Small Sums accepts applications from adults (18+) who are homeless or in unstable housing – staying in a shelter, temporarily staying with others, living in street or car, sober housing, or temporary transitional housing (no GRH, Section 8, correction halfway housing) and have a verifiable job offer or have started a new job in the last two months. Or for homeless individuals who have completed requirements needed for professional licensing, registration, or certification and need assistance with fees for them.
As soon as applicants are determined eligible and employment is verified, we move very quickly to make sure clients get what they need to start work. Most applications are processed the day received and assistance is usually provided within 24-72 hours of application.
Yes, you can find the application for assistance here.
No, Small Sums only provides help one-time per client in a lifetime.
No, we never give out cash.
Learn more about Small Sums’ programs here.
At Home Group is a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the parent organization of Small Sums.
Yes, Executive Director Terre Thomas would be delighted to speak to your group. Please email her at TerreT@SmallSums.org with details.
We accept only new items as in-kind donations. Please contact us at ContactUs@SmallSums.org with specifics. Make sure to include what type of item or service you would like to contribute, as well as your contact information.
You can contact us using the information below:
Office: 1222 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104
Mail: P.O. Box 40561 St. Paul, MN 55104