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Review for FOOT PRINT TO SUCCESS CLUBHOUSE INC , Pompano Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Footprint to Success Clubhouse in Pompano Beach, Florida filled a great need in the community when it was started a couple of years ago. It is a model based on Fountainhouse in NYC. I was thrilled when it was started here as funding for mental health services in Florida seems to be at the bottom of the 50 states. I recently visited Fountainhouse in NYC and I wish Footprint to Success had the financial support they have there- I was told the one in NYC was given a donation in the millions of dollars. There they have weekend and evening activities and it has 5 floors and a farm in NJ with alopaca (animals that look like llamas) and organic vegetables. Lets give Footprint more support and maybe it too can eventually offer more services and get more community support like the one in NYC which has been there since 1948.

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?

2013

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for FOOT PRINT TO SUCCESS CLUBHOUSE INC , Pompano Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Footprint to Success Is located in Pompano Beach near the Tri-rail and near bus route 34 so it's convenient for those who don't drive. It is based on Clubhouse International which is clientele run. The clients can go to the community garden if they want to and help with organic gardening. From there they use the vegetables and fruits to prepare meals at the clubhouse. There are culinary duties like shopping for food and gardening supplies, preparing the weekly menu, and business duties like financial data being entered into the computers, also media and social planning is done. It's an excellant pre-vocation place for those with serious and chronic mental illness. I love it!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for NAMI FLORIDA INC, Tallahassee, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am both a client served by Nami Florida and a volunteer. Nami Family to Family helped a lot with getting an idea of where my son was at with schizophrenia. Also, it helped me a LOT in not feeling alone in this situation, as my son was perfectly unaffected by schizophrenia until he turned 19, and then symptoms would come and go, so it was confusing- I thought/ was hoping, it was just a phase he was going through or would be one of the lucky ones who was just having this happen once or twice and then he'd be back to normal. Nami has helped me slowly kind of accept that this is most likely going to be a lifelong chronic illness- although I still pray Jesus will cure my son if it's His will. Being a volunteer of a new family support group has helped me also to feel more connected with others in similar situation. I also attend several Nami family support groups and it has always helped me realize I am not the only one dealing who was blindsided when my son got a disease I never imagined he would get, and it would change our lives forever. It has made me more aware of the mostly invisible people with this illness and how ignorant most of society is about it. I try to educate people on it when it seems appropriate to do so as there is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding schizophrenia- people assume someone who has it is violent and needs to be locked away or heavily medicated. They never think that maybe the afflicted person would like to have some friends and maybe be included in society and maybe it's their duty as fellow human beings to try and befriend people ambushed in their most productive years by an illness that causes them to act and talk wierd sometimes or get paranoid at times, instead of just dropping them as friends or avoiding them - it's especially bad when the people are your relatives or were your child's lifelong friends. Some people also think someone with sz. is faking it to get the ssi check and constantly badger the ill person to get a job and quit being so lazy! Lots more education in society needs to be done!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer