Community Services League

Rating: 4.86 stars   7 reviews


300 West Maple Avenue Independence MO 64050 USA


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


In 2008, CSL: - served 19,303 Households (More than 45,000 individuals) - helped to employ 185 Individuals and helped retain employment for 105 others - provided 2,900 Job referrals to the unemployed - distributed $524,515 in food and $87,735 in clothing - provided 4,849 families with $529,384 in financial assistance - placed 450 families in permanent housing - provided counseling services to 3,616 - assisted 1,141 senior citizens - provided 1,317 transports to the disabled and elderly - provided referral to 4,953 clients for much-needed services - served 1,228 families from the Christmas Store - supplied 1,094 children school supplies to start the year - provided 159 energy conservation classes - provided $10,500 in optical exams, glasses and prescription assistance In 2009, demand for services has increased by more than 25% and continues to grow!

Direct beneficiaries per year:

More than 45,000

Geographic areas served:

Eastern Jackson County, MO


Provides food, clothing, utility and housing assistance, medications, transportation, school supplies, holiday presents and dinner,and other basic human needs.

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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.

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.

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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.

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About every month

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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!

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.

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About every week

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