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.

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

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