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Sharon

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Review for Good News Partners, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first visited GNP on a site visit for a potential donor. I was immediately impressed with the way the staff lives out their mission of bringing dignity and opportunity to each client they serve. I was greeted at the front desk by a resident who lives in GNP housing, I learned how they incorporate their clients in apartment renovations, and witnessed residents who help manage the properties. Each encounter showed me how respect, training and decency positively influence an individual's development and healthy sense of self. Furthermore, the director of the program has chosen to move into the very neighborhood he serves and to become a strategic player in bridging community through genuine relationship.

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

witnessing successful families transition from transient housing to established, self sustained housing through GNP's support and guidance.

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

raise their profile to leverage more partnerships with builders/developers in the community to help acquire more apt. buildings, train clients, etc.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their model of moving folks from a crisis shelter through a series of increasing self sufficient housing arrangements really does work! GNP is successful in keeping homelessness at a minimum in their community and empowering their residents to independen

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the kind who treat their constituents with dignity and respect, offering life skill training and skin in the game opportunities for their residents to make a difference for themselves and fellow clients. They're the real, compassionate, involved, commitd

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

become a beacon of hope for all of Chicago neighborhoods by first being a great model of ridding homelessness/encouraging self sufficiency (not dependence on hand outs) and could plant more neighborhood launches of the same model.

Ways to make it better...

I had allowed more time to witness all the amazing support programs they offer, tour more of the facilities, engage with more clients.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the vicious cycle of poverty that repeats itself on going.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am entirely impressed with this org's program, commitment, vision and results.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Donor & I facilitated a need based in-kind donation to the residents.