My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Safespace Inc, Stuart, FL, USA
I have been involved with SafeSpace for a number of years, first as a volunteer and then as a board member. The agency provides much-needed services to victims of domestic violence, and is the only certified agency on the Treasure Coast. As a certified agency, we are subject to annual audits by state agencies for finances as well as programs. SafeSpace is considered a model agency within the state, and has pioneered the program for women without dependent children to get back on their feet. In addition to the state's audit, we have an outside accounting firm conduct an annual audit of our finances. The accounting firm's audit and recommendations are brought before the full board of directors for review. After the review, the board votes on whether to accept the audit; in the last five or so years that I have been on the board, no discrepancies were found, the recommendations were accepted, and the audit was approved. It has been gratifying to talk to agency participants and hear how SafeSpace has saved and changed their lives.