Archive | November, 2017

CCR has programs to help anyone facing homelessness.

Homelessness Doesn’t Mean you have to be Hopeless

People become homeless for a variety of reasons. Life may create an untimely circumstance like a job loss, marriage dissolution, or unforeseen medical expenses. Homelessness can happen as a result of addiction or mental health disease. No matter what the reason for homelessness, the Center for Community Resources (CCR) is here to help. Extended Housing […]

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Homelessness Happens, Here’s What Its Costing

Homelessness Happens, Here’s What Its Costing

Homelessness is a real issue, and over a half million of people are experiencing it at any given time. It Can Happen to Anyone A family of three bought a home within their budget. They sunk everything they had in their savings for their down payment. They moved in September and the husband (the primary […]

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Thanksgiving Meal Provides More than Nourishment

Center for Community Resources (CCR) staff catered a Thanksgiving meal for 12 Housing Options Promote Empowerment (HOPE) clients. Every year CCR and the HOPE Program provide a Thanksgiving meal for their clients. CCR staff volunteer to bring a side dish or dessert, and the HOPE staff cook the turkeys and ham. The meal is meant […]

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Donny Stewart is a suicide awareness advocate.

CCR Client Now Suicide Awareness Advocate

Donny Stewart called the Center for Community Resources (CCR) crisis hotline five years ago, and his life has never been the same. “I called because I was doing a lot of drugs,” Stewart said. “I had thoughts of suicide and I just didn’t know where to turn. I didn’t want to live anymore.” He knew […]

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Homeless veterans

There is Help for Homeless Veterans

              Homelessness happens as a result of major traumatic events, physical and mental disabilities, a drastic change in income, or an unexpected crisis. Veterans face several, if not all of these things; which is why they are 50 percent more likely to become homeless than other Americans, according to […]

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Understand what being food insecure means.

FAQ About Being Food Insecure

Food insecurity is stigmatized, but it doesn’t affect one socioeconomic class or a particular region. It is everywhere, and anyone can experience food insecurity at any point in their life. Who is susceptible? The better question is, who isn’t? A family that is typically food secure may experience a period of insecurity due to a […]

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