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July 8, 2014

I understand Emerge has had some of their funding cut off or frozen due to ongoing complaints and a lack of compliance with the provisionsgoverningca charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code.

Ways to make it better...

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

hire an independent consultant to determine if the organization is in compliance with the IRS rules, have a forensic audit performed, and have an independent consultant reach out to the families who have been served for their opinions.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

April 16, 2011

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April 16, 2011

I believe that Emerge Family Advocates is a vital service to the upper valley. They are very friendly and helpful to their clients. I have never had a negative experience no matter who was involved with the exchanges. I attended exchanges with my son and his daughter and was very impressed with the facility, the atmosphere and the personnel. They were very knowledgeable.

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

Exchanges of children between their parents

Ways to make it better...

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

Make it bigger and more widely known...

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Outstanding

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

It's given me hope for those families who have troubles through their divorces with respect to their children.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 14, 2011

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April 14, 2011

I knew of Emerge from my longtime friend and founder of Emerge, Mona Russell. I was looking for a non-profit to support with my time and efforts following my retirement, so I chose Emerge. Mona has been the driving force behind Emerge, even when waylaid by a serious automobile accident for months. I have put a couple newsletters together for Emerge, and we make sure we let people know, "It's all about the children". I feel Emerge does so much to promote stress-free child exchanges, strives to educate parents in social skills, and helps to increase realization that innocent children need their help and cooperation for a chance at a better life. I am constantly impressed with how much Emerge and Mona accomplish with so little resources. They deserve all the help they can get so they can make the childrens' lives better.

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

seeing the statistical results from visitations and hearing the heart-warming stories coming from Emerge's efforts.

Ways to make it better...

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

Clone Mona.

April 14, 2011

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April 14, 2011

Emerge was not only helpful when it came to being a new parent displaced from my daughter, but also provided extensive literature on everything from helping children to helping myself. The staff there was always more than helpful when it came to problems or disputes, and always remained professional, even in the worst of disputes. Emerge has helped me, and my daughter more than I can describe, and it is my hope that many others can be helped the same way.

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

My own family

Ways to make it better...

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

Have a larger staff, maybe another location, directly tie Emerge services to Family Court, and Mediation.

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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

How did you find this group?

Vermont Family Court

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Has helped me extensively to see my daughter, and helped me to cope with not being able to see my daughter.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 14, 2011

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April 14, 2011

As a volunteer at Emerge Family Advocates, I supervised visits between non-residential parents and their children. I also helped facilitate exchanges of children between parents, so that feuding parents did not have any contact with each other--a critical service for safety of victims and children in cases where there had been domestic violence. While I volunteered at this agency, I was able to see first hand just how many families needed and used the services on a daily basis, and also how short funding was for this very important program. I was also able to see children light up upon seeing their parents, and getting one on one time with their parents. Many of the children made cards and paintings thanking staff and volunteers, and these wonderful thank you's line the front office where staff work on case management with families on a daily basis-- certainly a nice reminder of why the work that they do is so vital!

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

As a child of divorced parents, I would have appreciated this service as a child. I am grateful that children in my community have this option and opportunity.

Ways to make it better...

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

If I had a bunch of money to donate, I would give the agency more money for direct services, specifically for more case management services for these families.

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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

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

more communication with volunteers, maybe a volunteer coordinator

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

received a generous amount of training & it led to a career in social services.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

great! although the work is emotionally exhausting at times.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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