Linda Offray who worked for the City of Pasadena for 19 years and she saw some things go on that she didn't like and she took action. She saw several people close to her, including her daughter, being domestically violated.
Shepherd's Door Domestic Violence Resource Center is a unique program that bridges the gap between victims in crisis and the domestic violence system that is designed to help victims. It can be extremely hard to get the assistance needed in the time of crisis, and it is not easy to navigate the domestic violence systems. We recognize the impact of domestic violence on society, and we work hard to meet the needs of victims of abuse and increase community awareness and understanding of the cycle of violence.
Shepherd’s Door is the recipient of the 2007 President's Volunteer Service Award from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation for volunteering over 4,000 hours in two years. We are committed to the cause of domestic violence and determined to do our part in breaking the cycle of domestic violence in families. Shepherd's Door is a 501(c)3 organization established in 2000.
The energy in their offices is really positive and they have helped thousands of women over the years. They have several volunteers who help them make it happen.
Tunisia Offray saw how hard her mother was working to help battered women and she was doing it from the kindness of her heart and paying for it out of her pocket. Tunisia and the rest of the family got together and they decided to start a non-profit and that's how Shepherd's Door was formed.
A victim of domestic violence, Tunisia, who is the mother of four is hosting Shepherd's Door's 8th Annual Women, Wealth, Warriors Entrepreneur Luncheon, March 24 at Lake Ave Church in the Rose Room from 11:30am - 2:00pm. It is sure to be a day of empowerment and inspiration for women.
To my surprise, I learned that some men seek help in domestic violence relationships.
This is a mother-daughter combination that is in the community making a huge difference. If you are ever the victim of domestic violence, please don't hesitate to contact Shepherd's Door. If you are in a relationship that you feel is on the path to abuse, please contact Shepherd's Door. That's what they are here for.