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EPISCOPAL HOUSING FOUNDATION INC dba Episcopal Place
October 29, 2013

I just completed my 5th year of employment at EP! I can't say enough good things about it. The staff not only cares FOR the residents but they care ABOUT the residents and the residents care about the staff. One of the things most impressive is the way we all pull together when needed. Everybody jumps in and offers to help for things like serving big resident meals or carrying out fund raisers like Gumbo Gala. I think Mother Teresa says it best, "Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

EPISCOPAL HOUSING OF BIRMINGHAM INC dba Episcopal Place
October 29, 2013

I just completed my 5th year of employment at EP! I can't say enough good things about it. The staff not only cares FOR the residents but they care ABOUT the residents and the residents care about the staff. One of the things most impressive is the way we all pull together when needed. Everybody jumps in and offers to help for things like serving big resident meals or carrying out fund raisers like Gumbo Gala. I think Mother Teresa says it best, "Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

CHILDCARE RESOURCES
October 31, 2012

I have known of the work of Childcare Resources for many years. I had the opportunity to visit the agency as a member of the United Way Allocations Team and was very impressed with the quality of services they offer. They have become more visible in recent months for their stellar fund raising events.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

EPISCOPAL HOUSING FOUNDATION INC dba Episcopal Place
October 26, 2012

I recently attended the LeadingAge conference in Denver, CO and was joined by over 8000 other non-profit providers that do what we do here at EP..... that is to serve and advocate for the elderly and disabled. Hearing the stories of so many others from across the country, I was reminded that what we do matters. Collectively, we care for thousands and thousands of people every day that would otherwise not have a caring, safe and comfortable environment to live in. I was also reminded that EP ranks well when compared to other communities and the services that are offered to the residents. As a once was told by one of our Clergy, "You are tending the field you have been given and are a good steward of your calling. We can only do what we can do, and, thank the Lord, that is enough."

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

EPISCOPAL HOUSING OF BIRMINGHAM INC dba Episcopal Place
October 26, 2012

I recently attended the LeadingAge conference in Denver, CO and was joined by over 8000 other non-profit providers that do what we do here at EP..... that is to serve and advocate for the elderly and disabled. Hearing the stories of so many others from across the country, I was reminded that what we do matters. Collectively, we care for thousands and thousands of people every day that would otherwise not have a caring, safe and comfortable environment to live in. I was also reminded that EP ranks well when compared to other communities and the services that are offered to the residents. As a once was told by one of our Clergy, "You are tending the field you have been given and are a good steward of your calling. We can only do what we can do, and, thank the Lord, that is enough."

More feedback

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

EPISCOPAL HOUSING OF BIRMINGHAM INC dba Episcopal Place
October 25, 2010

Episcopal Place serves the needs of its disabled population in a myriad of ways. One of the most important ways is advocacy. Even though differences are made and lives are improved upon on an individual basis almost every day, advocacy brings about systemic change that can effect many people. We do not advocate FOR our residents, we advocate WITH our residents. We give them the opportunity to go and be seen and heard and to represent themselves. For example, over the past year, groups have been taken to Montgomery to demonstrate for more funding for transportation, to the City of Birmingham to rally and to the City of Vestavia to speak before the City Council regarding public bus service. These advocacy opportunities brought about change that directly impacted a resident that lives at Episcopal Place. A bus route that provided transportation for a disabled resident so he could work a part-time job was in jeopardy of being discontinued. The residents and staff of Episcopal Place went to work and the decision to discontinue the route was overturned. After speaking with the Executive Director of the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority, he told me that our advocacy was the key factor that changed the minds of the key players and therefore resulted in the bus routes not being discontinued.

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

seeing the results of advocacy and becoming aware of the many advocacy opportunities available.

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

Create more housing for the under-62 years-old popoluation that is underserved. The waiting list is 2 years long and we receive calls on a regular basis from people and families that are looking for quality housing for young disabled. It is frustrating to not be able to offer them housing here but it more so because I have nowhere to refer them to.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & provided awareness for advocacy opportunities, took advantage of opportunities to have the disabled residents of EP highlighted in publications, raised money to support the many programs at Episcopal Place.