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May 25, 2012

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May 25, 2012

I've been concerned with the subject of domestic emotional and physical abuse for a little over a year and a half. I wanted something done about it, so I began writing, wanting my words to affect. Not knowing how to get my words heard, I did what I could. My mom began volunteering at Laura's House and told me about it, how she gets to be apart of the change. Not knowing I had a similar passion I told her id been looking for something like this. Now my mom and my little brother and I volunteer every saturday where ever we are called. We've met staff and been to the offices and have falling in love with the cause. We've made some of our best friends at Laura's House.

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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 22, 2012

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May 22, 2012

My mother's name is Lucy there was no Laura's House when she and her children needed it. I didn't know about Laura's House when I needed it. When I was free physically and emotionally from yet another abusive relationship I wanted a place where my voice, my experience could be shared. Where all of the lessons learned could be put to use. I was watching TV and came to a public service program about Laura's House and knew I had an answer to my prayer. I contacted Laura's House by email immediately and began volunteering within two days that was January of 2012. There is a place for everyone to help, my young adult children all volunteer as well. We help Marissa P., Lois in the Retail Store, at events. We are signed up for the 40 hour Domestic Training Program. Two of my sons want to be therapists. We need Lauars's House so woman and children can learn that love can come in the form of hugs not hits that hope can come in the form of a smile not a sneer, where words of encouragement are heard not words of degradation. I believe knowledge is power Laura's House helps to empower. Sincerely, Ronda

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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 22, 2012

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May 22, 2012

I first learned of Laura's House a few months ago when a volunteer from there gave a presentation to a group of Girl Scouts which I attended with my 14-year-old daughter and a few other girls from our troop. After the excellent presentation, my very shy daughter was eager to talk about it, even skipping out on going to attend a birthday party because she felt what she had seen was too serious to put aside for something 'trivial as a party'. While we have a close relationship, I have never seen her open up and want to talk about such serious issues. I've tried and it was always difficult to get her to talk! But since this presentation, she has been more willing to discuss everything with me, and told me her concerns about of a couple of girls in her school. She took the hotline phone number to school, and organized our troop to collect donations of items for Laura's House. She is already thinking that when she is older maybe she'd like to get more involved in helping there. She keeps commenting about how she doesn't understand why schools don't include these presentations as part of sex education -- as she says, they will talk to us about STDs, but they won't tell us how to recognize relationship red flags and defend ourselves in a bad relationship? I credit Laura's House with helping my daughter become a more mature and aware person.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 22, 2012

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May 22, 2012

I left my home with my daughter and cat in tote. I didnt know where I would go or where I would do. A kind woman picked me up and we made numerous calls looking for help. She knew of Lauras House. After a few short interviews I was taken into their shelter and given a place of not only safety from my abuser but from my own inability to understand what had happened. I was given rules and guidelines, I was educated to the cycle of abuse and the signs to look for in any relationship. I was provided a place where I was understood, listened to and provided for; supporting my emotional needs and those slightly less important as far as providing clothes and things such as shampoo and a toothbrush. Things I hadnt thought of taking with me when I left. I thank Lauras House for making me aware of the steps I needed to take enabling me the hope of a peaceful existence. It has been four years since I left - and I still know that counseling services are available for me should I need. That is alot when you are uncertain and expecting your abuser to be released. THank you Lauras House...if it were not for you, I dont know where I would have ended up. :)

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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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

May 8, 2012

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March 9, 2011

HomeAid Orange County has been proud to be a partner with Laura's House in the development of their facilities service victims of domestic violence. Over the last 15 years, we've seen countless women... more

May 8, 2012

As one of the county's strongest homeless advocates, HomeAid has not only been instrumental in building buildings to house its homeless neighbors, but counts it a privilege to have played a part in expanding the capacity of its service provider partners. A sterling example of this synergy has been the partnership of HomeAid Orange County with Laura’s House as a united force working together to change lives.

We have seen that each time HomeAid has invested in Laura’s House that the organization has grown and has had a greater impact in the community. The vision and purpose of Laura’s House is strong and effective and we have been honored to have been a part of the story of Laura’s House.

In looking back over the nearly 18 years of our partnership, we are pleased in the knowledge that in some measure HomeAid has had a significant role in assisting Laura’s House with its efforts to end the cycle of domestic violence for those who enter their system of care.

Thank you for giving us that opportunity!
Scott Larson Executive Director HomeAid Orange County

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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?

2012

March 9, 2011

HomeAid Orange County has been proud to be a partner with Laura's House in the development of their facilities service victims of domestic violence. Over the last 15 years, we've seen countless women and children served and look forward to the next 15 years of the new facility serving even more.

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Building their capacity to serve more women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

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Allow more opportunities for people to serve through the new buildings being built.

March 30, 2011
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March 30, 2011
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As an abused child, I was lost and all I could think to do was to pity myself because no one else would. In volunteering for Laura's House, I have found my story to share with the world--and in volunteering to save others who were equally as clueless in where to go next, I ended up saving myself as well.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in myself. I started volunteering at Laura's House after I was abused by my father. As a stubborn person, I didn't want to accept help forgiving him, my family, or even myself. Laura's House was my therapy, and I've learned so much about to help others who need mine.

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Seeing how volunteering for Laura's house has altered my life so drastically, I would hope more teenagers my age would volunteer.

March 21, 2011

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March 21, 2011

As a volunteer at Laura's House, I see how much they help and how much this help means to those women who need it. They really do extend their hand and give hope!

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

Marissa's presentation

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

not make any changes

March 14, 2011

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March 14, 2011

Laura's House represents to me a safe way establishment for women of any race, creed ,or color that are in dire need of assistance in getting out of an abusive relationship and finding their way to a safety net. which Laura's House provides.You will find that the staff provide a very caring concerning and loving manner for all their needs. They are all well trained in the field for dealing and rendering immediate care for these women who are in an abusive situation some with children and some without. Laura's House is extremely organized from the time they make contact with you till the time they find you a safe place haven. Also there is counseling available as well and child care . I am an advocate for this establishment and would highly recommend it to anyone that has the need to get out of a highly abusive household.The women that work there are always there with an open heart and a guiding spirit to a better life..

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

my volunteer efforts with them.

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

hope that less families needed the services- unfortunately that is not the case

March 12, 2011

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March 12, 2011

I'm free thanks to the shelters and safe havens that reach out and help heal women and children transform and be set free...

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Yes

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

Help financially support this agency...

March 12, 2011

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March 12, 2011

It has been such an amazing honor to walk beside women full of courage and strength that are dedicated to stopping the cycle of DV. Laura's House is a God send to woman and children in need.

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Magic happens at Laura's House when one survivor shares their story of experience and strength, with another...

Ways to make it better...

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

Dedicate one day of prayer to those who still struggle with DV

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