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Eleanna P.

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Review for The Younique Foundation, Lehi, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Younique Foundation is one of the most selfless, heartwarming nonprofit groups that I have experienced. I was blessed enough to be one of the lucky women to have the opportunity to attend the Haven Retreat that this Foundation created. I am a survivor of childhood sexual assault and I can say the Younique Foundation changed my life and gave me a second chance to have the life that I deserved. Thanks to this amazing organization the only thing I had to pay for was my flight to and from, the four days of food, therapy, classes, and other activities was completely covered through the Foundation. On average it costs $2400 per woman to attend and they have 24 at a time almost every week and have opened a second location to help that many more women get a second chance at a happy and fulfilling life. They don't stop there, after attending they stay in contact and have 12 weeks of online classes to help us transition and continue the healing process. The President of the Foundation personally shows up every Thursday to present the participants with necklaces to remind us that we are reclaiming hope and our lives. She is my hero and there are not enough ways in the world for me to thank her for what she has given myself and my family. Without her I would not have graduated with my Associate's degree this past May and I would not be going for my Bachelor's for I did not believe I was worthy of such amazing things in my life. Now I know "I Am Enough" and I am worthy of love and every opportunity life has to offer. I am enclosing two photos with the President Shelaine Maxfield, the first one was on the day I broke my silence of 31 years and told my story of my survival. That was the first time I met her and two days later got an email stating I was going to the Haven Retreat. The second photo is a year and a half later getting to thank her for saving my life. This woman has a heart of gold and truly cares about every single person that she meets. She will always have a piece of my heart for seeing in me what I didn't think I deserved.

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Review for The Younique Foundation, Lehi, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I attended the Haven Retreat May, 2017; there are not enough words to express what the Younique Foundation has done for my life. I had walked a long dark path for 32 years, living the lie that we were the perfect family. I was scared, as I was on that plane heading to this place where we were going to confront things we have buried for many years. My mindset up until I attended the Haven Retreat was that "I just survived it", and I must have done something to cause it. I never dreamt that so much could change in such a short time. They offered classes that helped us understand and finally accept that we did not do anything to provoke what happened. Our brains were not developed enough yet to be able to make the distinction between good and bad touches. We were given tools on how to deal with triggers and panic attacks, and that we had the right to decide who and what I allow in my life. That was a huge lightbulb moment for me, I had always just tried to avoid conflicts and kept quiet even if my insides were screaming no. It never crossed my mind that this is my body and life and I was no longer going to stay silent to protect other people's image. When it was time to leave, I had a new feeling of self-worth and was no longer going to allow toxic situations or people in my life. I have finally closed that part of my life, having the answers to what did I do to make this happen; "Absolutely Nothing". I felt excited to explore and find out who the Authentic Self was without having to play a role. I am only 4 classes away from finishing my AS in Computer Tech and Networking and will be graduating this May on the anniversary of us completing the retreat. I am now play a larger part in my children's lives, no longer just getting through the days, instead I am making memories to hold onto. Without this amazing gift that was presented to me I don't even want to think of where I would be. My children even made frequent comments after my return that I was smiling more now than I had in years. I now look forward to my future and the sky is the limit, I will achieve greatness because I now believe in myself. The photo below is from the makeover and photo shoot that they do on your second day to show you the version of yourself that the world sees, it was hard to accept that I was that beautiful woman. Now I believe that I am beautiful both inside and out, and I have nothing to prove to anyone. I am surrounded by people who accept me on my terms, I am now a "Warrior"

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