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fern gully

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

Rating: 5 stars  

Project Homeless Connect was a unique and gratifying experience. This project represents a group of people in the community, coming together to make a difference to those who are in most need and impact the lives of the disadvantaged. It is truly impressive to see volunteers, students, and numerous organizations offering their services. This project represents the City of San Francisco’s recognition of the community needs and a population that is often forgotten; the homeless and chronically poor. As a student volunteering from the University of San Francisco, I was able to assist in checking people in and offering various services, including: vision, dental, health care, insurance, DMV ID’s, hair cuts, food, shelter information, acupuncture, massage, and HIV testing. In my opinion, Project Homeless Connect offered more services in one day than most clinics, open 5 days a week, can provide. It is an all-in-one event that provides comprehensive evaluations and essential services to people, who may not have the resources or knowledge to pursue otherwise. For me to be able to help the less fortunate and demonstrate my concern for this community is not only personally fulfilling, but it also makes a world of difference to those individuals that I was able to help. At Project Homeless Connect, I met many people that I would never have had the opportunity to talk to. I believe I gained more from them by looking in their eyes and giving a smile, than they received from me. - Fern Gully

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

Having the gratification of helping those in need

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

Amazing some of the main people running the even were once homeless. It was great to see them giving back.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could be open more often and maybe even provide housing, which was something that many of the individuals in need were seeking.

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

University of San Francisco

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & checking individuals in and offered them various services available. I also escorted them to what services they wanted.