OCWLA Awards $25,000 in Charitable Gifts

The Orange County Women Lawyers Association (OCWLA), an affiliate bar of the OCBA, announced that it will contribute approximately $25,000 in grants to nine charities.

As part of its mission statement, the OCWLA is committed to supporting non-profits that focus on the advancement of the status of women and children in law and society; in matters including but not limited to domestic and sexual violence against female and child victims with emphasis on legal services, education, awareness, and prevention; gender discrimination, harassment, or bias against females; bridging the gap of legal needs of women and children, particularly programs that serve to support and improve the rights of these individuals.

  • CASA of Orange County - Serving Orange County's most severely abused, abandoned, and neglected children through the recruitment, training, and supervision of community volunteers who advocate for their best interest
  • Code Open Sesame - College and high school volunteers teach computer coding to children at homeless and domestic violence shelters
  • Family Legal Services at CHOC Children's - Supports families who need help with medical consent issues with legal representation
  • Girls Inc. - An organization providing education and job training to underserved and at-risk girls, including its College Bound/Externship Program
  • Human Options - An organization providing a variety of services, including legal services, to victims of domestic violence
  • Laura's House - An organization serving victims of domestic violence in Orange County with a variety of services, including its Legal Advocacy Program
  • Orange County Justice Fund - Provides legal representation to detained immigrants in Orange County, including women who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence
  • Project Youth OCBF - An organization working to keep at-risk youth in school and drug free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening
  • Tathiana's Home - A newly-established home in Orange County dedicated to providing a safe home and 24-hour support to victims of human trafficking