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May 6, 2010

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May 6, 2010

I walked into Safe Places terrifed crying not sure what I was going to do. My ex had tried to kill me and had been mentally emotionally as well as physcially abusive. Thru group support I walked away stronger on the path to healing. Thru the support of the advocates I was able to learn how to make healthier choses to begin to trust in myself to work thru my co dependancy issues which had plague me most of my life. Thanks to the Safe Places I am healthier and continue to become healthier each and every day.

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

as a client fresh out of domestic relationship.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They never once put me down even when I went against the advice they were giving me

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build safe houses for women and children to run to when in danger. Provider services in more locations thru out the state.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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May 6, 2010

My experience with Safe Places has been one that is empowering, empathetic, thought provoking, spiritually uplifting, and personally and professionally inspiring. The individuals that I meet on a daily basis despite their trauma's have all played an enormous part in my growth as an advocate, counselor, facilitator, and motivator. I am so blessed to meet individuals who have decided to speak out and receive support and take back the control that was once robbed from them. It is humbling and out of respect for the many that I see and talk too, that I am able to extend myself in support of this organization and the individuals that cross our doorstep or call our hot-line. I also can't say how much I respect and admire the ladies that I work with who extend themselves above and beyond the call of duty. We BELIEVE!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach all of the counties in Arkansas that don't have agencies there to help individuals deal with violence!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 5, 2010

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May 5, 2010

I have been working at Safe Places for 5 years and it has been the most remarkable experience in my life. It's such an honor to walk with people during their healing process after violence has affected their lives. Our staff are professionals with a desire to help people.

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

my career

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to work with victims of violence and seeing them become empowered.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

we would expand our services to other counties. We would make sure that our services were more comprehensive so that we could meet more needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 5, 2010

I had left for college this past fall and partied a lot. A week before winter break I went to a party where my friends left me. I was raped by a guy I kinda knew. I was really in shock and didn't know what to do. The support on campus suggested that I find someone close to my home so I continued to receive help during winter break. Not only was Safe Places helpful they have continued to be supportive since I returned back to school, which by the way, I wouldn't of went back without their support. I didn't want to face him and was scared but I was able too and I'm getting stronger every day.

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

my life.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they continued to support me even when I was so far away.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and very caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many other women like myself but they also help so many people. You should check them out because "10 million bucks" would be so helpful to them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 5, 2010

After finding out that my daughter was the victim of sexual abuse, I was shocked at the lack of available help. With the opening of Safe Places, our city now has a wonderful resource for information, counseling, and support. I am particularly impressed with the education they provide to help the next generation solve this epidemic. I am blessed to be able to offer monthly financial support to this worthy cause. I feel very strongly in the importance of their work.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and professional.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 5, 2010

Safe Places is a nonprofit that fills in the gaps when needs are unmet. When the Womens Shelter was on the brink of closing, the stepped in to help the victims. When the state was at risk of losing the Sex Abuse Hotline, they stepped in to take it over. They do more for the community and the state of Arkansas than most anyone will ever realize. The staff works hard, behind the scenes to meet the needs of the voices and victims that no one wants to discuss. They are rebuilding lives and empowering women, with great success, one client at a time, and their work is nothing short of miraculous!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach so many more clients! They are understaffed and overworked, but they keep fighting for their clients with no regard to how many hours and the emotional toll it takes on them personally. With that kind of money - Safe Places would change the world!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 4, 2010

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May 4, 2010

Coming across Safe Places in a time of my life when I was searching for a place to put my talents to work was a

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be involved with every school in the state working with children on healthy relationships, dealing with anger, grief counseling and so much more!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 4, 2010

Safe Places empowers women and children to take control back in their lives. By serving clients who have experienced severe trauma, either through domestic or sexual violence, Safe Places provides a safe and comfortable place to express fears and hopes. The staff is completely client- centered, and works to meet immediate needs and help plan for future goals. I truly believe there is no other agency in the Little Rock area that provides services to such a broad population. Safe Places deals with the after effects of violent crimes, and works with community organizations to prevent future violence. This holistic approach shows the center's dedication to ending violence against men, women, and children.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff's supportive environment, and the client centered approach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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May 4, 2010

I was incarcerated and the director of Safe Places came to the jail each week to teach classes on trauma. My life had a lot of trauma from the time I was a child. I learned so much about how to respect myself and forgive myself in those classes. When I was released, I went to counseling there every week. I got my daughter back from foster care, got a job, and took back my life. Even today, Safe Places is there for me if I need anything, and now my daughter is also a part of their violence prevention programs for children.

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

starting a new life at the lowest time of my life.

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

help them hire more staff so that they could get into all the schools in the city and help children.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way they have cared for me and my child in every situation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always kind and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help even more women like me have better lives.

Ways to make it better...

I had met the people at Safe Places earlier - before I got into so much trouble.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of funds to do all they want to do.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so grateful to Safe Places.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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