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May 13, 2016

Young Professionals Board Spring Soiree Gala

Join us Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM for A Rustic Chic Evening Gala. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://2016springsoiree.eventbrite.com Formal Invitation to follow. Click here to download the event flyer… read more

April 27, 2016

Keep Us Safe: Raising Strong Happy Children

Imagine this…A toddler runs over to an un-gated pool and then looks back at his babysitter to say, “Remember to keep me safe!” Or, a child is strapped into a car seat and just as their parent gets out of the car to go to work, the child calls out, “Remember to keep me safe.”… read more

April 27, 2016

Family Resource Center Spotlight: Oak View FRC

The Oak View Family Resource Center (FRC), one of the seven that a Raise Foundation staff member works in, provides a wide range of critical services to approximately three to four hundred families a month.  The center, located in Huntington Beach, offers domestic violence workshops, parenting workshops, a women’s support group, one-on-one support, awareness events,… read more

April 27, 2016

Protecting Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

By: Mike Ryan, Director, Orange County Social Services Agency The plight of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) has gained national attention over recent years.  These child victims are in many ways like other children who Orange County serves; however, they have unique needs that require coordination and support from varied systems including mental health, public… read more

April 19, 2016

ABC7 Eye Witness News – Blue Ribbon Kick-off Ceremony

The 22nd Annual Community-wide Blue Ribbon Ceremony to kick off “National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.” was highlighted by ABC7 Eye Witness Newsduring a recent broadcast. Be sure to check out the video below.… read more

April 10, 2016

Blue Ribbon Art Contest Award Ceremony

Join us Sunday, April 10th, as we recognize the winners of the 2016 Blue Ribbon Art Contest. Stay for an Egg Hunt and Clinic in the Park. Clinic in the park will be offering: Health Screening, Treatments and Check-ups Health Chat with Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Dietitians, Health Educators and other Specialists Resources and Referrals (Insurance, Legal,… read more

April 6, 2016

Blue Ribbon “Child Abuse Prevention” Month Kick-off

Please join The Raise Foundation (OC’s Child Abuse Prevention Council) and our community-wide Blue Ribbon Steering Committee as we kick off the 23rd Annual Blue Ribbon (Child Abuse Prevention) Month campaign on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana. The names of those children who unfortunately died as a result of child… read more

April 4, 2016

Become a Special Volunteer

Food Distributions As a collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank, The Raise Foundation provides food distribution opportunities to families-in-need throughout Orange County. A special thank you goes out to the Junior League of Orange County members and the many other community volunteers for their volunteer assistance with past distributions at the Costa Mesa Family… read more

April 4, 2016

2016 Blue Ribbon Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Blue Ribbon Month Art Contest Winners.                       1st Place Winner Elementary School Category Allie Espinosa. Age 9.   1st Place Winner Middle School Category Kelsy Maldonado. Age 11.    1st Place Winner High School Category Maritza Tlatenchi. Age 16   1st… read more

April 4, 2016

Commitment to Caring

By: Eldon Baber, Executive Director – The Raise Foundation For more than four decades The Raise Foundation has worked under the premise: Better Parents. Better Kids. Designated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors as Orange County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council, our work is guided by the belief that strengthening families is the best prevention… read more