OCReg: Women’s Transitional Living Center named a California nonprofit of the year

Thursday, July 13 2017

The Women’s Transitional Living Center, a north Orange County shelter for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, has been named a California nonprofit of the year.

Recognized by Senator Josh Newman at an event last month in Sacramento, the nonprofit is the oldest and largest domestic violence emergency center in Orange County. It’s long been supported by Fullerton organizations.

The nonprofit celebrated 40 years last fall.

To be honored among nearly 100 other nonprofits “means the world to us because we want the message of ending the cycle of domestic violence out there,” CEO Gigi Tsontos said.

“Having the senator select us from so many places that do great work shows we’re reaching our mission and working toward that dream.”

Late last year, the Women’s Transitional Living Center earned immigration certification, allowing the shelter to take in immigrant victims as they navigate the legal system....(Read Full Text)