Welcome to Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. a 501(c) (3) charitable organization focused on strengthening communities through family life services. Crossroad Women and Family Services offers evidence-based counseling, coaching and educational training programs that empower and enrich lives..
While serving her community as a newspaper journalist and freelance business writer Patrina Wright-Torres went back to school to become a Christian counselor. During this time she begin to experience something that had not occurred before. Her sensitivity to families experiencing crisis was heightened. Chance meetings with homeless women and children revealed needs that were not being adequately addressed or respected within her local community.
As stories of emotional, physical, sexual abuse increased so did her passion to do something to provide hope, help and healing. While pursuing studies and conducting research she begin to connect the dots between childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. As a result her childhood secrets and unhealed scars begin to surface. Facing truth about past and present pain couldn't be ignored.
Today, she is a passionate teacher and speaker. She's passionate about helping others break free from the pain of their past. It's important for people to under the "WHY" behind the years of chronic depression, low-self esteem, fear and anxiety, addiction, self-hatred, promiscuity, nightmares and anger.
An ordained minister, Christian counselor, author, speaker and trainer she takes this message with 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.
After participating in the Neighborhood Leadership Initiative nine month fellowship Patrina wrote a grant proposal to establish crossroad and her mission of serving hurting women, children and families at a crossroad became reality. Legal advocacy, counseling, job referrals, shelter transportation and emergency financial assistance helped families realize that "No woman and child should have to journey alone".
Do you envision a world where children can grow up happy, healthy and whole and hurting children and youth will receive the support they need to become productive citizens? Do you believe that covered wounds don't heal and time doesn't heal all wounds?
Has your spirit been broken through years of abuse and oppression?
Have you struggled with suicidal thoughts because you felt there was no way out?
Can you relate to wearing a smile while feeling like you're 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?
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. People desperately trying to get back on their feet need their dignity and worth restored. Humanity must do things that should and CAN be done.
We must begin to empower, encourage, educate others. We need REAL people with REAL stories about REAL pain and REAL healing help others struggling just to survive.
People helping people re-write their stories is serious. We must reach, teach and speak that change is possible and NEGATIVE can shift to POSITIVE. Recovery calls forth our unique identity 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 it's writing, publishing books, articles and blogs, public speaking, talk show appearances, workshops, seminars, 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
Author, Marriage & Family Life Counselor, Career & College Life Coaching, 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