My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Sandals Foundation Inc, Miami, FL, USA
The Sandals Foundation provides my agency - the Sweet Water Foundation - with financing to run our psychotherapy group program for adolescent girls who have experienced sexual abuse of any kind. We are in our 6th cycle, each cycle being 14 weeks long, and the program has had tremendous impact on the lives of its participants. The RISE club is a place where everyone loves to go - girls, facilitators and guest instructors alike. The issues we deal with are of the very most serious kind; rape, incest, teenage pregnancy, STDs, and all of the emotional issues tied up in these problems. But thanks to Sandals, we can afford the luxury of time for our girls to shed the trauma of their experiences, share coping mechanisms with each other, and empower each other to envision lives that are authentic and self-actualised. We are able to afford guest instructors of the highest level, in the fields of medicine and law, as well as art, yoga and environmental protection. Even though we are in the 6th cycle, the RISE club is proving to be a place where girls from all previous cycles keep dropping back in. They've all kept in touch with us and with each other and our efforts are proving self-sustaining. Sandals has been an incredibly supportive partner and our time together has been richly rewarding. Thank you Sandals!!!