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October 31, 2013

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October 31, 2013

I have worked with the Service Coordinator program at Episcopal Place for the past eight years. This program helps the Episcopal Place residents identify, locate and acquire the services and supports necessary for them to remain self-sufficient. Episcopal Place goes above and beyond other housing communities because of the programs that are offered to their residents. Episcopal Place is not just an affordable housing facility but a caring supportive environment that residents truly feel is home.

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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

October 30, 2013

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October 26, 2012

Episcopal Place is a wonderful affordable houing complex for low income seniors and physically challenged individuals. During my 30 years at Episcopal Place I have been blessed by the wisdom of these ... more

October 30, 2013


I have been privileged to be a part of Episcopal Place for over 30 years. I cannot say enough good things about the staff, board of directors, and residents. Episcopal Place is committed to providing services (medical van transportation , meals and housekeeping programs, and activities) that
helps our residents live independently in affordable housing for a longer time. Everyday more than one person tells how thankful the are to be living at Episcopal Place and how thankful they are for our caring staff. I tell them I am the thankful one to be here to help care for them. Episcopal Place has become my second family.

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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

October 26, 2012

Episcopal Place is a wonderful affordable houing complex for low income seniors and physically challenged individuals. During my 30 years at Episcopal Place I have been blessed by the wisdom of these precious individuals. It is my privilege to work at such a caring place .

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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?

2012

October 28, 2010
3 people found this review helpful

I have seen the life of a disabled applicant enhanced once she moved into Episcopal Place. She now has her own apartment, new friends but the best thing was when we were able to get her a rolater walker. She is now able to walk without the fear of falling. I enjoy seeing her walk outside for excerise every morning with a smile on her face.

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

seeing the joy of applicants when they are able to move into Episcopal Place

Ways to make it better...

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

like to see more quality subsidized housing for persons with disabilities who are under 62 years of age.

October 30, 2013
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October 30, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

As a resident of Episcopal Place, I have found the service and concern of the staff to be a primary life saving event. Often when one changes a lifestyle at an older age, depression can set in with the usual gerontology issues and illnesses. The attention given by staff and residents often dispell issues that prevent major depression. It is not easy at all for a formerly active , healthy out going individual to change their lifestyle because of the inability to be as active as they once were. Episcopal Place provides assistance , activities, and direction that affords the residents to remain as active as possible.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 30, 2013
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October 30, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I have lived here for 6 years. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I love it here. The staff is absolutely wonderful and they make all of us feel special.I get some of the noon meals as well as participate in the filed trips and really enjoy going out with everyone. I attend the programs and activities and love the new storytelling. I am involved in the art class. I really enjoy the parties and the dinners. I volunteer and bake for the Residents' Association. I will work for any event here at Episcopal Place. I love playing bingo and poker. Even if I won the lottery I would give it away so I continue to live here at Episcopal Place.

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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?

2013

October 30, 2013
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October 25, 2012

I have lived here for 7 years and moved in with my sister from the neighborhood we lived in for years. We immediately felt safe and welcomed. When she passed away, everyone here including staff were s... more

October 30, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I enjoy living at Episcopal Place. After living here for nine years , the residents and staff are my second family. I participate in most activities and programs and really enjoys what the Activities Director and Service Coordinator bring to us daily. I know that all the staff work hard to make our daily lives better. We are never bored and rarely have to ask for entertainment. The parties and dinners here are fantastic and we are always overwhelmed with food and service. I love my apartment and with my cat as a companion I really have a true"home." I have eaten the noon meals as well as ridden the van to medical appointments and on field trips. It is so nice to know that there are people who care about you working here and ask you what you need and how you are doing with a smile on their face.

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

work on parking

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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?

2013

October 25, 2012

I have lived here for 7 years and moved in with my sister from the neighborhood we lived in for years. We immediately felt safe and welcomed. When she passed away, everyone here including staff were so comforting that I knew I was at home. I really enjoy the programs and activities and the fact that I can also be at home and spend time with my companion cat that is allowed at EP. The socialization is great and the health screenings brought here allow us so much more access to good health care than some folks have. I really like the medical transportation and the opportunity for noon meals that are delivered. I am really happy here and hope to live the rest of my life here.

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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?

2012

October 29, 2013
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October 29, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I feel very blessed to be able to reside at Episcopal Place. I feel we have the best staff bar none. They seem to work together like a family and treat us like we are their extended family. I think it is wonderful that we have the medical transportation and the trips to the grocery store or drug store offered through our van ministry. We are blessed to have Elmo Tanner , our medical van driver. Shannon, out social worker, has many good speakers that come and discuss anything from our wants to our needs and through Jane, our activities director we can go to dress rehearsals at the theater and have many musical entertainers. I take all of these opportunities given to me.

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I want a new floor

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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?

2013

October 29, 2013
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October 29, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I thank God every day that I was able to move into Episcopal Place. Living here makes my quality of life better. I have friends here that I have become quite close to and love my social worker. The staff here is really hardworking. I do partake in the noon meals program. I use the van for medical transportation. Occasionally I use the van for grocery shopping. I have had access to the relief fund when in need. I love the parties and dinners esp for socializing and meeting new people. I enjoy playing bingo and poker. I do like going to the programs where I enjoy learning educational information about new health issues as well as going to the activities. I have a new kitten that I probably never would have gotten if I did not live at EP and she has become my closest companion.

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

See more people get along better and have more interaction among the new and old residents

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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?

2013

October 29, 2013

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October 26, 2012

I recently attended the LeadingAge conference in Denver, CO and was joined by over 8000 other non-profit providers that do what we do here at EP..... that is to serve and advocate for the elderly and... more

October 29, 2013

I just completed my 5th year of employment at EP! I can't say enough good things about it. The staff not only cares FOR the residents but they care ABOUT the residents and the residents care about the staff. One of the things most impressive is the way we all pull together when needed. Everybody jumps in and offers to help for things like serving big resident meals or carrying out fund raisers like Gumbo Gala. I think Mother Teresa says it best, "Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."

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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

October 26, 2012

I recently attended the LeadingAge conference in Denver, CO and was joined by over 8000 other non-profit providers that do what we do here at EP..... that is to serve and advocate for the elderly and disabled. Hearing the stories of so many others from across the country, I was reminded that what we do matters. Collectively, we care for thousands and thousands of people every day that would otherwise not have a caring, safe and comfortable environment to live in. I was also reminded that EP ranks well when compared to other communities and the services that are offered to the residents. As a once was told by one of our Clergy, "You are tending the field you have been given and are a good steward of your calling. We can only do what we can do, and, thank the Lord, that is enough."

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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?

2012

October 25, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

Episcopal Place serves the needs of its disabled population in a myriad of ways. One of the most important ways is advocacy. Even though differences are made and lives are improved upon on an individual basis almost every day, advocacy brings about systemic change that can effect many people. We do not advocate FOR our residents, we advocate WITH our residents. We give them the opportunity to go and be seen and heard and to represent themselves. For example, over the past year, groups have been taken to Montgomery to demonstrate for more funding for transportation, to the City of Birmingham to rally and to the City of Vestavia to speak before the City Council regarding public bus service. These advocacy opportunities brought about change that directly impacted a resident that lives at Episcopal Place. A bus route that provided transportation for a disabled resident so he could work a part-time job was in jeopardy of being discontinued. The residents and staff of Episcopal Place went to work and the decision to discontinue the route was overturned. After speaking with the Executive Director of the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority, he told me that our advocacy was the key factor that changed the minds of the key players and therefore resulted in the bus routes not being discontinued.

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seeing the results of advocacy and becoming aware of the many advocacy opportunities available.

Ways to make it better...

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

Create more housing for the under-62 years-old popoluation that is underserved. The waiting list is 2 years long and we receive calls on a regular basis from people and families that are looking for quality housing for young disabled. It is frustrating to not be able to offer them housing here but it more so because I have nowhere to refer them to.

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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?

2010

October 28, 2013
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October 28, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

Throughout my life, I've had the wonderful experience of being associated with a host of non-profit organizations and Episcopal Place is one of the best! I truly feel the staff of this fine organization is what makes it such a special place. Spend a day at EP. Watch the staff interact with the residents and you will see it too. Care, compassion, concern and a strong faith are present in all their activities. I'm very proud to be associated with this fine organization!

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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

October 28, 2013
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October 25, 2012

Episcopal Place has offered me a home esp while my family is overseas. I have enjoyed the teamwork and the love that the residents share with the staff and each other. Over the past 7 years, I have mo... more

October 28, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

I have worked here at Episcopal Place for 9 years and feel that this establishment has only grown as a ministry that is working towards helping those that receive the services they need to maintain their independence. We are able to offer such a wide variety of services through the grants and fundraisers and are able to serve such a diverse population that I am overwhelmed daily by what we do. Having the ability to meet with people daily, touch their lives, meet with their family members and help them in crisis or tramatic times has really made my life long dream a reality. I am in awe of how many residents are able to remain in their apartments because of what we offer and how many have lived here over 10 years.

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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

October 25, 2012

Episcopal Place has offered me a home esp while my family is overseas. I have enjoyed the teamwork and the love that the residents share with the staff and each other. Over the past 7 years, I have most enjoyed getting to know each and every resident and listening to their wonderful stories and being able to fulfill their needs with the services we offer. Episcopal Place is so warm and welcoming and the activities provide a great arena for socializing and also during the holidays we have been able to fill in for those who have no family. Sometimes we can offer a smile or a hug that changes someone's day for the better. I believe that is who we are- the people who make a change for the better.

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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?

2012

October 27, 2010

There are so many experiences I would like to share and choosing just one is terribly difficult. This organization, the staff, and the residents have greatly impacted my life. Currently I am in the process of assisting a female resident with a desire to be one of the first fashion models with a disability. She needed a portfolio and we were able to locate a local photographer willing to create it for her. She is now well on her way to reaching her dream. Through a new relationship with an exercise facility specializing in assisting persons with disabilities as well as senior citizens, I have successfully applied for and received 15 full or partial scholarships for our residents to utlize the facility. We also have arranged transportation to the complex twice a week. Through these activities, the residents are able to age in place.

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

The relationships with family members and residents that are maintained even after a resident has passed or moved on. Also in the smiles and hugs received daily. Seeing a resident get the job they have always wanted or having the ability to volunteer with children or exercise facilities that are created for persons with disabilities. Without the knowledge of the staff or the networking capabilities, some of these dreams would never be accomplished.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would provide more access for the residents to advocate for what they want and need in the community. I would also provide more training for family members and caregivers as well as staff.

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

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

The age range ( 4 weeks to 100 years of age )

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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