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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: Eric

Posted Tuesday June 19, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Eric is a recovering alcoholic. He’s currently staying at a halfway house...

Eric is a recovering alcoholic. He’s currently staying at a halfway house and working in Pro Sales at a local building supply store. He is also connected to one of...

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Client Spotlight: Eric

Client Spotlight: Lapacus

Posted Tuesday June 12, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Lapacus is currently staying at https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/higher-ground-saint-paul/ shelter and working as a Machine Assistant...

Lapacus is currently staying at https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/higher-ground-saint-paul/ shelter and working as a Machine Assistant for a local packaging company. When Lapacus came in for his appointment he had been using an envelope...

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Client Spotlight: Lapacus

Client Spotlight: Sharon

Posted Tuesday June 05, 2018 by Leah Johnston

“I got mad love for you people!” Sharon said after we completed...

“I got mad love for you people!” Sharon said after we completed her client meeting. We encounter many wonderful people here at Small Sums and Sharon is definitely one of...

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Client Spotlight: Sharon

Client Spotlight: Robin

Posted Tuesday June 05, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Robin is currently staying at https://salvationarmynorth.org/community/harbor-light/shelter and working as a Grinder for a...

Robin is currently staying at https://salvationarmynorth.org/community/harbor-light/shelter and working as a Grinder for a local foundry. Recently, he went through a challenge that left him displaced, but he is an intrepid and...

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Client Spotlight: Robin

Client Spotlight: Joyce

Posted Wednesday May 23, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Joyce initially came to us for help with testing fees. She has...

Joyce initially came to us for help with testing fees. She has 7 children and it’s been a challenge to stay with family and friends. As a Certified Nursing Assistant...

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Client Spotlight: Joyce

Client Spotlight: Patricia

Posted Tuesday May 15, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Patricia is currently couch-hopping and working as an Assembler at a local...

Patricia is currently couch-hopping and working as an Assembler at a local manufacturing company. She came to her appointment with https://hennepinhealth.org/ Social Worker, Justin Dempsey, LPN (Pictured with Patricia) and we...

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Client Spotlight: Patricia

Client Spotlight: Paul

Posted Tuesday April 24, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Paul is currently staying at http://salvationarmynorth.org/community/harbor-light/ shelter and working as a Crew Member...

Paul is currently staying at http://salvationarmynorth.org/community/harbor-light/ shelter and working as a Crew Member at a local restaurant. Most of us know what it is like to have solid ground give away...

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Client Spotlight: Paul

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