My name is Maria Gasca and I am an intern at Hify. Every Tuesday and Thursday I come in and dedicate my time to Hify. I have been doing research on a new resource guide that Hify is developing for adolescents throughout the Bay Area.
Having these resources available is beneficial because youth will know where to go look and find a place that focuses on their primary struggle. The process I have to go through in order to create this new resource guide is learning how to read and use the previous guides Hify has published. At times it becomes a bit overwhelming because there is an immense amount of information to work with. I have been making phone calls to make sure the programs issued in the old Hify guides are currently offering the services stated as well as being located in the same location. Unfortunately, many great programs are no longer existant. Another of my tasks is to find if the resources we are deciding to publish have a website, for people can check out and obtain detailed information. I am very excited to publish the resource guide, and I hope everyone makes good use of it.