SAN DIEGO - Representatives from The Purple Door non-profit organization visited the Rotary Club of San Diego Tuesday afternoon.
Brittany Johnson, community educator, and Daniella Gonzales, victim advocate, addressed Rotarians about the services they provide to men, women and children who are directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence.
The Purple Door was formerly The Women's Center of South Texas.
Johnson explained that the name change came recently because there was a misconception that they only serviced women and not men.
"One in every three women and one in every four men is a victim of domestic abuse," Johnson stated.
The Purple Door's mission is to empower the community and those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to transition to a safe and healthy environment. Their vision is to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Coastal Bend region.
The organization provides services such as counseling for victims, domestic violence awareness classes, legal advocacy and more. They are in the community and in some local schools addressing dating violence.
The Purple Door serve 12 counties including Duval, Jim Wells and Nueces.
For more information on the organization call 361-664-8598, 361-881-8888 or the hotline number at 1-800-580-4878.