Causes: Emergency Assistance
Mission: Community Services League is dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency and providing resources to those in need.
Results: 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
Programs: Provides food, clothing, utility and housing assistance, medications, transportation, school supplies, holiday presents and dinner,and other basic human needs.