Justice for Children-Story of Collaboration

A mother sought out help for her daughter that was getting sexually abused by the father.  When the daughter first disclosed to the mother about the abuse the mother went to the police for help however the police claimed that that was not a matter they deal with so they referred the case to CPS.  …

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Justice for Children- The Story of Hope

A mother reached out to the agency in hopes of getting help in keeping her children that were getting physically abused by their father safe. The father had a severe alcohol problem and as a result would often physically harm his children when they were in his care. The mother sought a protection order on …

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Casa Youth Shelter Success Story – “Laura”

Laura (name changed for confidentiality), is a single mother of three who lost her job due to COVID-19 and recently overcame homelessness. Laura contacted Casa Youth Shelter concerned for one of her daughter’s mental health. Arguments between them were escalating and Laura’s daughter began exhibiting symptoms of depression. Managing life with unstable income, living in …

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Casa Youth Shelter Success Story – “Rick”

Rick (name changed for confidentiality) was brought to Casa Youth Shelter after an argument with his mother resulted in him punching his arm through his bedroom door. He punched it so hard that not only did he significantly hurt his arm, but the door also went through the other side of the frame. Both Rick …

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At Laura’s House the key words for 2020 were RESILIENCE and TEAMWORK!

As you can imagine, being forced to stay at home when home is not a safe place, provides additional challenges for our children and adults living with the devastating effects of domestic violence and abuse. Survivors have faced new obstacles in reaching out to resources, finding more limited time periods to make these important calls …

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Heather, Tyler, and Lily Find Solace at Friendly Center

During quarantine, Heather began experiencing increased physical abuse by her husband, which ultimately led to his arrest at their home. This left Heather caring for her two children, Tyler and Lily, alone for the first time. They all struggled with the emotional strife of experiencing domestic violence, their family being torn apart, and an already …

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Family Engagement Events: Fun and Bonding Outside the House

Friendly Center’s Family Engagement program offers clients a chance to engage in bonding activities with their family. Though the pandemic has limited the ability to offer the program large scale, staff has successfully adapted these events to safely provide families a bonding experience outside the home. In the Fall 2020, families came to the park …

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TURNING POINTE AUTISM FOUNDATION: RECOGNIZE IMPORTANT MILESTONES

In February, we celebrate Black History Month along with Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year, President’s, and Valentine’s Days as well. All these important traditions, honors, education, and celebrations crammed into just 28 days! If you do some online searches, you’ll find this little month also hosts National Tater Tot, Ukulele, and Banana Bread Day.   …

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STUDENT BRIGHTENS LIVES WITH ART KITS AND LESSONS FOR KIDS IN NEED

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) alumna Avalon Lafosse is no stranger to using her talents to bring more healing and catharsis to her community. While in high school, she created an arts instructional program that continues to grow and provide joy to those who need it most.   At just 12 years old, …

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Right Moves For Youth changed my life for the better, forever.

“I just felt stuck! I was raging mad because there was no way out of my situation and I didn’t know what to do to change things.” – RMFY alumni, Amza describing himself as a teenager.   Have you ever felt this way? Well, this is exactly what Amza was feeling during his 9th grade …

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