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Homeless Voice Minnesota / Free Laundry Request
« Last post by CSR Direct Project on September 21, 2020, 06:38:02 pm »
Today, this Sunday, September 13th, 2020 I received a phone call in the 9:00 hour, a mother of 3 children ages 10, 8 and 5.  She was asking for resources for Free Laundry.  I have subsequently found out that she was staying in a Hotel "shelter" with assistance from ZACAH. www.zacah.org

I was still waking up when I received the call.  I didn't tell her that all the information about resources listings were on the website that she had searched and landed on when she searched for "Free Laundry."  The CSR Minneapolis Clothing resource listings are fairly exhaustive.  Although, the COVID-19 pandemic has since changed everything, and all services to the community across the board, with few exceptions.

So, I got her information and said I would get back to her.  I spent all morning until 12 noon contacting people that I thought might have information about any kind of Free Laundry service or other people that would be good for her to contact.

Worthy of note is that fact that, in her exhaustive efforts to find help, she did call United Way.  Their response to her circumstances was not based on a developed connection with her, and gave her advice about her eldest daughter and situation that she found unacceptable.  Subsequently, her call to United Way was worthless!  United Way receives $80 million every year, with one year being $84 million.

Also, worthy of note is the fact that she did not even mention seeing the Hennepin County "WayPoint" link.  For three years, Hennepin County has dedicated 3 full time staff to this "Project" to "help" the "Homeless."  That is upward of a million dollars, or more.  This money is all wasted!  A few months ago I received an email from Minneapolis DID (downtown improvement district), asking for help from me after I had talked to a DID staff member out on the streets, downtown Minneapolis. 
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Homeless Voice Minnesota / About Homeless Voice Minnesota
« Last post by CSR Direct Project on September 21, 2020, 04:33:12 pm »
About Homeless Voice Minnesota

"Homeless Voice Minnesota" is all about giving more notice, attention, awareness and support for social change regarding those labeled "Homeless."

"Homeless Voice Minnesota" or "Homeless Voice MN" is a service and product of the CSR Direct Project.

Homelessness is a symptom of a sick, dysfunctional society.  No matter how nice, kind-hearted, well-meaning, good intentioned, hard working, smart, creative and generous the people in that community may be.  Currently, in the Twin Cities, MN, there is just enough kindness, help, assistance, and generosity to keep people stuck.  This kind of comment was repeatedly made during my experiences in the Minneapolis, and Hennepin County shelter system.  I am here to, not only offer, but expect the community to make use of my personal experiences and the significant issues to which I am bearing witness!
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CSR Mpls Podcast / Chapter 1: Personal Experience
« Last post by CSR Mpls on September 18, 2020, 03:51:39 pm »
Chapter One: Personal Experience

In 2010, I found myself running out of money and without a place to stay.  In my personal website, podcast channel and forums website I will be sharing most all of my personal experience before this time.  This story starts with hitting the communities bottom.  I have heard plenty of people speak of their experience dealing with "homelessness" as hitting their bottom.  But, my truth experiencing "homelessness" is NOT about hitting my bottom, but the communities bottom. 

This is where my personal, professional and social attitude is here to challenge, correct and confront a very significant social mentality and stigma that is not even beginning to be addressed!  We have a culture of failure, a culture of "homelessness."  Everyone is responsibile!

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CSR Mpls Podcast / IntroPod1
« Last post by CSR Mpls on September 14, 2020, 08:21:14 pm »
This is the first podcast for the CSR Mpls community demographic.

The City of Minneapolis and western metropolitan Twin Cities, MN.

Or, the Counties of Hennepin, Carver, and Scott!
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Clothing Resources / HELP: Mother & 3 Children Need Free Laundry
« Last post by CSR Mpls on September 13, 2020, 12:06:04 pm »
CALL FOR HELP / Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Looking for Free Laundry Service in South Minneapolis, MN.

This morning, we received a phone call from a mother with children ages 5, 8, and 10 years.  They are staying in a shelter of sorts, helped by MICAH (Metropolitan Interfaith Council for Affordable Housing)

She and her family were put up at the Super 8 motel in south Minneapolis, 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Since then she has been trying to find assistance with Free Laundry Service for her and her 3 children.
  • Please call or text us here at 763-301-2362
  • Or Email clothing@csrmpls.info
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Clothing Resources / About Clothing, Laundry & Mending Forum
« Last post by CSR Mpls on September 13, 2020, 11:42:29 am »
Hello everyone,

This forum is to give the Minnesota community a platform to come together and provide accurate information about Clothing, Laundry and Mending Resources.

The People most in need will be the first demographic supported with information about Free and Reduced Clothing, Laundry and Mending Listings.

There will be Topics created so anyone in the state of Minnesota, or one of the specific demographics (see list below) can create a user name & password, become a member of this Board and post information, and be a part of the conversation.


This Forum will also be here for people in the community to add their awareness to share with the rest of the community.  So, we as a whole community can genuinely work and live together.

Please be mindful of the 3 specific demographics for the State of Minnesota.
  • CSR Mpls  (Hennepin, Carver, & Scott Counties)
  • CSR St Paul  (Anoka, Ramsey, Dakota & Washington Counties)
  • CSR MN  (All Outstate, or Greater Minnesota Counties)
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CSR Mpls Blog / CSR Mpls Update
« Last post by CSR Mpls on July 18, 2020, 12:21:28 am »
Blog Post #2: CSR Mpls Update

The next blog post for CSR Mpls should be an update and status of the work to continue building the framework for the official website, Social Media, Resource Development, Blog Posting, and Podcasting.
  • CSR Direct Project Overview
  • Website Development
  • Resource Development
  • Podcast Development
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Free Community Meals / Re: FREE MEALS UPDATE SINCE CORVID-19 PANDEMIC
« Last post by CSR Mpls on April 24, 2020, 02:17:51 pm »
LUNCH: Soup for You Cafe'


Location: Bethany Lutheran Church, Franklin Avenue & 25th Avenue So, Mpls.

Lunch-Handed Out: 12Noon to 1pm, Bag Lunches at regular entrance Door.
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Free Community Meals / FREE MEALS UPDATE SINCE CORVID-19 PANDEMIC
« Last post by CSR Mpls on April 24, 2020, 02:10:57 pm »
Corona Virus Pandemic (CORVID-19)

The Corona Virus has changed everything about our lives for the foreseeable future!
The listings for CSR Minneapolis Free Community Meals has yet to be updated!
This Topic will log the process of changes by Organizations providing Free Community Meals!
All of the Organizations themselves are requested to contact us, even post your own updates here!
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Free Community Meals / Today's Latest Notes RE Free Meals Update...
« Last post by CSR Mpls on February 24, 2020, 06:14:21 pm »
Hello Everyone,

This is David Jordahl, the developer of this Project, the Resource Developments and the Web Developments.

Being the only person working on all the aspects of development for this whole Project, I have needed to work on some other things before working on the updates for the Free Meals Resource Listings.

At some point I plan to record some Podcasts to fill you in on the process of development, and what will be needed going forward.

The main thing I need to keep mentioning is that the entire time I have been working to create and develop some thing that means something, I have been labeled "homeless."  I am not broken, I am not mentally ill, I am not "having problems."  I come from a background, in my family of origin, of domestic violence, alcoholism and sexual abuse while participating in the Boy Scouts.

There us much more to be said, and taught to the mainstream population.  The CSR Direct Project is here, in part, to Challenge, Correct, and Confront the sickness of our community!

David Jordahl
david@csrdirectproject.org
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