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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: Marcell

Posted Thursday August 09, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Marcell is currently staying at the St. Paul Higher Ground shelter and...

Marcell is currently staying at the St. Paul Higher Ground shelter and working as a sorter at a recycling center. Marcell has been without a permanent home since November 2017,...

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Client Spotlight: Marcell

Client Spotlight: Eric

Posted Friday July 20, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Eric is currently staying at https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/higher-ground-shelter/ and working as a Chef at...

Eric is currently staying at https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/higher-ground-shelter/ and working as a Chef at a local restaurant. He heard about us from one of our beloved referrers, http://haumc.org/dignity/ . Like so many of us,...

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Client Spotlight: Eric

Client Spotlight: Corey

Posted Friday July 13, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Corey is currently couch-hopping and working as a line cook for a...

Corey is currently couch-hopping and working as a line cook for a local restaurant. He is a quiet, good-natured gentleman and it was wonderful to spend time with him and...

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Client Spotlight: Corey

Client Spotlight: Shaunnah

Posted Tuesday July 03, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Shaunnah is currently staying at a shelter https://salvationarmynorth.org/community/harbor-light/ and working as a Customer...

Shaunnah is currently staying at a shelter https://salvationarmynorth.org/community/harbor-light/ and working as a Customer Service Representative for a local call center. Shaunnah is a smart and wonderful person with specific goals. After...

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Client Spotlight: Shaunnah

Client Spotlight: Deandre

Posted Friday June 29, 2018 by Leah Johnston

Deandre is currently staying at https://www.ugmtc.org/ and working as a laborer for a...

Deandre is currently staying at https://www.ugmtc.org/ and working as a laborer for a local transportation company. He is a self-professed “happy, hard worker” and his plan is to stabilize his employment...

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Client Spotlight: Deandre

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