Who We Help

Who_We_Help Small Sums serves adults (and indirectly their families) who are experiencing homelessness.   They live in shelters, on the streets, in cars, or temporarily with friends, family or in other housing that is unstable, often bouncing from place to place, while trying to find a way to get into a place of their own.

  • 93% of Small Sums clients have verified jobs
  • 47% of Small Sums clients are 30-50 years old
  • 62% have dependent children
  • 52% are men and 48% are women
  • 52% need work clothes/uniforms, work shoes, and bus passes
  • 14% require assistance for professional testing or license fees
  • 11% need trade tools

How We Help

How we helpPartnering with referring organizations that serve the poor and homeless, we provide these simple things, (the majority at less than $150 per worker), often within 24-72 hours of their application.  Once employment is verified, we move quickly to get them the things they need, so they are able to accept the job and start working within days of the job offer–one of the most important steps in getting out of their homeless situation.

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