Saturday, April 12, 2008

The State of The Awareness Center -

I communicated with Vicki Polin via e-mail regarding the following notice.

Vicki stated that the organization is not shutting down. She explained The Awareness Center need time to catch up with the work they already have been doing for the last seven years. The goal of the organization has always been educational.

Vicki went on to say that The Awareness Center can not keep up with the demands at this time. By taking down the web page is allowing there time to regroup and focus on fundraising efforts. The Awareness Center has been an volunteer based organization that has grown at such a rapid pace that it can't take on anything else until to can afford to hire mental health professionals who have experience working with the survivor population, a director of development and also someone experienced in web development.

Vicki also stated that various individuals offered to host the site free of charge. She stated the issue is not about hosting the site. The problem is that they need paid staff to go along with site. She went on to say that the organization has always been much more then a web page. She stated it's sort of like the "make a wish foundation" for Jewish survivors of sexual violence.

Dear Friends,

It saddens me a great deal to let you know that The Awareness Center site is no longer available. We are in hopes of finding a way to put it back up along with having a financially sound organization to go along with it. We are still looking f
or a self-motivated individual to become our Development Coordinator. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising. This is a volunteer position that can be made into a paid position by your successful grants

It's been a pleasure getting to know all of those who we have met over the years and are hopeful someday that the need for an organization like The Awareness Center will diminish.

If you would like to make a donation, please do so by sending a check to the address below.


Vicki Polin, MA, NCC, LCPC, ATR-BC, Founder, Executive Director

The Awareness Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 65273
Baltimore, MD 21209


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