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Mary A

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Review for Deborah's Place, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Deborah's Place is a fabulous organization serving women in Chicago! Using Harm-Reduction, DP accepts women where they are and works to improve and stabilize their lives. It is so fulfilling to see the women learning in the Learning Center, addressing their health needs and working with their Case Managers. As we start to feel the cold outside, my heart is warmed knowing that DP has helped so many women find and maintain "home". They can address the many reasons that resulted in homelessness and become stronger citizens. I am continuously amazed at the ways that the residents reach out to others. There is a spirit that cannot be stopped!

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

watching women enter a DP residence, stabilize and then successfully move to outside housing. I have seen first hand how the residents help new residents. These women are not just surviving ... they are thriving!

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

streamline some of the record-keeping so that more time was spent on the programs. This unfortunately is out of the hands of Deborah's Place.

Role:  Board Member & I am currently working on updating the agency-wide disaster recovery plan. Having done this on the corporate side, it is interesting to see the many factors that must be included. .