I wanted to take the time to thank you & Mily for taking your time to train SARSSM on how to better serve the Latino Community in Southern Maine. I found this training extremely valuable and noted many ways in which our agency can grow from here and how I can be a better sexual assault advocate.
I thoroughly enjoyed this training. I appreciated the mix of activities that enabled us as participants to get up out of our chairs, move around and engage in a different way. The use of video clips was powerful. The case scenario group exercise was extremely helpful for me to think about how to be culturally sensitive when helping someone from the Latino community. Thanks again!
I want to take a moment to acknowledge the powerful, liberating and inspirational gift that you all left us with here in Portland, Maine.
I can honestly say that the training far exceeded any expectation that I had in both professional quality and personal satisfaction. I know that I have told those of you that presented that for me it was so gratifying to see other Latinas leading so beautifully and that alone gave me stores of hope and renewed dedication to this work. It is work that is often hard and fraught with isolation. You all came to Portland, showed us how it's done and in so doing we are charged with transforming our organizations, ourselves and our communities.
I want to especially thank Adelita for being there that day (almost 2 years ago), answering the phone herself, and hearing the need in my voice. Adelita, you responded with such sustained support and thoughtful attention that I am in awe of you without ever having met you. Thank you for all of your generosity. Eres una bendicion.