My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Survivors of Violent Loss Program, San Diego, CA, USA
I attended this porgram after the death of my Father in 2000. I had never participated in any type of therapy before but knew that I needed to do something or else I would not be okay and if I wasn't okay then my family would not be okay. The 10 week session was very theraputic, being in a room with others who understand completely what it feels like when you say " I have this pain inside me that won't go away" is unmeasurable. Murder is not a topic people like to discuss or be part of, and until one is affected by this personally they cannot fully understand the magnitude this has on life. A common phrase used in SVLP is that "we are members of a club we never wanted to belong to" This is so true. I never thought that I would bond with a group of strangers so quickly or strongly. We were all in the same situation and let loose all of the emotions we had inside of us out in front of each other and it was okay. Losing someone you love in this circumstance is horrific, however with the help of SVLP it can become bearable.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The help they give
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very kind and knowledgeable
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Help an amazing amount of people who find themselves in a horrible situation.
Ways to make it better...
I had known of this program earlier
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
lack of funding and publicity
One thing I'd also say is that...
I am thankful for my time with SVLP and the help they gave me which was passed on to my family
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
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