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"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.

Client Spotlight: Dionne

Posted Wednesday April 18, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Dionne is currently staying at http://www.beaconinterfaith.org/ shelter and working as a CNA for...

Dionne is currently staying at http://www.beaconinterfaith.org/ shelter and working as a CNA for an Assisted Living facility. Her favorite part of the job is tending hospice patients. Saying goodbye is difficult...

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Client Spotlight: Dionne

Client Spotlight: Jameson

Posted Tuesday April 10, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Jameson heard about us from one of our beloved referrers, http://listeninghouse.org/ He is...

Jameson heard about us from one of our beloved referrers, http://listeninghouse.org/ He is currently staying at https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/higher-ground-saint-paul/shelter in St. Paul and working as a cook for a local restaurant. In the...

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Client Spotlight: Jameson

Client Spotlight: Michelle

Posted Thursday April 05, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Michelle is currently staying at https://www.simpsonhousing.org/ shelter and working as a manager at a...

Michelle is currently staying at https://www.simpsonhousing.org/ shelter and working as a manager at a local restaurant.  She has a lot of energy and kept us laughing for most of her meeting. Michelle...

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Client Spotlight: Michelle

Client Spotlight: John

Posted Tuesday March 27, 2018 by Leah Johnston

John is currently staying at https://www.ugmtc.org/ Shelter in St. Paul and working as...

John is currently staying at https://www.ugmtc.org/ Shelter in St. Paul and working as a Package Handler for a local shipping company. We gave him a bus pass and work clothes for...

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Client Spotlight: John

Client Spotlight: Catina

Posted Thursday March 22, 2018 by Leah Johnston

After spending time in the shelter system, Catina is currently couch-hopping and...

After spending time in the shelter system, Catina is currently couch-hopping and working 2 cashier jobs at local businesses. She is also enrolled in an online school for Human Resources...

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Client Spotlight: Catina

Client Spotlight: Rochelle

Posted Tuesday March 13, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Rochelle is currently couch hopping and working as a crew member at...

Rochelle is currently couch hopping and working as a crew member at a local restaurant. She is whip smart and inspired to help others. Currently, she is also working with...

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Client Spotlight: Rochelle

Client Spotlight: Abdi

Posted Thursday March 08, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Abdi is currently staying at https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/higher-ground-saint-paul/, Higher Ground Shelter in St. Paul, and...

Abdi is currently staying at https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/higher-ground-saint-paul/, Higher Ground Shelter in St. Paul, and working security for a local agency. Abdi is a big-hearted, intelligent, and wonderful young man who entered our...

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Client Spotlight: Abdi

Client Spotlight: Alvin

Posted Tuesday February 20, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Alvin is currently staying at Catholic Charities Higher Ground Shelter in St. Paul...

Alvin is currently staying at Catholic Charities Higher Ground Shelter in St. Paul and working at a local bakery. He is connected to one of our beloved referrers, Ujamaa Place, and...

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Client Spotlight: Alvin

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