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: Torres and Ozzy

Posted Monday February 04, 2019 by Patricia Leal

Torres and his brother Ozzy have been homeless and staying in a...

Torres and his brother Ozzy have been homeless and staying in a motel for months. They just recently both received jobs at a bakery factory where Ozzy mixes the batter...

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Client Spotlight: Torres and Ozzy

Client Spotlight: Cedrick

Posted Tuesday January 22, 2019 by Patricia Leal

Cedrick has been couch hopping for over a month. He recently started...

Cedrick has been couch hopping for over a month. He recently started working as a chef and is now making a liveable wage. We were able to assist him with...

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Client Spotlight: Cedrick

Client Spotlight: Khari

Posted Tuesday January 15, 2019 by Patricia Leal

Khari has been alternating between couch hopping and sleeping on the streets...

Khari has been alternating between couch hopping and sleeping on the streets for a year and a half. He recently started doing general labor for a large corporation. Khari is...

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Client Spotlight: Khari

Client Spotlight: Daniel

Posted Tuesday January 08, 2019 by Patricia Leal

Daniel has been without a home and staying at the Union Gospel...

Daniel has been without a home and staying at the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities shelter for over a month. He recently started working as a package handler. Smalls Sums...

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Client Spotlight: Daniel

Client Spotlight: Gina

Posted Thursday January 03, 2019 by Patricia Leal

After becoming homeless this year, Gina started staying at the Women of...

After becoming homeless this year, Gina started staying at the Women of Nations shelter. She recently started working as a housekeeper for a hotel company. In a beautiful note, Gina...

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Client Spotlight: Gina

Client Spotlight: Ashlee

Posted Thursday January 03, 2019 by Patricia Leal

Ashlee is getting her life back on track by landing a job...

Ashlee is getting her life back on track by landing a job as an Assistant Manager for a clothing store. We helped her with a bus pass. She has been...

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Client Spotlight: Ashlee

Client Spotlight: Darlene

Posted Tuesday December 11, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Darlene and her family have been without a home for two months....

Darlene and her family have been without a home for two months. They have been staying at the Drake Hotel shelter and are on the fast-track program with St. Stephen’s Human...

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Client Spotlight: Darlene

Client Spotlight: Trineca

Posted Thursday December 06, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Trineca and her 3 children have been couch hopping. Trineca received a...

Trineca and her 3 children have been couch hopping. Trineca received a job with a construction company as a union laborer. Small Sums assisted Trineca with tools, gloves, work clothes,...

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Client Spotlight: Trineca

Client Spotlight: Michelle

Posted Wednesday December 05, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Michelle has been staying at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Minneapolis Shelter for...

Michelle has been staying at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Minneapolis Shelter for 3 months. She has landed a janitorial job and now feels that she can save up enough money...

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Client Spotlight: Michelle

Client Spotlight: Driscilla and Priscilla

Posted Tuesday November 27, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Driscilla and Priscilla have been without a home for over 6 months...

Driscilla and Priscilla have been without a home for over 6 months and have been staying at Catholic Charities St. Paul shelter. They have both been hired as crew members...

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Client Spotlight: Driscilla and Priscilla