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steve97

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

Rating: 4 stars  

Project Homeless Connect's services does reinforce and ameliorate homelessness. Services like housing really helped since many of the clients reported poor quality of sleep, or not getting any at all in the streets. Moreover, when the homeless receive housing, it puts them in a much safer environment than sleeping at a park or alley. In addition, the lunch service was also helpful temporarily since a majority of attendees won’t have to loiter around restaurants or fast food joints in order to get a meal. The lunch service provided convenient access for food as attendees got to get other services done at the same time. Most of all, I believe that having Project Homeless Connect offered a big favor for the homeless. I received positive comments from clients, reporting that they were very thankful for the services that Project Homeless Connect provided. It also wasn’t just the services that made the clients appreciative, but the opportunity to talk and be with them gave them a sense of self-worth and respect. However, there are some areas that can be improved at Project Homeless Connect, such as clothing services. Several of my clients requested for clothing services, but apparently there wasn’t any. If a clothing station is added, it will improve services for those seeking additional wear to replace worn out clothes, and comfort them in chilly conditions. In respect to Project Homeless Connect completely ameliorating homelessness, I don’t believe it will be accomplished unless there are services or programs that will help the homeless gain full independence. If it is possible, I feel that Project Homeless Connect should take an approach to help clients develop independency so that they’ll be able to get careers and be less dependent on free services. I understand that a career service center was stationed at Project Homeless Connect, but I feel that some clients don’t have the initiative since they don’t have the will to want it. If Project Homeless Connect can create programs that will help encourage and motivate the homeless to be independent, as well as offering more career opportunities, then they will be able to support themselves and hopefully be inspirational influences to others. As cliché as it may sound, the old saying holds “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interacting with clients and other volunteers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Escorted clients to their stations.