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Valya7

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Review for Young Women's Christian Assn. of El Paso Texas YWCA, El Paso, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Not only am I on the advisory board, but I have also volunteered with the children who reside at the YWCA Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center (TLC). What I have noticed with these children is that they seem to act more grown up than they are. I believe the lack of stability having been homeless has robbed them of their childhood innocence and potentially predisposed them to unstable futures when they are adults. Having a home to call their own and a community where people accept them and make them feel welcomed and important seems to give them back some of their security and innocence. The support and services provided to the women of the TLC to help them find a stable future and to learn how to be self-sufficient go far beyond the goals of keeping them off the streets in the future. They are very likely impacting the children in such positive ways that may prevent future generations of homelessness. To see not only the mothers, but also the children developing self-esteem and confidence is amazing. Being able to be a part of the YWCA Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center is a blessing.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a colleague.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Get women and children off the streets as quickly as possible

What is its top priority in the long run?

Provide the residents with the skills and confidence to not return to homelessness in the future.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I am on the advisory board and I have provided care for the children of the TLC while their mothers attend life skills classes.