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577wanda

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Review for IMAGES ON THE RISE, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  



This Wonderful Woman who lives in the House is the cofounder of the organization that started back in 1992. She has donated a million and a half dollars of her own money to support the program for the last 24 years.
I was a Resident back in 1996, Court Ordered to do 18 months in the program, due to me following the program guidelines and receiving good progress reports, the courts modified my 18 month order to 8 months. I stayed on for two years volunteering, helping with the program, because I believed what the purpose and in the commitment of Images on The Rise. The strong dedication of the Co- Founder
With the help of the program I soon got my own place, but I would stay in the program during the week to help and be of support to the new residents, i would go home on the weekend, untll, they put me out (lol) to make room for a new resident, which I was more then happy to do knowing from experience what it feels like to be homeless.
To this day in am still a great supporter and I still believe that without this program I would not be where I am at today Twenty Years Clean and Sober and an awesome productive member of society.
This is called determination with a purpose to fulfill a mission that her and her mother (aka) , Madea was called to do. Since Made a has passed on in 2003, the Director continues to move forward with the mission in honor of her love for her mother. It's hard to understand something that was not your vision, but what a great vision to have helping others.
I hope and pray that through her continuous effort many will be housed and helped.
"Give one a fish, one eats for a day, Teach one how to fish and one eats forever"
This is what Images On The Rise has done for me. And for that I am truly grateful.
Wanda
Volunteer and Former Resident

Role:  Client Served