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Review for Village Family Services, North Hollywood, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was very lucky to receive a summer internship at The Village Family Services of North Hollywood. At the time I was an aspiring academic wanting to continue my education and pursue my MSW degree at USC. During my time at The Village, I was able to work closely with the social work staff and other mental health organizations that we collaborated with, at the time, to provide cultural competency workshops. It was a blessing to be able to experience DMH paperwork and write briefs for clinicians because it relates so closely to the work I am doing now as a first year MSW student. I am proud to have been a part of The Village's family because I was able to learn so much and grow in a very nurturing environment. I believe the staff are both dedicated to their clients and nurturing young minds.

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

Try to find more funding for the LGBTQQA group that was started there. Since it is the first LGBTQQA group in the San Fernando Valley, I believe it has a lot of potential and has the ability to cater to the needs of the youth living in that area. With more funding the group would be able to have access to more resources and focus on a broader range of needs.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer