We’re the Center for …

wherever you are right now, and whatever will help you take the next step. Whether you’re just trying to get through today, or working toward a better tomorrow, we’re the ones cheering “You can do it!”

We’re the Center for People, and for 20 years we’ve helped our neighbors with:

  • Food, diapers & other basic needs
  • Education & upskilling
  • Workforce & community development

We’ll always be here if there’s too much on your plate – or if there’s not quite enough. But in our next 20 years, we’re taking the next step to help others toward economic independence. We’re the center for upskilling, education, and workforce development that open doors to new possibilities.



In 2022, it took the combined effort of more than 1,137 volunteers throughout our area to serve the many neighbors who sought our help. The Center for People is always looking for more people to give generously of their time. 


An average of 500 people find assistance here daily to care for their families, grow their skills, and expand their personal networks for jobs.


In 2022, there were 81,438 visits to the Center for People for food and 9,747 visits for diapers. Food insecurity is a real and growing problem, and no child should have to do without clean diapers.


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I was visiting the Center for food when someone told me SNAP qualifications had changed. They set me up with an appointment for Client Assistance, and Salim walked me through the whole application. Now I get money for groceries each month and don't have to visit the Center anymore. Thank you.

Reginald, client assistance recipient View All Testimonials

I never thought that I could communicate as I do now. I am stronger than I thought, and I discovered all of my strengths through the ELL classes. At the Center, everybody can learn English, computers and more. Thank you.

Ayako, ELL student View All Testimonials

I had a bad experience with my neighbor who knew I could not speak English. The police tried to help, but I could not explain myself. I joined the Center's classes to avoid more troubles and misunderstandings with other people. Now, if something happens, I can communicate. Thank you.

Viyan, ELL student View All Testimonials

On our fixed income, it's been difficult to buy enough food for healthy meals lately. We come to the Center a couple of times a month to make sure we have enough food. Thank you.

George and Kathy, food clients View All Testimonials
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Diapers are expensive, and our little guy goes through a LOT of them. Being able to get some diapers from the Center every month really helps. Thank you.

Ron and Sarah, diaper clients View All Testimonials
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