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Housing needs

Ebony from Evanston, IL

Moving to a safe & stable place for my children. Need help with the security deposit.

I've secured a housing voucher, after months of homelessness. With the deposit, my family can move to a safer place as I work to become a nurse. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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Mr. Quick from Detroit, MI

Father of 3 ready to move forward from homelessness; A deposit will get us there!

I've secured housing & 3 months rent through a housing program. Help with the security deposit will give me & my 3 sons the stability we need! More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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DaMequa from Detroit, MI

I'm ready to provide a stable home for my kids. A deposit will get me started!

I need help paying my security deposit for my first home. This will help me & my entire family move one step closer to independence and stability. More

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

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Nesha from Detroit, MI

Security deposit will help put my family in a larger home after leaving bad situation

After abruptly leaving an abusive relationship of 12 years I moved into a one bedroom apt with my kids. We are now ready to move into a larger home. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Dechiel from Detroit, MI

Moving forward after 22 years of domestic violence; Need help with security deposit.

My job gave me the confidence to leave my abusive situation. This apartment will allow me to be independent & safe. More

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/1/2014

Catherine from Chicago, IL

I spend 1/2 of my paycheck on gas! I need help with a security deposit to move closer

Moving closer to work would be huge for my family, enabling me to keep my job and save for a better future for my kids. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm moving my life forward! I need help with my security deposit to secure housing.

I need a security deposit to obtain supportive housing, which will not only put a roof over my head, but also help me focus on work and school. More

Validated by Dan from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2014

Faith from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mom overcoming health challenges and a separation. I need beds for my children.

I'm not working because of my health. I'm also going through a separation. I need beds to give my kids to get them off the floor at night. More

Validated by Marion from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Fred from Chicago, IL

I'm an out of work veteran & I need help with 1 month's rent & a bus pass while I look for a job

I've been diligently searching for work, and ran into extra expenses. I need help with rent for 1 month & bus passes so I can attend job interviews. More

Validated by Caitlin from Common Pantry

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

Rosa from Chicago, IL

I'm raising my 3 daughters. We just got a new apartment & need help with the security deposit

My children and I are finally in a safe home, but I need to pay our security deposit. I'm trying to provide for my family on my part time job. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Peter from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran & I was just accepted into a rehousing program; I need furniture!

Recently, I found both a job & housing! To be productive at work, I need to sleep & eat well. Thus, I need help with small furniture & kitchen items. More

Validated by Abby from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Lonnie from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran finally approved for subsidized housing; I need help with the deposit & moving fees

I've waited for 2 years to get into this subsidized apartment. I'm due to move in mid-November & I need help with the security deposit & moving fees. More

Validated by Parmida from LIFT-Chicago

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10 supporters
Funded on 11/8/2013

Donald from Chicago, IL

I'm working hard to find housing & a job; I need a copy of my birth certificate to move forward

I've been actively applying for housing & I have everything except a birth certificate. Meeting this need will help me get off the streets. More

Validated by Abby from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/11/2013

Jim from Chicago, IL

I'm on disability & moving to a new senior housing unit, but I need movers to get my things there

I was offered my first choice unit, but I'm on disability and can't afford to hire movers. This is the only thing standing between me and my new home. More

Validated by Martha from LIFT-Chicago

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

Kenneth from Charlotte, NC

I'm a homeless Air Force veteran seeking help with security deposit

I just celebrated 1 year on my job and can get an apartment so I can stop living in my car. I have money saved, but need help. More

Validated by Phyllis from Aminah Ministries

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2013

Brianna from Chicago, IL

Soon to have my baby in prison. Need help with fees so when my son is born we can stay together

If my fees are paid, I'll be eligible for a program where moms and newborns can stay together. Without this, my boy will be taken from me. More

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/13/2013

Jetaun from Chicago, IL

Back on my feet! Just got a job and need help with security deposit to secure housing

I'm currently homeless and need assistance with half of a security deposit. A secure home will help keep my son and I moving forward. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/19/2012

Aswad from Los Angeles, CA

Homeless for 2 years. Getting my own apartment and need furniture to make it a home.

I am a veteran and lost my job in 2009. I've worked hard to move from homelessness and need a futon to sleep on and kitchenware to cook with. More

Validated by Matthew from PATH

$555of $555

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/20/2012

Emily from Evanston, IL

Security deposit so I can move my family to safety

I need money for a security deposit to move my family as quickly as possible so we can be safe from our abuser. More

Validated by Jennifer from Childcare Network of Evanston

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17 supporters
Funded on 4/27/2012

Sharon from East Sf Bay, CA

I’m a single mother who needs deposit money to secure a home for my daughter and myself

Currently our work and housing situation is unstable, but securing our own place will help us step up. More

Validated by DeVonna from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$785of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

LaTanya from Chicago, IL

My family recently suffered a tragedy – I need to relocate my family for us to move forward

Doctors say it's a miracle my daughter is alive (not to mention mentally intact)! To continue healing & moving forward, we must move to a safer place. More

Validated by Natalie from LIFT-Chicago

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/9/2014

Cassie from Chicago, IL

I'm moving to a new apartment and starting school; I need furniture for my family

My kids and I spent a year without furniture and now that we're able to move into an apartment of our own, I need to make my home family friendly. More

Validated by Tiffany from The Children's Place Association

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

William from Chicago, IL

I'm currently homeless and all I need is a birth certificate to secure senior housing

I need a copy of my birth certificate from the State of Illinois to secure my senior housing and keep me off the cold Chicago streets! More

Validated by Samantha from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/21/2013

Rebecca from Chicago, IL

I am a mother of two wonderful children and I need a toddler bed and school supplies

A bed and bedding for my toddler and school supplies for my kindergartener will help my children get good rest and be a prepared student. More

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$460of $460

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/14/2013

John David from Los Angeles, CA

Moving from homelessness back to my nonprofit career; Need security deposit

I was the CEO of a nonproft but when the property was sold, I lost my home as well as my job. I need to pay the security deposit for a new apartment. More

Validated by Matthew from PATH

$561of $555

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2012

Stefanie from Los Angeles, CA

Getting a job. Need security deposit to move into my own home and bring my daughters home

A security deposit will help me take the first step in getting a new apartment and starting a new life with my daughters, who will be able to join me. More

Validated by Sally from PATH

$880of $775

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21 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012