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Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 3/23/2015 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

By age 3, Adelynn’s world had begun to grow silent. Not only did the fun-loving tot suffer from progressive sensory-neural hearing loss, she belonged to a population of children who did not show their disability outwardly. Addie’s seemingly “normal” development enveloped the toddler and her family in another kind of silence — the vacuum created when critical needs remain undiscovered and unmet.
Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 3/9/2015 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

We live in a community of contrasts. While the wealth and success of so many Orange County residents is visible everywhere, the deep needs of others are not. And nowhere is this need more compelling than in Orange County’s urban core, with west Anaheim at its center.

Posted by: Human Options on 2/24/2015 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

An estimated 1.5 million high school students in the United States will be physically abused by a dating partner this year and one in three adolescents will experience some form of dating abuse in their lifetime.

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 2/23/2015 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

They’ve served bravely on the frontlines of the longest war in U.S. history. But for veterans coming home to start civilian lives, their toughest battle has often just begun. We envision them receiving a hero’s welcome, but their reality is often a labyrinth of challenges with everything from securing adequate employment and stable housing to healing from the physical and emotional wounds of war.

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 2/9/2015 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Enticing your child to eat the healthy meal you’ve prepared can be one of the greatest challenges of parenthood. It could also be the deciding factor in whether your child is at risk to join the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, which affects up to 52 percent of children in Orange County, according to a joint UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and California Center for Public Health Advocacy study.

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