Tools for Education and Teen Day 

Tools for Education is an event that provides low-income, school-age children kindergarten through 12th grade with free backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. Our 2015 event is on Saturday, July 25 from 10am - 4pm, and on Monday, July 27 from 11am - 7pm. 

Teen Day 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, August 1 from 10am to 4pm and Monday, August 3 from 1pm to 7pm. This is an event for girls grades 6-12 from low-income families to come shop for free for clothes and accessories to start the new year. 

These events would not be possible without the help we get from volunteers. Sign up for a shift here!


Annual Report Released

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

Center for People in Need – Now Filling Positions

The Center for People in Need seeks a Building Maintenance/Custodial Instructor for a new Reentry Program serving those transitioning from prison to the community.  It also seeks to fill three AmeriCorps VISTA positions.  Descriptions of the positions and instructions on how to apply are available 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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