Maricela Rios-Faust, MSW, LCSW, CFRE, CEO Human Options

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In 1981, four remarkable women founded Human Options and gave life to a vision that no woman or child would ever be afraid in their own home. Thirty-seven years later, the organization leads the way at the center of a collective county-wide response in service of those threatened by abuse in Orange County. Since opening our doors, Human Options has impacted the lives of more than 500,000 individuals affected by relationship violence.


We ignite social change by educating Orange County to recognize relationship violence as an issue that threatens everyone, advocating for those affected by abuse, extending a safe place for victims and empowering survivors on their journey of healing.


We are committed to a future in which every person and family in Orange County experiences safe, healthy relationships and lives free of fear.

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