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Review for Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center Inc, Duluth, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began my involvement with the Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center in 1992 as a crisis volunteer. I have seen the value of GSAC-CAC's services to victims of sexual assault and molestation over the years. Spouses, parents, siblings, and friends receive support in how to best support the victim and adjust post-assault. The forensic evidence collected at the Center helps to bring justice to the perpetrators. The Support Groups are invaluable to victims who strive to move from victim to survivor to thriver. Crimes of a sexual nature are uncomfortable for people to talk about, much less seek help. I'm glad that GSAC-CAC is here for the community.

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

quite simply angels walking among us. They are available 24/7/365 and always put the clients first. They are professional, compassionate, and maintain confidentiality.

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

build a state-of-the-art facility that provide more counseling, support groups, & public awareness. It could expand its partnerships with other nonprofits to support victims with legal, employment, and housing issues that result from the sex crimes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I serve on the board, fundraise, and promote this important work.

Review for Mpn Research Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The MPD Foundation reached out to me after I found its website. I was newly-diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera and had many questions and fears. It maintains a resource-rich website with links to the latest in research and education. The Board chair and staff have provided me wonderful guidance and support. MPD Foundation financially supports research for these rare MPDs as well as patient advocacy. We are fortunate to have this organization and I will continue to support its mission.

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

it is my first stop for information on the latest MPD research. Through the website, I've connected with internet support groups comprised of patients around the world. This offers shared learning, support, and encouragement.

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

knowledgeable, supportive, and kind. They understand the challenges of living with an MPD and are great advocates for further research for cures.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I asked for recommendations and now I promote the organization.