September 13, 2013
During my time at Ascencia, as an intern and volunteer, I have seen a lot of dedication from its staff toward getting clients to where they want to be. I have never seen more heartwarming welcomes from the front desk to the compassion given by case managers. One of the first things I noticed here was the strong support from the community in all its endeavors. From guest chefs to those who donate and to even a volunteer, like myself, we all try to give a little back. Before coming to Ascencia, I can say that I never interacted with a homeless individual nor have I took the time to have a conversation with them. But after spending some time here as an intern for a little over a month now, I can surely say that any perception one might have about homelessness will change once you enter these doors. Ascencia is like a family. A team consisting of compassionate staff, volunteers, and community members. Ascencia treats clients like family through their constant efforts to make sure they get what they need, such as medical attention, clothes, food, showers, or sometimes even someone to talk to. Their dedication to homelessness proves to be one of a kind. In the past month that I have been here, I have seen a great deal of clients come and leave. The best feeling of joy for Ascencia is when they are able to see clients leave toward the start of their new lives and new homes. As one of the volunteers/interns, I am honored to be part of such a great organization. My experience at Ascencia has been one of the most rewarding and growing experiences I have ever had. The work I've done is what I would call truly meaningful work. And the experiences/conversations I had with clients is life changing. I am more than glad to dedicate time toward assisting them in their efforts and their eventual successes.
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