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Sharonhelga

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Review for Second Step, Inc., Newtonville, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for The Second Step for three years, first working at the front desk in the office, later helping out with events, and now as a board member. The time I spent at the front desk is what cemented for me just how important The Second Step's mission is. There was nothing like being on the receiving end of phone calls from women clearly scared, and unsure where to turn. I was always so grateful to be able to connect them with one of The Second Step counselors. Once that connection was made, I knew the women were in good hands and, whether they realized it at that moment or not, had taken an important step toward a safe and rewarding new life.

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

seeing the way more than 2000 women and their children have rebuilt their lives from one of violence to one of self-reliance.

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

like to see it have even more funding, to enable them to broaden their outreach and help even more women and children.

Role:  Board Member & Office helper, special events co-chair, board member.