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November 26, 2012

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May 13, 2010

Beacon of Hope started out as just a prayer for help for women on the west side of Indpls. Through hard work and an enormous amount of support Beacon is now up and running. In working on these 2 fundr... more

November 26, 2012

When Terry Moore the founder of Beacon of Hope approaced me to help with the first purse auction I wanted to do what I could because I understood how important a shelter or a center that could help women in domestic abuse situation was very needed on the west side. I have seen the determination of the staff and volunteers to make this center a place of haven for women, children and their pets. Whenever I can I want to be able to give my time and dollars to such a hardworking and dedicated group of people who put saving lives of women and children who are in danger.

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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

May 13, 2010

Beacon of Hope started out as just a prayer for help for women on the west side of Indpls. Through hard work and an enormous amount of support Beacon is now up and running. In working on these 2 fundraisers I saw first hand how willing people are to lend their talents and resources to help women in terrible situations. I talked with women from all walks of life who were survivors of domestic violence. Our fund raisers raised funds that helped us to realize the dream of opening the doors to a resource center on the west side that is helping women, children and teens have safer and better lives.

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

My personal involvement has been from a volunteer standpoint but I have been impacted to want to reach out and teach more women about how to avoid being a victim and to share my survivsl story with others.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 3, 2010

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June 3, 2010

I have been involved in garage sale fundraising events for beacon of hope as well as the purse auctions. I find this organization to be a beneficial resource for the westside of Indianapolis. The volunteers are friendly, determined, and driven to make this shelter a reality.

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

seeing the positive results of the fundraising events.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 3, 2010

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June 3, 2010

I met the director, Terry Moore about a year and a half ago. I was driven by her passion to some day soon open a womens shelter on the westside of Indianapolis. Unfortunately the need is great for this service. The volunteers are friendly and driven by strong values to help others. I want to be part of this project from the "ground up". Helping domestic violence victims start over with emotional, financial and training affects all of us. I have been thrilled to see the westside community come together with donations to help this shelter become a reality soon!

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

Through domestic violence calls, I hear that victims are able to escape bad situations. They have the security and support to leave this environment. Pet Fostering Project will be crucial in many cases. I am proud of this organization .

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand the pet fostering program and start a building project for the center as soon as possible.

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

I enjoy the passion and excitement of the director and people involved in working to create a westside shelter in Indianapolis.

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

Friendly, passionate, driven with good, strong morals.

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

Build a westside shelter, have a pet fostering program "on site" and help train women in life skills and counsel them.

Ways to make it better...

There were places to put their animals when they attempt to leave a violent environment.

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

To achieve funding and property to build this much needed facility.

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

I have been a volunteer for one year and a half, help with fundraising events, answering phones and sorting clothes. I am happy to contribute my time and strengths to this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 3, 2010

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June 3, 2010

I have been volunteering with this organization from day one and I love working for Beacon of Hope. The Executive Director is a great person and full of passion for the women. She guides and trains the volunteers to the best of her ability. It has been amazing to watch this organization grow in least then a year the way it has. Already, we have assisted in helping over 210 women, children, and family pets.

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

Helping with events, and assisted women get into shelters.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 29, 2010

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May 29, 2010

I have been able to watch this organization grow from the thoughts of a few women to the wonderful blessing it is today of a crisis call and resource center serving women daily in Indianapolis. It has been amazing to watch the hearts of those involved go far beyond what is needed and help the hurting women and families of this community. This organization has filled a huge void where it was desperately needed. Each time I hear the statistics of the women that are assisted each month at the center I am amazed and my heart is moved. Beacon of Hope is God's answer to the prayer of many women in Indianapolis and I cant wait to see it become a 24-hour shelter for women, children and pets.

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

Being a part of the fund raising events and much more with Beacon of Hope.

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

Working with all the caring people. They inspire me to do more for others.

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

Open a 24-hour Shelter for women, children and pets and help numerous hurting families find the rescue they need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

I have had the joy of watching Beacon of Hope go from a dream to a reality (all in a very short time). From the beginning I have been in awe of Terry, the executive director. She has a passion for the cause and the victims that is contagious! Her faith is unshakable and she has such vision! With her leadership and countless wonderful volunteers BOH has done an amazing job of creating a crisis-call center, raising money and serving victims on the westside of Indianapolis! Their facility is top-noth, welcoming and safe. The volunteers are welcoming and so loyal and committed to helping victims. I have been so blessed to be involved with this organization, witnessing what can happen when people work hard towards a commone goal!

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

The construction of their crisis call center, about a half dozen successful big fundraiser events, many local churhes choosing them for continued donations, community involvement, support from the state and other shletrs and serving over 200 victims!

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

The fun and amazing fundraisers! Having my eyes opened to the need of the victims in this community and being able to give back.

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

So loving, kind and encouraging, especially Terry Moore, the Executive Director. Her passion is inspiring and moving.

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

Change the face of the westiside of Indianapolis! They would have a 24 hour emergency shelter, helping to allieviate the pressure on current shelters. They would have even better outreach and education to help eliminate domestic violence!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 25, 2010

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May 25, 2010

I joined a small group at my church recently as they were looking for an outreach opportunity. They had decided on another nonprofit group, but I saw a write-up on BOH in the paper and was immediately interested. I was looking online to read about this other group and up came Beacon of Hope - God was trying to get my attention! After meeting with Terry and hearing her story and hearing about the miraculous way BOH went from a dream to a reality, I knew this was where God wanted us to be. Several of us attended the dinner and auction and will go to the "pampering night" to meet clients and other volunteers. I'm planning to be trained in the next group of phone counselors, and our group will look for continuing opportunies to serve. The enthusiasm and compassion shown by Terry and some of the other staff is contagious!

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

I haven't been involved long enough to have seen results other than my personal enrichment.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 23, 2010

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May 23, 2010

The women of our church became familiar with Beacon of Hope through one of our elders and one of our women's ministry team members. They both presented an invitation to Beacon of Hope's 2nd Purse Auction. Neither knew the other was doing so. But God did and He has used Beacon of Hope to draw us into awareness of this huge need for a women's center/shelter on Indy's west side. Ever since meeting the Exec Director and hearing her personal testimony and the reports of west side women's needs and needs meet, we couldn't help but try and come alongside to help wherever we could. The Beacon of Hope staff and board have the Lord's sorrow over this epidemic called domestic violence and they live out, with all their marrow, the desire He has put on their hearts to reach out and offer a way out and healing for women and children caught in this cycle. They are having much success, and the calls come in daily for assistance. They are starting up a foster pet program to give these women they help yet another way to get out of their situation who will not leave if children or pets could be harmed. Children and women are situated at a local shelter however their pets have had no where to go until now. Beacon of Hope will have coordinators of a foster pet program to place victim's animals at temporary homes to be cared for while the women/children start the healing and recovery process. Foster Pets will be a huge blessing for those who have need of it! Finally, each of the women on our team has been blessed by being involved with fundrasing and spreading the word about Beacon of Hope. The Director and Board's ultimate goal and they believe the Lord's goal for them is to have a shelter built to further meet the needs of the women on Indy's west side. God is faithful and so are the Exec Dir, Board and volunteer staff at Beacon of Hope Women's Center.

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

the hearing of each success story they have. After learning of the need for help through an email or call from the Exec Director, we see how God uses those in support of this organization to provide exactly what that women/children need.

Ways to make it better...

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

pray that the Church Council group would become a reality this year along with the Foster Pet Program.

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

the selflessness of the vounteers involved with this organization. It's all about the women in need, not the staff/volunteers.

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

Open the shelter that is so, unfortuantely, needed; provide extended counseling for victims at no charge; help everyone who came to them requesting aide!

Ways to make it better...

I would have the time and availability to do more for them!

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

the fact that this epidemic can seem overwhelming at times; to have a consistent and faithful board and slate of volunteers.

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

if the greatest commandment is to love, then the Beacon of Hope staff and volunteers are exceedingly faithful to live out that commandment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 20, 2010

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May 20, 2010

As a former victim of domestic violence, I find it rewarding to work for an organization that strives every day to help those in need, encourage those that we've helped get away from their abusers with continued counseling and empowerment programs and keep in contact and continue to encourage and motivate those that have overcome and are now supporting themselves and their children. There is a passion that you can feel when you walk in the door. The staff here is committed to helping victims and also providing awareness in an effort to help prevent domestic violence. It is a sad and unfortunate need in our community and Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Inc. is helping fulfill that need and does it with the strictest of confidence to the victims and with the respect and dignity they deserve.

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

Working with the victims, seeing them grow. It is a wonderful feeling when you see a woman get that "ah ha" moment and realize that she is strong and deserves to be treated like a human being.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 13, 2010

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May 13, 2010

My experience with Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Inc. has been very enriching for me as a volunteer. Although have not been a victim of domestic violence in the past, a number of my friends have experienced domestic violence. I have had it in my heart to help serve in whatever capacity I could. When the Executive Director, Terry Moore, who is one of my best friends shared her dream and vision with me to open a domestic violence crisis center and shelter, I said to her that I will support you in whatever capacity and am very happy to be making a difference with fundraising events to help with saving lives of domestic violence victims. I have had an opportunity to meet a few current victims and survivors, through my service with Beacon of Hope. I believe that God has opened the door for Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Inc. to not just be like other crisis centers/shelters, but to take it a step further to provide for victims families and in future provide shelter for pets of victims as well. The community on the West Side of Indianapolis are very supportive of having Beacon of Hope Center for Women, Inc. locate there, because there is a GREAT need for there to be a shelter on this side of Indianapolis. Domestic violence seems to be more prevalent on this side of town. It is my hope and prayer that Beacon of Hope will receive more and more monetary support so that they can open up their shelter soon, but also support otherwise through donations, volunteering, etc.

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

donating monetarily to help save a life from domestic violence.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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