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natalietrevonne

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Review for Wayfinder Family Services (formerly Junior Blind), Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The junior Blind of America has been such a great experience for me. As a client, I have received critical training for independence. Since I have been in the program I have learned to cook, travel independently and how to read Braille. My computer skills have improved greatly as well. The staff here is very motivational and has challenged me to do things that I thought would be impossible. I didn't realize everything I was capable of but Junior Blind has helped me to reach new heights in what I can do. For example, i was really nervous about preparing my first dish. I really never cooked before Junior blind so I was sure I was going to be horrible at it. The Independent living instructors insured me that I would be fine. My first dish was an inchilada casserole. Once I got started, using the appropriate tools, I felt so comfortable in the kitchen. I had no problems cutting up my chicken, seasoning it and cooking it in the skillet. For me, using the stove top had always been a big issue, but the instructors encouraged me to tackle that fear. Now I really do enjoy cooking and I found out that I am a really good baker. Blind people can cook but this was never a statement I thought would apply to me. These are the kind of lessons Junior blind teaches. It gives blind people the opportunity to meet new goals and practice doing tasks they thought they never do. I’m really glad I found this program because it has taught me to have believe in my own strengths and face all challenges.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Client Served