The Why Center

Rating: 4.42 stars   12 reviews

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Location: 123 Newkirk St. Jersey City, NJ 07306 USA

Mission: The mission of The Why Center is, to provide support to all individuals seeking to learn effective skills in making healthy relationship choices and becoming successful and productive in everyday life. The Why Center is dedicated to providing a confidential, supportive and educational atmosphere, in which our clients can achieve self awareness that promotes personal growth and maturity. We are committed to assisting couples in gaining a deeper understanding of their partners unique needs by establishing healthy communication skills that derive from a better understanding of self. We support our clients in defining and establishing personal success, Empowering and ushering our clients in becoming emotionally self sufficient, while restoring the self-assurance needed to establish healthy relationship choices for themselves.
Results: As of May 4, 2013 We have moved into our new facility located at 123 Newkirk St. in Jersey City NJ. We are working hard to ensure we remain a community resource.
Target demographics: support & educate individuals in making healthy relationship choices, teaching valuable life skills & restoring the confidence necessary for individuals to achieve marital, personal and professional success.
Programs: Our Free Services Include: Relationship Coaching Life Coaching Seminars Workshops Free HIV/ AIDS Testing

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is truly a great organization. Shamina is such a talented individual. I've never felt as though someone actually understands me the way she understands me in order to give me legitimate advice. Her real insight and personal experience gives me the strength to carry on every day after having experienced an abusive relationship. I've tried therapy in the past for my family issues, but it was not effective at all. I began to think therapists just want the insurance money. The fact that Shamina provides her services for free indicates her love for truly helping others succeed in life relationships and it's so apparent during your sessions. She's amazing at what she does and is very accommodating. The hours are super convenient too. It's really hard to believe that something this great is free and so accessible. I wish I discovered the center sooner. I travel an hour just to see her and shes worth every mile, gallon of gas, and toll, and parking I have to pay to get there and so much more!

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

I'd want to clone Shamina so I'd have her 24/7. She's one of the best people I've come across in my life.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was never into talking to a stranger about my life until I discovered The Why Center. Having Shamina as my life coach has helped me in realizing what I need to work on. My perspective of counseling has changed dramatically. Shamina makes me feel like I'm talking to a friend who is giving me positive feedback about the neccessary changes I need to make in my life. Everyone needs to give Life Coaching a chance, it can change you too.

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

The changes I will make is having more life coaches so I won't have to share Shamina.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience at the WHY center is mainly indescribable, but i will say that Shamina Allen is a phenomenal person. I have met with her three times and in three sessions i have completely changed my train of thought. Shamina gave me hope and she gave me the best advice for me, and because of her I am putting years worth of business ideas into play and starting my business in only 2 months. Without a doubt with out the WHY center i will not be mentally and physically where I am today. Everyone needs to experience this center and personally Shamina as well.

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

Only the fact that Shamina Allen needs some help, everyone cant be superwoman all the time.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Born and Raised in Jersey City, I care very much so about the well being and productivity of this city and of its residents. The city I see today is one that I often do not recognize as I ponder on my childhood memories of playing and walking down the streets in various neighborhoods. Many people talk about change, but few implement it. Shamina Allen, founder of the Why Center is an individual who put her money where her mouth is. I personally witnessed faith, strong will and heartfelt passion at work when Shamina's dream of proving a safe haven, a place of development and support for those ready, willing and able to make better life choices came into fruition. The Why Center is just that for me and for the residents of Jersey City. It is an organization that genuinely cares. I am honored and it is most definitely a privilege to offer any and all my skills to this organization. An organization that is dedicated and determined to make an impact in this great city that will never be erased!

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?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The WHY Center is a breathe of fresh air! In a city where you constantly hear about crime and residents struggling to make ends meet, its refreshing to know that a place exist where people can receive helpful life coaching advice that will assist in them making healthy life and relationship choices. I walk pass the center every week and do plan on attending a support group meeting in the near future. My hat goes off to the people running The Why Center.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I pass this place everyday on my way to Hudson county Community College. They have done a good job fixing up the place and its nice to see an organization like this in the community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I discovered the WHY Center one day when I was just walking through Journal Square. Two young girls were outside giving out flyers and promoting a bake sale. I took a second to stop and get information and was just moved by their passion. The WHY Center has a very family-like atmosphere and it's clear that they started this business out of the kindness of their hearts.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have known the staff personally for a few years and I was always moved by their ambition and drive. Shamina is a passionate and committed person always seeking to lend a helping hand so when I learned she found a rental space for the Why Center I was very happy for her and willing to help in any way I could. From fixing the place up to donating office equipment I felt committed to seeing her vision. We worked together as a team and the organization always feels like home. I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening and it felt good to see a finished job well done for such a deserving organization. The Why Center is full of great people. If there is anything I can do in the future for this organization I wouldn't hesitate.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a passionate supporter and member of the Why Center since 2012. Over the year I have seen nothing but great progress with this organization; from the Grand opening of our new facilities to the growing numbers in our workshops. The Courage support groups have been life changing for me and the open communication and skills learned have greatly benefitted my marriage. The Why Center is a home away from home to me and I am grateful to be apart of such a wonderful organization fully committed to serving the community. Praying for our longevity and continued success!

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?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been with The Why Center since May 10th. Since then I have had many productive life coaching sessions and have been pleased with the results. I am very grateful for all The Why Center has helped me accomplish in such a short time. I now have a good job (thanks to great resume writing assistance), a clear plan & view of where my life is headed, and a great support team behind me. I highly recommend The Why Center to anyone considering life coaching.

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?

2013

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