STAND AMONG FRIENDS

Rating: 4.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Cancer

Location: 777 Glades Rd Building NU-84, Suite 120 Boca Raton FL 33431 USA

Mission: Stand Among Friends is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that promotes opportunities for people with disabilities to live a life without limits and experience the highest degree of independence and success in their communities.  Stand Among Friends currently offers Employment and Assistive Technology Services for People with Disabilities, Disability Sensitivity Training and Injury Prevention for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. In addition to programs, the agency produces and airs an educational television show on the Education Network in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami/Dade Counties. The show, “Life Without Limits,” discusses numerous topics of importance to people with disabilities. Click to see our TV shows online www.lifewithoutlimits.tv
Geographic areas served: South Florida

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have known about or advised SAF for several years. In my opinion, management, operations, leadership and mission execution has been focused and impactful. As a former non-profit Executive Director experienced in board development, fundraising, marketing, and mission operation, I know from experience how the these key areas must work in order to be efficient and effective. SAF has impressed me consistently with their focus, their social-entrepreneurial advocacy, their ethical commitment to mission, and most importantly....their desire to create a new paradigm of service that does not require an endless flow of donations to sustain its operation. I applaud them in their efforts and for their persistence in this critical area of public need.

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

Expand their area of advocacy and impact to additional communities in Florida, and beyond.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

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?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Stand Among Friends (SAF) is an excellent non profit organization. It has helped me to overcome the challenges that a legally blind individual has to face when they have a dream of working in the graphic design industry. SAF has enabled me to live my dreams!

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

in getting infromation about internships at FAU

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

preparing a portfolio

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

it was rewarding knowing that i was doing something to help a good cause. i felt that it was well organized & certainly appreciated the help from the country clu

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

i have only been invoved as a volunteer

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

i'm not qualified to comment

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it's dedication to their cause

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

efficiant & friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

they could help many more people

Ways to make it better...

i don't really have any complaints

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

recruiting more participants

One thing I'd also say is that...

no comment

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have had nothing buta positive experience with Stand Among Friends. These are extremely dedicated people led by Shawn and Lisa Friedkin whose focus is to provide those with any neurological disorder with help,at no charge to lead a happy and productive life.

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

Their community acceptance as a charitable organization

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with dedicated people from all walks of life as volunteers devoted to the continued success of Stand Among Friends/

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, friendly and very motivated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Go National

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Stand Among Friends is such an amazing organization with wonderfully dedicated staff and volunteers. We are focused on helping all people with disabilities to become as independent as possible. We do this by helping others to find and maintain employment, through our Disability Center at FAU, and our assistive technology center. We understand that when people can earn an income, they gain back much of the independence that they lose as a result of living with their disability. All people deserve an opportunity to be a productive member of their community and at Stand Among Friends, we're focused on making that happen!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many other people. We could hire more dedicated staff to work with more people with disabilities, thereby making a bigger difference. We are a great organization with great people that just want to do our best to help others with disabilities!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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