One day you’re working, taking care of your kids, following the rules. The next day, you’re laid off. Or injured. Or overwhelmed by setbacks. If you live within a zip code served by any CSL office and meet federal poverty guidelines, we can help. If we can’t, we do our best to find places that can.

CSL can assist with:

  • Food

  • Clothing

  • Utility Payment Assistance

  • Medication Assistance

  • Transportation

  • School Supplies

  • Christmas Store

  • Tax Preparation


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CSL’s full-time Work Express Career Coaches place those that are unemployed into jobs. In addition, clients that face unemployment are provided transportation, clothing,and certification assistance to ensure they retained their jobs.


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We believe it’s a lot easier to prevent than cure homelessness. CSL helps people who are marginally housed, staying with friends or relatives, facing eviction, foreclosure or becoming homeless find decent, affordable and permanent housing. CSL housing counseling programs serve clients throughout Eastern Jackson County.

CSL is a HUD-certified Housing Counseling Agency providing:

  • Rental & Mortgage Assistance

  • Shelters and Temporary Housing Counseling

  • Subsidized Housing Referrals

  • Responsible Tenant Counseling

  • Foreclosure/Delinquent Mortgage Counseling

  • HUD Certified Staff

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