RONALD D LEWIS FOUNDATION A SISTERS GIFT HIV OUTREACH SERVICES INC

Rating: 4.33 stars   6 reviews

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Location: 1515 N Town East Blvd # 138-380 Mesquite TX 75150 USA

Mission: Proactively test and identify unknown HIV positive females, while providing them with required and supplemental resources to enhance and prolong their life....creating community awareness to prevent the spread of the disease

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Rating: 1 stars  

I have a hard time believing any of the reviews on here after learning that the CEO writes them for people and makes them post them as written. And out of curiosity why is it called A Sister's Gift if her brother died and lacked services and now she excludes men from being served? Huh?

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

This agency if far the best agency I have been around since my diagnosis. They make you feel respected after having every aspect of being a woman destroyed mentally and physically. The volunteers and office help is awesome. I would recommend this agency to any woman that has been effected with the HIV/AIDS virus.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've received unique financial and social services from ASG that are not offered by other HIV+ agencies in the community. At ASG as a client I'm always greeted with a warm small and a hug. ASG intake process just takes a few moments and there are no waiting periods to access their services; for example, rental assistance /utilities assistance, groceries, bus cards, nutritionist, education and empowerment seminars and classes; cabbage and beans (hot home cooked nutritious meal delivered to your door); client advocacy, buddy program, annual client events celebrating mother's day and christmas.

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

This organization has changed my life by empowering me to advocate for myself personally and professionally. Also has raised my self-worth and self-esteem.

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

I would raise funding so that ASG Womens Center could be located in a facility where clients can access mental and medical care, social services and housing for the homeless HIV+ woman and her children or grandchildren while aiding them to become independent and productive members of society.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A classmate told me about ASG because i needed job leads and legal assistance.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

That it is my choice in deciding if and when I disclose my HIV+ status and to whom.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a client of A Sister's Gift for 4 years. I had a
difficult time identitying with local agencies in Dallas because I do
not resemble the typical HIV positive individual because I am a
mother. By Attending the group/life-skill classes and as a
recipient of the care and support programs I am now empowred to
have no fear of this disease. ASG's private intake location allows
me to continue to live anonymously with this disease because society
still makes judgments about people with this disease. ASG has shown
me how to fight quietly and with grace and I know I can make a
difference in getting "decision makers" to understand females living
with HIV and their children and families are in need of support
services.

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

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

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Several years ago I was diagnosed being HIV+/AIDS. This was the most devastating events that I had ever been faced with. There were a number of organizations that focused on gay men, but there was a limited amount to assist and support women. A Sister’s Gift is an organization to assist and support women with not only groceries, clothing, housing assistance, but they provide knowledge about the disease and most importantly they offer hope.

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

I have seen the committment of the organization to assist and support women. They offer hope to women who have none.

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

I would like to see ASG grow by entering into a partnership with a clinic to provide more services to women living with HIV/AIDS. I would also like to see ASG be able to provide more education and counseling.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Board Member and active and passionate about women's issues and causes. This agency conducts business and services in a professional manner with a family-oriented philosophy. The organization provides direct aid to women with HIV/AIDS , especially to mothers who are need of groceries and housing assistance to avoid homelessness. The past few years have been challenging for the agency due to the economy but the board is working on many projects to increase our revenue.

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

I have seen intake and services offered.

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

like to see the organization have its own building to offer services discreetly. Would like to see operations expand to reach more people.

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