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CALM WATERS CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES INC
November 1, 2013

I found out about Calm Waters when my daughter attended her parenting class (for divorce) at their offices. She knew I was looking for volunteer opportunities and told me they needed help. I called, found out what I needed to do and soon found myself interviewing to help facilitate night time groups at their offices. I was very happy when they told me I could go through training and start co-facilitating groups there. But I got much more than I bargained for.

The employees at Calm Waters care for the people they serve. I have worked places where it is just a job so I know what they looks and feels like. The Calm Waters office is different. They want every interaction to be meaningful for the families they serve. I enjoyed helping serve those families and soon was also facilitating support groups in the school system as well. This is my third year there and I have to say the children I work with seem to really benefit from the support Calm Waters provides. They look forward to groups and I am fortunate enough to see some of the transformations as kids learn how to handle their emotions and realize they are not alone. I didn't expect it to be this rewarding so I definitely got much more than I bargained for and for that I am extremely happy!

Calm Waters provides a service that cannot be duplicated and is so important to the many people served there annually. I am so glad I get to be a part of such an awesome agency!

Ways to make it better...

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

I would try to find a way (funding, opportunity) to provide support group services into every school in the metro area. I see the heartaches many of the children we currently serve are experiencing. I know it is not just specific to the few schools in which we work. There are many other schools with hurting children who need this type of support.

More feedback

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer