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IHS, THE INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN SERVICES, INC
February 7, 2011

IHS is a spectacular homeless shelter. Not only does it provide shelter for the homeless, it offers a variety of beneficial programs for the homeless children including Teen Group, Homework Club, and Head Start (a program geared towards toddlers). These programs really assist the kids at the shelter, as it relieves them of stress from school as well as family. At programs such as Homework Club, they interact with their fellow peers happily and learn respect, responsibility, and discipline, all the while having fun. For example, they are expected to complete as much homework as they can during the two hour time frame. If they do not have homework, they are allowed to do various other activities, such as playing a board game. As a current tutor at Homework Club, I personally witness the progression of these wonderful kids on a weekly basis.

The Great!

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

observing the children's advancements in responsibility and respect for one another. They learn to work together while carrying out fun projects i.e. painting coconut shells for the garden, picking up trash as part of being "litter detectives."

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money and space for additional programs.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I am a current volunteer at IHS, acting as a tutor at Homework Club. I also participated in their first annual Summer Fun Program, where the kids at the shelter had the opportunity to experience a fun-filled summer, full of activities i.e. hiking, beach.

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