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Mission of Hope adds new programs, cuts ten jobs

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Several people are without a job after Mission of Hope cut a program in Cedar Rapids.

Employees, many of who struggled with addiction or criminal past, would start as volunteers and then be hired on.

Mission of Hope says they didn't have the supports staff to continue the program.

"We told everybody coming in this is not going to be your longtime work place right because we feel like this is a stepping stone towards another employment place so that was hard because I wanted it to work a lot longer," says Joe Polzin, Interim Executive Director.

Mission of Hope is now in the process of renovating and implementing new programming to help people find long term-jobs.

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