Catholic Franciscan Volunteer Service Experience for Post-Graduate Young Adults| Costa Rica & New York

Volunteer Support Worker at Dorothy Day House

http://www.ccoc.us/services/emergency-assistance-shelters-housing

Dorothy Day House (DDH) is a shelter for homeless or at-risk women and their children which is funded by Catholic Charities.  The DDH serves as transitional housing until the women can find a permanent residence of their own.  DDH also provides valuable resources for their clients such as job placement assistance, counseling and crisis intervention, relationship building, goal setting, emotional and practical support.

The responsibilities include assisting the clients locate permanent housing and job opportunities.  The volunteer will also be responsible for keeping the women accountable for personal and communal responsibilities within the house.  Lastly, the volunteer will help with office task and occasionally help cook meals for the clients. This site is well suited for a female of no specific background but might be of special interest to those students interested in social work and/or psychology.    This site does require a great amount of transportation in their daily routine so a valid driver’s license is needed. 

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