May 11, 2010
Anna Marie's is a safe house for battered women and their children, but it is so much more. It is a place that gives these women time to come to grips with where their lives are going and how they are going to deal with it. The staff assists the clients with finding housing, getting supplies to set up housekeeping (many come with the clothes on their backs), looking for employment, and giving them support with group or one on one counciling right there at the facility. Many of the staff accompany the clients to get an order for protection & in some cases going to court for the abuse they have suffered at the hands of their spouse or significant other. Sometimes that abuser can be another family member and coping with that can be debilitating. They also offer after care (after they leave Anna Marie's) just for some guidance and help in getting signed up for programs that will help them to be independent. In all cases the staff is very caring, knowledgable, and helpful in getting these women started over in their life. It is a great place and a wonderful organization.l
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
As an After Care Advocate.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Caring staff and watching my client grow.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Offer more housing and more extended stays.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & After Care Advocate.