For several years now I have looked forward to Thursday nights when I help serve dinners to the residents of BPHI. This is an amazing facility that gives people a hand up and lots of opportunity to help themselves into a better situation. The staff and administration are wonderful (I'm also on a Programs Committee) - residents are treated with respect and dignity. The facility itself is beautiful, clean and kept in good condition. Watch out for the kids - they will steal your heart!
My husband and I have been volunteers for Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc. for several years. We prepare and serve lunch every Thursday and help at major events, so we have seen many success stories. It's a blessing to see folks who had been homeless get job training, clothing, encouragemnt, and eventually move to their own place or a group home. They are always treated with dignity and respect by a really caring staff. We think that we actually gain more from the experience than the residents do!
I have been a volunteer in the Computer Lab at BPHI for two years. This has been an extremely fulfilling experience. BPHI truly values its volunteers and makes it easy for us. They listen to our ideas for improvement in our specific area, and implement them quickly. I feel the organization runs very well and is constantly evolving. BPHI trains its residents thoroughly on the facility's policies and procedures, which makes my shift go extremely smoothly. The residents have a great sense of appreciation for the volunteers, and tell us so consistently. I truly enjoy my experience with BPHI.