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Candice23

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Review for Pace Center for Girls, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Twelve years ago, my daughter was 15. Despite the fact that, at the time, I had 26 years' professional experience in the social services -- the majority of which were with adolescents -- no matter what I did, I couldn't "fix" the problem. PACE was a lifesaver for us. My daughter was attending an alternative school which became the site for Florida's only off-site PACE Reach Program. Counselor Lorraine provided guidance, friendship and support to us both during a very rough path in our "journey" through adolescence. PACE was one of the few highlights of my daughter's less-than-stellar high-school years. Through PACE, she felt cared-for, accepted and safe in a sometimes-scary school.

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

both my personal life (see review) and my professional life (I referred many young ladies from a diversion program that the agency for which I worked operated.)

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

...ensure that all communities had a PACE center or a PACE Reach program and that each program received all of the funding it needed.

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

What is unique about this organization?

It UNDERSTANDS the unique needs of girls and provides programming geared to fill those needs. It employs professionals who, likewise, understand the girls' needs and who can work with and advocate on behalf of the girls.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I participated in parent activities.