Welcome to Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 non-profit community-based outreach ministry started by Rev. Patrina Torres.
While serving her community as a newspaper reporter and earning her degree in Biblical 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 do something to make 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, childhood sexual abuse and rape. While conducting research she recognized the link between childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. During this time unresolved scars of her childhood started to surface and she made the decision to journey to wholeness.
The process of that led to her healing from scars of childhood sexual abuse, rape and intimate partner abuse cannot be underestimated. She understands, "WHY" behind depression, unresolved grief & sorrow, suicidal attempts, addiction, self-hatred, promiscuity, nightmares, anger and mood swings.
She has turned her pain into purpose and continues to deliver this message to local communities, government sponsored groups, churches, high schools, colleges, conferences and outreach ministries.
Leaders are birthed through adversity. After participating in the Neighborhood Leadership Initiative nine month fellowship she wrote a grant proposal and was awarded start-up funds to established the organization to serve 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".
Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. envisions a world where children can grow up happy, healthy and whole and hurting children and youth can 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.
Imagine your daughter coming to you after rape, sexual assault or bruises from dating abuse.
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 must help people who need a second chance get back on their feet. We must help them rebuild their lives with a sense of dignity and worth.
Who are we? We're living our DREAMS. We are STANDING in the gap. We're doing things that should and CAN be done. We AIM to empower those who have experienced childhood abuse, family violence, substance abuse, poverty and homelessness.We're REAL people who have REAL stories about beating 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.We're changing NEGATIVE self IMAGES. We're healing hearts. We're transforming lives.
What We Do? We're BREAKING the CYCLES of misinformation, myths and misunderstanding.
Writing and publishing books, articles, blogs, public speaking, talk show appearances and training.
Seeing lives RESTORED, RECOVERED and REBUILT from the inside out is our greatest joy!
Consider partnering with us. We solicit your prayers,creative talents and financial support. What you make happen for others someone will make happen for you. Your contribution in any amount is 100% tax deductible. For questions or comments email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to hear from you today!!
Patrina M Torres, CEO/Executive Director
Writer, Speaker, Personal Development Coach,Certified Temperament Counselor, Indie Filmmaker
Host & Producer of, "Restore, Recover, Rebuild" Radio/TV Show
Author of, "The Exodus Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives and Still Scarred, Totally Healed