The Resource Center in Gainesville, Florida with Reviews -
By: sara.eaton.3
Outreach Center
I remember when Goodwill and Salvation Army sold their jeans for $2 and the nice slacks for $3.50. But not anymore! Outreach still has low, low prices. Recently I found a couple pairs of Liz and Chicos slacks in my size for a mere pittance (with no stains or wear noted anywhere) and once I found a beautiful soft black, satin lined designer all-weather/raincoat in perfect condition.Please, the next time you clean your closet of designer and gently used clothing, or new with tags, or anything that you never wore, bring them here. Many of us appreciate the low prices here and would love to be able to find more high quality clothing for work, and school, and nice casual and play wear for ourselves and our children of all ages.They also carry men's clothing, so nice things for the men, dress shirts, slacks,suits and shoes in good condition would be great to donate here.I have no affiliation with this store, and have only been a customer and donor. But they keep the prices low, even on the high quality items. -Yoella F.This thrift store is awesome...I'm a Mother and always looking for a great deal in price and quality of clothing, this store has both!! I'm telling all my friends and fellow mothers out there they have to come to the Outreach Center!! Great deals, name brand clothing for cheap plus lots of household items and toys! It's wonderful environment to shop it. What more can I say, love this store!!-Mindy G.Every time I go to the Outreach i always find what i need. It's one of the cleanest thrift stores in the area. The staff is nice, the store is very organized and it's nice to have dressing rooms that are spacious. I would definitely recommend this store to a friend!-By Mary S.I have shopped in Gainesville for many years and always find the Outreach being the best thrift store around. They are clean, organized and price items individually!! I have been to Goodwill, Salvation Army and other local stores that price items by their category (such as "jeans", "sweaters", "shorts" etc.) they actually take the time to look at each item and price accordingly! They put out new clothes everyday and so if I have been in the store once already that week I'll go again because I know they have put out new items. I tell all my friends they are crazy to pay full price these days just go to the Outreach. -Kimberly E.You can call me a regular at the Outreach, I come 3-4 times a week, I can't help it. I find the most wonderful items there, my husband knows if I'm running late home from work I was at the Outreach. You would be foolish to shop anywhere else. These days I can't afford to buy clothes full price and by shopping at the Outreach I can buy clothes and shoes for work and not have to go broke will doing so. I'm grateful for this store it has helped clothe our family for years!!-Susan V.
By: sara.eaton.3
G. Vellekamp Life Coach
Reviews taken from Glenn Vellekamp's Website:This December my wife and I will be happily married for 5 years. I now look at my wife with a new pair of eyes. With my old way of thinking, our household would not have stood the storms that came to our marriage early on. If you had not stepped in and helped me to change my mind things would of continued to head into an unhealthy direction. I became much more mature in all these areas and my vision became clearer on what direction I wanted to head. You challenge me in my way of thinking with thought provoking questions and discussions. You helped me change my mind on what I thought life was about. -R.D.Gainesville, FL Thank you for taking the time to meet with us. We truly appreciate your guidance. We are now reading 'Love and Respect ' which has been very helpful in understanding our different needs. -Dr.'s C & S FLOur life coaching chats have given me very clear direction on how to pursue my spiritual life, my marital life and my parental life. I look very forward to continued coaching. -Dr. M.L.Gainesville, FL Thank you for the coaching you gave both of our sons in preparation for their marriages. -Dr.'s E & JFLI can't tell you in words how helpful our talks have been. Dealing with childhood abuse, substance abuse and the bitter aftermath that follows have all been traumatic to me to say the least. You have never told me what to do, but I have known what to do and am much healthier as a result of talking it through. Thank you so much. -D.SFL If your goals are to secure a broader perspective of your situation, candid self awareness (both positive and negative), and a personalized strategy for actually navigating the circumstances in question then I can, from my own experience, recommend Glenn Vellekamp as a Life Coach.-Dr. BrownFL
By: joelis
Smiles on 13th
I have been a patient of Dr Larrick for 5 years. He is a great dentist and a great guy. I first went to Dr Larrick when I heard that he did the bonding restorative process.I had injured my front teeth in an accident years before, and my front tooth was discolored, to the point it looked like it had been knocked out in photos and videos. My family and friends recommended this person and that person but all they wanted to do was to put crowns in.I don't know if you are familiar with that procedure or not but it involves grinding your tooth down to the root, drilling a hole in it, jamming a post into the hole, and then cementing a lab made tooth onto the post. You have to come back multiple times for this or that to set up, and for the crown to be made. The whole process sounded hideous so I went years with ugly looking teeth and didn't smile much. Dr Larrick was able to correct that in a single afternoon with very little discomfort and great results. I can eat apples, steak, corn on the cob, etc. When I tell people I've had work done, they ask where is it? I show them and they can't tell the difference betweeen my real teeth and the bonded ones. Dr Larrick was able to match the color and shade so closely, you can't see a difference.I go to Smiles on 13th for cleanings and checkups as well. The staff is professional, courteous, and prompt. Karen is a wonderful hygenist. If you are looking for a dentist who won't rip you off, do alot of unnecessary procedures, who will minimize your discomfort, and give you the benefit of his 35 years in the practice, then Dr Larrick is your man. Highly recommended!Joe LisankeGainesville, Fl
By: narfxyj
Skoby Julie B DMD
The last time I had my teeth cleaned I was fifteen and the last time I sat in a dental chair was for an extraction when I was 25. I researched several offices recommended by my friends and a couple co-workers but all the reviews made it seem like they weren't well equipped to handle someone who put off going to the dentist for seventeen years. When I read the reviews for Dr. Skoby's office I felt optimistic that she might be able to handle the issues I knew I would have so I made an appointment. I was slightly apprehensive about my first visit but the small office and inviting staff helped to tone down my jitters. After all the x-rays and a quick look around my mouth Dr. Skoby gave me her verdict. I needed a lot of fillings and a bridge. I wasn't really surprised. What did surprise was the reasonable prices for all the work I needed done and the quality of care I've received. I started my journey back in January of this year and one debridement, teeth cleaning, and so many fillings I've lost count I'm nearing the end of my mouth overhaul. Just a couple more fillings to go and the bridge and I'll be done with the major work but I won't be done with Dr. Skoby. She is beyond excellent when it comes to the quality of her work and her staff is on par with her. I would recommend her to anyone but especially if you need major work or feel uncomfortable in a dental chair.
By: gmcmurrain
Smiles on 13th
They made sure every single question I had was answered, and are always available if I think of any more questions I want answered. Their staff is the most friendly, welcoming staff I've ever dealt with. They are so warm and professional, and make the whole experience that much better. I was so impressed with the progress I was able to make after visiting them. All my questions were answered, and I feel a lot more confident and hopeful about the future. The office was very easy to locate. I didn't have any trouble finding it at all. Dr. Larrick pulled two teeth which were very difficult to extract but he did it slowly and painlessly and got the job done. I am completely impressed with Dr. Bruce Larrick's work. Excellent dentist. Other dentist had refused to do the job, but not Dr. Larrick. He made it so easy. Wonderful atmosphere in the room too. I highly recommend Dr. Bruce Larrick for all your dental needs. 5 stars!
By: ernieterry
Carlos A Piedra Dmd
Dr. Carlos Peidra recently rescued me after I listened to bad advice from another Dentist. I had developed an abcessed tooth and Dr Peidra performed an emergency extraction for me. I had never had a major tooth issue before and I didn't know how bad things had gotten. I was taken in and taken great care of after not sleeping for 3 days with tooth pain. The take home message...choose a compassionate, professional & knowledgeable dentist like Carlos Piedra. If I had gone to Piedra Dentistry the first time, I would not have the bad tooth experience...I would only have the great dentist experience.
By: ray.keen.7
Carlos A Piedra Dmd
Piedra's office was very clean and well kept. The staff and dental assistants were very helpful and calming and there was not a sense of judgment once so ever. Dr. Piedra was very kind and gentle, he was mindful of fears and concerns. When a situation came where he could not help personally he found a specialist that was well recommended and affordable! They are now our family dentist and I don't think I could find a better dentist for my children or myself. Great Place!
By: nikkic87
Skoby Julie B DMD
I have really enjoyed my experience in Dr. Skoby's office. Everyone is extremely friendly. Dr. Skoby takes the time to explain every dental procedure and the experience is totally painless. She is meticulous about what she does and genuinely shows concern for my dental health. I am always taken into the office at my appointment time and there is really no wait. Overall, my experience at Dr. Skoby's office has been great and I highly recommend her!
By: bjsgirl99
Gainesville Family Dentistry
Definitely check it out! I went there to get a cleaning and some fillings. Everyone there is no nice! They make you feel so comfortable and at home. The hygienist there that cleaned my teeth was so gentle and so nice. I also stayed to get some fillings done the same day and everything went smooth. When the doctor was getting me numb, I didn't even feel the prick of the needle! Everything went awesome and I definitely recommend coming here!
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By: Jennifer H.
Carlos A Piedra Dmd
I am usually so nervous and dread going to the dentist but I absolutely loved my experience at this office! The entire staff was so friendly and welcoming and Dr. Piedra was kind and helpful during my visit. Everyone was so knowledgeable and went the EXTRA mile to explain certain medical terminology to me. Never felt one ounce of judgement! By far the best dentist visit I've ever had. I feel like I'm being taken care of!
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