Submitted by Shante Saulsberry, Founder
Janice’s Women’s Center, a conceptual center for women in the throes of homelessness and domestic violence, is set to become a reality as its visionary founders, Shante Saulsberry and Sheri Saulsberry, are on the verge of creating an ingenious and affordable housing scheme for these victimized women.
Domestic violence and homelessness is a cancerous vice in our present-day society. Every year, millions of women all over the world are victims of domestic violence. The concern is even greater since the lockdown started in March 2020, creating no way out for survivors who are being forced to share a space with their abuser.
The concerning factor is that 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women over the course of a year.
Rev. Donna Mulvey once said that “when it comes to abuse, you believe there’s no way out. There is always help. There is always a way out.”
Janice’s Women’s Center is the way out. Shante Saulsberry and Sheri Saulsberry have dedicated much of their time and efforts to do something extraordinary in Phoenix, AZ. These inspired and inventive women are reinventing the wheel as it pertains to shelter living.
They are raising money to build a “Go Green” affordable housing center for these women with everyday recycled products. Focused and determined, this dynamic duo will stop at nothing to help other women who are stuck in the quagmire of abuse and homelessness.
They have been working closely with the City of Phoenix, Phoenix councilpersons and other leaders within the city who are very inspired by these ladies’ ambition and vision to see something great occur within the city of Phoenix.
Shante and Sheri have gotten their fellow Ahwatukee residents involved. Shante has been very busy on Social Media reaching out to celebrities, popular DJs with an abundance of followers and even a few Phoenix influencers.
Shante has said, “She doesn’t have time to wait on Government funding; there’s a need that should be rectified, especially with COVID-19 causing so many women and children to be homeless.”
Shante is determined and is going to continue to raise funds and awareness by all means necessary.
She’s very thankful for all the support she has gotten this far and hopes to raise the $2.5 million needed very soon to see that Janice’s Women’s Center doors get opened this year of 2021.
“I’ve raised $500 so far, and my goal is not solely to depend on Government funding,” Shante said. “I need to raise $2.5 million by July 2021. My development team at Bryant Commercial Real Estate has informed me the build-out for my “Go Green” Center design will only take three months to achieve.”
**(The exact location of the center will not be publicized for the safety of the women experiencing homelessness and domestic violence.) **
Visit www.janiceswomenscenter.com or call 602.603.5411 to make donations and to learn more about Janice’s Women’s Center.