Actor and National Domestic Violence Spokesperson to be featured at local fundraising event

Actor and National Domestic Violence Spokesperson to be featured at local fundraising event

Human Options will present its annual fall fundraising luncheon on Tuesday, October 18 at the Balboa Bay Club featuring Victor Rivas Rivers – actor and New York Times best-selling author of A Private Family Matter.

As the spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and a Verizon Wireless Community Champion, Rivas Rivers uses his own harrowing story of surviving a home where abuse took place on the level of torture, to raise awareness about what he considers the greatest, yet most curable disease.

This year’s theme “Domestic Violence is Everyone’s Issue,” will highlight Victor’s remarkable story of survival and hope and shed light on an already taboo subject that is even less talked about from a male perspective.

All proceeds from the event will support Human Options’ mission to help battered women, their families and the entire community break the cycle of domestic violence.

Co-chairs Jennifer and Louis Bojorquez, Julie Demlow Sofferman and Jeff Sofferman welcome the support of attendees and underwriters at this important event that sustains life-saving and life-changing domestic violence programs throughout Orange County.

Individual tickets are $150 and underwriting opportunities are available.  The Balboa Bay Club is located at 1221 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Contact MaryKate Gerevas at 949.737.5242, ext. 318 for tickets or further information.

About Human Options:

For 30 years Human Options has been working to stop the cycle of domestic violence. The organization’s vision is a community in which every woman and every child is safe in their own home every single day. Last year the organization provided services and prevention programs to over 20,000 individuals. Independent research studies have proven the effectiveness of Human Options’ intensive programs in freeing families from domestic violence. The organization provides a full continuum of services to stop the violence – from prevention and early intervention programs to emergency shelter and long-term transitional housing and follow up support.

For further information about Human Options or the Fall Luncheon call 949.737.5242 or visit


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