My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Health Care Center for the Homeless Inc, Orlando, FL, USA
As a pre-med student at UCF, I was simply looking for a clinical setting to perform my volunteer hours. At HCCH I got much more. My first tasks included organizing their donation center as well as preparing bags of essentials (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap etc) for the HOPE team's clients. I then began volunteering in the office doing anything from filing paperwork to putting together office equipment and even looking for patients who had maybe strayed too far from the waiting room at the time that the nurses were ready to bring them to an exam room. About 6 months into my volunteer work at HCCH, my partner and I were invited to accompany the HOPE team, which is HCCH's outreach program. This was a truly life-changing experience for my partner and I. Seeing the struggle of the homeless here in central Florida was eye-opening yet at the same time the gratitude we saw in the HOPE team's clients proved to us that what HCCH does for the community is uniquely altruistic and innovative in it's approach to helping the least privileged in our society. any patients have told my partner and I that they "don't know what they would do" without HCCH and their services. From the front desk staff to the nurses, clinicians, admin and even Roger the maintenance man, everyone in this organization is truly dedicated to their mission. Your time will be well spent at HCCH!
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