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SOJOURNER CENTER
March 30, 2011

Acceptance, understanding and empowerment are the three best adjectives I can use to describe what I feel when I walk through the gates at any of Sojourner Center's campuses. I have been a Vanguard (volunteer) at SC going on four years and have seen many transformations, including my own. I appreciate the level of commitment that is consistent throughout the staff, participants and Vanguards. Everyone from the director to the woman who just walked through the gates for the first time are all on a level playing field and I see this as a key element to Sojourner Center's success as an organization. Another key element Sojourner Center embraces is that they offer constant opportunities for choice as part of their empowerment model. Whatever a woman may choose as a path for for herself and her children, she is never judged. I am proud to support Sojourner Center and play an active role in overcoming the impact of domestic violence, one life at a time throughout our community.

The Great!

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

I found myself in an abusive marriage shortly after I became a Vanguard, and successfully ended the relationship with him and got my life back on track utilizing tools and support that SC offered.

Ways to make it better...

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

I don't believe that i would change anything. Sojourner Center does need more funding, however, to be able to continue working as a well oiled machine and offer the services that the survivors of domestic violence in our community need.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

i learn something new about myself and about the organization every time I step foot on campus - it never ceases to amaze me!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel strong and confident. I felt like i was feeding my soul. Upon leaving I felt compelled to do more for the families utilizing SC's services as well as introducing others to SC's services.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & On a weekly basis I support the staff and other Vanguards in watching the children during evening childcare while their moms are in domestic violence and safety classes.