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Review for Project Homeless Connect, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was one of the many volunteers to turn out for the morning shift for Project Homeless Connect on February 11th. I volunteered as an escort. Through this experience I can honestly say that I believe Project Homeless Connect not only helps homeless people but also helps the community as a whole. Those who believe that homelessness is a community problem and not just their problem, realize the impact that a function like PHC has on these homeless individual’s lives. Some may argue that these programs serve to reinforce homelessness, claiming that giving away free food, clothes, medical, etc… is merely keeping the homeless in our cities. However if we can step back and look at the homeless as people, people just like you and me, people with stories and life experience, people with hearts and minds, than we will realize that Project Homeless Connect is really all about people helping people. What is the point of hording resources? Project Homeless Connect breaks the barrier between the haves and the have nots every two months when they provide for the homeless people of San Francisco, giving them everything from Acupuncture, massage, haircuts, lunch/ groceries, to drug abuse help, needle exchange, medical attention, HIV tests, and California State IDs. The community benefits from this as well as those in need. Making a life better for one person may make life better for many others. As I said before homelessness is a community issue not just that homeless person’s problem. The sooner we come together and realize this (at an event such as PHC) we can begin to better our community as a whole. I want to add that I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. I finally felt like I was volunteering at an event that truly made a huge difference in numerous lives. I look forward to future escorting!!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very enthusiatic about their work! A lot of energy.

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Role:  Volunteer & Escort.