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Tom Hartman

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Review for RefugeeOne, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In my 25 year-career in fundraising, I had the opportunity to work FT and as a consultant for a lot of organizations. RefugeeOne is one of the best-run and most caring non-profits I met. Their front line staff provide a complete range of resettlement services for refugees. They start by meeting the newcomers at the airport, provide housing and essentials for several months until the refugee or refugee family is able to speak English and support themselves. They run special programs for youth, women, seniors and those with mental health issues such as PTS.

They have a strong Board of Directors who contribute their own money, fundraise in the community and watch the agency's finances like hawks. I was their grantwriter for about five years and this agency has one of the most varied funding bases of any agency I worked for. This has allowed RefugeeOne to continue services in times of economic weakness. The agency prides itself in the fact that, unlike other resettlement agencies, no refugee entrusted to its care has ever gone homeless. Their tight fiscal management has allowed them to go over and above in ensuring that their clients have true refuge as they begin their journey towards becoming Americans.

Role:  Former staff
 

Review for Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This is a dirty facility, filled with brusque, uncaring people who don't know what they're doing. Their clientele cause continual problems with the neighbors. They only provide programming for select members of the community. Their CEO is erratic and has been known to antagonize community members in public with temper tantrums. A useless money suck in my opinion.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This LGBT community health clinic consistently supplies below-par services from the moment you walk in. Nasty receptionists, disordered medical records, slipshod care provided by nurse pa's and pa's posing as physicians, they are as expensive as a private doctor and if you have health insurance, look out, they're even meaner. The Triad staff is the worse as far as making me feel wanted or "cared" for.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Client Served