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November 7, 2012
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November 7, 2012
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For the last 6 years I have served as a parent representative on the Movin'Out Board. I represented family members specifically from Northern WI, but as a Director of the Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative, I represent the voices of all families in WI. It was an honor to serve on this board and get to know all the board members and the services that Movin' Out could provide families and the connections they have with other agencies. This non-profit deserves so much recognition for the great opportunities they provide for adults with disabilities to live more independently and to have access to their community resources. As I pass the torch of my role to other parent representatives to serve on this board, I value the connections this agency has given me to help parents look at long-term living supports for their young adult.

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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?

2012

August 30, 2011
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August 30, 2011
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When our son was diagnosed with autism seven years ago, the plan we'd had for our lives was derailed. In the years since then we have devoted every spare penny and all our time to helping him realize his full potential. With very little savings and only one moderate income we gave up on our dream of owning a home and having a back yard in which our son could play. We struggled to find room for all of his therapy equipment in the rentals we could afford. Then we were referred to Movin' Out and through the wonderful support and guidance of Rebecca and the well-organized process Movin' Out has established, we made our way through the steps of finding a home in which to raise our boy. We have lived in and loved our home for over a year and feel grateful every day for the opportunity. The folks at Movin' Out worked a small miracle in piecing together multiple funding sources for us. They helped us prepare for the responsibility we were taking on in buying a house. They offered encouragement, practical and emotional support, and celebrated with us when the keys were in our hand. It was a really amazing thing to find and work with an organization whose mission is to bring about such a profound change in the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The gifts of roots, comfort, and building a place in our community are beyond description. We would never have known these if not for Movin' Out.

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

buying our home.

Ways to make it better...

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

None.

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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?

Knowledgable, dedicated, respectful, wonderful!

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

The quality of our lives was altered completely.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 27, 2010
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December 27, 2010
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Movin' Out is a fabulous place to work as well as being a meaningful, successful, one-of-a-kind organization in Wisconsin that works with people with disabilities to come up with housing solutions. With a dedicated housing counselor, a person with a disability (and their family in many cases) develop short and long term housing plans, some of which include receiving down payment assistance funds, rehab or housing accessibility funds, an affordable rental home or just financial planning to improve their housing situation in the future. Everybody wins: communities add new taxpayers, money is saved by the human services system, affordable housing stock increases and quality of life goes up.

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

working with Movin' Out since 1997.

Ways to make it better...

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

Secure additional funds for both housing subsidies and operations.

November 1, 2010

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November 1, 2010

I know the staff members at Movin Out, and I can honestly say that they're genuinely committed to the work that they do. I have been involved with them from the financial side of their organization and they really do fill a void in the community.

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

That I've seen the wonderful work they do to provide those in need affordable and stable housing.

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

None, they are a great organization

November 1, 2010

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November 1, 2010

When I came to work for Dungarvin in Madison in 1995, I looked for an opportunity to continue the work I had done in Illinois, where I had put together a consumer home ownership program for the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. Movin' Out was just getting started, then, and through the support of Marcie Brost and others, two people with disabilities who Dungarvin supported were able to buy their own homes. Since then, I've watched the organization evolve into one of the best nonprofits in Wisconsin concerned with housing issues. They recently made an impact with legislation clarifying that property owned by nonprofit providers of low income housing should not be subject to property taxes. I hoe they keep up the good work.

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

seeing what a difference a home of one's own, whether it's owned or leased, can make in peoples' lives.

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

None.

October 30, 2010

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October 30, 2010

Movin Out is the absolute best ORGANIZATION AROUND!!! They made it possible for me and my friends to move out of situation that was getting worse e.g. Fish Hatcherty Road into Stonebridge Condos. Movin Out put in unit washer and dryers which have been an absolute lifesaver to my friends. What we do with out them? I feel the area is extremely safe and I have loved living here for the past year. Movin Out went beyond what was expected like putting in Grab bars for me in my apartment and in the bathroom. Movin Out also paid to have railings put outside on the ramp leading into my building which was very much appreciated not only by me but with the residents in the 2420 building. Thank you to Movin Out for having made my first year so enjoyable and I look forward to being apart of this organization for many more years to come.

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

With how fast they have responded to my requests for extra grab bars, green handrailings going up the incline to the door of my building.

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

I would make no changes because Movin Out is perfect just the way it is.

October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

Movin' Out is a really fantastic company that fills a huge gap in the lives of so many people. With help from Movin' Out, we were able to help a young man achieve a level of independence that would not have otherwise been possible. Thanks to their hard work and knowledge of the grants and programs available to people with disabilities, he now has a condo where he'll be able to live comfortably far into the future. The staff at Movin' Out were always extremely helpful, courteous, and hard working. I admit I had some doubts whether we'd be able to make it work, but Movin' Out came through without a moment's hesitation.

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

I have had personal clients receive assistance through Movin' Out and have partnered with Movin' Out for industry fundraisers.

Ways to make it better...

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

Have them provide me more marketing materials to give to prospective clients who might qualify for their assistance.

October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

I have worked with Movin' Out since its inception and have always found it to be wonderfully led work by great, inspired, passionate individuals who serve individuals and families that are now able to find appropriate long term housing solutions that without Movin' Out wouldn't have been possible.

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

Worked as the ED for a number of years.

Ways to make it better...

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

give them more funds to do their good work.

October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

We used Movin Out Inc. to help with the down payment of our first house. We would have never been able to afford a house if it wasn't for Movin Out and there help. The housing counsler was very helpfull and made it a smooth transaction.

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

The house we bought.

Ways to make it better...

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

Make it bigger, have more funds.

October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

As chair of The Equal Opportunity and Affordable Housing committee of the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin, and as a lender I have seen first the hand the excellent work Movin Out Inc. does. I have worked personally with clients receiving the funds, as well as along side them in their fundraising efforts, witnessing the incredible differences this money and staff make in these peoples lives.

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

My business. The program has assisted my clients with their down payments, amongst other organizations so they were able to become home owners.

Ways to make it better...

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

Streamline the approval process further, not that it lacks now, and make sure the funding was plentiful so we could reach that many more potential disabled homeowners.

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