Give the gift of a ride!!

Friends, we have several Leg Up clients who have been offered jobs, however the buses only take them several miles from their prospective employers. In some cases, the timing of the bus schedules coupled with shift requirements and a several mile walk makes it logistically impossible for the client to accept the job.

With a used bike, these folks can throw it on the front of a bus and get to work on time! High five!!!

So if you have a bike you’re willing to part with, please reach out to Lauren to coordinate pick-up/drop off! or (682)499-7800

Happiness is #doingmoretogether!!

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CBS Radio Interview

Lauren Doeren at CBS Radio

Lauren at CBS Radio

We are honored and excited to share with you the interview Leg Up Program’s Executive Director, Lauren Doeren, recently did with CBS Radio. Learn more about how the Leg Up works, who the program helps and how you can be a part of the movement that is the Leg Up!!

Click here to listen!!

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Kimba Penn’s Job Interview

Hi friends, meet Kimba Penn. Kimba is an Arlington Heights High School Alumni – Class of 1992, and she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Howard University in Washington D.C. Kimba has successfully served as an administrative assistant for the Department of the Army and various temp agencies, and is exhilarated to join a team in a supportive role again soon!

The good news is Kimba has a job interview NEXT MONDAY and she needs some work clothes! She’s planning to go to the Clothes Closets at Broadway Baptist and First United Methodist, however there’s no guarantee they will have her sizes or type of professional clothing she needs.

So help us give Kimba the Leg Up she needs to begin her journey back into the workforce and independent living. Here are her sizes:

  • Shoes – 9-9.5
  • Dress/Pant – 16 or X-Large
  • Shirt/Blouse – 14 or Large

If you have items to donate, please contact Lauren at or (682) 499-7800.

Happiness is helping and #doingmoretogether!

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Meet Anne Verstreate

Anne VerstreateFriends, meet Anne. Anne is 61 years old and moved into Presbyterian Night Shelter in December 2015 after depleting her resources since being laid off from her position as Senior Policy Analyst for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. As of April 19, 2016 Anne has moved to the Center for Transforming Lives.

Not only did Anne earn a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Hendrix College in Conway, AR, she also has impressive experience developing programs and policies for other State of Texas agencies and private healthcare organizations. Her goal is to put her professional experience and personal passion to good use working for an agency whose mission is to improve community health.

Anne is a voracious reader, constantly wanting to learn and expand her mind. She looks forward to enjoying some of the activities she enjoyed before her homelessness, such as hunting, fishing, training English Springer Spaniels, photography, interior design and various arts and crafts.

Help us connect Anne with a job! Take a look at her impressive resume and video profile below to learn about her qualifications so you can help us end Anne’s homelessness.

Anne Verstreate Resume

Happiness is doing more together!

Watch it on YouTube: Anne Verstreate Video Profile

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Clients Seeking Opportunities

Leg Up clients are currently seeking opportunities accessible to public transportation, in the following industries/positions:

  • Hospitality – porter/janitor
  • Warehouse/Distribution – forklift operator, laborer
  • Manufacturing – line worker
  • Food Service – cook/dishwasher
  • Sales/Marketing – sales rep
  • Health & Human Services – program manager

If you or anyone you know has any of the listed positions available, please contact Lauren at (682) 499-7800 or

Happiness is helping!

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