About Our Founder:
In 2004 New Jersey native Patrina Wright Torres established Crossroad Woman and Family Services, Inc. a faith-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to help abused, homeless and disadvantaged women and children EMBRACE a new beginning.
A former newspaper reporter turned author, public speaker, ordained minister and counselor to women and young girls she also serves as host and producer of, "Restore, Recover, Rebuild" Cable TV program and Radio Ministry. She utilizes the Internet, Television, Radio, Books and Public Speaking to spread a message of hope, help and healing to the hurting.
A passionate speaker with prophetic insight, she engages and empowers you with biblical principals and the wisdom to apply it to your life. Her mission is to help you overcome the pain of your past and begin again. Through her prison outreach ministry she teaches inmates about God's love for the hurting, the lost and the least. Having overcome abuse in her own life she shares her personal experiences to demonstrate that change, deep transformation and renewal is real.
With fire in her belly and passion in her voice she helps you embrace the "TRUTH" that you can live, laugh, love and DREAM again. An Alumni of Saint Peter's College she earned her undergraduate degree in public policy. She studied at the New York Theological Seminary until her plans were divine interrupted. A burden to help others become whole led her to become a Christian Counselor.
Feasting Table School of Counseling provided the tools for her to pursue her B.A/MA degree in christian counseling. In 2013 desiring mentoring/ministerial fellowship/leadership training she enrolled in the Global School of Ministry Advanced Mentorship Program and discovered her call to the five-fold ministry.
A recipient of leadership awards for her passion and commitment to service has included the 2000 Public Policy Medal, 1999 Academic Excellence Award and the 21st Century Leadership Award received from Christ Church, Montclair, NJ. In 2001 she was honored to receive an award from the City of Jersey City Office of Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham for successfully coordinating a Community Health & Wellness Empowerment Event. She is a sought after keynote speaker, trainer and workshop leader. She speaks on topics such abuse prevention, health & wellness, safe relationships, faith, marriage and family matters.
She regularly speaks at membership organizations, high schools, colleges, non-profit groups, youth conferences, women's retreats and corporate events. Her volunteer experiences have been very rewarding. She has served with The News reporter writers group as columnist, Chaplain for the Columbus County Regional Hospital, Advisory Board member for the Columbus County Teen Court Program and represented the faith-community for The North Carolina Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Council.
Patrina Wright Torres is enjoying life as wife of Pastor Reyes Torres, Jr as mother of three and grand-mother to three beautiful children, she is on a mission to heal hearts, enrich minds and transform lives.