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Human Options in the Press

    Orange County Domestic Violence Death Review Team Releases Decade-Long Study Highlighting Fatality Trends & Recommendations for Prevention & Intervention 
                                                       February 16, 2022   
                                                      The Orange County Domestic Violence Death Review Team (DVDRT), a multidisciplinary task force, released its first ever study that analyzed a decade of trends in domestic violence fatalities. The team reviewed county coroner case files from 2006 through 2017 and analyzed domestic violence-related homicide and homicide/suicide cases to develop recommendations for community prevention and intervention initiatives in reducing and eradicating domestic violence. To read the full report Click here. 

      Human Options Ignites Social Change Surrounding Relationship Violence in Orange County.  
                                                        October 12, 2021 – Good Day OC  
                                                        CEO, Maricela Rios-Faust was on Good Day OC to talk about relationship violence and trends we’re seeing. Watch here. 

      CEO, Maricela Rios-Faust Nominated for 2021 OCBJ Women in Business Award! 
                                                        September 13, 2021 – Orange County Business Journal 
                                                        CEO, Maricela Rios-Faust was recently nominated for the Women in Business Award for her leadership in Orange County. Read more>

      Human Options Appoints Newport Beach Resident to its Board of Directors 
                                                        July 19, 2021 – Newport Beach Independent
                                                        Human Options announced the appointment of the newest member of the board of directors, Clay Richardson. Read more>

      Human Options’ Serious Fun 2021 Gala Raises More Than $426,000!  
                                                        June 8, 2021 – Stu News Newport
                                                        Human Options’ 2021 Serious Fun Gala goes virtual and successfully raises more than $426,000. Read more>

       KPCC Radio: The Biggest Secret No One Talks About: A Leading Cause of Homelessness Among Women.
                                                   May 24, 2021 – KPCC Radio Interview 
 Listen to Human Option’s CEO, Maricela Rios-Faust, on KPCC Radio, as she talks about intersection of Domestic Violence and Homelessness. Listen here>

       Philanthropy: Bits & Pieces
                                                   May 19, 2021 – KPCC Radio Interview 
Human Options, has been awarded a grant from SCAN Health Plan’s Community Giving Program in the amount of $15,000. The funding will support Human Options’ critical “Safe Options for Seniors” program, which provides high quality individual and group counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and more. Read more>

 

Human Options’ Serious Fun 2021 celebrates DOVE honorees 
 May 25, 2021 – Stu News Newport 
Human Options’ 2021 Serious Fun Gala goes virtual, honors Newport Coast residents.  Read more>

 

       KPCC Radio: Teen Dating Violence 
                                                   February 15, 2021 – KPCC Radio Interview 
Listen to Human Option’s CEO, Maricela Rios-Faust, on KPCC Radio, as she talks about teen dating violence. 
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     For the Love of Music Benefit 
                           February 10, 2021 – Greer’s OC 
Human Options was selected as one of the beneficiaries for the Love of Music Benefit event, hosted by the Ebell Club of Orange County. 
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  New Board Members and President 
                                    January 19, 2021 – Stu News Newport 
Human Options announced the appointment of their new board president, Celina J Doka, and two new members to its board of directors: Sabrina C. Callin and Dr. Liza Eshilian-Oates. Read more>

 

Philanthropy: Bits & Pieces
October 29, 2018 – Orange County Business Journal
Human Options received a $40,000 grant through America’s Tire Company-Central California Region’s Driven to Care Program.
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Human Options CEO Maricela Rios-Faust and Tonya De Melo, senior vice president and business control manager at Bank of America.
The Unexpected Victims of Domestic Violence 
October 27, 2018 – The Orange County Register
The evidence is irrefutable: Orange County seniors are being abused right under our noses.
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Human Options Hosts Annual Fall Luncheon
September 21, 2018 – Greer’s OC
Human Options will host its annual Fall Luncheon, UnSelfie: Raising Kind and Resilient Leaders, to help educate and raise awareness about domestic violence.
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Good Times: Serious Fun Gala Honors Longtime Supporter
September 2018 – Newport Beach Lifestyle
Kate Duchene was presented the Dove Award for her dedication to breaking the cycle of domestic violence by Human Options, a nonprofit dedicated to that mission.
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Philanthropy: Bits & Pieces
August 20-26, 2018 – Orange County Business Journal
Human Options, was awarded an $11,500 grant from Wells Fargo to support the Fall Luncheon, which takes place Oct. 4 at The Westin South Coast Plaza.
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Cover Story: Raise Your Glass 2018: Support Our Community
August 2018 – Orange County Lawyer
$205,000!!! That is how much in grants the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund awarded to worthwhile organizations recently. 
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Business: Grants
July 23, 2018 – The Orange County Register
Human Options, an Orange County-based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, was recently awarded a $200,000 two-year grant from the Weingart Foundation.
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Kate Duchene, Maricela Rios-Faust, and Kerri SonenshineBenefit: Human Options Serious Fund Gala Raises $480K
July 20, 2018 – Newport Beach Independent
Human Options, an Orange County-based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, hosted their 2018 Serious Fun Gala on May 19 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.
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Maricela Rios-Faust, Kate Duchene, and Kerri SonenshinePhilanthropy: Serious Fun, Serious Mission
June 11, 2018 – Orange County Business Journal
Human Options hosted its Serious Fun Gala on May 19 at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.
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Michael Morris and Sandra BearOrange County Bar Association Awards $10,000 Grant to Human Options
March 30, 2018 – Stu News Newport
Human Options was presented a $10,000 grant to support its legal advocacy program.
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