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Louise

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Review for Providence Place, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have a unique perspective on the Methodist Mission Home. My grandmother and later my father served as board members for many years. It is now my priviledge to serve as board chair, however , my most personal association with the Home was as an 18 year old pregnant, unwed girl with no future to offer a new baby at that time. The Home gave me the opportunity to provide my son with loving parents/home that he deserved. It also enabled me to continue with my plans to attend college and make a life for myself before I chose when to marry and start a family. Later, in the 70's ,the Home added a ministry for persons with hearing and multiple disabilisies to realize their persoanal goals of independence. Families and friends have witnessed their loved ones blossom in a caring, faith-based environment.

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

their support as a pregnant, unwed teen wanting a loving home for my baby.

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

Give it more resources to reach more clients.

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

Seeing the client's pride in their personal accomplishments and a new hope on their faces.

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

Professional, experienced , dedicateand compassionate.

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

insure that no one need fall through the cracks of " the system " and miss the opportunity to live a rich, rewarding and productive life.

Ways to make it better...

I had not had a closed adoption. That was not available then. I think open adoption is a more healthy approach which is available in today's society.

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

limitations of resources and awareness by a greater amount of the population of services available.

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

even though this organization is faith-based, it is not limited or restricted to any particular denomination.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & Cleint served @ age 18 and now serving as a board member.