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.

On the Job: Sandra

Posted Thursday October 13, 2016 by Dave Rannow

You may remember Sandra. We first met with her back in August...

You may remember Sandra. We first met with her back in August (check out our Client Spotlight post from August 26th) At the time Sandra was staying at a local...

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On the Job: Sandra

On the Job: Reneise

Posted Wednesday October 05, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Reneise had the opportunity to get back to work as a massage...

Reneise had the opportunity to get back to work as a massage therapist at one of the suburban massage therapy chains.  She’s been staying with family since becoming homeless.  For...

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On the Job: Reneise

On the Job: J.R.

Posted Wednesday September 21, 2016 by Dave Rannow

J.R. came into our office after using United Way 211’s hotline to...

J.R. came into our office after using United Way 211’s hotline to find help with transportation. He’d been in a homeless situation for a few months and was going to...

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On the Job: J.R.

Client Spotlight: Jesus

Posted Wednesday September 07, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Jesus came into our office after hearing about us from another local...

Jesus came into our office after hearing about us from another local organization serving the Aurora/St. Anthony neighborhoods ASANDC. He is currently homeless and staying on the streets and occasionally with...

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Client Spotlight: Jesus

On the Job: Rafeon

Posted Wednesday August 31, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Our client, Rafeon, took a break from his job laying tile to...

Our client, Rafeon, took a break from his job laying tile to send us a selfie from work! When we first met with him, he was staying at one of...

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On the Job: Rafeon

Client Spotlight: Sandra

Posted Friday August 26, 2016 by Dave Rannow

One of our many referring partner advocates referred Sandra to us. She...

One of our many referring partner advocates referred Sandra to us. She was starting a job as a customer service representative at a financial institution in downtown Minneapolis, and needed...

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Client Spotlight: Sandra

On the Job: Theresa

Posted Thursday August 18, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Here is our client Theresa in action on the job! She is...

Here is our client Theresa in action on the job! She is staying at a St. Paul shelter and her shelter advocate sent her to Small Sums for things she...

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On the Job: Theresa

Client Spotlight: Felicia

Posted Wednesday August 10, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Meet Felicia, who recently entered a south metro shelter with her two kids. She...

Meet Felicia, who recently entered a south metro shelter with her two kids. She came to Small Sums having completed IT classes, coursework, and one level of the professional certification examination but...

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Client Spotlight: Felicia

Client Spotlight: Robert

Posted Wednesday July 27, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Here at Small Sums we often work with many partners agencies that...

Here at Small Sums we often work with many partners agencies that are already serving individuals who may be in unstable housing situations. One of our partners, a Twin Cities...

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Client Spotlight: Robert

On the Job: Marvin

Posted Wednesday July 20, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Our client Marvin sent us a selfie from his job site! Marvin...

Our client Marvin sent us a selfie from his job site! Marvin came to Small Sums because he was in an unstable housing situation staying with various friends and family...

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On the Job: Marvin