June 19, 2015
My Father’s House
My Father’s House is a homeless shelter for families. The mission of the agency is to help displaced families learn the life skills needed to become contributing members of society (“My Father’s House”, 2015). My Father’s House believes in helping families become self-sufficient members of society. The shelter provides housing for up to 28 families at a time. Along with housing, they also provide life skills programs that include parenting courses, financial planning and job preparedness. Once families have successfully completed the skills programs, they can transition from the shelter into affordable housing provided through the agency (“My Father’s House”, 2015). There are several opportunities available to help assist in the agency, including helping adults with job applications or assisting families entering and exiting the shelter environment with various things. Aside from this the shelter also has volunteer opportunities in a child care center, tutoring, and fundraising. Because this is a shelter, they are open 24 hours, volunteer hours are generally between 9 am and 7 pm daily. To obtain approval for this agency I must first obtain a commitment from the agency to do my field experience hours in their facility. After this, I must fill out to agency approval form and email the form to the University. After this, the University will take the steps to approve the agency for my field experience. Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) offers assistance to communities with poverty relief and community outreach programs (“Metropolitan Family Service”, 2014). Some of the programs offered operate within schools including their S.U.N. program. The S.U.N. programs provide engaging activities for low- income students within their school. They also provide programs for the families. The program reaches out to the...
References: Metropolitan Family Service. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.metfamily.org
My Father 's House. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.familyshelter.org
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