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Joan

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Review for L.A. Goal, Culver City, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional in the mental health field, and as a parent of a daughter with cognitive deficits, I have to say, there is no organization better poised to serve people with developmental disabilities. Besides offering wonderful activities and services, the very most important thing L.A. GOAL does is to serve as a wonderful, warm and supportive family. When my daughter was falling apart over relationship problems, GOAL staff scheduled special meetings to offer her kind, educative support that helped her move on. When a member's parents died last year, staff and members stepped in with food and supplies personally brought to his house, hospital visits, support for funeral arrangements, and finding him new appropriate housing (including helping him get furniture and moving). This is not just an organization, it is an incredible support service, enabling us and others to manage what sometimes feel unmanagable.

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

seeing my daughter and many other flourish, grow emotionally and behaviorally, having personal contact with the each other and the wonderful L.A. GOAL staff

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

Clone many other L.A. GOAL organizations to serve more people in more geographic areas

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Helped adults with disabilities receive the kind of counseling they need; Educate physicians about treating people with developmental disabilities.