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Helping Up Mission
December 22, 2009

I have been a volunteer at Helping Up MIssion in various capacities for 4 1/2 years. It is a wonderful mission that not only provides food and shelter to homeless men, but supports them through a comprehensive spiritual recovery program, helping them to recover from drug and alcohol abuse. The men must commit to a year of recovery while living at the shelter. During that time they are counseled, take part in 12-step recovery classes. have access to GED classes and personal mentoring, and receive job training and placement. So, Helping Up not only supplies their everyday needs, but "teaches them to fish" and to be productive citizens once their recovery is complete. I have never seen an organization that is run so well. For the men who complete the year long program, there is a very high success rate (meaning they are sober and employed one year later)--much higher than any government organization. Being a volunteer there has been a most rewarding personal experience. I would highly recommend this organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many of the men that I've tutored have passed their GED (high school equivalency) exam!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with people who are motivated and truly want to learn and to change their lives for the better.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

So friendly, professional, and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build more additions, and serve even more homeless men! They have made a big difference in so many lives, but I think they could do even more if they had the funds, and I know they would like to do more!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Tutor in the GED program, help serve meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas, organize storage areas, donate clothing and other goods.