COALITION OF ADVOCATES FOR EQUAL ACCESS FOR GIRLS

Rating: 4.67 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Women

Location: 522 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 900 Portland OR 97204 USA

Mission: Our mission is to ensure that girls receive equal access to all the appropriate gender-specific support and services they need to help them develop to their full potential.
Geographic areas served: Oregon

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Rating: 4 stars  

The work of the Coalition for Equal Access for Girls has had a determined and dedicated staff. Since 1993, the organization has focused on ensuring Oregon Girls have access to critical services. They have brought awarenss to professionals and the general public about the needs of girls. Go Girls!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

This organization has made an important and crucial impact for girls in Oregon. The coalition has potential to improve programs and support those who work directly with girls.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a coalition board member for many years and continue to support the organization because of the tremendous impact it has on the lives of girls and young women in Oregon's child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The coalition has been instrumental in protecting state funding for the programs most critical to young women and in educating those who serve girls in the benefits of gender appropriate programming.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was asked by the director of my agency to be the champion for young women in the juvenile justice system. I was introduced to the Coalition of Equal Access for Girls and became a member of the Coalition's board and with the charge of this organization and its mission, made great strides towards ensuring equal access for girls in the juvenile justice system and creating a solid gender responsive continuum of care. The Coalition has a strong voice in the legisature and was key to creating equal access laws that guide current practice. Young women in the juvenile justice and child welfare system are better off today because of the passionate and tireless work of this non-profit!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with this group for several years now - my involvement in the group's activities has grown as my interest has deepened. It's a unique group with a special mission that speaks to me as someone who works with a population that is underserved. But I also just enjoy the company of the others in the Coalition.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls is a powerful organization. Since 1993, it has championed the rights of girls throughout the state of Oregon. It is now poised to assist other states throughout the nation in developing legislation that will ensure that young women have equal access to services within their states.

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

As the former ED of a nonprofit that serves adolescent girls, I found the support & expertise of Coalition members to be invaluable in developing services and programs that sensitively and effaciously meet the needs of the clients that we served.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I worked with the Coalition from February 2003-January 2005 as the Executive Administrative Assistant. Through my years with the Coalition, I helped to plan and organize annual and regional meetings; researched and wrote articles for the quarterly Girls’ Advocate newsletter; helped to develop a Girls' Advocacy curriculum; and participated in the daily workings of the organization. I remember, on numerous occasions, being quite taken by the knowledge, energetic resources, dedication, and passion that the Coalition's members extend in support of the organizational mission. In working to ensure equal access to gender-specific support and services, and give a voice to girls' issues, these volunteers are making lasting change in the lives of young women throughout the state.

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

my time as Executive Administrative Assistant, witnessing lives transformed by the Coalition's advocacy work.

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

networking with volunteers and organizations who care deeply about girls' advocacy and work tirelessly to make lasting changes for young women throughout the state.

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

gracious, passionate, extremely generous, and hugely dedicated to this work.

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

hugely expand and enhance the amazing work that they've been doing since 1992. The energy and dedication are already there, 10 million bucks would serve to amplify the change already taking place!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I became introduced to the Coalition during my senior year of high school when I began my senoir project to reduce abuse in foster care homes. As a foster youth, I was determined to insure that this did not happen to other kids in care. The President of the Coalition became my key advisor for the project and connected me to the people I needed to know to change policies at the state level. With the Coalition's support, I presented my project to the Oregon Child Welfare Advisory Committee and then helped them rewrite policies around face to face contact between caseworkers and the youth on their caseloads. After college I returned to the Coalition as a Board Member and continue my advocacy work today to make foster care better in Oregon. The Coalition's support opened many doors for me as a young woman and I am honored to continue to be involved in thier advocacy on behalf of girls.

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

preserving sexual abuse treatment programs that serve girls during the 2009 round of budget cuts for the Department of Human Services.

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

that is focuses its advocacy efforts around vulnerable girls and young women.

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

extremely knowledgeable about the issues facing girls today and what gender specific services are needed.

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

insure that all at-risk girls in the entire nation have equal access to gender specific services and treatments to meet their specific needs and challenges.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The Coalition has made a tremendous difference in Oregon ensuring that girls and young women receive the gender responsive services they need. After passage of legislation requiring all state agencies to provide gender specific services this all volunteer organization continues to be a watch dog working to guarantee that the law is implemented effectively. Oregon is the only state with such a law making the coalition and our state a pioneer. The Coalition is a tireless, dedicated and passionate advocate for the needs and potential of girls and young women in Oregon and across the country.

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

working on the national level on issues related to girls and young women involved in systems of care.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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