SHIELDS for Families
July 1, 2011
Shields is an outstanding organization that is absolutely committed to saving families. Their programs empower parents battling the scourges of addiction, and teaches them how to be loving parents to their children. The WHOLE family is treated and this makes for the best positives outcomes possible. I have been a volunteer for the last 8 years, and I am proud to say that Shields has me for life. I have never been this committed to any community based organization other than church, and I remain in awe of what they are doing in OUR community. I have personally witnessed the growth and change in some of their clients, and truly, Shields saved their lives and the lives of their children. I have never been addicted, but I have learned so much about addicted populations, and I have developed a heightened sensitivity and deep compassion for those who are finding their way back to life. If I ever win a lottery, Shields will get a few million because I so staunchly believe in their purpose - to be a protective SHIELD for all families.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
See my previous review. I've witness lives changed, drugs left behind, families healed and united, and above all, there has been a positive change in me.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
find some kind of way for them NOT to have to struggle for funding for their programs. I would want to find a way to make them self-sufficient. What they offer to the community and to children and parents, is invaluable.
Board Member & I volunteer all year long for whatever. In particular, I have gotten large entities to donate toys at Christmas, provide canned goods and money for holidays, and provided provisions for day to day operations.