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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: Victoria

Posted Wednesday October 10, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Victoria has been staying at Salvation Army Harbor Light shelter for several...

Victoria has been staying at Salvation Army Harbor Light shelter for several months. She and her partner, another Small Sums client who recently started a job, hope to have enough...

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Client Spotlight: Sharmake

Posted Tuesday September 25, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Sharmake has been staying at the Union Gospel Mission while going to...

Sharmake has been staying at the Union Gospel Mission while going to school to try and better his life. Sharmake recently started working as a Security Guard and hopes to...

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Client Spotlight: LaDon

Posted Thursday September 20, 2018 by Patricia Leal

LaDon has been homeless and couch hopping for almost a year. He...

LaDon has been homeless and couch hopping for almost a year. He recently started working as a construction framer at a new chain grocery store. He was very grateful for...

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Client Spotlight: Judy

Posted Tuesday September 11, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Judy has been homeless for over a year and is starting over...

Judy has been homeless for over a year and is starting over again. Judy hopes to ultimately transition into sober living apartments. Judy started working as a sales associate and...

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Client Spotlight: Dawn

Posted Tuesday September 04, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Dawn and her partner have been sleeping in their car and praying...

Dawn and her partner have been sleeping in their car and praying for good fortune to come their way. She is Deaf and relies on her partner to be her...

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Client: Karen Cloud

Posted Wednesday August 29, 2018 by Patricia Leal

  Karen and her children have been staying at Family Promise https://familypromise.org/programs/core-program/....

  Karen and her children have been staying at Family Promise https://familypromise.org/programs/core-program/. As the new school year begins for her kids, she too will be starting her new job as...

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Client Spotlight: David

Posted Tuesday August 21, 2018 by Patricia Leal

David has been couch hopping and staying at Higher Ground homeless shelter...

David has been couch hopping and staying at Higher Ground homeless shelter since his mother passed away in July. David has recently started working at a warehouse and hopes to...

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Client Spotlight: Maurice

Posted Thursday August 16, 2018 by Patricia Leal

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

Maurice is currently staying at the St. Paul Higher Ground shelter and working as a Packer and Machine Operator at a plastics manufacturer. Maurice has been without a permanent home...

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Client Spotlight: Maurice

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