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December 18, 2017

“Compassion Fatigue: The Importance of Self-Care”

We’ve all heard talks on self-care, but do we really understand how to apply them to our lives? And if we do understand, do we slow down enough to do so? Over 80 professionals from nearly 30 organizations and agencies, as well as business leaders who volunteer for nonprofits, left The Raise Foundation’s Annual Holiday… read more

September 11, 2017

AB 1250 Update

During August you may have seen a call to action from The Raise Foundation and others; we asked all our friends and supporters to help stop Assembly Bill 1250. This bill (if passed) would inevitably affect the most vulnerable families we serve. Sponsored by Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D) representing the 59th Assembly District (portions… read more

September 8, 2017

Service Club Makes All the Difference

Those who have ever had to prepare children for school know how much goes into it – buying them clothes, shoes, school supplies, and a backpack to name just a few. Yet for families-in-need, this can be cost prohibitive. More often than not the children end up wearing worn-out shoes and come to school with… read more

September 6, 2017

A New Addition to Food Distributions – Hurtt Family Health Clinic

A Special New Partnership Announced by The Raise Foundation Parents struggling to provide their children nutritious food choices have been grateful for the monthly food distribution program which began last year at Manzanita Park thanks to a special collaboration between The Raise Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim, and Second Harvest Food Bank. Another… read more

September 6, 2017

How to Prevent Drownings – You are Part of the Solution

An eleven year old girl is looking forward to her friends coming over to her house for a swim party. Before they arrive she says to her parents, “Which one of you is going to be the Water Watcher?” We’d expect no less from the soon-to-be teenager, as she is the daughter of Todd Spitzer… read more

September 6, 2017

Back to School With Orange County Foster Youth

As we watch our children head back into the classroom for the next school year, there is a population of children that warrant special attention: Orange County foster youth.  While we do our best to mitigate the trauma to our foster children during their time in the dependency system, trauma is unfortunately prevalent and is… read more

May 25, 2017

Pinwheels For Prevention

Pinwheels for Prevention is a nationwide public awareness campaign that puts a new spin on prevention. The campaign uses community activities and public policies to prioritize prevention right from the start, making sure child abuse and neglect never occur. “Pinwheel gardens” planted in communities across the nation are visual reminders that we all play a… read more

May 25, 2017

29th Annual Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Conference Addresses Key Issues

Keeping people up-to-date on the trends and treatments of child abuse and neglect is all part of the prevention model. On April 27th, on the University California at Irvine Campus, nearly 200 individuals heard from leading experts in the field at the 29th Annual Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Conference. The educational opportunity was hosted… read more

May 24, 2017

Orange County Takes Action During Child Abuse Prevention Month

In Orange County during 2016, ten children died as a result of abuse or neglect. There were 31,162 reports of suspected child abuse and neglect with 5,295 substantiated cases. Thus the reason it was so important on April 5th the Blue Ribbon Task Force led by The Raise Foundation held Orange County’s Blue Ribbon Month… read more

May 24, 2017

“Keep Me Safe, Healthy and Happy”

Eldon Baber, Executive Director – The Raise Foundation What better call to action for all of us as we reflect on National Child Abuse Awareness month? Each April, The Raise Foundation and our community partners work to spread the word throughout Orange County about preventing child abuse, neglect, and maltreatment. Whether through our annual art… read more