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Waymakers is working with Garden Grove residents to protect families from second and third-hand smoke exposure. Read more on how to protect your family and home from second and third-hand smoke exposure….Read More
Congressional task force on human trafficking launches in Southern California
Ten OC experts gathered March 21 in Placentia for the inaugural meeting of the Human Trafficking Congressional Task Force….Read More
Waymakers awarded $1 million grant to empower youth against substance abuse
Grant Funding Allows Orange County Nonprofit to Partner with Anaheim Union High School District on Youth Leadership Development Program…Read More
St. Mary’s donates comforting clothing to support Waymakers Teen Shelter
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach ended its year of giving with a clothing drive to provide warm and comforting clothes to the teens at the Waymakers Shelter just in time for Christmas. The church gathered more than 70 items to warm teens from head to toe…Read more
Human Trafficking Task Force training in Irvine draws law enforcement officers from across state
An Orange County-based human trafficking task force’s intensive training course in Irvine last week drew police officers and other officials from across California intent on learning about the group’s years-long mission: Refocusing law enforcement culture to meet the needs of victims and be sensitive to the emotional trauma they’ve experienced….Read more
Parisa Fishback of Fishback Law Corporation on Mission to End Modern Slavery
By day, Parisa Fishback is the founder and principal attorney of Newport Beach’s Fishback Law Corporation (fishbacklawgroup.com), where she specializes in bankruptcy law. But outside of the office, she’s combining two of her other passions—luxury cars and her goal to end human trafficking…Read more
Waymakers, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit, has added four new members to its board, including Paul Fleck, Robert Handy, GK Kannan and Dr. Jay Lee.
Sept. 10 is Suicide Prevention Day. It is time to raise awareness about mental health and the importance of reaching out for help, without stigma or shame, for ourselves or our loved ones. During the worst waves of the COVID_19 pandemic, when business and school closures caused unemployment, financial strain and isolation, millions experienced anxiety and depression for the first time; while for others, those conditions worsened. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that between April and June 2020, more than 40 percent of adults reported feeling anxious or depressed, an increase from the same period in 201. Read more
Shelter from the Storm | Waymakers addresses teen mental health during times of crisis
Waymakers is seeking proposals from qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced banking institutions to provide Banking Services to meet the anticipated needs of Waymakers, a 501(c) (3) organization. The proposal must be received by 5:00 p.m. PT on, or before, Monday, July 27, 2021. Late submissions shall be refused, unless acts of nature prohibit the bidder from meeting the deadline, and the respondent will be eliminated from further consideration. Electronic copies are preferred and submission should be made via email to rfp@WaymakersOC.org. Waymakers Banking RFP-Final
During May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, the Newport Mesa Collective Impact group, overseen by Waymakers, worked in partnership with the Newport Mesa Unified School District to hold the first-ever Mental Health Awareness Month Art Contest. Read more and see the winners HERE
Evan Rachel Wood and nine other women have accused shock rocker Marilyn Manson of abuse, bringing attention to a topic that affects all ages, races and genders — sexual grooming. Michelle Heater, Director for the Victims Assistance Programs at Waymakers in Orange County, brings her expertise and offers advice on what you can do if you suspect a loved one may be a victim.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise, but there are things you can do, and warning signs you can look for to keep others safe from predators. Experts from Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force join Michaela Pereira on Good Day LA.
We are thrilled to announce that we’ve been nominated as part of this year’s Best of HB Awards presented by the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce! Among so many great individuals and businesses, we are honored to be part of such an amazing community. Now, we need YOUR HELP as voting for finalists has begun! You can vote here.
Waymakers has debuted a new public awareness campaign, #BETTERWAY, focused on combating the severity and rise in family violence Read More…
Waymakers staff partner with students from Save Our Youth in Costa Mesa to spread substance use prevention messages Read more…
Waymakers offers services to those who were present, or have a loved one who was present, at the locations where stabbing and other violent acts took place during the tragic events that took place on August 7, 2019 in Garden Grove and Santa Ana. Read more…
Waymakers’ Huntington Beach Youth Shelter Celebrates Thirteen Years of Providing Youth with a Second Chance Through Shelter Services. Read more…
A Place to Call Home. Laguna Beach Magazine
‘The greatest gift’: Waymakers Laguna Beach Youth Shelter celebrates 40 years
Teen suicides have spiked, especially in Orange County, but new habits can save lives
Let’s look up: Responding to Orange County’s latest teen suicide tragedy
“Love Grows by Giving” raises major funds for at-risk youth
Human Trafficking Victims, more help from…
Carol Carlson: Opening the doors at Laguna’s youth shelter.
Waymakers offers services to those affected by the Thousand Oaks Shooting. Click here for information on victim services
Talking Vaping – What are the dangers of vaping and how do I discuss these dangers with my teen?
WM Vaping Parenting OC print Nov_2018
Digital predators, teen victims, Part 2: After sexual assault, a life is shattered..
UPS volunteers transform Waymakers Youth Shelter in Laguna Beach into a holiday-ready house.
Anaheim PD Project Turkey Leg provides Thanksgiving dinner to 90 families
Competing ladder-to-ladder, UPS teams wrap Tustin, Laguna Beach youth shelters in holiday finery
Homelessness in OC. Just Another Melodic Monday.
Harborside Restaurant hosts luncheon guild
Facts About Underaged Drinking.