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Avery Baker


City & State

Compass Center remains Orange County's sole housing provider for domestic violence survivors

Though the Compass Center's Safe Homes, New Lives program raised over $1 million to address the lack of crisis housing in the county, they currently only have three housing units  — which, according to the Center's executive director, cannot meet all of the county's needs.    The center is still Orange County's sole provider of emergency housing for those escaping domestic violence situations.  Marilyn Jacobs Preyer, co-chairperson of the Safe Homes program's fundraising campaign, said the program's scattered housing model provides more safety and anonymity for survivors than a traditional shelter.

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