I completed my service hours at the foundation called “The Village Family Services”. Orally speaking the goal of this significant foundation is to protect children from abuse, generally preserve families and basically build a stronger, safer community for all, which is orally quite significant. The history of the foundation begins in 1997, when two leading Southern California therapists apperceived an earnest lack of culturally sensitive, opportune accommodations for primarily Latino children and families victimized by violence, abuse and neglect. To fill that void, Hugo Villa, and Irma Seilicovich, established an incipient kind of agency with a fresh approach – one that amalgamated expertise with commiseration, commitment and cultural competence. The Village’s first county contract was to provide domestic violence aversion accommodations approved by the Department of Probation in April of 1999. In February 2004, the agency signed its first contract to provide foster care accommodations with the Department of Child & Family Accommodations (DCFS) and placed its first foster child with a doting foster family in June. In September of 2004 the agency received its first Department of Noetic Health (DMH) contract to provide counseling and therapeutic accommodations. The agency’s first Wraparound contract was received in April of 2006. In 2010, The Village Family Accommodations celebrated a decade of magnification at its 10th Anniversary Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. In October of that year, Project Q was launched providing auxiliary accommodations to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and querying (LGBTQ) youth. Withal in October of that year, the agency integrated Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) and Multidisciplinary Assessment Team (MAT) to its accommodations in order to reach children who are emotionally and behaviorally perturbed, developmentally incapacitated, and/or medically incapacitated. In January 2012, the agency earned the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)’s “All Children-All Families” seal of apperception for outstanding competency in accommodating LGBTQ youth. The agency became approved as a California Board of Behavioral Accommodations provider and launched its Cultural Competency Series providing perpetuating inculcation units (CEU’s) to clinicians. Subsequently, in April 2012, the agency received contract funding from DMH to provide “Working with LGBTQ Youth” technical assistance training to accommodation providers in Accommodation Orchestrating Area (SPA) 2. In July 2012, the agency opened a satellite office in Huntington Park located in SPA 7. In April 2013, The Village Family Accommodations opened [email protected], a Drop-In Center for Transitional Age Youth (TAY). The center received start-up funding from Supervisor Zev Yarolavsky, along with adscititious support from the Green Substructure and the W.M. Keck Substratum. In January 2014, the agency renewed its Human Rights Campaign (HRC)’s “All Children-All Families” seal of apperception for outstanding competency in accommodating LGBTQ youth. In May 2015 the agency received its first contract with the Los Angeles Homeless Accommodations Ascendancy (LAHSA) to provide crisis beds to homeless youth. In June 2015, CARF International promulgated that The Village Family Accommodations (TVFS) has been accredited for a period of three years for its adoptions, drop-in center, foster care, phrenic health and wraparound programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to The Village Family Accommodations. In July 2015, The Village Family Accommodations opened an abode for transition age youth (TAY) who may be emancipating from the Child Welfare system and are experiencing homelessness. In October 2015, the agency received its first federal grant award for a Street Outreach Program targeting runaway, homeless and street youth ages 16 – 20. The 3-year grant was awarded by the Administration of Children and Families at Health and Human Accommodations. In April 2016, Phrenic Health Accommodations Act (MHSA) funding was awarded to the agency to elongate TAY Drop-In Center hours sanctioning the program to be open during the evenings and on weekends to better meet the desiderata of at-risk and homeless youth. Today, under the leadership of its visionary co-progenitors, The Village Family Accommodations has emerged as a $16M internationally accredited gregarious care and behavioral health agency fixated on the unique desiderata of underserved children and families. With all the time that I have spent in a Jesuit High School, I have learned so much. Based on what I now understand we are all sent to serve our community because it changes our perspective of the way we see the world. To be more exact we serve the poor and marginalized to develop incipient skills, make gregarious connections, develop and grow as a person, gain an incipient perspective, boost your self-esteem. To me I feel that my self-esteem is boosted because I know that I am earning points in Heaven and that eventually all the time that I spend giving back will pay off, so the self-esteem part may not be felt across everyone’s perspective. Jesus wants us to avail the poor—without qualifications! He doesn’t command us to avail just the responsible poor, the Christian poor, the amiable poor, the sober poor, or the hardworking poor, He calls us to love and avail everyone—no matter what! It’s astonishing how we’re expeditious to agnize that God dotes us unequivocally, that His grace covers all of our sins, and yet we put so many stipulations on availing the poor. If we accept God’s illimitable leniency in our lives but reluct to pass it along to others—whether we cerebrate they’re deserving of it or not—we’re the worst of hypocrites. Which brings us to the next point: Even if the poor waste their resources, who cares? That doesn’t mean we should give up on them. The mundane replication among many believers is that God commands us “to be a good steward” of our wealth, which is the Christian way of saying “I don’t want to give away any of my time, energy, or resources to people who are just going to flush it away.” Thus, the accumulation of wealth is expeditiously acclimated as a form of spiritual virtue, highly esteemed among American believers and attributed as a denotement of God’s favor. But giving directly to the poor coerces us to authentically interact with humankind, with the people God wants us to be with! Christians have a nasty habit of donating to charities and organizations simply because they don’t want to be uncomfortable or get their hands “dirty.” It’s their way of “helping” without having to genuinely do anything.