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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Alliances & Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Human Services, Mental Health, Spouse Abuse Prevention

Mission: Mission Statement Working to prevent, reduce and eliminate Child Abuse, Gender-Based violence, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault, through research, the dissemination of preventative education and training, addressing poverty, providing health and family life education and support, promoting effective policy and legislation and Victim Advocacy training. Vision Statement To have a society which is free from Child Abuse, Gender-Based Violence, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. O.A.B.I promotes the empowerment of all individuals (female and male/young and old) to foster gender equality, tolerance, and justice through research, affirmative youth development, alleviation of poverty, victim advocacy training and the dissemination of preventative education, which inspires a commitment to the changing of social and cultural norms, education and training, healthy lives, and effectual use of technology. Value Statement Providing, promoting, and maintaining a client-oriented atmosphere with ethical principles of confidentiality, transparency, resiliency, and accountability in everything we do. Motto “Breaking the silence is not a popular choice; it is the right choice; get educated; get informed; for friends do not let friends harm others.” "Prevention requires a clear vision of what we are working for, not only what we are working against and a commitment to social change."

Results: Training programmes to over 200 individuals at various levels of society. Women's support groups. Training for teachers and parents. Children's treat for underprivileged families and their children over 400 persons. Continues to educate many and facilitate the environment for empowerment to break their silence about their abuse and seek help. Continues to assist many families with the basic needs of food and clothing and assisting children to get to school by providing school supplies, uniforms and food supplies. Provided shelter for families who became homeless.

Target demographics: Prevent Gender-based violence against women and girls, reduce violence and poverty against women and girls and men and boys.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250-700 persons

Geographic areas served: In various communities, groups and with families.

Programs: Abuse Prevention Programs Interactive Workshops Family and group sessions. Poverty Alleviation Educational supplies Clothing and Food distribution Newborn items distribution Mentoring Assisting/Referring victims for safe housing Printing materials relevant to the cause to distribute.

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I attended a workshop which was put on by this organization and I must say it was professionally done, helping persons to understand empathy and how necessary it is in the work of combating violence against women. Since after the workshop I have been following this organization and I must commend their team for the work which they are doing in helping to teach prevention and awareness to young women and men everywhere.

2 Jeff128

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an organisation inspiring all of us how much better the world could be! Very enthusiastic, professional and intervening where needed, I got to learn a lot while volunteering for OABI, I hope they will carry on their vision and change even more lives to the better!

1 gina.maharaj

Volunteer

Rating: 4

O.A.B.I has done excellent work in outreach and fundraising. This organization also has focused a lot on educating the public and gathering support from all sectors of society, both local and international. I strongly recommend O.A.B.I for future endorsements.

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4

Advisor

Rating: 4

Quite a passionate organization, always willing to help.

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2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

O.A.B.I. is led by a strong and action oriented, people loving woman. She is fierce in her passion to protect and serve the people she has been privileged to work with. This organization is very needed but requires, like so many other NGOs, numerous types of resources to ensure that their mandate is of excellent quality. I was privileged to conduct a leadership/entrepreneurship session with O.A.B.I. to expose the team and others to strategies for sustainability.

We at CoESL applaud the team at O.A.B.I. and pledge to work in whatever way possible to help to build this partnership and sustain both our organizations.

2 Jonathan40

Board Member

Rating: 5

OABI is one of the most advanced and forward thinking NGOs in the Caribbean region. They founded the VASCO center . OABI's outreach has helped to save countless lives and train future leaders to be effective victim's advocates.


My experience working with OABI has been an invaluable asset to my career as an Attorney At Law in dealing with domestic violence and family issues.

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3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with OABI has been one of the highlights of my professional career as an attorney at law. This organization has shown me what it means to uphold the highest standards of ethics , morality and professionalism .

Our president Sherna Alexander sacrifices every bit of time and energy she has to help those in need. Our team has helped many recover from physical , emotional and mental abuse.
We save lives on a daily basis.

Once our long term goals are realized OABI will become a world leader in abuse prevention and training. I am honoured to be a part of a vision and a team such as this!

3 DrMary O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

O.A.B.I continues to provide effective training and support for socially and economically disadvantage. The organization's measurement, and efficiency procedures significantly strengthened the overall client satisfaction results. We have worked hard and demands significant client satisfaction driven performance from all employees and volunteers, We continue to make strives within undeserved and underdeveloped communities

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3

Board Member

Rating: 5

OABI is a place where humanity and divinity join together to address the needs of the abused, broken, wounded and hurting individuals. It is a place where love is given to all and there is always someone who is willing to speak for the voiceless.

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2 Ken_56

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With the high level of abuse of all kinds that has been happening in Trinidad and Tobago, I thank God that there is an organization like O.A.B.I to offer hope to those hurting and fearful. Their commitment in service and love for people is greatly evident in their day to day operations and it is for these reasons that I am a volunteer with a phenomenal team O.A.B.I

2 Johnnetta M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a victim of childhood sexual. physical and emotional abuse, I know first hand the adverse effects of childhood sexual abuse. I lived through the shame, pain, hurt, anger, promiscuity, the domestic abuse, disease, secrecy and silence as many of us do. I live my life as an advocate to empower women and children to break the shame and shackles of childhood sexual abuse. Thank you Sherna for allowing your story to help heal others and give us permission to tell our stories so that we can live the life that we deserve. So that we can sing again, love again (starting with ourselves), breathe again, beleive again, feel again and reach for our fullest potential in life.

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

I visited this organizations center for the first time a few months ago being a victim of domestic violence for years, the environment was very inviting, the persons who I spoke with were professional and really made me feel comfortable, though I was hesitant to go for help I was at a breaking point and months later I have not regretted going, I go for counselling sessions once per week and this organization has initiated a program in my community. - Mala Joseph, Chagunanas. Trinidad and Tobago

2 Marva James

Client Served

Rating: 5

Because of this organization intervention I am able to move forward with my life, the members of this organization continue to show a high level of confidentiality, support and would assist you whenever and wherever necessary.

This is truly about people and serving them. Today I am able to truly move on with my life and be able to work and study.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a past client of this organization I must commend them for their ethical stance and their level of professionalism they continually strive for better standards even with the limited amount of resources.
This organization went above and beyond to assist me not only to come away from my abusive environment but helping me get a place to start over, I must say the last 2 and half years has been the best for me, productive and I feel as though I can breathe again, I feel confident and now on a path reclaiming my life. Ever so often they still send me message to see how I am going.
Abuse kills and the shame of it kills, for years I was walking around and everyone saw someone well put together however I was so frail that if someone shook me to hard I would have fallen to pieces, if you are in an abusive relationship please seek help. Thanks to the members of this organization which assisted me.

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