Community Of Ladera Ranch
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Ladera Ranch has a population that is mostly Caucasian then Hispanic and Asian. With the median age being 32 years old it is a younger town with less families and more young single professionals mixed with blue collar workers. Males and females are pretty equally proportioned.1 While the total populous only hits 22,000.
Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Ladera Ranch
The Ladera Ranch development has an impressive median income when compared to the rest of the state. In fact, the median income for 2008-2012 was $131,893, which is an income that allows most families to live comfortably.2 Unfortunately, 12.2% of the population in Ladera Ranch lives below the poverty level.3 As research often shows, poverty has a negative effect on mental health, particularly in women and children.
Poverty has a significant effect on the rates of domestic violence. In most instances, the lower the household income, the higher the rates of partner violence and other types of abuse. Laura�s House is a non-profit organization that has been serving the victims of domestic violence in South Orange County since 1994.4 Among the services offered are support services and psycho-education provided in English and Spanish, regardless of the client's ability to pay in order to better serve the people of Ladera Ranch. Those in need of help can call the toll free hotline at 866-498-1511.
Family Services and Assistance Programs
Residents of Ladera Ranch can get free help from a number of resources in the city and in South Orange County. As well as Laura�s House, which offers emergency services, shelter, counseling, and transition programs to victims of domestic violence, those in need can also seek help through programs offered by Families and Communities Together (FaCT). Although services vary according to location, FaCT offers parenting education, counseling, family advocacy, and domestic violence and treatment programs.5
1. Wikipedia. (2014). Ladera Ranch, California.
Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladera_Ranch,_California
2. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County QuickFacts � Ladera Ranch CDP, California.
Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0639114.html
3. National Broadband Map. (2013). Summary Ladera Ranch National Broadband Map.
Retrieved from http://www.broadbandmap.gov/summarize/state/california/census-places/ladera-ranch
4. Laura�s House. (2014). About Page.
Retrieved from http://www.laurashouse.org/about.html
5. Families and Communities Together. (2014). What is a Family ResourceCenter?.
Retrieved from http://www.factoc.org/family-resource-centers/what-is-a-family-resource-center
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