Aurora, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 1100 Lincoln Ave PO Box 74 Evansville IN 47701 USA

Mission: We believe that homelessness is a community issue that is primarily the result of social and economic influences that are community issues. We further believe that all members of the community should have access to clean, safe, and secure housing at affordable costs. Having these beliefs, we exist to end homelessness in our community. We carry our our mission by providing direct services, promote homeless prevention, educate the community, facilitate collaborative community activities to address the problems of homelessness and poverty and advocate for the social and economic changes necessary to make ending homelessness a reality.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I was looking for an organization to make a donation to for the Christmas Season. I was thrilled to find Aurora! This organization is one I wanted to introduce my children to. One who makes a difference in the lives of those who need need help. I'm very touched by the compassion that is Aurora.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

giving to those who are in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get more word out about themselves.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

As a clinical Social Worker working along side of Aurora Staff, I have been in awe of their compassion, dedication, and willingness to serve others. Gary

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have watched numerous people going from homelessness to permanent housing an emotional stability

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would increase staff to serve more people

Rating: 5 stars  

Naila is an incredible individual...not only does she care about and help the homeless, but she makes connections with so many other programs that can perhaps prevent homelessness in the first place...ideal, don't you think??

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Have not really experienced any results as such

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make none at all.

Rating: 5 stars  

Aurora is comprised of caring people who truly care about our community. I commend this organization for their services and their dedication. We need more people like this.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working with the staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not sure.

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Aurora as a board member for several years. The staff and leadership have a passion to end homelessnes in our community and are working a plan to do it in ten years! Caring, skilled staff work daily with the population to build relationships and coordinate efforts to serve this population that is misunderstood and that society tries to forget.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create an endowment to provide sustained operating funds so that the staff can concentrate on working the 10 year plan to end homelessness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Aurora is a valuable link in Vanderburgh County. People and services are linked together by Aurora with the homeless. Aurora helps people find connections but also reaches with direct connections like starter kits. We also provide the funding mechanism for projects to happen with the federal government.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

are wonderful. You can see in their work how much care.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide enough housing so no children were living on the streets.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Aurora does far more than provide direct services to Evansville's homeless population. It is the thought leader in our community regarding the strategies we need to end homelessness. In its role as the lead organization for our ten-year plan to end homelessness, it has stepped out and taken on additional responsibilities as opportunities have arisen. The latest is serving as the fiscal agent and manager of the prevention grant Evansville recieved through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This is an outstanding organization with vision and the willingness to do whatever it takes to serve people and build a community infrastructure that will prevent and end homelessness.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passion of the staff and their concern for their clients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, hard working, committed and visionary.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

end homelessness as we know it in Evansville and Vanderburgh County.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Aurora is an organization which is vital to our community. Aurora is the lead referral agency in providing homeless outreach services, and is playing an instrumental role in implementing the 10 year plan to end homelessness in our community. In this role, Aurora has taken on additional responsibilities; the employees have worked tirelessly to achieve this vision. Aurora also works to increase community awareness. They recently sponsored a viewing of the movie "Where God Left His Shoes" which is a very realistic representation of the challenges homeless families face.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to impact someone's life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely dedicated and hard-working

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

End homelessness; change people's lives

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Aurora does a wonderful outreach program to those who are homeless, supplying them on a weekly basis with food, life's necessities, and consultation on their health. They also have a program from client's who are to be housed so that they are prepared for what is ahead. The staff there has been outstanding in welcoming young adult volunteers and educating them on homelessness while encouraging them to assist as they can. The staff at Aurora has networked with local universities to pick up and sort through furniture, clothing, and household items that students wish to leave behind at the end of a school year. This group has also been active in beginning program to end homeless in Evansville with the help of the local residents, government, and agencies that do outreach.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very eager to be involved in the lives of their clients and to assist the clients in making positive and productive choices in their own lives. The staff is a very diverse group of people with different areas of expertise.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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