Shields For Families

Rating: 4.89 stars   18 reviews

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Location: PO Box 59129 Los Angeles CA 90059 USA

Mission: To develop, deliver, and evaluate culturally sensitive, comprehensive service models that empower and advocate for high risk families in South Los Angeles.
Results: Success rates range between 70 - 95%, averaging 82% - 3x the National Average
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 95-4336420
323-242-5000
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

SHARE MY PERSONAL EXPERENCE? GLAD YOU ASKED ME. IN 2010 I WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON AND A FRIEND INTRODUCED ME TO SHEILDS FOR FAMILIES SERVICES. AT THAT POINT IN MY LIFE, BEING ON PROBATION AND HAVING LIMTED SKILLS, THE OPPORTUNITY OF HAVING GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT LOOKED BLEEK. THE VOCATION DEPARTMENT REFERED ME TO THE TELECOMMUNICATION FIBER OPTIC COURSE. THIS 17 WEEK COURSE REALLY GAVE ME THE SKILLS AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT I COULD USE AND IT HAS HELPED ME TO FIND SOMETHING I ENJOY DOING. WELL AT THE PRESENT TIME I AM WORKING PART TIME FOR THE SCHOOL THAT PROVIDED THE TRANING, BTTS INC., AS A TEACHER'S ASSISTANT. ALL THIS SEEMS LIKE IT'S UNREAL. I CLOSE BY SAYING THANK YOU SHEILDS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME.

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

THROUGH THE TRAINING I RECEIVED AND THE EMPLOYMENT THAT CAME AFTER THE CLASS.

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

MAKE IT SO THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO EXTEND THEIR SERVICES TO MANY MORE CLIENTS WITH BARRIERS.

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?

Quite well

How did you find this group?

FROM A FRIEND

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

EMPLOYMENT

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I Was client there and was able to receive treatmetn for my substance abuse problem and also receive housing for me and my young daughter. shields created a safe environment full of hope in which I could receive support and also see the beutifull future. I believe their staff are trully blessed by God with empathy to those in harsh situations and The organization as a whole is doing a wonderfull work in our community.

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

Every are of my life. My family, My education, my way of relating to others, and learning to help those in need with out judgment in my heart.

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

If possible that they had more money to continue their work.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I was a client of the drug court program I had a long history of useing and being in volved with the law. Since I came to shields I have turn my life around and have been clean for almost 12 year now. They help me change my out look on life as we know it.

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

Yes as I said I was a client and I think that if I would of never came to shield I would of never found recovery

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

None that I can think of

 
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