The $1,000 SafeDineOC grants will cover expenses incurred from March through September and come from federal CARES Act relief funds. The Orange County Business Council will manage the program on behalf of the county.
The board does not come to a vote, but will continue discussing the issue in a special meeting on Sept. 17.
The Pavilion, located on the first floor of South Coast Plaza’s North parking structure, is accessible only by appointment. More than 100 boutiques are participating.
When safer-at-home orders were initiated in March, hotlines were flooded with domestic violence victims and survivors seeking services for basic needs and resources to leave abusive homes. Four major O.C.-based resource centers have stepped up outreach, but some staff say demand is far greater than resources available.
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Thousands of protesters have converged in Orange County to speak out about the death of unarmed Black man George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, as well as other Black men, women and children who have died at the hands of police.
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