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Victoria Doramus’s Passion For Helping Others Reaches Far Beyond What You Might Imagine

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Victoria Doramus, a recovery expert and philanthropist in Brooklyn, New York, is focusing her time on four charities she is passionate about: the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Room to Read, Best Friends Animal Society and the Women’s Prison Association. All of these charities help to build strong communities through preventive education for those most at risk, including; women, children and even pets.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation was created in memory of Amy Winehouse who died at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning. The foundation prioritizes teaching young people about the dire consequences of abusing alcohol and drugs. They aim to care for those who are most likely to develop an alcohol or drug problem, and use music to positively influence at risk children. Several famed names in the music industry such as Mark Ronson and record exec Monte Lipman are now helping back the foundation. The foundation has also created the Resilience Programme for schools in the UK. This program educates children in the secondary schools about drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues.

Room to Read is a non-profit that was created to work with local communities to help improve literacy rates and teach young women life skills. They have built over 12,000 libraries in countries where there is great poverty and need. These countries include Laos, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.

Victoria Doramus is also an advocate for animal rights. She has focused her passion on the Best Friends Animal Society. This non-profit’s intention is to end animal euthanasia in shelters, and to find sanctuary for homeless pets. Since 1984, when it was created, it has reduced animal shelter deaths from 17 million a year to 2 million a year, and runs the largest refuge for pets in the United States.

Victoria Doramus is also heavily involved as a community volunteer with the Women’s Prison Association. The WPA advocates for women who are, have been or will be incarcerated. They provide mentoring, education, and legal help, for these women as well as supporting women who are transitioning from prison back into the community.

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