Community Resources-click here for local links This link and page is to provide contact information for local agencies to help with needs including: Educational, Financial, Emergency Shelter, Employment, Food, Clothing, Housing, Legal Assistance, Medical, Dental, Counseling, Transportation, Utilities, Abuse, etc. The AFL-CIO Community Services Agencyhas taken an active role in serving the greater St. Joseph community for the past 30+ years. Its mission is simple – to help people. Through its various community service projects, help from the United Way, and support of the community, it has been able to accomplish that goal. The agency has three core programs that have helped underprivileged local residents get the support they need – Information and Referral, Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program, and Community Clothes Closet. It has also furthered its offerings to the community by sponsoring additional programs such as the Lions Club Eyeglasses, Cinderella’s Closet, Soles for Christ Shoe Program and the Diaper Depot. Care 2 Learn- Care to Learn provides immediate funding to meet emergent health, hunger, and hygiene needs so every child can be successful in school. A toothbrush. A coat. Deodorant. Breakfast. Reach out for help by clicking the Care 2 Learn link or inquiring through your counselor. Cinderella's Closet is a program offered by The AFL-CIO Community Services Agency. Cinderella’s Closet provides individuals with dresses for formal occasions like prom, college formals and military balls. Student are invited to shop for donated dresses, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories are available to shoppers twice a year, both in the Spring and Fall. Visit their website for more information.
TEEN LINE is staffed by thoroughly trained teen listeners who handle telephone calls, emails and texts concerning a wide variety of subjects including suicide, rape, child abuse, addictions, family problems and relationship conflicts.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- Need help for you or a friend? Learn More About What You Can Do! If you feel you are in crisis, please call the Lifeline. They help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.
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