Girl Thrive continues to support girls from DC Empowering Children in need of help from being sexually abused as a child and..... NO we could not do without their support and resources. And its a blessing we don't.
I wouldnt change a thing about GIRL THRIVE INC, GIRL THRIVE has helped me through some tough times. when i aged out of foster care Girl Thrive helped me get on my feet, helping me with school stuff and even helped me get a car. if it wasnt for Girl Thrive i would still be stuck!
Thank you Girl Thrive.
Girlthrive Inc is a fantastic nonprofit. It seeks to help young women heal and emerge from being sexually abused. They make scholarships available to girls who have survived sexual abuse for school, and/or creative endeavors. Dr Patti is wonderful and an amazing asset and resource for the community of girls trying to heal from their abuse. Girlthrive is awesome!
Dr. Patti and GirlThrive are an inspiring and powerful combination. I am proud to be a volunteer with this organization. I have witnessed Dr. Patti in action one time when she read excerpts from her book, "Invisible Girls" and another time where she asked me to teach young women some kickboxing at a camp. It was as if these young women stood even taller when Dr. Patti was with them. She has a gift!
Dr. Patti's GirlThrive has brought great hope and understanding to many girls and women who thought they were alone in the world of sexual abuse and incest. It provides honesty and caring in a world of secrets and abuse. Dr. Patti's warmth and expertise has helped many young women to face the abuse they have suffered and rise above it. I highly recommend GirlThrive.
I was a recipient of a donation from this organization years ago, when paying the rent was hard to do, let alone keep myself afloat. Aside from the obvious economic help, getting that grant meant the world to me because it made me feel like I mattered - not due to money but because someone or some people thought I was worth it.
Dr. Patti does invaluable work with young girls all over the world. The thing that she told me the very first time I met her, is the thing that helped me through: You will survive and have the life you want to have.
I wish for the women going through abuse that they find such help in their lives.
What can i say.... I came across dr. Patti's site. Wrote her a long email explaning my story. She must check her email first thing in the morning since she wrote me back right away. She sent me a free signed copy of her book which has changed my life. Maybe it has not changed my life as in what and ho is around me but it changed my ability to weave my way around it. I am still weaving, still working, still reading Dr. patti's daily postings and words of wisdom, support and encouragment. I pick up her book when I am feeling like giving up, I go to her site, read the email response she left me... Then I can get back up and continue being a thriver! Thanks Dr. Patti! XOXOX
Dr Patti and Girl Thrive Inc are absolutely the best. Anyone at anytime in need of their special services can get real help to begin healthy healing from the devastating effects of Child Sexual Abuse, how empowering.
I am forever indebted to Dr. Patti and Girlthrive Inc. After enduring years of trauma, incorporating joy into my life was a welcome change. Without a Girlthrive Inc scholarship, I never would have been able to experience the joy voice lessons and massage brought into my life. At the time I received the scholarship I was in my senior year of college getting my bachelor's in social work. I also worked as a nanny, and Dr. Patti's scholarship helped me to pay for my voice lessons and massage sessions. Currently, I am in graduate school getting my master's degree in social work and knowing I have the support of Dr. Patti, Girlthrive Inc, and the possbility of receiving another scholarship is a true blessing. I have seen trauma from both sides - I have a personal experience with sexual abuse and right now I am doing my MSW internship at a domestic violence shelter. I see first hand how important non-profit organizations like Girlthrive Inc are. As Dr. Patti so eloquently states, Girlthrive Inc is helping girls not only to "survive but thrive." Thank you, Dr. Patti, for your wonderful work!
I support Dr. Patti and her foundation. Her book is so inspiring just knowing we aren't alone. Through her book she has created this wonderful foundation that helps girls achieve there dreams by offering them scholarships for school or something as simple as a dance lesson or for me it was help getting phone cards so I could keep in contact with my outside support system while I went into an eating disorder treatment center.
This foundation has helped me and so many other girls. Thank you Dr. Patti :)