cm_soroptimist2As of July 1 of this year, Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo is operating under a new name: Soroptimist International of North San Diego (SINSD). The name change was granted by Soroptimist International of the Americas in order to expand the geographical area for future members from Del Sur, 4S Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Rancho Peñasquitos, and Carmel Valley.

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. SINSD is committed to advocating for women and girls in the local community and throughout the world. Among its many projects is Transitional Housing, an 18-month program that moves families from dependency and abuse to a safe, self-sustaining lifestyle by providing housing, financial help, and mentoring to survivors of domestic violence and their children. SINSD also supports a number of other programs, including Live Your Dream, Leap to Confidence, Palomar Health Lifeline, Palomar Health Foundation, and REBOOT Workshops. Learn more at www.soroptimistnsd.org.