Every year the board of directors and the staff of Center for Family Solutions formerly WomanHaven, celebrates our founding, in 1977 as a shelter for victims of family violence and their children.
This year is special for we celebrated our 25th birthday in April. We also celebrate the fact that we have grown from a tiny group of volunteers at our WomanHaven shelter to a comprehensive service agency we are today. Each of these 25 years a special part of our anniversary celebration has been to honor outstanding men and women of the Imperial Valley who have contributed their time and energy toward improving our communities and the lives of others. This year we honored 41 men and women from the Imperial Valley.
On behalf of the women, men and their children who seek our help, Center for Family Solutions staff and board of directors, I would like to thank the following organizations that helped make our 25th anniversary celebration Men and Women of the Year 2002 such a success: