Together We Can End Relationship Abuse – Mariposa Women & Family Center

Preventing intimate partner violence starts by knowing and recognizing the signs. Learn how we can end relationship abuse together with Mariposa Center.

Too often, an unhappy partner will cross the line and become an abuser. A study by the NCVAD found that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men throughout the US have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Those numbers are even higher in California. The forced isolation and economic […]

Creative Ways to Give – Mariposa Women & Family Center

Creative Ways to Give Back in 2023

If you have a heart for giving and want to help people in your community who are struggling, it might be hard to know where to start. Finding creative ways to give can be challenging, especially if you want to see the results of your donation.  Mariposa Center, a wellness treatment and recovery center in […]

Helping OC Domestic Violence Victims: Mariposa Women & Family Center

Intimate partner abuse can occur regardless of race, gender, age, or status. Learn how you can help Orange County domestic violence victims in this post.

Orange County is a beautiful place to live, but behind the picturesque facades, ugly secrets are often hidden. Domestic violence victims can live anywhere, and abuse can occur regardless of race, gender, age, or socioeconomic status. Mariposa Center, a counseling and recovery center in the city of Orange, has been working closely with domestic violence […]

Donating in Orange County Can Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

Did you know that charitable giving has physical and mental health benefits for donors? Learn more about the benefits of donating in this post!

Did you know that making a charitable donation in Orange County can have positive effects on your physical and mental health? Lots of non-profit organizations highlight the tax deductions available for charitable donations, and rightly so. But the personal benefits that donors can receive should not go overlooked.  At Mariposa Center, a non-profit devoted to […]

Help Reduce Mental Health Stigma with Mariposa Women & Family Center

Mental health stigma can impede treatment and better lives for millions of Californians. Learn how to identify and reduce mental health stigma here.

Stigma is a negative stereotype or view of someone’s distinguishing characteristic or personal trait. Stigmatization is sadly common as individuals judge others based on perceived disadvantages ranging from race and gender to fashion or fandom.  Mental health conditions are no exception to these harmful beliefs and attitudes. To reduce mental health stigma, however, we need […]

Help Mariposa Break The Cycle of Domestic Abuse in Orange County

Domestic abuse in Orange County can create a cycle of dysfunctional behavior that continues for generations. Learn how you can help Mariposa break the cycle.

Domestic abuse takes many forms including (but not limited to) physical or verbal abuse, forced intercourse or sexual acts, controlling behavior, humiliating or harassing the victim in public, and other behaviors. Abusive behavior may be more common than you realize – according to a 2020 report by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 34.9% of […]