Agency Visit Paper

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Agency Visit Paper

Team A: Brandi Mack, Kristen Fisher, Melena Gillihan

University of Phoenix

Agency Visit Paper

In the world of Human Services, being aware of the resources that surround you is one of the most important issues. Our team individually interviewed three agencies where we felt had an importance in the Human Services field. These agencies included are Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, California, Behavioral Health Resources (BHR) in Olympia, Washington, and Behavioral Counseling and Research Center LLC (B.C.R.C) in Santa Rosa, California. This paper discusses the ethical and legal requirements the agencies are expected to follow.

Loaves and Fishes

Interviewee and Agency

The first interview is with Bernadette O'Keefe who is a development director with the Loaves and Fishes agency in Sacramento, California. Loaves and Fishes were founded in 1983 and are governed by directors selected by Loaves and Fishes along with the community-at-large people.

Their philosophy is to feed anyone who is hungry and shelter anyone who is homeless (Loaves and Fishes, n.d.).

Services provided and Population served

This agency has 14 programs which do not include the affiliate programs. The 14 programs include: Advocacy, Animal Emergency Services, Daily Bread Day Labor, Dining Room, Friendship Park, Genesis, Guest Health Outreach, Jail Visitation, Library, Mary House, Mustard Seed School, Sister Nora's Place, Warehouse/Procurement, and Wash House. Loaves and Fishes serve over 600-800 homeless people every day (Loaves and Fishes, n.d.).

They feed approx 600-800 people a day except for Thanksgiving which they celebrate the week before. They also have mental health for the homeless and a woman's day shelter. They supply people with showers, feminine products and a hot breakfast. They also give homeless people vouchers for clothing and food places such as McDonalds. They also...