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

Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering at Project Homeless Connect was an enjoyable experience. Beforehand, I had no idea what to expect or what exactly I was going to be doing as a volunteer. But upon entering the site, I was well-informed of my duties and the services offered in the building. I was very impressed after reviewing the map of the services and locating the actual site on the main floor. There were so many services offered from medical and shelter services to DMV and food services, all under one roof! I was glad to see these services, offered on certain days throughout the year, in this big event, not to the wealthy, but to the homeless. It was great. The comprehensive services offered for free under-one-roof definitely improves homelessness. Considering the vastness of homeless people in the world, Project Homeless Connect indeed ameliorates homelessness in the area, even if just a little at a time. It’s a helping hand that is rarely ever given. This event gives the homeless the opportunity to attend the event and to experience what is normally offered to people for a price. It is a wonderful service to offer. I found it very interesting that not only does this place give food for a day, it offers services that last for a long time, services relevant to one’s recovery from poverty and are stepping stools for those with absolutely nothing. I found from talking to some of the homeless clients that they’ve attended before and continue to come. They said how thankful they were that such an event occurs. Those coming for the first time also were a little amazed at all that was offered and took advantage of the available services. Experiencing the gratitude of each client for my escorting and the services offered really made my day and overall experience well worth every minute. I am very proud to have been able to be a part of the event, alongside the many volunteers that had caring mindsets.

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

very friendly and helpful. Everyone who participated truly aided in the success of the event.

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Role:  Volunteer & I helped escort clients.