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Jen P.

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Review for Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Des Moines, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer for Monday evening check-in at the Central Iowa Shelter. I have the privilege of working with the committed staff and helping clients get registered to stay in a bed at the shelter overnight. The shelter serves 3 meals a day, provides caseworkers to help clients move forward, has computer lab access for job searching and resume writing, and brings in Legal Aid, Primary Health Care, and GED services. CISS provides for the immediate needs of homeless men and women in Polk County who desperately need the help.

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

seeing clients move from the Shelter to stable housing.

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

rush along the building of the new shelter, because they are in need of bigger facility to better serve their clients and expand the services they can provide.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Opened my eyes to the lives and stories of the homeless population in Polk County.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Grateful and encouraged that help is available for those in need of emergency housing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I volunteer weekly at the Shelter.