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April 25, 2013

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June 24, 2012

So I am back again! How could I refuse when I do not know another group that accomplishes as much on as little as Family Outreach does. Nothing is wasted. This year I have joined the fund-raising auxi... more

April 25, 2013

I first became involved with Family Outreach when I was the Charities Chairperson for an International Women's Organization. We selected Family Outreach as our charity several years in a row because they focused on keeping families intact while not wasting a penny of our donation. Eighteen months ago I was asked to join the auxiliary board to help with fundraising. It is not an easy task, but I have been encouraged to double my efforts by the positive feedback that comes - albeit confidentially - from the client families. I will never meet them face to face, but their success stories are just inspirational!

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 24, 2012

So I am back again! How could I refuse when I do not know another group that accomplishes as much on as little as Family Outreach does. Nothing is wasted. This year I have joined the fund-raising auxiliary board and have met the dedicated and innovative people behind this amazing group. I am proud to be in their company .

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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?

A lot

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 8, 2011
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Family Outreach is a simply splendid organization! As Charity chairperson for the ( now defunct) International Women's Club of North Texas, I worked with Family Outreach to provide specific help for various family units. The volunteers really 'know' their families, so I learned that the goods our organization provided were exactly what was needed. An unexpected bonus was that many recipients felt the need to send thanks, even giving up their privacy to sign their notes.
Family Outreach helps families while still preserving the dignity of these precious groups!

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I have received notes of thanks from heads of families.

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I would provide more volunteers to support families for whom this organization is their last chance.

April 24, 2013

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June 23, 2012

As an Auxiliary Board Member, I am very proud of the work done by Family Outreach Richardson-Plano. With a very limited paid staff and a host of committed volunteers, the mission of the prevention of... more

April 24, 2013

Family Outreach continues to be a organization dedicated to helping families - be it parenting classes, in home mentoring and casework, a help-line for community info and referrals - the goal to prevent child abuse and neglect has never wavered! And I am proud to be on the Auxiliary Board of this great organization that works tirelessly to meet that goal.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 23, 2012

As an Auxiliary Board Member, I am very proud of the work done by Family Outreach Richardson-Plano. With a very limited paid staff and a host of committed volunteers, the mission of the prevention of child abuse is taken very seriously - the results and successes are truly blessings to those families serviced by F.O. To hear the stories of families in crisis and to realize that the cycle of abuse can be stopped is amazing, as is the dedication of those who do the one-on-one mentoring, teach the parenting classes, man the help line, etc.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 18, 2011

I am honored to sit on the Auxiliary Board for Family Outreach Richardson-Plano. Our major responsibility on the Board is to raise funds so the staff and volunteers at FO can continue the excellent work they do to prevent child abuse and neglect. I have seen and heard volunteers and clients speak of their experiences with FO at our Auxiliary meetings and it is always most rewarding to hear. Whether it is a volunteer speaking of mentoring a family, or the staff case-worker reporting on a case she is handling, or the client telling us how FO has changed her family for the good, we on the Auxiliary Board have no doubt what a necessary and vital organization we are serving!

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hearing and seeing clients and volunteers tell their stories of how lives of families are changed for the better and how the cycle of child abuse and/or neglect is stopped.

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

I believe the organization does a great job with the resources it has - be it the one-on-one home mentoring and casework, parenting classes, the Help Line, etc. However, funding is always an issue, as FO relies on donations and grants. So, if I could make a change, it would be to find a major corporate sponsor who would support not only our annual Bowl-a-thon held in the fall, but also various projects throughout the year!

June 25, 2012

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June 25, 2012

As a new member of the fundraising board since early 2012, I've been very impressed with the spirit of giving, hope, dedication of volunteers. Their selflessness is inspiring, and the services that they provide are an important contribution to the health of families in our community. Further I've found its programs to be effective and their stewadship of donated resources excellent & conscientious. This is a very worthy organization.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 3, 2013

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June 13, 2012

I’ve been involved with Family Outreach in various roles for over four years – as a mentor, parenting class teacher, treasurer, board member, fund-raiser… Our mission is to help prevent child ab... more

May 3, 2013

I have been a volunteer at Family Outreach for over 5 years. During my tenure, I have mentored a family, taught parenting classes, served as treasurer, and am currently liaison to the auxiliary board, the fund-raising arm of Family Outreach. A committed and dedicated organization, Family Outreach is instrumental in preventing child abuse through its programs of mentoring and parenting instruction. Although I now live in Denton County, this fabulous group of people will always remain near and dear to me.

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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?

2013

June 13, 2012

I’ve been involved with Family Outreach in various roles for over four years – as a mentor, parenting class teacher, treasurer, board member, fund-raiser… Our mission is to help prevent child abuse. Every 10 seconds, a child is victimized by abuse or neglect; Collin County, TX, averages over 11 reports of child abuse per day. Family Outreach has an 88% success rate, which means that 88% of the families we serve will not have a confirmed case of abuse in the home within 4 years of receiving our services. This would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of all the volunteers of Family Outreach. I am very proud to be part of such a vital organization serving my community.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 26, 2011

As a previous CASA volunteer, advocating for children who had been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, I was very happy to find Family Outreach that PREVENTS child abuse from happening in the first place and breaks that dreaded cycle. Family Outreach is a close-knit, dedicated group of volunteers who mentor families, teach parenting classes, and provide financial assistance and referrals to at-risk families, thus ensuring that the children in our community grow up in a healthy and happy environment today to be caring and responsible parents tomorrow. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure--and I am proud to be part of Family Outreach with this goal in mind.

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

Family Outreach has an 88% success rate. This figure is calculated annually by reviewing our client families over a four-year period for re-referrals to Child Protective Services. Personal notes from client families and class members also confirm the successful results of Family Outreach.

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

increase community awareness of the prevalence of child abuse to gain additional financial support and volunteers.

June 27, 2012

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April 19, 2011

I have been affiliated with Family Outreach over 18 years serving as a volunteer, supporter, and currently vice president of the Auxiliary Board. Family Outreach has been able to make a dramatic imp... more

June 27, 2012

The mission of Family Outreach of preventing child abuse and neglect in the community is one I have supported as a volunteer, board member, donor, and community member. Since 1973 Family Outreach as served the community through mentoring at risk families, parenting classes, anti-victimization programs and prevention programs. The volunteer members are diligent stewards of their funding and their talent. I know of no other organization that does so much with so little. Family Outreach has an amazing success rate.

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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?

2012

April 19, 2011

I have been affiliated with Family Outreach over 18 years serving as a volunteer, supporter, and currently vice president of the Auxiliary Board. Family Outreach has been able to make a dramatic impact in our community to help strengthen families and help prevent child abuse. It is an organization that offers valuable programs and services provided by dedicated, trained volunteers. Because it is primarily volunteer driven Family Outreach is able to provide a great service with low overhead. Programs offered are anti-victimization for children, mentoring for families at risk, and parenting classes.

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

From school presentations, I have seen children come forward reporting their own abuse and asking for help. I have seen the difference good parenting tools learned in class can make in a family. I have participated in the positive changes made in a family while mentoring that family. All of these experiences validate the importance of Family Outreach and what it does in our community to break the cycle of abuse and to help families develop the skills to weather life's ups and downs.

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

The best changes for Family Outreach would be to have steady and sufficient funding to do their very valuable work. And, to have name recognition in the community would help with volunteer recruitment.

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