The day was Friday the 13th and the $20,000 check was the oversize cardboard variety not good at any financial institution. But the Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant it symbolized was real, so when Lelia Duncan got her hands on it she danced for joy outside Community Connections of Jacksonville, the social services nonprofit […]
At Community Connections of Jacksonville our mission is to heal homelessness and fight poverty one life at a time. At CCJ we take a holistic approach and offer a number of vital services; we work to address the many challenges our clients face to overcome homelessness. Our key programs: Housing, Youth Services and Workforce Readiness help families become educated, independent and removed from the cycle of poverty. Community Connections is unique in that we are a working program and our participants are held to employment requirements so that they can ultimately achieve sustainability.