FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 31, 2013, Green Bay, Wis. – Freedom House is delighted to announce that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews by nonprofit organizations.
“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated organization,” said Robyn Davis, Freedom House President. “But even more, we’re proud that so many volunteers, donors and community members believe so strongly in what we do. We quite simply couldn’t do it without them.”
One volunteer said it best, “ The thing I like most about Freedom House is that as much as they want you there, they do what they can to help you leave because having a family leave Freedom House means the family is stable and ready to start living life again on their own. As a volunteer, as much as I missed those families that left the home while I was there, I was happier to see they met their goals and are finally starting a life on their own.”
“That is our goal, to give families the skills to be independent and successful for the long term. We do so much more than provide shelter, we change lives,” Davis said.
“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of Great Nonprofits. “People with direct experience with Freedom House have voted that the homeless shelter is making a real difference.
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.
Freedom House, Brown County’s only shelter serving all types of homeless families with children, was started in 1992 by a handful of Green Bay churches to address the growing issue of homelessness. Its vision is to provide programs that cause families to be successful in all areas of their lives – spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, financially and intellectually. Since its inception, Freedom House has served over 1,200 families and 2,500 children in the Northeastern Wisconsin area. Currently 10 families are in house with 10 adults and 36 children. Another 99 families are on an in-town waiting list (104 adults; 217 children).
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