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September 6, 2011
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September 6, 2011
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Where do I begin a review of the Life Group LA? My first awareness of TLGLA was in 2004 at a support weekend event I attended. It was an amazing experience and a unique concept . The short term and long term benefits of the weekend workshop continue to support me to this day. The organization is perhaps the most dedicated support system I know of for the HIV+ community in L A. They operate with limited budget to sustain their mission. Sunnie Beregr, the founder, has weathered the challenges in a depressed economic environment year after year, to insure the group's continued services. This is one of the most loved and cherished HIV+ support groups on the west coast and it is deserving of funding that will sustain it and grow the organization statewide and perhaps nationally as well.

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so many ways; psychologically and emotionally, it has sustained me over the past 7 years.

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

grow it into a national organization. Their programs are unique and applicable to every HIV+ community in the US.

August 9, 2011

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August 9, 2011

I am a volunteer speaker for The Life Group LA, and each time I present to the clients I walk away in awe... The program is the most empowering, uplifting and life changing event for HIV infected clients.

Working with Sunnie, the other volunteers and clients is truly a gift for me- Thank
you all!

Michelle J Sherman, RPh, FASCP, AAHIVE
www.MichRx.com

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

POZ Life Weekend

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August 8, 2011

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August 8, 2011

There is no other program in LA by any other organization that has no demographic boundary where we can go get all this info, support and understanding in one weekend. I am regretful that I did not go when I first tested HIV+. I would have discovered peace and a better understanding a year ago and not floundered around learning on my own how to access services I needed, understanding how best to take care of my condition and most of all stress less. This group of volunteers and staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and beyond supportive in every way. Charles D.

The Great!

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

learning how to best take care of myself and others while moving forward in relationships

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

make sure they always had enough money to do what they do

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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

How did you find this group?

referred by a social group chat room

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I am no longer a victim. I now know what it will take to live a long healthy life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 8, 2011

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August 8, 2011

Life Group is an incredible gift. I was truly amazed at the sense of warmth, safety, welcome and community the create for their clients. I felt and witnessed spiritual and emotional healing among the attendees at the workshop I attended last year. Its dedicated group of volunteers are also inspired to go out and do even more service in the community beyond the borders of The Life Group. It serves a great need and does it beyond well.

The Great!

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

Attended Life Group workshops as a client. Ongoing communication and collaboration with Life Group volunteers. Attendance at Life Group community fundraisers.

Ways to make it better...

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

Work with them to discover new ways to reach and connect with youth and help welcome them into and build community

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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

How did you find this group?

Recommendation from therapist as well as connections with friends who were previous clients and had become volunteers.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To become more involved in my community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 5, 2011

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August 5, 2011

The Life Group offers 2 and 3 day weekend seminars for people affected or infected by HIV. I have seen amazing transformations in people who have attended the seminar. Often they change from being depressed and anxious to empowered and engaged. The seminar is much more than an informational workshop but rather a holistic experience.

The Great!

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

I have experienced this organization both as a participant and as a volunteer.

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

find a reliable funding stream so that the organization could take the program to other cities and countries.

August 4, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
August 4, 2011

This organization is amazing. The POZ Life Weekend Seminar sponsored by Life Group is informative, comforting, and enlightening.

The POZ Life Weekend offers workshops to understand logistics associated with HIV/AIDS including the most up to date medical research, available services, and
additional resources. More importantly, POZ Life offers acceptance, compassion, love, safety and connection, to name a few.

Life Group LA also offers various support and discussion groups, at no cost, for those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Life Group LA is not a huge operation, in contrast it has had a huge and influential impact in the community.

I am so grateful that this organization exists! My life was changed by it on many levels.

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A majorly impactful way. I was submerged in the most recent knowledge of HIV/AIDS on many levels, both intellectually and emotionally.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a way to let more people know that these weekends, and support/discussion groups exist.

July 30, 2011

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July 30, 2011

Throughout the history of HIV, it has been the grassroots organizations that have made the most difference. The Life Group conitinues this important legacy. Whether it is working with those infected/affected by HIV or it is being a visible presense in the gay community, this organization is always a supportive and necessary voice. Sunnie and the volunteers have created programs based upon love, support and caring compassion. The network of support which The Life Group provides is essential so that no one impacted by HIV (gay or straight, male or female) feels alone. I am so proud and grateful for my association with The Life Group!

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In working at the LA Pride Booth, I talked with many people who had received services from the Life Group. The relief I heard in their voice as they recounted their story of finding the Life Group and benefiting from its services was very moving. People who have gone through the levels of support this organization provides are forever grateful. Through these programs, the clients learn how to impower themselves and take control of their HIV diagnosis rather than the other way around.

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

I can' t think of any changes that I would make at this time.

July 30, 2011

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July 30, 2011

Life Group LA is one of those one of a kind non-profit organizations, personal, intimate and professional. For anyone who is living with HIV or a friend, family member, partner, or someone they know and love who has HIV, Life Group is a transformational weekend where the infected and affected come together to learn how to live a more enriched and fulfilling life. It's a weekend of information, knowledge, education, friendship, spirituality and in the end, Love. By the end of the weekend all participants leave with many tools the most important being, Life doesn't end with the news that you or someone you love has HIV but an opportunity to live a successful life, one you had always imagined for yourself.

The Great!

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

By the many CT's of mine who attended the weekend.

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

none

July 29, 2011

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July 29, 2011

I have been a sponsor for the Life Group La's Saddle Up LA and just amazed at all of the hard work that Sunnie Roseberger and her team put in to this amazing event. But it doesn't stop there, They are working all year around raising awareness, resources and educating the public on HIV. HIV affects alot more people than we are aware of and it just doesn't hit a specific group of people. The Life group with continued resources can keep doing their part to make those who have HIV enjoy life a little bit more.

The Great!

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Just seeing the hard work that goes into it each day.

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

Want more people to get involved.

July 29, 2011

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July 29, 2011

The services and expertise of the Life Group LA Inc are so vital in helping people with HIV and AIDS in California. They do a fantastic job of helping those in the community. Keep up the great work!

The Great!

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

I have the seen the wonderful work this group does in helping people with HIV and AIDS.

Ways to make it better...

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

help them secure more funding to be able to help even more people.

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