Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc.
Post Office Box 2421, Kingston, NY 12402
Welcome to Crossroad Women and Family Services!
As you may know family members, colleagues, friends and communities are remembering the lives taken during a mass shooting at a Tops Supermarket, Buffalo, NY on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
Ten victims of this horrific shooting were African American people. Mothers, grand-mothers, and wife. A retired police office who continued to serve and protect, a deacon who served his local community and his church and a father who no doubt expected to return home with a birthday cake for his toddler who was turning three years old and is probably still wondering "Where is my daddy?"
Three others were injured but survived this unforgettable trauma.
The vicious attack was planned over a period of dark months,
executed in the middle of the day and livestreamed !?!
While this young man had been previously taken to the hospital for an evaluation due to making threats to carry out a shooting at his high school no one could have expected a massacre of this magnitude.
United States President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden traveled
to Buffalo, New York to show their support and condolences for the brokenhearted families and surrounding communities.
We stand with the families and great people of Buffalo, NY.
We believe that no one deserves to be gun down whether in a supermarket, church, school, night club or community.
We pray for the grieving families of this horrific tragedy as well as the family of 18 year old Payton Gendron, who targeted this Black community because of his belief in the "replacement theory" narrative.
We have a racial hatred problem, gun problem and mental health crisis problem in America that existed before COVID-19 Pandemic.
Are you a parent, grand-parent, educator, mentor, coach, youth-serving organization leader, clergy or member of the faith community?
We invite you to attend a School Violence Prevention Virtual Training.
Contact us today to learn how to participate in an upcoming session.
During this program we will participants to:
*Learn how to identify a trouble child or teen is crisis.
*Explore the impact of substance abuse/alcohol use can have.
*Discover the risk and protective factors every student need.
*Learn how to advocate for mental health services.
*Find a supportive system when navigating a difficult diagnosis.
*Learn how to obtain legal services when necessary.
Every life matters. Let's get to the other side. Let's keep helping each other. Let's work to create change and healing in the community.
Patrina M. Torres, CEO & Executive Director
Host and Producer of "Restore, Recover, Rebuild"
Author of, The Exodus Breaking Cycles and Changing Lives, Still Scarred, Totally Healed and School Violence Prevention Lead Trainer
P.S. You're invited to watch an episode of "Restore, Recover, Rebuild" TV broadcast, entitled, "What is your plan?" Despite all that's going on on good things can still happen for you in 2022!!
Click on the link below to view "Restore, Recover, Rebuild".