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loma510

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I enjoy volunteering at Project Homeless Connect because I got to interact with a variety of individuals and also help people that are in need. I would enjoy volunteering again in the near future. I believe that offering free under- one- roof comprehensive services ameliorate homelessness by helping them not live on the streets. Project Homeless Connect helps homeless individuals find a place to live, so that they do not need to spend the night on the streets during this cold and rainy season. In addition, the medical care services, offered at PHC, help lower the spread of illness to the community that the homeless community might contract, such as the flu, hepatitis B, and TB; these conditions require healthcare that the homeless will not be able to afford. Such healthcare services help homeless individuals reach an optimal level of well-being. I truly do not believe that Project Homeless Connect helps to reinforce homelessness, because why would someone want to live on the streets with no food or job as a choice in order to receive free services? Being homeless sometimes is not by choice, but instead due to tough circumstances that one cannot control, such as job loss. If healthcare was available using this model for all individuals, I think people would choose it, because many people now have lost their jobs and thus, also their healthcare benefits. Many people cannot afford health insurance without job security, because of the high monthly costs. Therefore, people would take advantage of the type of service, since it is a free service. Also, the people would not have to worry about their socioeconomic status. If this service was offered to the general public, I would take advantage of it, because I cannot afford healthcare insurance and I don’t qualify for Medicaid either.

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

do my best to get more volunteers.

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

helping those in need.

Ways to make it better...

it was a bit more organize.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I help translate and escort.