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michael16

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Review for Starfish Foundation Inc, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with the Vets Journey Home / Starfish Foundation for 10 years. I have staffed 20+ weekends and instructed quite a few as well. These men and women hold space for the vets with such love and conviction that it makes personal awareness and change possible for the wounded Vet. As a Vet and as an Army Brat who lost his father in 1968, I have nothing but love and admiration for the particiaptns, staff, and the Mission.

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

the focus on personal accountability and unconditional love as agents for life change.

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

diverse and passionate. Each were there for their own mission and served the greater mission with their passion.

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

Train more instructors, train the social services community and heal more vets.

Ways to make it better...

the follow-up community were more structured and financially supported.

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

Money and burning out the instructors and senior staff. THey need many kinds of support, some of which can be addressed through money for professional development and payment for services rendered.

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

Thanks for the opportunity to speak about these people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Instructor.