March 14, 2009
Volunteering with Project Homeless Connect was a great experience. This program offers assistance with housing, legal issues, health care, and many other basic needs to the homeless population. I played a role in assisting clients by giving directions and escorting them to the areas where they were able to get food, services, and whatever else they needed. In return, they were very grateful for the assistance that was provided to them on my behalf. Today, the challenges that we face are substantially greater than those of the past. The lack of affordable housing, health insurance cutbacks, reduced public assistance, and unaffordable are all contributing factors to evident increase in the homeless population. Thus, homeless individuals struggle even more on a daily basis with the repercussions of unmet basic needs for security, shelter, and stability. That is why Project Homeless Connect is there to reach out for the basic needs of the homeless population. It is a program that increases access to services for the homeless people and to engage local communities in finding solutions for homelessness. Moreover, it displays broad community support to those who are homeless. If I had the opportunity, I would choose to work for Project Homeless Connect rather than a regular clinic for every two months. I believe that this program puts more emphasis on getting things done in one day, unlike a regular clinic. In addition, I would have the wonderful opportunity to work for people, who wish to receive the proper care. Finally, I would definitely want to work with the Project Homeless Connect again if I ever get the chance to. I felt so committed and dedicated in assisting the homeless clients. I felt as if I made a positive difference in the lives of the homeless men, women, and children. It was truly a pleasure and I would love to serve again.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very professional and caring towards providing services to their homeless clients.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I helped the homeless clients get access to the services that were provided to them.