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What I want to do

Continue to help men recover from alcoholism and addiction to other drugs and seeing them change right before our eyes.

What matters to me

Making sure we provide the best possible environment for our men to thrive and grow.

What inspires me

The people came before and those yet to come.

San Pedro, CA USA

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Beacon House Association of San Pedro
March 11, 2010

I am a former client and current employee of the Beacon Association of San Pedro. I was sent here to continue my treatment and recovery from another program. I had not other place to go, no money and no one who would take me. The Beacon House opened its' doors and its' arms to me and did not ask me for anything in return other than I be willing to learn, follow a few simple directions and help others. My life before had been devastated by my alcoholism and drug addiction. I had nothing to give or so I thought. What I learned here is that if I had one day sober I can help the new man in the house. The program gave me an opportunity to get back on my feet and become self-supporting and independent. I now work here and I cannot get enough of it. Each day brings a new experience and new challenges but it never gets old.

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

my own life

Ways to make it better...

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

To be able to serve more men who need our help.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people that I've met along the road to recovery and in the community of San Pedro.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All were committed and knowledgeable about the recovery process.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help 10 times as many men.

Ways to make it better...

the Beacon House would have had the resources and staff to provide more individualized counseling.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The on-going funding and diminishing resources in the community for services.

One thing I'd also say is that...

We will continue to help and serve the community no matter what.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I am the Executive Director of the Beacon House Association of San Pedro a residential treatment program for men with an alcohol or drug problem. We provide food, shelter, counseling and time to build a foundation for long term recovery and to return to .

KENNY NICKELSON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
March 11, 2010

Our experience working with the Kenny Nickelson Foundation goes back over 10 years. Doris and Richard are committed to helping homeless veterans and their families and they both have a deep seated love and respect for veterans. They organize personal care days to distribute supplies, provide information and assistance to homeless veterans in Los Angeles. Every single donation they receive goes back to helping the veterans.

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

Participating in their outreach efforts

Ways to make it better...

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

Help publicize its' outreach events and its' ability to serve more veterans.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Assisting the veterans first hand.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to serving those in need

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its' services to other areas of the state.

Ways to make it better...

More organizations would have assisted by providing information, referral or direct services.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

That there will probably be more demand on its' services as more veterans return from Iraq and Afghanistan

One thing I'd also say is that...

There is a lot of men out on the streets that need their help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Provide assistance, volunteers, equipment as needed.