Local Organization Helps Families In Poverty Start Fresh

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One Minneapolis organization provides free meals to families in need — and a chance to start over.

“This is not easy, being homeless,” said Artis Stevenson.

Times have been tough for Artis and his wife, Lisa. Add five children, all girls, to the mix, and you have the Stevenson family’s reality.

However, their turning point came four months ago when the organization, Families Moving Forward, opened their doors.

The organization gives six families with children shelter and the chance to get back on their feet.

“We come use the resources, like the computers, look for jobs, housing,” said Lisa.

Like any family, they do chores, laundry, have family meetings and maybe most important-their kids can be kids.

Although they don’t have jobs yet, Lisa and Artis just learned they will be given housing next month. It’s a lesson that’s taught them — despite contrary belief — that you can trust a stranger.

“We don’t know them and they don’t know us,” said Lisa. “It’s pretty much just taking a chance.”

Families Moving Forward works in partnership with The Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation. Year round, they are looking for donations.

  • Murph

    Unfortunately the “AMERICAN WAY” is to trust no one! There are a lot of people offering help, that is no help at all in reality!.So what to do???. Here I will stand my ground,and die if I must! For that is the choice our politicians have given us. So we must accept it. They will stand tall in their starched suits and promises to each other. While the promise of America becomes even more a myth than it was to begin with.Take all I have,along with what I had! Take away the basic means to survive as you are hurrying to do as I speak!But ,be it known,I can live off this land, I can fight as you have never seen ,experienced or imagined or suffered the failing end of!We are legion,we are the real Americans the 99% .Keep pushing,keep grabbing,keep gloating and celebrating! You are the most vulnerable people on earth at this moment in time! I suggest,quite strongly that you rethink the outcome in a more rational way…and soon!

  • SeeYa

    To Murph: You’re mumbo jumbo makes no sense at all. What is your point?

  • John

    Murph is a nut job.

  • SeeYa

    It is VERY obvious that Murph is a nut job. What is this world coming to?

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