Shirley Poitier joined the life affirming organization RealOptions over 18+ years ago. She has served as a volunteer advocate, Client Advocate Supervisor, Youth Education Speaker, Jail outreach and has been promoted to be the HOPE (Healing of Post Abortion Emotions) Director.
Shirley received her Bachelors in Science in Bible and Theology & Counseling Psychology with honors from William Jessup University in 2009. There she was presented the Addison Carlson Award "for a demonstrated commitment to community service, ministry, care for the poor, and life-long learning".
She accepted her call to help those who are hurting from the pain of abortion while reading Isaiah 61: 1-4. Whether in a small group of a Hope Summit or a larger group at Rachel's Vineyard Retreat she convinced that making a safe, nonjudgmental and Christ centered environment will allow the men and women of God to get healed and change the world one victory at a time.
She is excited to join the ARIN Ambassadors Team to share HOPE, Help and Healing to all in Northern California.