Tilly's Life Center (TLC) and Laura’s House are proud to announce their first annual Festival of the Hearts event taking place at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif., on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Organized by teens, the conference is geared toward both teens and parents and will focus on healthy relationships, cyber safety, positive thinking and affirmations, safe dating, social media and bullying, media literacy, substance abuse and warning signs. The event will also feature social activities such as therapeutic group yoga, art therapy and self-defense. In addition, the event will include lunch sponsored by El Pollo Loco and feature live entertainment by: The Breeze, Bella Dose, DJ Episode, spoken word artist Phil Kaye and Hanna Eyre from NBC’s "The Voice". There will also be a themed photo booth donated by FoxTales. Register Today, www.laurashouse.org
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. There are many ways you can raise awareness about teen dating violence on your campus.
Here are some examples:
Invite Laura’s House to speak at your school.
Conduct an Orange Ribbon Campaign.
Supply students with orange ribbons.
Get approval to tie orange ribbons around the trees on campus.
Make orange ribbons for teachers to put on their doors.
Paint your school with DV/TDV facts.
Join in on Wear Orange Day (Feb. 14), a national day of awareness where we encourage everyone to wear orange in honor of TDV Awareness Month. Encourage students to wear orange shirts, nail polish, ribbons, jewelry, etc.
Participate in the #StrandAgainstTDV campaign.
Ask teachers, counselors or the principal to state a teen dating violence fact during school announcements.
Speak with coaches at your school and encourage them to ask players to wear orange socks during February games.
Write an article about teen dating violence for your school newspaper.
Create a teen dating violence PSA to be played at your school.
Organize a TDV walk for your school.
Collect gift cards for Laura’s House clients (i.e. grocery stores, superstores, pharmacies, restaurants, clothing stores, AMEX, gas cards)
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of physical violence] by an intimate partner within their lifetime (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence).
At Laura's House, shelter and supportive services are provided to more than 4,000 abused women and children affected by domestic violence. Specific services provided include a 24-Hour Hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, life skills education, transitional programs and legal services to over 50,000 persons. Laura’s House strives to help women through one of the most difficult times in their life and to establish a fresh start.
Come out to show your support for Laura’s House on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 6-7pm. At this event we will commemorate Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month at our 7th annual vigil, in remembrance and honor of the life of Jacque Villagomez and all victims of teen dating abuse. This event will take place at the OC Sherriff’s Regional Training Academy in Tustin. To RSVP for the event, email LHteen@laurashouse.org.
Join Laura's House to Commemorate Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month at our 7th Annual Vigil Friday, January 27, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm at the OC Sheriff's Regional Training Academy 15991 Armstrong Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782. In loving memory of Jacque Villagomez and all vicims of teen dating violence. Jacque's life tragically ended when she was beaten to death by her boyfriend.
The 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil in honor of Jacque Villagomez was attended by over 650 individuals! The community gathered at the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Center in Tustin in memory of teen victims of dating abuse. This year we honored El Toro High School teachers, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Engel and Mr. Frith with the Teachers Together to End Dating Abuse Award. We also honored Tilly Levine of Tilly’s Life Center with the Teens Together to End Dating Abuse Award. Singer, songwriter, Sidney Bowen performed original songs for the guests in attendance. The event is planned and executed by Orange County youth leaders, Laura’s House school clubs members and volunteers. This event launches Teen Dating Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month.
Thank you to all who support our efforts to raise awareness on Teen/Adolescent Dating Abuse.
Thank you to the Arbonne Foundation for their generous support and Sponsorship of our 2016 Vigil!