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Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.