Mental Health and Human Service Students Contribute to Community

Posted: December 4, 2012

Front row, left to right: MaryJane Doran, Denise Perez, Vanessa Houghton and Ashley Bright. Back row, left to right: Adam Caba, Allen Burchell, Jason Head and Tamara Young.

Eight students from the Mental Health and Human Service Club at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) volunteered on a Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East project Saturday, Nov. 17, at the corner of Southeast 106th and Stark Street.

The cold wind and rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the volunteering students -- they hammered, nailed walls and assisted with construction cleanup the entire day.

Tamara Young, club vice president, said, “It was very rewarding to be involved in building this home because family members who will be living here worked right along with us.”

The Mental Health and Human Service Club is comprised of students pursuing careers helping others in a variety of human service settings. Membership is open to all MHCC students. The club often works on service projects in the local community and around the college campus.

By old-fashioned sweat equity and donations from businesses in the community, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East helps make dreams of home ownership become a reality for families who may not otherwise be able to own a home. Worldwide, the organization has built more than 500,000 homes.

For more information about the Mental Health and Human Service degree program at MHCC, please visit

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