Women's Center of Jacksonville, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 5644 Colcord Ave Jacksonville FL 32211 USA

Mission: The mission of the Women's Center of Jacksonville is to support and empower women by nurturing mind, body, and spirit and by advocating for the dignity and respect of all women.
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EIN 23-7437216
http://www.womenscenterofjax.org

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have met several of the employees of this great organization and I am impressed with the level of professionalism and caring I found while touring the facility. The counselors care about each and every person they are trying to help. The Women's Center of Jacksonville is a great model for other similar facilities to strive to emulate.

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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Women's Center of Jacksonville is an all around amazing center. They offer services for Continuing Education, Counseling, and Sexual Assault Survivors. The Women's Center of Jacksonville helps clients age 12 and up both male and female, and do not discriminate. They are always willing to help, including running a 24 hour sexual assault crisis hotline.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

In December of 1999, I was diagnosed with my second advanced cancer. At that time, I had to make the decision to move my Bosom Buddies organization to a nonprofit organization that would continue my work as founder in case my time on earth was over. After much deliberation, I decided that the Women's Center of Jacksonville met all the criteria for a new and permanent home for Bosom Buddies. We moved there in 2000 and it has far exceeded my expectations. Not only does it provide a safe haven for breast cancer survivors, but it also provides other services specifically tailored to women, should the need arise. Bosom Buddies has grown and added a Young Survivors Group and Survivor Advocates to its menu of services. Everyone there is committed to not only helping women survive, but encouraging them and helping them thrive. I'm proud to continue to serve Bosom Buddies and the Women's Center after all these years.

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

Seeing Bosom Buddies expand to offer a Young Survivors Group for women 18 and up and to train Survivor Advocates to offer support, encouragement and a "second set of ears" as they accompany needy women to their doctor's appointments and guide them through the medical maze.

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

Be more proactive in looking for grants that apply to cancer support and education programs such as Bosom Buddies.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The WCJ is a wonderful, safe place for women and their families to come. WCJ provides a safe haven to share thoughts ,feelings and even learn! I will forever be thankful for the WCJ for changing my life. Without them I am not sure who I would be. These women are strong, intelligent and thoughtful...just like I am today.

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

Community Education, Counseling and Admin.

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

Find more grants to be able to help more women .

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Craigslist

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with the Women's Center of Jacksonville for over 15 years and have seen it grow from its grass roots beginnings to a mature non-profit offering a variety of coordinated services to women, girls and their families. The Center provides health services that are unique in the community: mental health counseling of a sliding fee scale, services for women dealing with HIV/AIDS, and breast cancer advocacy, support, and education. I have always been impressed by the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Center and by the caring staff that is always willing to go that extra mile or two for the clients.

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

I have heard and read client stories describing the positive results in their lives due to the services of the Women's Center of Jacksonville. I've seen once clients return to the Center to volunteer and donate. I've participated in a 5K with breast cancer survivors and seen their pride

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

find a way to increase its monetary support and number of volunteers!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I think it is a great privilege to volunteer with this organization, because the Women's Center of Jacksonville genuinely works to fulfill its mission to support women and to nurture mind, body, and spirit. The support and advocacy this agency provides to sexual assault victims is, sadly, very much needed. Affordable and high quality mental health counseling is even more important than usual in the current economic situation, and so is a program like Expanded Horizons, which helps adult women achieve literacy. When I attended the annual celebration of achievements for the women in this program, their new confidence in their abilities was awe-inspiring.

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

talking with women who have been served by its programs, and watching them become empowered.

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

add more support staff.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Women's Center of Jacksonville provides services to women in the community in a number of areas. The Rape Recovery Team is on call 24/7 and will go out to help victims (men or women) and guide them through the days after their trauma. The Counseling program will provide counseling to these individuals and to others in the community on a sliding scale. People who have been affected by the WCJ are extremely positive.

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

I've talked with a number of recipients of the various programs. They are universally positive.

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

I would see that they received more contributions.

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