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The Orange County Register: How an Orange County shelter is helping women in South Sudan

Deng Daniel Khot's voice and image cut in and out on the computer screen as three staff members of Laura's House ...

The Daily Pilot: Laura's House and LGBT Center team up to support domestic violence victims

More than 250,000 women and children in Orange County are experiencing some form of domestic violence today, estimates the local domestic violence shelter Laura’s House ...

OC Family Teen: A Hidden Epidemic

Advice for handling your child's abusive relationship for OC Family teen section by Joelle Casteix ...

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The Orange County Register: Abusive Dating Can Start Early

The statistics are gut-wrenching: 1 in 4 Orange County teens is in an abusive dating relationship, according to Laura's House in Orange County, which provides shelter, counseling and legal services to victims of domestic violence ...

Laura's House high school club youth leaders 2015-2016

Five Questions with Marissa Presley: Speaking Out Against Abuse

For the past decade, Marissa Presley has been going into classrooms and having hard conversations with students about physical, emotional and sexual abuse ...

Laura's House high school club youth leaders 2015-2016

Laura's House high school club youth leaders 2015-2016

Laura's House high school club youth leaders meet to discuss 2015-1016 school year. We explored the need for non–violence school clubs in our schools and the role ...

SOAR Spreading Optimistic Attitudes on Relationships

Julia Zamora, a teen with a mission.

Julia Zamora is a high student at Cornelia Connelly High School. Cornelia Connelly was established in 1961 by the Sisters of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus ...

Huntington Beach City Council

Huntington Beach City Council

High School student, Nancy Rodriguez was interested in raising awareness on the topic of Teen Dating Violence/Abuse in the Huntington Beach area. As part of her Girl Scout ...

Mentor Tea with Kathy Ireland

My Story of Abuse

Laura’s House would like to thank Kathy Ireland for inviting Marissa C. Presley to her annual Mentor Tea. Marissa had the opportunity to ...

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My Story of Abuse

The following tween survivor story came to Laura's House anonymously. A story written in small font, front and back was handed to ...

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Here at Laura's House, we want you to know that you're not alone. Here is a story of survival and hope within our community.

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Testimonial 2

Here at Laura's House, we want you to know that you're not alone. Here is a story of survival and hope within our community.

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Testimonial 3

Here at Laura's House, we want you to know that you're not alone. Here is a story of survival and hope within our community.

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Vicki and Courtney Bergman Murder Prompts Jonathan Chacon Arrest

The Vicki and Courtney Bergman murder investigation is focusing on Jonathan Chacon. Vicki and Courtney Bergman were found dead in their Redondo Beach home last Tuesday. Jonathan Chacon ...

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Hundreds Remember, Cindi Santana, Teen Killed in High School Stabbing

Santana was stabbed at school allegedly at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, Abraham Lopez. Hundreds turned out for a tearful memorial Tuesday for Cindi Santana, the 17-year-old high school student stabbed to death ...

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Cindi Santana Death: Did The School Ignore Warnings?

New developments have come to light in the tragic stabbing of Cindi Santana, a 17 year-old student at South East High School in South Gate, California. The teen died Friday after her ex-boyfriend ...

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Villagomez's murderer arraigned

John Wylie Needham, 25, the man suspected of murdering former Pitman High School track star Jacque Villagomez, 19, was arraigned at the Orange County Central Justice Center in Santa Ana on ...

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A High School Student's Nightmare: Dating Violence

It Was Love at First Sight for Sarah Van Zanten When She Met 'Joe' Her Sophomore Year. She Never Dreamed She'd Become a Statistic?One of Thousands of Teen Girls Caught in An Abusive Relationship ...

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Tragic Tale of Teen Dating Violence

"20/20" reported a disturbing story on teen-dating violence, April 5, 2005. The story was so powerful we wanted to air it again with updates. Here you'll see the positive reaction of one mother to a ...

Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

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