Welcome to Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. a 501(c) (3) charitable organization established by Patrina Wright- Torres to help women and children at a "crossroad" find a NEW direction.
While serving her community as a newspaper journalist and freelance writer she was being called to something but didn't know what. She had written a book and enjoyed speaking at conferences and meetings but often felt that her work wasn't finished. She wanted to help girls and women heal and take the next steps towards their recovery. She returned to school to become a Christian Counselor.
During this time her sensitivity to families experiencing crisis was heightened. Chance meetings with homeless women and children living on the streets, within faith communities and social services revealed some needs that were not being adequately addressed or respected within her the community. As stories of emotional, physical, sexual abuse increased so did her passion to do something to provide hope, help and healing. While pursuing her studies and conducting research she begin connecting the dots between childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. As a result her childhood secrets and unhealed scars begin to surface. Facing truth about her childhood pain and present problems couldn't be ignored.
Today, she's sharing this MESSAGE with the world as an author, teacher, speaker and transformational leader. The desires of her heart is to help people break free from and live again!
She believe that it's important to help people know the "WHY" behind years of chronic depression, low-self esteem, fear and anxiety, addiction, self-hatred, promiscuity, nightmares and anger in order to heal.
As an ordained minister, author, Christian counselor and public speaker she delivers a message of grace
and truth to groups, churches, high schools, colleges, prisons, conferences, training events and retreats.
Are you CALLED to LEADERSHIP?
Are you CALLED to TEACH?
Are you CALLED to HEAL?
Leaders are birthed through adversity. Even if you are going through challenging situations today underneath the pain, trauma, disappointment and adversity there is a treasure within you. Don't despise small beginnings. The right doors, right people, right places are waiting for you to arrive.
After participating in the Neighborhood Leadership Initiative nine month fellowship Patrina wrote a grant to establish Crossroad Women and Family Services and her mission of serving hurting women, children and families became reality. Legal advocacy, counseling, job referrals, shelter transportation and emergency financial assistance helped families realize "No mother and child should have to journey alone".
Do you envision a world where children can grow up happy, healthy and whole?
Are you concerned about hurting children and youth?
Do you believe education and employment can prepare youth to become productive citizens?
Do you believe children who have special needs, learning disabilities, brain injuries are special?
Has your spirit been broken through years of abuse and oppression?
Have you struggled with suicidal thoughts?
Can you relate to wearing a smile while dying on the inside?
Do you know what it's like to be victimized by sexual abuse, molestation or rape?
Are you healed? Who were the people sent to your life to journey alongside of you?
There is support to help you begin your personal journey towards healing and recovery.
You can move from a place of shame to grace and from brokenness to wholeness a process. Every individual has the ability to get back on their feet. We need our dignity and self-worth restored.
Humanity must do things that should and CAN be done. We must empower, encourage, educate others.
There are many #MeToo stories that have yet to be told. We need to help REAL people, with REAL stories, about REAL pain to find their voice and help others. People helping people re-write their stories is serious. We must reach, teach and speak that change is possible. We must help people turn their NEGATIVES into POSITIVES. Recovery calls forth our unique identity, purpose and potential INSIDE out.
We're about healing hearts. Sharing our stories. Enlightening minds. Transforming lives.
We must choose to BREAK the CYCLES of misinformation, myths and misunderstanding.
We will use every platform available whether writing, publishing books, articles and blogs, public speaking, talk show appearances, film & music production, workshops, retreats and conferences.
Seeing families RESTORED, RECOVERED and REBUILT inside out and it's 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 Wright- Torres, CEO/Executive Director
Marriage & Family Enrichment, Career & College Life coach, Trainer, 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