Time sure has flown by. My time as a social work intern at the California Homeless Youth Project (HYP) has come to an end. I have to thank the researchers at the California Research Bureau and, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco. I have been so lucky to work alongside such experts who not only provided guidance, but provided support and encouragement regarding my writing capability. My understanding of policy development and policy interventions to improve the lives of homeless youth in our state has grown tremendously. I understand that in order to end homelessness, all realms need to collaborate with each other, and that is what HYP attempts to do which helps us provide rich reports for policymakers and stakeholders.
I have valued my experience here, and for that I thank to the Project Director, Shahera, for giving me the opportunity to be a part of HYP.
As my Grandfather would say, “Au revoir, auf wiedersehen, adios, sayōnara, paalam, and farewell for now,”