Family of Woodstock
May 12, 2014
Family of Woodstock
Family of Woodstock is a helping foundation that started in a small town. It helps in a lot of different ways and they are always looking for people to join them, this author is going up for an interview but before that she should get familiarized with the history of this foundation. This author will discuss the factors that led the founders to create Family of Woodstock and how they have specialized to meet the needs of the community. This author will identify how the values, attitudes, and beliefs of this organization developed and changed over a 40-year period, and how these changes affected the way they deliver services. Finally, this author will identify how specialization has become a trend across human services delivery in general.
Family of Woodstock was founded in 1969, it all started with the Woodstock festival. This festival took place in the city 115 miles away from the actual Woodstock town, but regardless of that the town became famous instantly. With all of this fame came America's youth who were searching for an escape from the world they were living in at that time. Which in turn led to those people sleeping on benches, hitchhiking in and out of town, and seeking for food and clothing. At this time is when Gail Varsi a member of the town recognized the problem and decided to do something about it, by opening her home and her phone line to these people. With the help of local businesses and residents Gail organized food drives and clothing exchanges, and thus starting Family of Woodstock, Incorporated (Burger, 2011).
Today many volunteers and staff work to answer the phone lines of the family of Woodstock hotline, which started with Ms. Varsi’s home phone number and still remains the same. Their goal was to refer people to agencies, but they would not tell them what to do or judge them, just listen and encourage them to make the right choices. Family of Woodstock is constantly...