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Review for Survivors of Violent Loss Program, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband was killed in a tragic way. I was left a widow at the age of 38 with two young children to raise. At the time I felt lost and misunderstood even though I went to counseling at that time. After researching grieff support groups, I came across the SVLP Program and their Traumatic Grieff Support Group. I scheduled an appointment and shortly after met with a counselor. It was the best thing that happened to me and my children. I participated in the group and although my situations was extremely difficult, I found that the SVLP Thearapist and the other group members understood. It was like a validation of my pain and my hope.

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

The counseling services provided to me and my children benefited us greatly. My children were able to function in school and to go back to their activities. I was able to improve my functioning and to go back to work.

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

I would expand their marketing strategies. This program should be available to everyone that is in need of bereavement counseling.

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

The grieff support group/ program works. It's effective.

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

Kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, supportive, aproachable.

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

It could help many victims of a violent loss and their families.

Ways to make it better...

I hadn't needed their services, unfortunately I did need the services and fortunately I found this amazing organization.

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

Financial limitations.

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

All the staff that I've had any contact with has been helpful, kind, understanding and supportive.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & Participated in the Traumatic Grieff Support Group.