I am not to put the bad mouth on people who are supposed to lead you in the foot steps in the word of God; "but clearly Gwen is a train wreck" Maybe the organization back in 2010 was great, but now it suffers due to poor management the bad attitudes that you don't see coming from behind the scenes.
Upon my strongest belief after volunteering although Gwen paperwork may be in tact; she is not a tactful person but only when she feels it is important to be for example: "WHEN THE TAX AUDITS COME ABOUT OR WHEN IT IS TIME TO RENEW A GRANT"
Her tact skills in 2014 are just not on point and people look at you all across the board especially how you treat your clients and volunteers. In my opinion; I think she is misusing funds, having people come to the meetings just to get signatures to show to the GRANT people that people are attending so that she could get more funding, and continue to use Anne Cates in her office as a do-girl which is also running her into a rain wreck because of how Gwen runs her to death with absolutely no kind of organization or order and using her for other collateral matters not pertaining to her job description.
I witnessed her talk bad about her clients, point out the ones who were HIV/ AIDS infected, ones with mental health issues, as well as talk about Anne and how they bribe people into coming to the meetings by giving them $50 Walmart Gift cards and a hot meal every now and then to keep them coming.
I really think she is not providing resources of her center to help these people and is careless and sending them to other organizations and pocketing the funding.
I can never/ will never volunteer for her organization again and most definitely would not recommenced this organization in 2014 for your community outreach needs, counseling, meetings, nor to any kind of help because sincerely you will not get it, but you will get talked about behind your back.
Now if Pastor Glenn Taylor comes to put that organization back in order; "you might have some hope" But clearly Gwen is messing things up, unfair to her clients, volunteers, and Anne Cates and is a train wreck. She need to go set down and have several seats. The nature of this rating was not to be vindictive, but to let the deserved public know the real deal about this organization, which makes me even question the making a visit back to the church in connection with the organization.
ACCEPT has been a great asset to the community and provides a valuable service. They are always willing to help those looking for assistance; with open arms ... and heart.
For many years, ACCEPT has worked to increase community awareness on the signs, symptoms of AIDS/HIV as well as prevention strategies for the same. Their tireless efforts have greatly enhanced the quality of life potential for teens and other at risk populations as every presentation/demonstration is presented in a way that is easy to follow. The message is always clear & concise and every person served is treated with dignity & respect regardless to race, creed or color. The enthusiasm for their program is evidenced by their obvious personal experience via product knowledge where at a recent community event in the park the Program Director was able to express in detail the use of a female condom because she had actually used one herself! ACCEPT is a valuable asset to the Reno/Sparks community, far exceeding the norm!
Accept has helped to educate on the importance of HIV/AIDS to the Reno/Sparks community. They are on the T.V. and in the community spreading the facts of HIV/AIDS to young people and letting them know there is help out there. I love volunteering with ACCEPT because they care and its not just about the numbers, its about the people.
Just wanted to praise the work and efforts of the ACCEPT Program. When I lived in Reno, I participated in their World AIDS Day Events and the Reno AIDS Walk for the past three years. They give so much to the families of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Washoe County. Thank you ACCEPT for your time and support of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
I am writing to thank you for being a part of Greater Light Men’s Ministry. We appreciate your time, training, and informational handouts that ACCEPT rendered to our men and their families at Greater Light Christian Center. We are very pleased with the quality of service ACCEPT provides to the Reno/Sparks Community. It is because of people like you and the services in which you render that helps to aid and make our community a much wiser and better place to live. Please continue to educate our society on the importance of protecting themselves from HIV/AIDS.
Accept is a great program that informs my students each week about safe sex.It is my pleasure to provide this comment to you. and to other potential future employers. Gwen Taylor's is a unique speaker that can grab young peoples attention and get them to understand the importance of this training. I was so impressed with impact that accept has on young people who are unaware of the impotance of the information on safe sexual behavior. The ACCEPT program has helped students take accountability for their actions. It is not an exaggeration to say that I have never known anyone with Gwen’s qualities. Her performance and attitude is remarkable. One of Mrs. Taylor’s outstanding characteristics is her creativity and excitment in teaching about the awareness about sex and our community. I highly recommend this program to you without reservation.
While working for ACCEPT one of my duties was to conduct HIV 101 classes at Job Corp. The young adults at Job Corp looked forward to the weekly classes and I believe received very beneficial information. We were able to debunk the myths about HIV/AIDS and how to protect themselves. We also empowered them with the ability to discuss this topic with their partners. Through ACCEPT I facilitated Creating Lasting Families Connection classes. CLFC is a federally funded program that is administered all over the nation. These classes teach parents and children how to communicate with each other about everyday and sensitive subjects such as drugs and alcohol. ACCEPT has done an awesome job in reaching out to the community and making a difference!
Accept has been one of the most positive and influential forces in the Afro-American culture here in Reno NV. What you must understand is that the population of black people in reno is only 5-7 thousand people, so to see someone start a non-profit agency, out of their own pocket, because they see the need within a community is to be commended. Before Glenn & Gwen received one dime from the federal government, they were out helping people with the horrific disease. They were doing the work before it was the cool thing to do. Now thank God everyone can see that this disease is destructive to the human family as a whole, not just one group of people. They have been out in the community educating the masses on safe sex, and taking the fear and the ignorance out of this disease. If anyone comes to Reno, if you give them 30 days or more they will hear about accept, which says alot about this non-profit's impact on this community. Now they have branched out into family care and well being, which i think is great. I sat through a parenting wisely course that I wish I could have taken 20 years ago, it would have helped me be a better father to my to grown daughters now. And in my personal opinion they should become the primary agency in NV. Because a lot of other agencies are using accepts method now of touching the community, which means they are someone to be followed.
ACCEPT is without doubt an organization second to none. With outstanding administration having the education, familiarity, astuteness and most of all care to meet the needs of an ever-changing society. The key in getting a cluster of individuals to identify who you are, take notice of your voice and support your cause is being visual. Being able to attain, able to call on when required. ACCEPT breaks all barriers and unites people with loving kindness. You can always find ACCEPT at every major function in the community lending a helping hand, a smile and an ear. ACCEPT, changing the community one life at a time. C.J. Hunter HR Admin - USA ALS USA, INC