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jnboelkins

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Review for Wedgwood Christian Services, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've known about Wedgwood since its founding, served on and chaired the Board of Directors for 9 years and volunteered in a residential home. Wedgwood has always been faithful to her mission and through thoughtful discernment and leadership the organization has grown in scope and depth. Over the years Wedgwood has served the critical needs of hurting and abused children and done it with professionally excellent counseling and education services. Because of Wedgwood's commitment to serving the "least of these", the lives of countless children and many families have been transformed for the better and given hope for a future. Wedgwood's range of programs - e.g., secure residential treatment, adolescent substance abuse treatment, sexual offender treatment, home-based counseling, prevention services, parenting support, developmental disabilities, sex trafficking and education - has allowed the organization to treat a broad range of problems impacting children. The organization has always used resources wisely and in spite of inadequate reimbursement for many of the services, committed donors and a dedicated staff have continued to provide sensitive and loving support to all those served. That love and commitment has always been rooted in Wedgwood's Christian commitment. Our community is richer because of Wedgwood's decades of service to children and families. I am 100% supportive of Wedgwood and found it a blessing to serve the organization on the Board, to serve as a volunteer, and to lead two major capital campaigns. If someone doesn't know about Wedgwood, they should visit the campus, meet the staff and see first-hand the incredible work being done every day to give hope to those hurting. I'm confident they will come away appreciating this organization.

Role:  Board Member