Welcome to Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 non-profit community-based outreach ministry started by Rev. Patrina Wright-Torres. While employed as a newspaper reporter and earning her degree in Christian Counseling she recognized that the underlying causes of abuse were not being adequately addressed, understood or respected within her local community.
As reports of emotional, physical, sexual crimes increased so did her passion to make a difference. Consumed with a desire to stand in the gap she accepted the call to provide hope, help and healing to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and rape. While conducting research she recognized the connection between childhood abuse and domestic violence. Believing that children are gifts who deserve to grow up happy, healthy and whole she continues to speaks at churches, high schools, colleges, conferences and outreach ministries.
While serving as a newspaper reporter and community leader she was invited to participate in the Neighborhood Leadership Initiative a 9 month leadership development and training program. Upon completion she wrote a grant to establish the organization.
Since 2004 Crossroad Women and Family Services has served hurting women, children and families who find themselves at a crossroad. Single mothers with children received assistance with legal advocacy, counseling, job referrals, shelter transportation and emergency financial assistance. It is our belief that, "No woman, no child should have to journey alone".
Our Vision? Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. envisions a world where children can grow up happy, healthy and whole and hurting children and youth become productive citizens.
Imagine your spirit being been broken through years of abuse and oppression?
Imagine suicidal thoughts because you feel there is no way out?
Imagine wearing a smile on your face and dying on the inside?
Victims of crime need support while journeying towards healing and recovery. Moving from a place of shame to grace and from brokenness to wholeness a process. We believe in helping people who need a second chance. We provide practical support to help clients rebuild their lives with dignity.
Who are we? We're living our DREAM of standing in the gap to provide programs and services that we wish others would have provided for us. We AIM to help those who have experienced childhood abuse, family violence, substance abuse, poverty and homelessness.We're real people with real stories of having beat the odds. We're SURVIVORS & THRIVERS empowering others.
Covered wounds don’t heal and time doesn't heal all wounds. We motivate and inspire others to embrace their process.Families have suffered in silence for so long that they come to believe their lives are broken beyond repair. We're changing that image. We're healing hearts. We're transforming lives.
What We Do? We're working to break the cycle of misinformation, myths and misunderstanding through writing and publishing books, articles, public speaking, talk show appearances, training seminars and conferences. People who are ready for change need a safe place to work through issues. We help clients get back on track. The emotional, psychological and spiritual chains of your past CAN be broken. Seeing lives restored, recovered and rebuilt from the inside out is our greatest joy!
In closing, we ask that you would consider partnering with us. We solicit your prayers,creative talents and financial support. Join us as we help families rebuild their lives. What you make happen for others someone will make happen for you. Your contribution in any amount is 100% tax deductible.
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We hope to hear from you today!!
Patrina M Wright- Torres
Author, speaker, abuse prevention trainer, host of "Restore, Recover, Rebuild" radio ministry
Director of Life Recovery Coaching & Counseling