LIFE GROUP LA INC

Rating: 5 stars   63 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 7985 Santa Monica Blvd 109-330 West Hollywood CA 90046 USA

Mission: MISSION STATEMENT The Life Group LA is a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being.
Target demographics: The POZ Life Weekend Seminars have no demographic boundaries. The seminar welcomes all people, regardless of age, sex, cultural diversity or HIV status
Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 People Affected By HIV or AIDS
Geographic areas served: Greater Los Angeles, CA, Palm Springs, CA, San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, NV. The Life Group LA is able to bring it's team to you! If you would like to host a POZ Life Weekend Seminar in your town, Please contact us!
Programs: The POZ Life Weekend Seminar
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Working with the LifeGroupLA since its inception is a privilege. The volunteers and facilitators under the leadership of Sunnie Rose Berger offer a service of our Southern California Community unlike anything that is going on. In particular with offer the PoZ Life weekend 4x/year and anyone infected or affected by this pandemic can attend the two day seminar without charge. The POZ life weekend offers education and emotional support to those diagnosed with AIDS as well as to their family and friends.
The LifeGroupLA model of compassionate presence has transformed my life. I am definitely more peace filled after my 22 years of working in the role of Presenter and now Board Member.

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

provide more funds so they can expand their work to include a wider range of populations.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Life Group LA affords persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to attend a POZ life weekend without charge to the attendee to gather information about the disease, treatment, nutrition, complimentary therapies. There are ongoing support groups in the community for our clients also without charge. The volunteers are well trained in theShanti model of compassionate presence and provide an environment of care and support unequaled in the Southern California area. I am a volunteer in the HIV/Aids community for 20 years. When Shanti closed its doors, Sunnie stepped up to the plate and has done much personally and professionally to have TLGLA survive to serve. Personally, I am a better woman, nurse and volunteer because of the work with TLGLA and the wonderful individuals who give abundantly to the clients who come to us for education and emotional support during a most challenging time. I have met families and partners of our clients who attend the POZ weekend and the transformation from "aloneness" to meeting a community of caring individuals at TLGLA is renewing and life affirming for me.

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

A knowing that a group of individuals can and do support others devastated by a diagnosis. And the support is caring and based in scientific knowledge presented by a board array of professionals who answer the difficult questions for folks truly frightened. And a ton of long term relationships from volunteers and clients alike Many of our clients join TLGLA as volunteers, board members, or take training as facilitatiors to give back to the community after their positive experience with POZ.

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

More funding and a bigger board to extend the work to the many who can benefit from education and emotional support while dealing daily with their HIV/AIDS.

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