Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego
November 23, 2011
During the 10 years I have been involved with the San Diego Interfaith Shelter Network I have visited with many individuals in transition. The most poignant are families, sometimes where the adolesant children are in reality the caretakers for the parent(s). Through the efforts of the various case management agencies these families and individuals are given the opportunity to make a better life and many do, transitioning into more stable housing, pursing education and finding employment. In addition, the children continue their education, sometimes at a great effort.
The volunteers, who serve as overnight hosts and/or provide meals, gain at least as much as they give. Many return year after year. Truly this program has changed lives for the better.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have had former guests see me on the street express their gratitude for the way they were treated in the program.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find more religious congregations willing and able to be hosts for the 2-week rotations.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Coordinator for 2-week program at church.