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March 31, 2011

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March 31, 2011

While working at Sojourner, I learned more about myself from the women and children I worked with at that time, then ever before. This was the most rewarding experience I have every had a work place. The management's ability to bring to the employes the same work the women do, is what allows for the growth in all who share in the mission of Sojourner Center. My sincere thanks go out to the staff, leaders, administration and most of all the women and children who have made me a better person today.

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The manner of growing personally and professionally.

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I would not make any changes to this organization.

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

When I first came to Sojourner Center I was in an abusive relationship but didn't realize it. After working here I able to identify the abuse in my relationship, leave the relationship and look forward to beginning a new healthy one. I went to Sojourner Center looking for a job where I could help people. I never expected Sojourner Center to transform my life completely.

The Great!

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

Helping me overcome the impact of domestic violence in my life.

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

Expand our services to reach more people.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

I was introduced to Sojourner Center when researching organizations after finishing my degree. I came to work for Sojourner Center to help others and didn't realize the vast impact this decision would have in my own life. Working in finance I was immediately impressed with how conscientious the organization was with their finances and how being good stewards of donor funds was/is always a factor when making financial decisions. Once settled into my position I began to see more of the organization and the impact it has in the lives of the women and children in shelter as well as the community it serves. It was difficult to hear the stories of the women and I would often go home exhausted and in tears as I tried to digest everything. A friend once asked me why I continued when things touched me so much and I thought a lot about it before I answered her. I finally called her and told her that I am so fortunate because although I hear and see things that my mind does not want to register I also get to see, meet and talk to some of the most wonderful individuals within this community who share their stories, time, money and lives to ensure this work continues. Some of these individuals have personal experience while others just feel passionate about the cause but all are kind, compassionate, empathetic and wonderful individuals that I am so lucky to have the experience of meeting or just hearing about. Some of these individuals have also personally inspired me to deal with my own issues and, although a very private person, I am learning and finding empowerment in the tools taught to the women that help me in my own life as I struggle to find peace from a past that I have tried my whole life to forget and escape. Every life has value and every life is important no matter the size, age or gender and everyone deserves to understand this. Our mission statement is “Overcoming the impact of Domestic Violence One Life at a Time” and I know that Sojourner will continue to work at touching the lives of the women and children at shelter as well as the lives of our very generous donors, community members and employees.

The Great!

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Seeing and hearing the sucess stories of the women and children at shelter as well as gaining personal strength and empowerment from the modules taught and used by the women here.

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Everyone I work with is so passionate for this cause which grants us such immense opportunities for learning and growth as ideas are shared. If I had to change one thing I would find a way to gather this wealth of information and ideas to use when making important decisions and policies.

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011


I learned about Sojourner Center in 2007, when I was going through my own personal experience with domestic violence. My stay at Sojourner Center was the beginning of my own journey toward freedom from my abusive relationship, and personal empowerment. Their empowerment philosophy and the
classes they offer Domestic Violence, Safety Planning, and Life Skills not only helped me to gain the skills to change my life, but inspired me to continue my education, and come back to work at Sojourner Center. I love my job, and the people who work here. I love knowing that we are supporting women and children who are leaving abusive situations and creating new lives for themselves and their families.

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I stayed at Sojourner Center after leaving my abusive partner. I became a volunteer at Sojourner, and now work there!

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

There is nothing I would change.

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

I am a survivor of child abuse, and so I always wanted to work with and for families impacted by domestic violence. I have been with Sojourner Center for 3 years, first as a Victim Advocate, (doing direct services with the families that come to our shelter). For the past two years, I have been working with the administrative team. Working at Sojourner has been one of the most empowering experiences for me. Our supervisors/directors team at Sojourner truly "practice what they preach" and always urges us employees to do the same. I truly feel that working here is not only healing for the families that we serve, but healing for me as well. It is especially encouraging to see so many women in leadership roles at Sojourner. Employees here at Sojourner are encouraged to be "authentic". I have worked for many non-profit organizations that have been unable to TRULY inspire their employees they way Sojourner has. To work for a place that is led by powerful and inspiring women who encourages me to be "Authentic", is truly rare.
As an employee, I have had some difficulties in my personal life, and my supervisors have extended so much support for me. That’s when I realized “wow, they really care about me as a PERSON.”To give concrete examples of what makes Sojourner so special is the core values that are the underpinning of all of our operations. These core values rage from deliberate use of language to how we transform interpersonal conflict with co-workers. As employees we receive weekly training on topics pertaining to creating and maintaining an empowering life environment. The same thing that we as an agency teach the families we serve, we learn as well. For example, the administrative staff are currently attending a seminar called "DV 101" and it has been so eye opening to me, as a survivor of child abuse and an a compassionate employee. I can go on and on with examples, but this is just a slice of why I am so proud to be a part of Sojourner. I hope that my story can give you a glimpse of the joy, pride & appreciation I feel when I come to work every day.

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As an employee, I have learned so much from this organization regarding being a more authentic person. I have learned a wealth of information regarding the intricate dynamics involved in violence and the financial barriers vs. the spirit of determination and drive in assisting survivors in healing.

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

I would continue to establish more locations throughout the valley.

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