St. Luke's Community Services, Inc.

Rating: 4.69 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Sports

Location: 141 Franklin St Stamford CT 06901 USA

Mission: St. Luke's LifeWorks helps individuals and families who are affected by homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and mental illness learn to make their lives work better. We provide programs for life-long learning, emergency and supportive housing and other needed direct aid. We aspire to be a model caring community where people learn a living.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I am continually impressed by the caring and dedicated staff at St. Luke's. They are true professionals who are dedicated to their mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness. Thanks for your hard work!

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

helping others in need in my community

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

-

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Let me first start off by saying what a blessing it is to have St Luke's Lifeworks in the Lower Fairfield County Area where it is much needed. St. Luke's Lifeworks has saved my family from being separated because of homelessness, they provided a safe and clean place for me and my children to come and reorganize my life. I was able to do so with the help and support of the St. Luke's Lifeworks staff-not just residential staff, the Whole Organization all the way to the CEO. Now that's dedication and shows it's in their hearts and they really do want the best for you and your family.

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

Because of SLLW I now have my own apartment and am working full time.

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

None

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?

referred by a relative who also was helped by SLLW

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

St. Luke's LifeWorks is a great resource for our community. They have a caring and dedicated staff which makes me proud to be a citizen of Stamford.

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

Through a friend.

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

None

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 1 stars  

i was tossed out on the streets for not completing a residentail treatment program not only do i have aids but mental health depression as well the new people and ceo that took over r only in it for the money we need the old people back the ones that care not in it for the money but have theirm mind heart and soul into helping others..its a shame what has happened with st lukes terrible they all sould be ashamed of themselves thats why half the people who have worked there for many many years have left this agency what does this tell you...

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

being throw to the streets.

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

get rid of the new ceo and all the awful people he brought in its all a clan

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

None

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

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

How did you find this group?

by mistake

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

slept outside as a homeless person on the streets

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

For seven years I have been bringing my students to this amazing shelter in Stamford, CT, and every year they leave inspired by the work that Lifeworks does day in and day out. The people who give their gifts of time and resources are truly amazing. A sense of purpose and welcome permeate the halls, and I know we are doing something vital!

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

how my students gain an appreciation for the struggles of others and how to connect and make a "difference" while seeing our "similarities".

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

get them more resources...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been closely involved with St. Luke's LifeWorks for 9 years through our organization Women of Vision Fairfield County. I have witnessed such growth in the service they perform for the homeless of Stamford, CT. The way they educate, provide shelter, and counsel individuals and familes, especially women and their children is indeed impressive. Their leadership is amazing and their goals to better serve the oppressed are equally impressive. I am involved with the children of St. Luke's through reading and art workshops and I can see the impact they are making to better these childrens' lives. I can't speak more highly of this organization whose mission is to serve the homeless and help them to rebuild their lives.

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

The Life Long Learning Center where they educate their participants. I also work with the children in reading and art workshops monthly.

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

I think with their present staff, they can create opportunities that the people they serve never imagined possible. They truly give people the ability to rebuild their lives and enter back into society as a self-sufficient person.

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Rating: 5 stars  

JEH-Productions has assisted St Lukes Life works in providing Arts & Entertainment to the local community. We enjoy participating in charity events and supporting the ever growing need to assist people in every aspect.

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

Many residents have approached me and said that the plays have changed their lives and provoked them to strive to better their living condition and family structure

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

Allow more space for residents to get involved

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have supported this organization for over 15 years, recently on the board. They not only provide homeless shelter for women, but are also the only area shelter for families. SLLW also shelters people with HIV/AIDS and has a halfway house for those recovering from mental illness. In addition SLLW has a holiday toy drive that provides thousands of gifts for over 2.000 children. Just a great organization, filling a critical need in Southwestern Connecticut.

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

many ways, as described above through committeee assignments and the tenant council. Also, a new program to teach residents job skills resulted in a group of residents preparing and serving a dinner for the board before a meeting. They did an outstanding job, which will give them a marketable skill, and a new level of personal confidence that they can beat the homelessness that they have had to face.

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

expand and improve the development area, which I believe can do more to promote the financial well-being of the organization. (Hopefully this is well underway with a newly added development director.)

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?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with St Luke's Lifeworks for over 15 years. The real beauty of this organization is that it offers real solutions for people. Not only do they provide emergency shelter but skills training and ultimately employment. People can really change the direction of their lives. I have seen so much success over the years and hope to see much more in the years ahead.

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

I have seen many people "graduate" from the program and become contributing members of society again.

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

Have more state and federal funding available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have participated in the meal program with St Luke's Life Works & have also organized donation program with my current company. This organization does wonderful things for those in need!

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

my life and work!

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

N/A

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