Community Services League

Rating: 4.86 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 300 West Maple Avenue Independence MO 64050 USA

Mission: Community Services League is dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency and providing resources to those in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with CSL for about 10 years. I have raised money, donated food and clothing. What a wonderful organization this is, at my job I frequently have people come in off the street looking for help with food, housing and jobs, I always know they will get help from CSL. Recently I found myself in need of help and there they were CSL ready to help me out. I never thought I would need the help I have given in the past, but I knew that I could turn to CSL to help me through the bad times.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

recieving help with utilities and finding my spouse a job.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

CSL has a wonderful history in Eastern Jackson County. They have helped thousands of people over the years through their Work Express Program, food pantries, housing assistance, back to school back packs, and other programs. The staff is hard-working and amazingly caring. I applaud all they do!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

recently helping with the Christmas Store where others could experience what receiving is all about.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

all the good these people do for so many.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve even more people and finish its captial campaign.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

As a donor to Community Services I find that they always do their best to provide hope and help for families struggling to get on their feet.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've met families that received help that are now self-sufficient. From receiving food, medicine, clothing, toys for Christmas and assistance in finding employment, Community Services League does more than any other organization with less overhead.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

They need a larger facility to serve the increasing number of families needing help and more financial resources to help with rent, utilities, food, employment services, and other basic human needs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

As a Community Partner, Donor/Sponsor, and prior Board Member, I commend the CSL staff and Board of Directors for aggressively meeting the needs of the Eastern Jackson County communities. Their services such as utility assistance, job readiness, housing, clothing and food bank, weatherization information and budgeting classes, being available to individuals and households has been critical throughout the years. Our company is very proud to be a partner with CSL in helping families become self-sufficient.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working to get a senior adult's gas service restored. The client did not live in CSL's service area; however, the staff person was passionate about making sure that the client had heat in their home. I was very impressed that she handled it to completion.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As an organization with a history spanning nearly 100 years of service in Jackson County, Community Services League has never faltered from its efforts to help families overcome economic crisis and return them to self-sufficiency. Community Services League serves over 19,000 families each year with food, housing, clothing, utility assistance, school supplies, Christmas programs, and employment services.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing families that received assistance return to let us know that they are back on their feet and grateful for the help they received and how they were treated with respect and dignity throughout the process.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide a lot more funds so that every family would receive help.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The sincere compassion and understanding that families receive when they seek assistance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated to serving their community members and making a difference in the lives of their neighbors.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could expand hours to be more accessible to the growing number of working poor families, increase employment assistance programs, open more locations, and provide help for all those needing assistance.

Ways to make it better...

Always the need is for funds. Unfortunately, there are families we are not able to help because of a lack of available funds.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

During hard economic times, the demand escalates, but frequently donations drop.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If you want your donation used effectively and efficiently to provide help to the poor and low income, this is the agency that will do. With only 12 staff and hundreds of volunteers every dollar makes a big difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Community Services League is an extremely lean, well-run organization. It provides an array of essential services to a population in need of them now more than ever. Many volunteers support the agency, providing value services that equate to significant in-kind support, and the board of directors and capital campaign cabinet are engaged.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing its benefits to those who live in my community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Capable and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Meet so many more people's needs than it does now. The community's needs far outstrip available resources.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

CSL has been assisting the needy of Jackson County for more than 93 years and today their services are demanded more than ever! I have had the pleasure of assisting with the school supply program as well as with the Christmas store helping to secure donations. Each year between the school supply program and the Christmas Store CSL serves more than 2,200 families who otherwise would have to go without!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Finish building the new campus that will serve more than 5,000 additional families who need assistance as well as provide more emergency assistance for utility bills, food, clothing, rent assistance, gas vouchers and bus passes to those who need them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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