September 9, 2016

Jane has been a CSL client for nearly four years. She and her family were first referred to CSL through a Family School Liaison at the Independence School District, at a time when both she and her two daughters were homeless. 

Shortly after arriving at CSL, our team learned that due to a mental health disability, Jane and her family qualified for our Permanent Supportive Housing Program.  Thanks to the support of CSL paying their monthly rent, Jane and her two daughters have been comfortably housed for the last three years allowing them to focus on strengthening their family and their finances.

As is the case with many families struggling to climb out of poverty, Jane had a title loan on her previous car with an interest rate of 179.88%!  With Jane desiring to attend community college to help move her family forward, and her eldest daughter being offered a scholarship to attend O’Hara High School, a more reliable and affordable car was desperately needed by their family.  Our very own...

August 4, 2016


Josh is one of our newest staff members - you'll find him in the Noland Road warehouse unloading shipments, processing donations, coordinating drop-offs, and optimizing storage.

Josh's employment at CSL is a direct result of his personal determination to make a better life for himself; which, you won't be surprised to hear, started at a meeting with one of CSL's Career Coaches, Diana Eakright. 

Josh met Diana through a referral from one of our community partners, Vocational Rehabilitation. Josh came to CSL at a critical point in his life: after experiencing some difficulties with housing and financial stability, he finally had the support he needed to begin actively job searching again. With Diana's encouragement, Josh hit the ground running. He attended career-readiness workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and interview skills seminars. He had a particular interest in building upon his warehouse management skills, and was looking for a positive work environment that would support hi...

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