Maureen Shea shares her personal story of surviving domestic violence

On October 15, at 6pm there will be a benefit for The City Center to raise awareness of domestic violence and its direct connection to homelessness for women and children.

Join  and help “Take the Punch Out of Domestic Violence” with an informative, inspirational and thought provoking evening featuring championship boxer and domestic violence survivor, Maureen Shea.

More than 1/3rd of the homeless women and children in Ventura are homeless trying to escape from domestic abuse in their homes.  The City Center is committed to assisting these broken families and rebuilding lives.  The goal is to raise $10,000 to renovate and dedicate a “Purple Room” specifically to house a family in need”, stated Jim Duran, Executive Director.

Thanks to the compassionate members of the Oxnard Women’s Monday Club for scoring a “Knock Out” for homelessness and domestic violence as our “Purple Room” Title Sponsor.

Maureen Shea, championship boxer will share her story of surviving domestic violence in her home. How she has turned her life around and achieved her dreams.

You’ll also hear stories of success from current City Center residents and how they were able to leave their abuser and protect their children.  County Supervisor, Kathy Long will also share her story and the impact domestic violence has on our community.

The evening will inspire, inform and provide materials and resources to help those suffering from this quiet epidemic. You are not alone and you can win the fight against domestic violence.

The cost for the V.I.P. Party is $25 and includes a meet and greet plus a photo opportunity with Maureen, beverages, appetizers and inspirational entertainment plus much more.  General admission is free and the doors open at 6:30pm.  This event will be held at the TRC Conference Center at 859 E. Santa Clara St.

The City Center is a transitional living facility for homeless children and their parents in Ventura, equipping them to rebuild their lives for self-sufficiency.  For information regarding The City Center Transitional Living please call  628-9035 or visit


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