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May 28, 2012
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May 28, 2012
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I began volunteer training with La Casa de Las Madres in the fall of 2012, and the 40 hours of training was extremely empowering, informative, and heartbreaking. It really exposed me to all of the dimensions of domestic violence, and how best to discuss issues with victims, and treat all victims with respect and support. Since beginning volunteering with La Casa, I have worked on the Crisis Line, Emergency Shelter, in addition to Teen and general outreach into the community. The program is run by some amazing women, and I have never felt out of place. The many options provided by La Casa is amazing, and I am so proud to be a part of this organization. It has made me more aware of advocacy, and helped to shape the degree I am pursuing at University.

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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?

2012

May 25, 2012
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May 25, 2012
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Being a proud domestic violence survivor, it feels great to come full circle and give back through La Casa de las Madres! La Casa de las Madres offer a great 40 hour training & the staff really educate & prepare you for your volunteer work. But most of all, it's great that you can volunteer through them in different areas. I find great joy & satisfaction to be able to do crisis lines, office help, direct services at our shelter and/or outreach in the community. Reaching women over the phone, assisting them in person at the shelter & educating the community of our presence, services and about domestic violence is the greatest combination of volunteer work that I've ever experienced since 2010 til today. Myself, the community and victims of domestic violence who need help are beyond blessed to have a La Casa de las Madres doing the work they do!

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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?

2012

May 25, 2012

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May 25, 2012

La Casa de las Madres is a caring, genuine organization that always puts the needs of domestic violence survivors and their children first. They're always at the forefront of the fight to empower women and also take into consideration the needs and interests of their employees and volunteers. I absolutely LOVE contributing my time to this group of dynamic people and wouldn't hesitate to represent them and their cause.

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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?

2012

May 25, 2012

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May 25, 2012

La Casa de Las Madres is an innovative forward thinking empowerment based organization that is deeply committed to providing compassionate, people led support and advocacy while at the same time working to create long term social change in san francisco. La Casa strives to be flexible, open to change and without compromise committed to ending violence against women and girls.

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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

July 24, 2011
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July 24, 2011
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I worked at La Casa a couple of years ago as a legal services coordinator. I am no longer affiliated with/employed by them, but I want to confirm that this is a life-changing, progressive organization. La Casa offers a spectrum of resources for women and children who are trying to leave or recover from domestic violence situations. It is a lifesaver for many women, who need more than a place to stay - it offers legal help, referrals to trauma and other mental health services, support groups, a teen program, and much more.

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

I can think of multiple clients who told me that La Casa made a meaningful difference in their lives - either with safety, mental health help, or moral support on issues like self-esteem and parenting.

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

I'm not sure how things are today, but a few years ago I would have encouraged the organization to reach out more to other DV organizations in the Bay Area and foster more collaborative relationships. I was surprised at the amount of competition and/or distrust between organizations within the DV community, and it was something I never quite understood.

March 30, 2011
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March 30, 2011
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La Casa is an amazing and inspiring organization. The number of women and teens that have been helped by them over the past 35 years is enormous. I'm proud to be involved in an organization that is so successful in meeting its mission and being such a strong presence in our SF community.

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

knowing people that have used the services that La Casa offers and by hearing about the fantastic work through my role on the Board.

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

I would only change our ability to reach more women and children that need our help.

March 30, 2011
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March 30, 2011
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I am a physician and I have been using La Casa as a resource for families in SF for 20 years. The organization is well run, consistently provides 24/7 resources to families in crisis with counseling and emergency shelter. The organization also approaches domestic violence by training police who are the first responders, helping women to advocate for themselves in court, and providing counseling for women and children, utilizing child specialists from San Francisco General Hosptial, as well as long term transitional housing to help families get back on their feet.

They are a longstanding organization and have garnered great respect from the local community. la Casa is indispenible to our community.

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

by referring families

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

none

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

I've been a volunteer at La Casa de las Madres for many years and am still today. La Casa is an exceptionally well managed non-profit with great employees and I am happy to do volunteer work there. I am especially happy to know my work helps them save money and that they will redirect it to helping others in need of their very special services.

La Casa rocks!!

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

I've seen many happy faces of grateful clients over the years that began their journey in despair.

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

Clear it with the E.D. first.

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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

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

NA

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

Made new friends

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

I am presently a volunteer for La Casa de Las Madres. My experience has been great. Since the first time I visited La Casa de Las Madres, I felt welcomed and comfortable. Everyone that works there seems to be dedicated to the mission of supporting and empowering the women and children that need help with domestic violence issues. All the staff is very caring and actively working all the time to accomplish their mission in the community. I am fortunate to have been able to give some of my time to this organization.

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

In my desire to continue supporting La Casa de Las Madres with my time whenever I am able in any capacity that I can.

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

At this time, I don't think there is any.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

I've volunteered for La Casa on several occasions. This is something that gives me great joy to know I'm making a difference for the women and children at La Casa. We've done a Walk-On to raise funds and open a Bright Space for the children and women that live onsite, I've volunteered at the Giants Game in SF to raise funds and awareness for La Casa and on their fundraiser events. This organization is so dedicated to help women that are in crisis.

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

Yes, I've seen the children and women play in the beautiful Bright Space created for them and the joy that children experience to have a safe place to play.

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

I wouldn't change anything, just volunteer more...

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could enhance and improve the living space of the women and children fleeing violence at our Emergency Shelter through La Casa de las Madres’ Adopt-A-Room Program. Adopt-A-Room donors help us to furnish our shelter’s individual bedrooms, from head to toe, creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere where a woman and her children can find peace and heal. Purchased items are brought to La Casa’s Drop In Center, where La Casa offers ongoing support to survivors who have left the shelter or are not in need of immediate safety. Volunteer