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December 8, 2011

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December 8, 2011

Serving as a Board member and volunteer, I see the good that this organization does for the families it serves but also for the volunteers at the host and support churches.

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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?

2011

December 8, 2011

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December 8, 2011

As a Board member I am absolutely dedicated to helping homeless families in any way that I can because i deeply believe that people need each other. As a volunteer also, I have seen up close how parents and children can be hit hard by situations beyond their control. Family Promise helps in a small but significant way to show people under economic stress that others care about them very much. The organization encourages families to stick together, that jobs and homes are in their future. And individual volunteers welcome them with food and warm beds to show the human affection so often needed. Family Promise of Lorain County helps in a unique way toward these goals.

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

seeing homeless families helped to find homes

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

don't know

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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?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

presentation 7 years ago

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

working with new director

What is its top priority in the long run?

new Day Center, establishing other Family Promise sub groups

November 29, 2011

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November 29, 2011

I am so proud to be not only a board member of Family Promise of Lorain County but the President. It has been a good experience for me personally since I have gone outside the box to reach out to those I thought I knew but now realize I knew little about. The face of the homeless are changing. We have families who lost their jobs, lost their homes, and have nowhere to go. The faces in our shelter our those of children. The average age of a child in our care in 2010 was just 5 years of age. Currently we have two moms-to-be ready to give birth any day. Although we are not a religious organization, our Interfaith Hospitality Network is one of our programs with over 700 volunteers throughout Lorain County that provide food, shelter, and hospitality. Family Promise also provides intensive case management services which I believe is the key that makes us different. We help our parents with life skills. We help them develop a plan and stick to it, so when they move back into a home they can sustain it. This program helps lift up families that need a helping hand. I'm very proud of our board, our staff, our volunteers, and our guests. Together we are families helping families in need.

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

Our first guest went to college and is now a nurse. One of our guests has done well for herself and child after getting a job as a driver's education instructor. Most recently a guest moved her family into housing, went back to college to pursue a degree in social work and is our part-time clerk at the Center helping others in need. We have taken in a family of 6 that were living in their van. They are in our care now and will be warm, fed and sleeping in beds.

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

Get the word out more to the community about our work and ask companies to please support our mission.

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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

How did you learn about this organization?

From my neighbor

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

food, shelter and case management services for homeless families in Lorain County

What is its top priority in the long run?

To help families without homes achieve and sustain independence.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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