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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.

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 1/26/2015 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Judy Swayne’s dream to create an enduring home for local philanthropy was realized with the founding of the Orange County Community Foundation in 1989, and furthered through her leadership of OCCF over the next ten years. At the same time, her husband Keith was building his family’s company—Case Swayne Co.—into an iconic Orange County business success. When Keith retired after selling his company to BestFoods, he shifted focus to the passion for philanthropy he had shared with Judy throughout their lives together.

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 1/12/2015 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Each holiday season, Orange County reveals its generous heart through the hundreds of volunteers who serve at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and local nonprofits helping our neighbors in need. It’s an admirable way for individuals and families to connect with our community, and can help teach children the importance of giving back.

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