Team Name: Women’s Journey Foundation
Team Member Names: Patty Turrell, Amber Davidson, Amorra Raa, Melissa Carter, Julie Stone, Leanne DiSanto, Donna Pulliam, Mara Pennell, Erica Seigred, Diana Sotelo
Honored by: Women’s Journey Foundation
Cause Area: Youth Services
For 13 years, Patty Turrell and her team has lead and inspired hundreds of volunteers to serve women of all ages and backgrounds. The Women’s Journey Foundation hosts an annual conference with a free self-esteem program for at-risk girls; many of these girls are from foster care organizations. The Women’s Journey Foundation also reaches out to women who are struggling by inviting them to the conference free of charge. These are women who are disabled, mothers and daughters living in shelters, homeless female veterans, and victims of domestic violence. Furthermore, they extend their reach to other non-profit groups in the Orange County and Los Angeles area and provide free exhibitor space to non-profits who also serve women and girls. They encourage their audiences to donate time and money to these featured non-profits and often times participate in fundraisers for these organizations. These organizations have included: Interfaith Homeless Shelter, Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, Women Helping Women, Human Options, Girls Inc., Boys and Girls Clubs of Orange County, Yellowstone Recovery Home, New Directions for Women, Soroptomist, Planned Parenthood, Colette’s Home, Laura’s House, Working Wardrobes, Ovarian Cancer Society of Orange County, American Cancer Society, Sunburst Military Academy for Girls, Child’s Pace, and The American Red Cross.