THE IAM WORKSHOP TOUR E0703212007-6

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Crime & Law, Religion

Location: Dayton NV 89403 USA

Mission: To explain the downfalls of meth and drug use and to proclaim the Gospel message to all willing to receive it and to help break addictions for good.

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I met the founder at my church. I am a recovering addict and I know from personal experience through Carson City's rehab centers that the I AM Workshop Tour-Pure Compassion is the best recovery program there is. Meth is a big problem in Carson City alone. I know this because I was a victim to Meth for years. I know that with the ProMeta Treatment Program that the I AM Workshop Tour-Pure Compassion has will help anyone who honestly and sincerely wants help from their addiction. The I Am Workshop Tour-Pure Compassion is faith based where the other rehabs in Carson City are not. At other rehabs you are not allowed to read a bible or do anything that is based on religion. I was told that if I was allowed to study my religion then everyone would be allowed to and that would cause a conflict within the rehab. Since volunteering with I Am Workshop Tour-Pure Compassion and helping with organizing the events I have become closer with my creator, my Father and my Savior. Thank you Alan for your support in my recovery. I wish that I could have gone through your program as it is faith based and I believe I would have gotten stronger in my religion. But through you I am getting stronger in my faith, because we have the same beliefs. Thanks again!!

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

I have personally experienced the results of this organization by helping others get into this program rather than seeing them go through the other rehab centers in Carson City

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would not change anything, because the way that it is ran by Alan is right where it needs to be. The Lord has it in his hands and is guiding us everyday in its growth.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

My volunteering experience with this organization has been exactly what Alan told me it would be. They don't need to change anything.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

My volunteer experience has not only made me stronger in my own sobriety but it has also taught me how to write grants and receive sponsorships for a good cause.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This volunteer experience has made me feel like I can help change Nevada through getting the support others need with their addictions.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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4 people found this review helpful

The IAM Workshop is is not only a much-needed organization, but one overseen by those who "know." Personally, I have know Alan Sweet for over three decades and have observed him going full-circle. As well, my wife and I have family members who have struggled with substance abuses and therefore know what it takes. And yet the IAM Workshop is at least one step beyond: they offer hope upon hope, for it is in the context of the Gospel of Christ.

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

seeing those step out of the darkness of substance abuse and into the light of God's Son.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I met the founder of the I AM Workshop Tour at my church when he was promoting a fund raising event, I was so impressed with his cause I immediately volunteered to help him. The cause of helping people break drug and alcohol addictions is a serious and noble matter. We all know somebody... I have been involved almost daily, now, learning more about addiction treatment issues, various treatment approaches, Non Profit organizations in general and now am learning grant writing in particular. I strongly believe the I AM Workshop Tour can and will one day be a leader in drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs; provided we can get proper and sufficient funding. Week in and week out we receive kudos and many kind words of encouragement and support of our endeavor. Its both an honor and privilege to be associated with the I AM Workshop Tour.

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

…receiving donations and donating myself and seeing first hand how it all goes to help and further the mission of getting sufficient funding through grants or large corporate donations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have struggled with alcoholism for 9 years. I have been through every treatment center in No. NV with no lasting results. I was ready to give up hope. I had lost My 2 yr old son and my husband divorced me. My parents no longer wanted contact with me, I was unemployable. until I came to hear about the I AM WST and personally witnessed the results of their client. I am now 6 months sober and am being served by I Am workshop in many ways. I am coming into their low income jobs program, am in process of getting custody of my son back, I AM WST has even helped my find a low income Apt complex. Mr. and Mrs. Sweet genuinely care about their community and the people in it. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is a hopeless an addict/ alcoholic as I was. "I AM" WST saved my life and helped me gain back my family.

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

I have seen first hand Alan give his last $3000. to help the Carson City man with treatment dollars needed so he could focus solely on his recovery. I know this program has helped 1000's nationwide. Now we are bringing it here to Nevada.

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

I would help get the word out to more people concerning this great opportunity for long term recovery. I AM WST needs more funding! This has personally been a life changing experience for me and my 2 year old son.

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

The overall life changing experience with this organization. Since being employed by "I AM" I feel productive and am happy to be able to give back and hopefully help someone else.

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

I have met and worked with some of the most determined people I've ever known. Mr. Sweet really cares!

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

Think about it! What a difference we could make in this community and others.. if we actually had that kind of money to help addict/alcoholic recover. Families would be reunited. Our crime rate would decrease.Unemployment would go down. Etc.

Ways to make it better...

I just look forward to seeing many more addicts/ alcoholics receiving the same treatment and healing that I have experienced. With a lot more funding this will be possible.

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

Funding! Funding! Funding! Getting the word out out to people who are willing to give this organization a chance.

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

Anything that anyone out there could do to help I AM Workshop with funding these low income youth and adults or sponsoring them into the program would be greatly appreciated. God Bless You, Laureen Mcdermott

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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6 people found this review helpful

This program is a big help in our community and state. I would like to see this program get off the ground. Funding is the biggest obstacle in moving full force

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

seeing the results personally

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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5 people found this review helpful

When one spends thei life in the Entertainment field as an Artist and a company professional, the daily reminder of how fragile and destructive substance abuse can be is a constant and bold reality. When you lose close friends, family members and colleagues to alcohol and/or drug abuse or you witness their lack of functionality and accomplishment when they are under the "spell" of this disease, you soon realize that eradicating this vicious "monster" is in ALL our best interests. The I AM Workshop ,and Alan and Michelle Sweet have proven that their intentions, work and heart-felt efforts are not only valuable but also critical. I applaud their work, their core beliefs and ethics and their willingness to unselfishly assist this terrible and MUCH too common affliction.

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

... being a witness to their efforts, in working with Alan and Michelle previously, and in being a small contributing part of the recent Concert Benefit event they held in Reno Nevada.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I met Alan and Michelle Sweet approximately two years ago. I have never met such dedicated, passionate people. They are instrumental in helping individuals break their drug and alcohol addictions. They have given many a second chance at life! This community needs folks like the Sweets.

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

Watching them help people who otherwise would not have made it. They are personally dedicated to changing people's lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I've worked closely with The I AM Workshop Tour for well over a year, now, and I am tremendously impressed with the dedication to their mission. They work 'round the clock to see that they get people in their state the help they need. Based on personal experience, this organization's power to make lasting change in people's lives is unsurpassed.

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

Developing their application for tax exemption, strategic planning, and grants research.

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

Increase their annual budget to $300k to allow them to serve more people struggling with addictions.

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

working with Alan to help him achieve his goals.

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

all 100% dedicated to the mission and success of the organization.

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

bring drug and alcohol treatment to thousands with a proven 85%+ success rate.

Ways to make it better...

I was able to devote more time to the cause.

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

Financial... as always.

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

The organization has the oversight, connections and partnerships it needs to succeed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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9 people found this review helpful

Alan Sweet is a machine! The man will not rest until his calling and organization (I AM Workshop Tour) has helped all those who need and want help. After graduating from Stanford in 2002 I have been involved in several non-profits around the country and never have I seen someone so persistent and committed to make a difference than Alan. If you have a desire to help people break their addictions, please consider placing your support behind the I AM Workshop Tour. There are so many exciting things taking place and I give Alan my full endorsement.

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

a number of different and wonderful ways. This is an organization destined for success.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

The "I AM" Workshop Tour has exhibited it's nature of "Pure Compassion". While working as a volunteer secretary, I have witnessed the organization get its 501-(C)(3), and assist a Carson City resident with his 30 year addiction to alcohol. This gentleman was taken to San Ramon, CA to undergo treatment on the founder's last $3,000.00. The "I AM" Workshop Tour is presently waiting on assisting about 4 more patients. It would be great to see more financial backing!

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

This organization has helped a Carson City, NV resident overcome a 30 year addiction.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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