Berry has been a Jenesse Center ambassador for 17 years.
Jenesse Center a non-profit domestic violence prevention and intervention organization founded by women, that will commemorate its 40th year of service to Los Angeles and around the world in 2020. In addition to offering shelter for women, children and families in safe and beautiful spaces, Jenesse offers a holistic approach to services that nurture its clients from crisis to healing to thriving self-sufficiency. Jenesse services and programs include financial literacy, legal services, therapy, vocational and technology training and family services, including children’s summer camps and youth conversations to assist young people to understand healthy relationships and signs of dating violence. Jenesse clients are able to stay at the shelter spaces for up to 2 years. Unlike some shelters, Jenesse never turns away families with teenage boys. Jenesse believes DV is a human rights issue, not a women’s issue. Jenesse believes everyone deserves peace and safety in their homes and relationships.
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation
Laphonza Butler, President of SEIU Local 2015
Dr. Peter Long, President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation
Larry Miller, Owner and CEO of Sit n’ Sleep
Hanifa Nakiryowa, DV Survivor, H. J. Heinz fellow at The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (“GSPIA”), Founder, Centre for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burn Violence (CERESAV), an NGO in Uganda