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Jesse Johnson

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

Rating: 4 stars  

Without a doubt, Project Homeless Connect(PHC) was a commendable event put forth in downtown San Francisco. Not only does this event provide all the basic necessities to help out those who need assistance, but also allowed a place for many people to come together and feel as if the community does care about those who need help. Offering free under-one-roof comprehensive services does help encourage the less fortunate to try harder, to want a better life, and gives them a sense of desire to get what they deserve and not settle for anything less. To some extent it does motivate and inspire the less fortunate, because this event shows that everyone matters and that money does not define a person, but rather the quality and the values that construct a person’s character is more important. This optimism may not be what is occurring through the process of this event; however the optimism is not far from what PHC has to offer. This project does not fix a problem, it does not heal the pain that the homeless may be suffering, nor does it offer anything long-term. Project Homeless Connect is great, because it helps kick start the building of a foundation that the homeless can use to create a better future for themselves. They are able to find assistance when they need it and this event helps by showing them where to look for it. If I were to choose whether to have a clinic open with regular hours or have Project Homeless Connect every two months, I would choose to have Project Homeless Connect. PHC is more helpful than a clinic, because a clinic can only offer so many services at one time. PHC has a variety of specialists, from varying fields, and the homeless can utilize a variety of services all at once, instead of going to one clinic, getting help for one thing, and having to search somewhere else for help with their other issues. If this health care model was offered for all individuals, then there is a chance that people would love to use this service due to its convenience. Having everything all in one place could save a lot of time. It is appealing, because it is like the concept of “one stop shopping,” where people do not have to waste gas going from place to place, going from one service to the next; they can get all that they want in one place. The convenience is a big plus; however, one limitation is not having a say or choice in who provides them the particular service.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the homeless

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it occur more often

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

interacting with the less fortunate

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

very fun to be around

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

change the world

Ways to make it better...

I did this more often and talked to more people

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the efficiency, how fast to get someone in and out of the building to serve more people.

One thing I'd also say is that...

i enjoyed the experience

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Help escorted patients to their specified stations.