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2015 Legislative Update Posted Feb 19, 2015 By admin

DenUM seeks to provide stability, increase self-sufficiency and support community sustainability through our advocacy efforts. All advocacy efforts are guided by our primary value of reducing poverty for all.  Our 5 primary focus are: Economic Self-Sufficiency:  Career employment should be available and accessible to anyone who is able to work. Those working full time should earn enough to support themselves and their families. Families should be supported in raising healthy children and caring for elderly or disabled dependents. Housing should be accessible, safe and affordable. Homelessness is avoidable. Hunger is inexcusable in our community. All should be able to provide their families with nutritious food. Mass Incarceration is often an ineffective solution

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Tammy’s Take Posted Dec 23, 2014 By admin

  On the morning of the 23rd, the DenUM staff gathered before we opened the building for services for the “Annual Secret Santa Reveal.”  The process is pretty simple: fill out a form that includes your favorite carol, color and cookie; draw someone else’s name; spend the week making your person’s days as nice as possible without letting them know who you are while spending no more than $5.  The part that was the best was that very few people knew who their person was – 1. Everyone did a good job at the secret part, 2. Everyone at DenUM has some expertise at making people’s days better.  My hope

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Top 5 November and December 2014 Posted Nov 11, 2014 By admin

DenUM’s Top 5 Needed Items for November and December 2014 peanut butter canned tomatoes or sauces canned fruit in water or light syrup infant formula (all varieties) hygiene items for employment services clients DenUM strives to provide food options that are nutritionally balanced, safe and that promote healthy eating.  Therefore, we do not distributed expired food.  Instead we encourage food donations that include whole grains, low-sodium and low-sugar options. Items that we can always use to meet our growing requests for service include: Whole grain cereal Fruit in water or juice Meat canned in water when possible Vegetables: low or no sodium Beans: dry or canned in low or no sodium Whole

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