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Backpacks!  

Thanks for helping us provide more than 2,000 free backpacks to children of low-income families at our recent Tools for Education event. Read our wrap up of this event here.

TRADE Job and Provider Fair 

We are having a job and provider fair August 7th to help individuals transitioning out of incarceration connect with employment opportunities. Click here for more details on this event

Senior Portraits 

Each year we offer senior portraits, free of charge, to high school seniors from low-income families. Photos are taken by professional photographers and developed at the Center for People in Need. This year’s event takes place from 10am to 2pm Saturday, August 29.

Center for People in Need – Now Filling Positions

The Center for People in Need is accepting applications for positions with the AmeriCorps Program. We are also seeking a Case Manager and Building Maintenance/Custodial Instructor for the TRADE Program, serving those transitioning from prison to the community.  In addition, we are seeking to fill three AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Descriptions of the positions and instructions on how to apply are available here.

Annual Report Released

The Center for People in Need has released its 2014 Annual Report.  It is available online here.

The Face of Poverty Released

The Center for People in Need has released its 2015 Face of Poverty report, detailing the barriers that families face in poverty at the Center.  More than 60% of our clients live in “deep poverty”, less than 50% of the poverty level.  Shockingly, 84% of those individuals that work near full-time are still in poverty.  Read the full report here.

Resource Handbooks

Each year, the Center for People in Need releases a Resource Handbook that lists services for low-income residents.  Contained in these books is information about food distributions, emergency housing, health care information, and clothing assistance, along with information for many other services.  To view our most recent Resource Handbook (updated April 2015), click here.  You may also stop by the Center, 3901 N 27th St, Unit 1, to pick up a copy.

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