The founder is passionate about changing the lives of women and children who are living in abusive homes by helping them to escape and start a new life no longer filled with pain and humiliation. I was so inspired by her that I knew I wanted to help in any way I could. NMT is a true non profit where all the donations, the gifts and a majority of the donated funds go directly to those in need. With over 200 lives saved so far, NMT is chaning lives every day.
I just recently got involved with No More Tears and am currently working as a board member. Since I started to volunteer for the organization last year, I can say I have always been moved by the amount of sincere care and attention that is provided to survivors. Further, this organization is especially significant insofar as its members work to cultivate a family, where community members work together to bring about safe and fulfilling living conditions. No More Tears has helped over 200 victims, and continues to provide individualized, and attentive care making No More Tears truly remarkable as a needs-based organization committed to eradicating social injustices.
I can't even begin to share with you adequately enough how amazing this organization is and the amount of compassion that is given to these survivors and their children. The resources given are tailored to the needs of the individual and based off my personal interaction changes these women's lives, almost always for good. Somy is probably one of the most selfless individuals I've ever met, as well as everyone one involved. I'm truly privileged to be able to work with such amazing people as well an amazing organization.
NMT is an amazing organization. Started with the simple but inspirational belief that every victim of domestic violence needs help with more than just a shelter after a call, NMT has sought to save lives by helping the victims and their children through a holistic approach to their challenges -- food; apartment; language training; legal assistance with restraining orders, divorce and immigration; health care; and so many other areas meant to give victims a new start. For those victims with immigration issues, NMT recognizes they face an even tougher hurdle seeking help as abusers use fear of deportation as another weapon. What is truly amazing is the number of volunteers who help NMT -- without professional paid staff!
I have been involved with No More Tears since its inception, first as a volunteer and now as Board Chair. Having worked with and at other domestic violence organizations, I can say with confidence that No More Tears is truly unique. Its founder, Somy Ali, personally coordinates all the services for victims and does so with an incredibly gentle touch and a warm smile. Incredibly, she does all this for no pay. A team of volunteers and interns helps ensure that victims receive all the help they need, making No More Tears a sort of "one stop shop." Services are individualized so that each person gets the precise help he or she needs, whether it be housing, legal advocacy, medical assistance, transportation, childcare, support for continued education, or other. To date, No More Tears has helped 237 victims of domestic violence and more than 600 children. As a true measure of the organization's success, only two survivors have returned to their abusers, a remarkable rate for domestic violence victims.
In August of 2006, I had a woman knock at my door with blood dripping down her forehead and tears coming down her face. She asked me for help as she had been beaten badly by her husband. She could not speak English well at all to approach anyone for help and she knew that I could speak her language, thus decided to finally reach out to someone. That lady is now a registered nurse thanks to the help she received from No More Tears and above all, she is safe and free of abuse. No More Tears was initiated primarily to help women that were brought to the U.S. from various countries and then abused physically, sexually and verbally. Soon we started getting calls from not only immigrant women but also women born in the U.S. and decided to help everyone. Thus far, we have rescued 47 women and their children, all of whom were physically, sexually and verbally abused. We provide immediate care as we don't believe that a victim of domestic violence should be on a waiting list. We work with attorneys that are attentive very quickly to their cases and take immediate action required to free the women and children of abuse. We work with Nova Southeastern University's psychology department that provides free cognitive therapy to all the women we help. We are partners with Women in Distress that have had the same mission since 1973. We provide help 24 hours through our crisis hotline and IMMEDIATE help.
No More Tears is an AMAZING, all volunteer non-profit. We provide indidivualized assistance for victims and their children. We offer immediate and personalized attention to each victim, helping not only make them safe but allowing each woman to work towards fulfilling her dreams.