JEENA

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Education, Human Services, Cancer

Location: 1510 Centre Pointe Dr Milpitas CA 95035 USA

Mission: To provide support services for children with special needs and their families. Support services include training and education programs, financial aids, social support network, and general information

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Jeena is our second home here in US. We have come across some unique and incredible people who have taught us the importance of maintaining the spirit alive while fighting autism. We appreciate all the efforts that were made to organize different workshops, meetings, walkathons, awareness days, social events to help our children with their social skills, for last ten years. The list can go on. We are amazed at the immense value a support group can hold for families with special needs children. Go Jeena !

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My son who is autistic have actually made some friends in Jeena. We have a social life now.

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I would urge for active participation of more members.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jeena has brought special needs families together so that they can talk about their pain, their challenges, and their triumphs. Jeena has helped these parents find friendship and support which can be invaluable when facing a crisis. Through Jeena, we are constantly reminded that we are not alone, and that despite all the hardships, we can find a way to smile and live vibrantly.

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the friendships I've made, the support I've received from other parents, the sharing of information

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Introduce some membership requirements

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Rating: 5 stars  

Most of us don't realize the hardship of families who have differently abled children, i think the service Jeena is providing these families with resource gathering, networks and day to day support is invaluable, We are proud to be supporting Jeena's efforts.

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Supporting families

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jeena has been a huge help for us over the last few years - it has helped us understand our daughter's issues better, we made new friends in similar situation and learned a lot from them.

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our family life.

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

not change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I happened to spend a day with Jeena few years back with my mother and my older brother who is a special needs kid.. It was very emotional. It is great to see an organization like this which provides support system to each other as against the times when my mother brought up my older brother in India.. Wish Jeena the very best in everything it does.. it is a great cause. Tell your story here and help others understand this charity

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Yes

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am one of the Directors of a social service agency which delivers services to a number of families involved in JEENA. JEENA is a "home away from home" for many of the families and their children with special needs. It is a huge community organization which supports these families in numerous ways. Kudos to the organizers who so passionately give their time and energy.

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Whenever I have attended one of their functions, I am always overwhelmed with the cohesiveness of this organization. Usually over 500 people attend and they are all very happy to be participating.

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  

My daughter was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 years. I had never heard this word earlier. I was so confused and didn't know what to do next. I heard from my friend about Jeena. I visited this center and I felt that there were so many parents in the same boat and guiding each other. I felt safe by joining Jeena , where I can get my issues discussed, where other parents understand us and where we can come up with solutions, finally where can try to plan an safe future for our special need kids.

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

accepting that special need kids also have talents and we can expect a lot from them if given them the right environment and guidiance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family is an active member of this wonderful parent support non profit org. Jeena, which means 'life' in Hindi language, is truly a life giver to many special needs families who are otherwise devastated by challenges faced in their every day life. It provides many support services, coordinates educational events, does many community activities such as hosting picnics,shows etc for kids with special needs in a fun filled environment.

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

effectively bringing together families with extreme emotional, financial and multiple special needs challenges under one roof. This had helped many children to get the required assistance due to better information exchange and ideas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jeena brings life to parents and kids with special needs. It's a place where parents support eachother and bring recognition to kids with special needs, a family which brings love and desire to go reach out unconditionally.

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

Emotional support and perspective of looking at our challenges as strength for our special needs kid.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jeena is a great forum for parents with special needs kids. There are other special needs organizations here in bayareak but none that cater to South Asian community like Jeena does. This gives us a sense of belonging and the feeling that we are not alone in this world dealing with the challenges of bringing up the special needs children. From parent advice to therapies to social gatherings Jeena has it all. It is a great support community that I have come to rely on. Go Jeena Go!

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I have personally gained by the emotional support, parent advice, tips from this organization

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-4-01

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