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April 6, 2017

2017 Blue Ribbon “Child Abuse Prevention” Month Kick Off Ceremony

Join us to kick off “National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.” Help us honor the memory of local children who perished from child abuse and neglect, and hear the latest on what is being done to help prevent and stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect in Orange County. Applaud inspiring Blue Ribbon heroes,… read more

January 22, 2017

8th Annual Kermit Alexander & NFL Legends Play-off Party

Get Ready for the 8th Annual Kermit Alexander & NFL Legends at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce for an All-Out VIP Play-Off Party. January 22, 2017 Doors open at 11:30 a.m. – kick-off at Noon!   50 Yard Line Reserved Table (Only 6 available) Includes a RESERVED Table for 8 FANS for best viewing! A… read more

December 14, 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF MINDFULNESS PRACTICE…FOR YOU

There is something to it when the flight attendant aboard an airplane gives you the safety instruction: “Put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others.” The idea of ensuring your own self-care to make you even more helpful for others, and healthier in your own life, is at the heart of the practice… read more

December 7, 2016

FRC Spotlight: South Orange County Family Resource Center

The South Orange County (SOC) Family Resource Center (FRC) in Lake Forest places a strong emphasis on supporting and strengthening families by educating them and making resources available to them. Their focus areas are Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, and the smaller surrounding areas. The FRC is very excited to provide these… read more

December 7, 2016

Preparing for Change: Orange County’s Child Welfare

Mike Ryan, Director, Orange County Social Services Agency As you may know, 2016 has been a year of significant change and transition for child welfare across California. In discussing change, it is always important to keep perspective, recognize where we are today, and how far we’ve come. Last year in Orange County, our Child Abuse… read more

December 7, 2016

When Giving Is Practical

Eldon Baber, Executive Director – The Raise Foundation It is clearly the holiday season, I knew just by walking through the office. There were bags and bags of gifts for families and children stacked everywhere. Evidence of the caring, supportive volunteers and staff that are a part of The Raise Foundation – all trying to… read more

November 2, 2016

Adopt-a-Family Questionnaire

Submit by Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  … read more

September 27, 2016

Parenting Changes You…

Eldon Baber, Executive Director – The Raise Foundation I once heard children described as a personal development opportunity for parents. As the parent of four adult “children” I wholeheartedly agree. The truth be told, I think that parenting changes you. I really think that once you take on the role of parent you’re never quite the… read more

September 27, 2016

Through the Eyes (and Heart) of a Foster Parent…

Ever since Jeannie Tiner was a child, people referred to her as the “caregiving” type. Being the oldest amid her siblings, Jeannie jokes that she used to run around with a Kleenex to wipe her toddler sister’s runny nose. This caring demeanor is at the very core of Jeannie’s role as both mom and foster mom.… read more

September 27, 2016

FRC Spotlight: Community Health Enrichment Collaborative Family Resource Center (CHEC FRC)

The Community Health Enrichment Collaborative (CHEC) Family Resource Center (FRC) in San Juan Capistrano is all about the community, especially about the health and enrichment of families. The FRC is a collaborative among Mission Hospital, Children’s Bureau, Human Options, and The Raise Foundation.  While some may think San Juan Capistrano and neighboring areas have very… read more

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