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October 1, 2012
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October 1, 2012
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Dr. lois lee Is a great person. She has helped change many lives. I know because she helped change mine. This is a great place for children that are on the street and want to get off of them and change their lives around. Keep up the good work LOIS......

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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?

2011

September 14, 2009

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September 14, 2009

I was introduced to Lois and Children of the Night in 1996 as a victim. Children of the Night and Dr. Lois Lee helped me finish 2 years of high school in one year, become self reliant, and achive all the goals I have ever set out to do. Lois became my lifeline and without her I would probably be dead. She opened her heart and touched my life like no one else. COTN prosecuted the people who preyed on the innocent . I came to feel loved, and accepted. COTN helped me on a path that would turn my life around. I am who I am today because they were there for me. This is the least I can do to try and help other children who at some point will need their help. There are children living at COTN that need your help NOW. Please donate anything you can. www.childrenofthenight.org

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

in my personal life as a child that was helped by Children of the Night.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 2, 2009

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September 2, 2009

I was in a NYC police station beaten up with no where to turn, when I called Children of the Night's hotline. Two days later I was a resident. It was a home where I finally felt accepted and I could take advantage of being a kid. The shelter, which I thought I was going to run from, ended up being my home for four years. During my four years, I achieved an honorable mention in the Los Angeles County Science Fair, a scholarship to attend the Tyra Bank's summer camp, T-Zone. The follwoing summer Tyra requested me to attend her camp as a junior mentor. I also joined the Los Angeles Valley Community College speech and debate team and won several awards for my speeches. Before entering a university, I had accumlated 30 college units. I walked into the shelter as a victimized child who was taken advantage of sexually, physically, and mentally, but I graduated from the shelter,not only as a confident individual, but an individual to conquer my own destiny.

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

through myself. I entered the shelter with no sense of direction. I successfully completed the program knowing I have goals and aspirations that are attainable.

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

nobody could ever accomplish what Dr.Lee has done with this organization.She goes beyond the limits, to make sure everything is done right. One of my many fond memories was when Dr.Lee and her son helped me move into my college dorm.

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

seeing myself accomplish things I thought were not feasible. I went from a 6th grade drop out, to being the youngest candidate in Speech and Debate competitions. The most enjoyable part will have to be the support unit Dr. Lee has developed at the shelter

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

the staff is welcoming.The principal of the school is AMAZING. When you think you are unable to accomplish something, you think wrong. We have wonderful doctors who provide their services and we are thankful to have them in our lives.

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

it would be able to keep the doors open for those sexually exploited chidlren who fall through the cracks and help maintain the Children of the Night 10,000 plus alumni association.

Ways to make it better...

my experience there was a blessing. I wouldn't change anything about it!!!

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

there are no challenges that Dr.Lee can not overcome, but the challenge that faces the organization is the lack of knowledge people have about American children who are sexually exploited in prostitution.

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

I would not be where I am today without Children of the Night!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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