Testimonies

Simon kayaking youth paddlingAt Power For All we seek to be accountable to our funders, partners and clients. Ongoing evaluation of outcomes is part of our everyday programming. Clients that attend our program as well as clinicians and therapists provide us with pre and post questionnaires from which we are able to review the efficiency and effectiveness of our programs.

 

 

 

Some of the benefits identified by our clients in post session questionnaires are:

– feeling more energetic

– less depressed

– less anxious, feeling less stress

– increase confidence

– increase knowledge of healthy living strategies

– more aware of nature and how recreation activities can affect mood positively

– develop social connections

– feeling a sense of commitment to something

– increase comfort in groups

– discover something new about yourself

– feeling excited about recreation activities

– more confident in groups

 

 

summer 2011 kayaking with mike

 

What our clients and partners have said about our programs:

launching client on water to paddle indep“the program was very helpful”

– “I was happDSCN2327 stepping stones 2y to have the chance to join the activity and hope to be able to participate next time around”

– “I wish the session was longer and we had more time”

– “after first session I cried — this was the most fun I have had in sooooo long. That 40 minutes on the water was the most relaxed I’ve been that I can remember”

– “I learned how to kayak efficiently”

– “I learned paddling skills -life skills” not being afraid of water”

Volunteers summer 2009 PFA– “I wished to talk more with new people”

– “I feel better about myself, like I can do things”

– “I stayed home and did not have social connections but after attending PFA programs for a few years, I started volunteering as a kayak buddy. I learned a lot of skills in dealing with people, with clients, getting things organized. I am now volunteering in my community.”

– “I take less medication for psychosis, I feel more relaxed.”

 

 

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