Stories

"This assistance will change my family’s life, as well as mine because it lets me start my job with the things I need and some confidence to do well, so I’m so thankful. Thank you very much." - Parnell J.

On the Job: James

Posted Wednesday August 02, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Sometimes clients just can’t make it to our office because their job...

Sometimes clients just can’t make it to our office because their job schedules don’t align with our office hours. When this happens we make arrangements with the clients to meet...

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On the Job: James

On the Job: Robin

Posted Wednesday July 26, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Robin heard about us from former Small Sums client. She was struggling...

Robin heard about us from former Small Sums client. She was struggling with homelessness staying couch to couch, but was starting a new job as a housekeeper at a local...

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On the Job: Robin

On the Job: Joseph

Posted Wednesday July 19, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Joseph was staying at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities and our partners there referred...

Joseph was staying at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities and our partners there referred him to us. He just started working as a sanitation engineer on the clean-up and maintenance crew at...

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On the Job: Joseph

On the Job: Erica

Posted Wednesday July 12, 2017 by Dave Rannow

We met Erica when she was referred to us by St. Lowes...

We met Erica when she was referred to us by St. Lowes Church. She was struggling to find stable housing, but was shortly going to be starting a new job...

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On the Job: Erica

On the Job: Bruce

Posted Wednesday July 05, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Our partner organization Health Care for the Homeless referred Bruce to Small...

Our partner organization Health Care for the Homeless referred Bruce to Small Sums since he was staying at Higher Ground St Paul New Catholic Charities shelter. He recently began working for an...

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On the Job: Bruce

On the Job: Trevon

Posted Wednesday June 28, 2017 by Dave Rannow

While dealing with all the difficulties that accompany homelessness, Trevon started working...

While dealing with all the difficulties that accompany homelessness, Trevon started working at a local restaurant. He was referred to us by our partners at Ujamaa Place. He was looking for...

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On the Job: Trevon

On the Job: Kimberly

Posted Thursday June 22, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Kimberly heard about us from one of our previous clients while she...

Kimberly heard about us from one of our previous clients while she was struggling with homelessness and having a consistent place to stay. She recently started working at a local...

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On the Job: Kimberly

On the Job: Edward

Posted Wednesday June 14, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Edward was starting his job in sanitation for a pet food manufacturer...

Edward was starting his job in sanitation for a pet food manufacturer and staying at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities shelter. Our partners at the shelter referred him to Small...

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On the Job: Edward

On the Job: Henry

Posted Wednesday June 07, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Henry was staying at Higher Ground in St. Paul and just the...

Henry was staying at Higher Ground in St. Paul and just the day before had his first day of orientation as a CNA at elderly care center. Our partners at Listening...

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On the Job: Henry

On the Job: John

Posted Wednesday May 31, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Staying at Higher Ground in St. Paul, John was talking with one...

Staying at Higher Ground in St. Paul, John was talking with one of our partners at Listening House of St. Paul and since he just started a job doing paper...

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On the Job: John