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

Rating: 5 stars  

I participated in Project Homeless Connect with about 60 classmates from the University of San Francisco. I was assigned to escort the family care section. This section was specifically designed for homeless or troubled families to bypass the long line and have more specific areas addressed for them. Families were introduced to schooling, daycare, and other family needs, along with the organizations available to the homeless population. While I helped parents look into these organizations, their children could eat, color, and play in a little daycare-like center, set up for them with other volunteers. Walking around and helping people allowed me to witness how much Project Homeless Connect offered and home many people they were able to serve. It really showed me how this country is in a recession and its dramatic effect on people's lives. I feel that even something as simple as free under-one-roof comprehensive services helps alleviate the stresses that some homeless might encounter by providing somewhere warm to stay and some food to eat. During a recession, more people are becoming homeless; however, the recession also creates a greater budget problems for organizations helping the homeless. I think Project Homeless Connect is an excellent way to help the homeless try and get back on their feet. They offer so many services and serve so many people in just one day. Since Project Homeless Connect does so much for people in need, I would say it is just as important as a clinic with regular hours. Even though, Project Homeless Connect is not available on a weekly basis, I still think it is a vital organization available to the homeless. Project Homeless Connect showed me how San Francisco is doing there best to help the people who need help the most. It provides a plethora of services along with inspiration and hope. I am so glad I was able to partake in Project Homeless Connect.

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

that anyone can help and you really feel like you are making a difference.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Helped families in need go through all the stations.