall Luncheon this October, please click here for more information.