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March 29, 1996
Leaders of a San Fernando Valley women's group said plans are underway to build what will be the largest long-term shelter for battered women in Los Angeles County. "At most emergency women's shelters, you can only stay between 30 to 60 days," said Melissa Hilario, a board member of Women Advancing the Valley Through Education, Economics and Empowerment (WAVE). "Our transitional shelter is going to be the second stage. Women and their children can stay up to 18 months," Hilario said.
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February 16, 2011 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
One is a barely pubescent girl, forced to wed a much older man to pay a family debt. Another is a scarred and bruised mother of four, so traumatized by her husband's beatings that she trembles whenever anyone speaks to her. A third is a spirited young woman marked for death by her brothers and father when she tried to run away with the man she wanted to marry. All found sanctuary at a shelter in the Afghan capital run by a privately funded women's group. But this fragile haven and others like it are threatened by a plan, laid out publicly Tuesday for the first time by the administration of President Hamid Karzai, to bring all such facilities under strict government control.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1995 | LORENZA MUNOZ and KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was the busiest shopping day of the year--malls stuffed to the gills with buyers and browsers. But few shoppers seemed to notice the first "Mothers March" donation drive for battered women's shelters held in eight malls throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. The event was the creation of J.J. Meier, a mall publicist and Los Alamitos mother who developed it in two stages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Just over a week ago, Auiwon Hicks was living under Interstate 215 in San Bernardino after her Ford Taurus was impounded. But the 20-year-old single mother ended up in an unlikely place: March Air Reserve Base near Riverside. The base is home to Amelia's Light, a transitional shelter for women and children run by Lutheran Social Services. Now, another one of the downsized base's vacant barracks is poised to open for some of Riverside County's most vulnerable residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1995 | TIM MAY
With the opening of the Family Violence Project's new emergency battered women's shelter Friday, the number of official safe havens for abused women in the San Fernando Valley will double. "This is only the second such shelter for abused women and their children in the entire Valley," said the shelter's director, Lynn Moriarty, at a dedication ceremony for the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 | TIM MAY
Leaders of a San Fernando Valley women's group said plans are underway to build what will be the largest long-term shelter for battered women in Los Angeles County. "At most emergency women's shelters, you can only stay between 30 to 60 days," said Melissa Hilario, a board member of Women Advancing the Valley Through Education, Economics and Empowerment, or WAVE. "Our transitional shelter is going to be the second stage. Women and their children can stay up to 18 months," Hilario said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1999 | Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13
The City Council recently approved a loan agreement with Interval House Crisis Shelters for the purchase and rehabilitation of a six-unit building on Cypress Avenue near Beach Boulevard. The total purchase price, including closing costs and appraisal, is $760,500. The exact address is confidential because the property will house abused women and their children. Although Councilman Tom Harman voted in favor of the purchase, he pointed out that the loan never has to be repaid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1995 | LORENZA MUNOZ and KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was the busiest shopping day of the year--malls stuffed to the gills with buyers and browsers. But few shoppers seemed to notice the first "Mothers March" donation drive for battered women's shelters held in eight malls throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. The event was the creation of J.J. Meier, a mall publicist and Los Alamitos mother who developed it in two stages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER
More than a year after its founding, the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundationmade a series of small contributions Tuesday to 77 women's shelters in 32 states. The nonprofit organization donated $153,500--most of it in $2,000 grants--to women's shelters, including three emergency homes in Orange County. Dedicated to raising awareness about spousal abuse, the organization was founded in 1994 after Nicole Brown Simpson was slain outside her Brentwood home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
In the culmination of a yearlong effort, escrow has opened on a duplex that will become the area's first shelter for battered women. Laura's House organizers said the dwelling will be ready for its first clients in about six weeks, time that will be spent training volunteers and searching for furniture. "We're feeling an extreme amount of joy, yet at the same time some anxiety," said Helen Scott, chairwoman of the group behind the shelter. "We've got a lot to do before we open."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
The banter emanating from the makeshift dressing room Sunday at a Garden Grove Boys & Girls Club seemed typical of women trying on clothes. "This is the most gorgeous scarf in the world," said Brenda St. Jules as she marveled at the emerald, fuchsia and gold material. "What about a pocketbook?" asked Kristen Perinov. "You have to get this Chanel," she said, holding the blue leather bag with its trademark chain strap. "And get the gold shoes," said Juli Cote, "not the green ones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2000 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seated in a large room at the Precious Life Shelter in Los Alamitos with 2-year-old Elizabeth playing at her feet, Connie Godoy is proud to say she is finally on her feet. Although she is juggling the responsibilities of a single mom, worrying about bills and working 60 hours a week in two departments at Los Alamitos Medical Center, she couldn't be more fulfilled. But there's another woman in the room. As this woman looks at Godoy's life, struggles and all, it seems simple to her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1999 | Eron Ben-Yehuda, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 13
The City Council recently approved a loan agreement with Interval House Crisis Shelters for the purchase and rehabilitation of a six-unit building on Cypress Avenue near Beach Boulevard. The total purchase price, including closing costs and appraisal, is $760,500. The exact address is confidential because the property will house abused women and their children. Although Councilman Tom Harman voted in favor of the purchase, he pointed out that the loan never has to be repaid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1997 | LIZ SEYMOUR
Organizers of a Jan. 31 concert to benefit the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation hope to raise $15,000 to donate to shelters for battered women and their children. Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers will headline the show at the 1,400-seat Plummer Auditorium at Cal State Fullerton. Medley is appearing free, as is singer Jennifer Warnes and comedian Tom Dreesen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Human Options on Thursday dedicated a donor wall listing businesses and individuals who together contributed $3.5 million to build a new safe house for mothers and their children. More than 200 community leaders, government officials and corporate executives were on hand at the Entertainment Center Irvine Spectrum for the unveiling of the granite wall, which is 12 feet long by 6 feet wide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
What will be Orange County's largest shelter for victims of domestic violence is nearly complete. The address of the 40-bed Irvine shelter is a closely guarded secret, officials said, to protect the fastest-growing segment of the county's homeless population: women and children. "These houses have to remain anonymous for their safety," said Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, vice president of fund-raising for HomeAid Orange County. "Most of the women are the victims of domestic abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER
Human Options on Thursday dedicated a donor wall listing businesses and individuals who together contributed $3.5 million to build a new safe house for mothers and their children. More than 200 community leaders, government officials and corporate executives were on hand at the Entertainment Center Irvine Spectrum for the unveiling of the granite wall, which is 12 feet long by 6 feet wide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 | TIM MAY
Leaders of a San Fernando Valley women's group said plans are underway to build what will be the largest long-term shelter for battered women in Los Angeles County. "At most emergency women's shelters, you can only stay between 30 to 60 days," said Melissa Hilario, a board member of Women Advancing the Valley Through Education, Economics and Empowerment, or WAVE. "Our transitional shelter is going to be the second stage. Women and their children can stay up to 18 months," Hilario said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996
Leaders of a San Fernando Valley women's group said plans are underway to build what will be the largest long-term shelter for battered women in Los Angeles County. "At most emergency women's shelters, you can only stay between 30 to 60 days," said Melissa Hilario, a board member of Women Advancing the Valley Through Education, Economics and Empowerment (WAVE). "Our transitional shelter is going to be the second stage. Women and their children can stay up to 18 months," Hilario said.
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