Abiding Savior is proud to support Community Support Center which serves the residents of Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Shoreview, and Arden Hills. CSC works with local residents in need to prevent homelessness, solve financial crises and provide long-term relationships. The following real life story is an example of their impact on people’s lives!
Lucy came to the CSC with an impending eviction. She unexpectedly had to take in her three grandchildren, whose parents lost custody due to drug usage. Her budget already tight, she took in the children without knowing how she was going to take care of them and fell behind on rent. Lucy does not have a family support system that can help her. While getting food at the food shelf, she was referred to us. Lucy seemed guarded as she told us her story not knowing if we could be trusted, having been abandoned many times in her life. She told us that she avoids making friends because she fears being betrayed. We were able to help with her rent that month and offer her additional resources which helped boost her household. After several recent conversations, she is now willing to share difficulties and has expressed gratitude for having a safe place to seek support in this difficult time.
For more information about Community Support Center, visit www.communitysupportcenter.org.