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Patricia H.

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Review for LMWS INC dba Pacific Lifeline, Upland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have donated and volunteered at Pacific Lifeline for more than 20 years. Their work with homeless women and their children is consistently exceptional and gives them true independence. They break the cycles of violence and homelessness by giving women the tools they need to grow out of poverty and despair. The staff and Pacific Lifeline is compassionate and professional. Graduates are encouraged to return, not only for support but to encourage current residents. The environment is nurturing and fulfilling for all.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for LMWS INC dba Pacific Lifeline, Upland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have donated and volunteered with Pacific Lifeline for more than 13 years. They make a real difference in the community and specifically in the lives of women and children. They stop the cycle of poverty and violence from generation to generation by empowering women to become employed, independent, and self-determining. They make a long-term commitment to each woman when she enters the program and they tailor the program to fit her needs. This is a positive, successful model that has been replicated at other long-term shelters.

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

Talking to graduates and their children, reading the annual reports, talking to staff.

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

Find ways to add more staff.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I was looking for a charity that was local, that I felt was helping women successfully.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

They needed money to start the project locally.

What would you tell others about this organization?

That Pacific Lifeline makes a difference to women who need a hand up, not a handout. That women learn to become independent and rely on themselves and become personally responsible for themselves and their children, and then pass these skills onto the next generation.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & I stuffed envelopes, painted walls, planted shrubs, served on the board, sorted clothes, cleaned storage facilities, worked at the Holiday store.