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March 16, 2011

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March 16, 2011

Hey... I just signed up to be involved in a fun event with great friends for this Saturday!!! Playing dodge all to help the children!!!

Thanks so much fit giving me an opportunity to help the little ones- while bringing me together with my friends in support of this great
cause!

Thank you Madonna Place, Inc. -very much!

Best regards, Natalie

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My friends have told me many events you've been part of... I'm from Waterbury and will be able to participate in this one

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I'll know more on Saturday... But right now, I'd say - to bad there isn't more federal funding for our families, women, & children for places like Madonna Place, Inc!

March 15, 2011

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March 15, 2011

my husband and I took the parenting class with Jessica and Lorraina, theyre so helpful, this is very educational and we made some people mad at us by sharing stuff for safety we learned from them lol. They fed us dinner every class which was totally unexpected, and we bonded with a few of our classmates, it is very helpful to share your experiences and help out other people, and recieve help yourselves instead of sitting there like you were forced to go, I recommend this to everyone even grandparents thanx Jessica and Lorraina!

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I recieved alot of great information and am passing it along!

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recommend more information on housing for low incomes etc

March 14, 2011

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March 14, 2011

I have been on the Madonna Place Board for two years. I am continually impressed by the staff and leaderships' drive to improve the services they provide to at risk families. Whether it be strategic planning, training, marketing, results based accountability, or facilities refinement, I have witnessed Madonna Place taking all necessary steps to be here to improve families and protect children of eastern Connecticut .

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My wife and I became first-time parents in 2006. We signed up for follow-up with Madonna Place staff through its co-op with W.W. Backus Hospital. After bringing our daughter home, we received calls from the staff to make sure we were okay and to answer any of our questions. Luckily we both have supportive families that were there to help us and did not really need to use Madonna Place's services; however, I know we would have found the support invaluable if we had to have been doing it alone.

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Allocate more funds to improve branding beyond Norwich area.

March 14, 2011

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March 14, 2011

My association with Madonna Place began as a donor in 2004 and grew as I became a board member in 2005, where I still serve today. Through these several years, I have seen a passionate and dedicated management team and staff consistently delivering on the agency mission to strengthen families, promote health and to prevent child abuse and neglect in our community. Successful Madonna Place programs include the Fatherhood Initiative dedicated to helping fathers become more involved in their children’s lives, not only financially, but also emotionally and Families First, focused on parent education for first time parents to provide skills to avoid abusive or neglectful situations.
These and other Madonna Place offerings have provided outcome value for our community since 1987 and should continue into the future as long as there is a need.

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I have watched the growth of positive client outcomes and agency reputation in our community through successful delivery of agency services.

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

Develop a more balanced and diverse source of funding to lessen the risk to important programs as payor's resources change.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

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

March 12, 2011

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March 12, 2011

Madonna Place provides the community with a much needed service. Their various programs and services work together to support and strengthen the family unit. The Fatherhood program provides much needed support and development of key skills to be a good dad. The nurturing family connections provides a support mechanism for first time parents. As a volunteer of the program above I got to experience how this service helped to provide a support line to parents of various social and economic demographics. In addition this organization helps fill some basic needs such as diapers and formula to families in need.

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The strengthening in the family units that they support. Young fathers learning the role they play in the family unit, first time parents getting the needed support and answers to help them cope with the new experience of parenting. The look of gratitude of families in need when they receive things such as diapers, clothing, and formula.

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Based on all of the experiences I have had with community agencies and board participation this agency is the extremely well run. With the current economic environment and the continuous cuts in funding makes it very difficult for agencies to run let alone grow. Their such a need in our community if I could make a change it would be to see an increase in the funding allowing the agency to grow.

March 11, 2011

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March 11, 2011

I have been a board member since 2003 and have seen first hand the benefits provided to our community by the services provided by the Madonna Place programs. The Fatherhood Initiative has assisted countless dads become engaged & strengthen their parenting skills; Families First assists first time parents through the challenging times while fostering the vital bond between parent and child; and the Drop in Center provides a safe place to socialize, obtain information and provide respite care for children, just to name a few of the important programs. I would highly recommend this Agency to any family in need of their services.

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As a long term board member and supporter of the agency.

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March 10, 2011

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March 10, 2011

I became a board member at Madonna Place, in January of 2010, after learning about the difference this organization makes in the lives of children, and parents in our community. As a Champion of children, an educator, and an individual who believes in making a difference in my community, I am impressed with the impact this organization has on the lives of real people.

I have had the privilage of volunteering and bringing Mad Science programs to some of the children's programs here at Madoona Place. As a board member I have had the opportunity to see that the people working for this organization are not just showing up for work, but are driven by a passion, and a purpose. I am honored to be a part of this organization, and believe that it is organizations like this that are the foundation of change in our society.

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I am a board member

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This organizaion does not need to be changed they need an increase to their funding.

March 8, 2011

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March 8, 2011

I joined Madonnas Place three years ago when i had my first son. I had recently moved to CT and had no family in the area. The program not only helped me learn about parenting but helped me in a critical time of my life. It was difficult for me to be a new mom without the support of my family around me. Now that i have been a mom for a few years now there are always more challenges and questions ahead. This program has helped me greatly. They also have wonderful activies for the kids to do all the time. Both of my children love interaction with thier peers. Since they are too young for school and are not enrolled in day care they really dont get out to much to see other kids thier age. Having said that i have met a few moms in the process as well. Overall i love this program and i recommend it to ANY new mom.

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I have learned that my children are growing on the right track.. they are also excelling greatly from thier summer reading program as well as all other learning activies and crafts that they do.

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nothing!

March 7, 2011

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March 7, 2011

I learned about the Madonna Place and how it helps the community a few years ago. I thought it was a great place for children and families to grow together. I actually benefited from the agency when I became a 1st time mom 19 months ago. Its pretty scary to bring a child up in this world and I had someone call me once a week to check up in me through one of the programs run through Madonna Place. She was a mother herself and she gave me tips and insight based on her own life with children that I used to help me get through my first couple of months as a new mom. The other program that I am extremely happy with is the Fatherhood Initiative Program. Having never been part of the program I know what it stands for and how many fathers it has helped. I wish there were more programs out there who give so much hope to the community as Madonna Place does.

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The 1st time Mothers Program

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

Give them the funding they need to provide the support the families deserve

March 7, 2011

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March 7, 2011

I've been involved With the madonna place over a year now and they constantly give me motivation and all the help i need to be a better person and father! They have assisted me eith transportation and clothing as well as food.The workers at the madonna place are truly caring individuals and continue to try and help me find work and support my children...Thanks to Patrick and Gabe and the rest of the staff there....I appreciate you all thank you. Chris Casey

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multiple ways ,but mostly in a beneficial way to provide for my children!

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Give them more(larger) space to work ..More funding so they could reach out further and help more people.

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