LADERA RANCH, CA, May 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Laura's House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing intervention, education, life skills and support to empower survivors of domestic violence to break the cycle of abuse will host a special birthday celebration at its Ladera Ranch offices on Thursday, June 12, at 4 p.m. The public event will serve to inspire action and raise awareness for the organization's vision of ending the silence of domestic violence.
In 2013, more than 2,600 individuals contacted the 24-hour Laura's House hotline and were provided with crisis intervention services, an increase of nearly 10 percent from 2012. Over its 20-year history, Laura's House has continued to increase the number of lives it touches annually, providing close to one million individuals in Orange County and beyond with domestic violence-related services and support.
"Since its founding, Laura's House has continued to grow and expand its many programs and services to prepare our clients and their children to live independent and violence-free lives," said Margaret Bayston, CEO and Executive Director of Laura's House. "As we celebrate 20 years with our supporters, donors, colleagues and clients, we encourage the community to join us in learning more about the tragic reality for those affected by domestic violence and how we can come together to break the silence."
The festive afternoon, which celebrates the nonprofit's year of inception, will include an anniversary cake, live entertainment, open house and tours of its corporate offices and counseling and resource center. Interested attendees can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-361-3775.
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Laura's House also has created a special Anniversary Fund to raise much-needed support for its lifesaving programs and services. The goal is to raise $20,000 to ensure Laura's House is able to provide its services to help more families beyond 2014. The organization also will host its 20th anniversary gala on Oct. 4 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Sponsorship packages and tickets are now available. For more information on Laura's House and its 20th anniversary, visit http://www.laurashouse.org.
About Laura's House
The mission of Laura's House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.
In 2014, Laura's House celebrates its 20th anniversary serving those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. For the past two decades, Laura's House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,000 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 45,000 people. Connect with Laura's House on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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