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Cornerstone Assistance Network Inc

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Causes: Christianity, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Emergency Assistance, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Religion

Mission: Uniting with others in Christian love to meet the needs of people.

Target demographics: individuals & families struggling with poverty.

Geographic areas served: Tarrant County, Texas

Programs: This division provides direct services to individuals and families in need of food, clothing, furniture, educational/employment training, children's after-school programs, senior adult programs and medical services. It also offers resources to churches and community agencies to help them better serve the needy in their communities.   It also offers a  jobs readiness and development program for women, after-school programs and tutoring for children, and senior citizen programs. The Center also partners with local doctors and nurses to operate a free medical clinic for those in the community.

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Rating: 5

What is being done at Cornerstone is so needed. My pprogram partnered with Cornerstone to provided free diabetes education classes to those in the community that they serve. In the classes, the clients learn about preventing and managing diabetes, A1c, carbohydrates, etc. The classes are always full and they don't turn people away. They have not only educated their clients about diabetes but provided them with cooking classes so they can have hands on healthy eating experiences. Cornerstone goes the extra miles to provide everyday living skills. For example, they take the clients on a trip to the grocery store and they learn how to shop on a budget while preparing that healthy meal and learning to read labels. They also have a food pantry, clothing store and a medical clinic. I have sent people to them because I know that they will provide what they need or lead them in the direction they need to go. The staff serves the community from their hearts. This agency looks at the whole person and holds out their arms and says, Welcome, how can we help you. Signed, Toya Norton

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Rating: 5

CAN continues to be a unique source of help for the Fort Worth community. They are able to address so many pieces of the puzzle that leads people into poverty. Not only do they provide education and mentoring but they provide housing and housewares. They have a medical clinic to help people who are ill but they also have an fitness facility to help people avoid illness. Their staff is excellent in all they do and yet are kind and accessible to all. They also serve as a tremendous resource to other ministries in the city that are just getting started, providing everything from help to obtain their non-profit status to mentoring on things like organization and fund raising. We are thankful to have a strong partnership with CAN and lean on them for so much.