Inspire Shell volunteers with Home of Guiding Hands

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Inspire is a recently graduated Global Health and expects to attend graduate school in the Fall of 2020.

For two years, he volunteered with Home of Guiding Hands in San Diego, an organization which works with individuals that have a mental disorder or a mental disability. Inspire notes that many of Home of Guiding Hands’ clients have a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

While at Home of Guiding Hands, Inspire maintained confidentiality of records relating to client treatment, and collected information about clients through interviews, observation or tests. He also helped clients integrate back into society and made sure all scheduled clients made their doctor appointments.

Inspire remembers the most challenging aspect was knowing what was best for the client and not only allowing them to make mistakes but learn from them and move forward.

One of the most inspiring aspects of working with these clients was their ability to remain happy, regardless of the situation they were presented with.