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Review for Dorothy's Place/Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, Salinas, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first experience with Dorothy's Place was through an alternative spring break trip sponsored by USC's volunteer center, and within that week I absolutely fell in love with the organization's mission, values, and its people. I found a second home in Salinas. Naturally, I returned to intern with the Franciscan Workers that following summer and after graduating from college I completed a short stint working with Jill Allen in the administration office. I'm thankful for the opportunities the Franciscan Workers have given me, and am looking forward to visiting them in the future.

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

my encounters with the guests that have welcomed me into their home, creating life-long friendships. I foresee many future visits to Dorothy's to create mosaics, attend open-mic nights and enjoy a lunch or two with my second family.

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

increase employees and volunteers so that regular programs offered to guests can be increased to cover various interests

Role:  Volunteer & served meals, spent time getting to know the homeless guests.