Ricky from Chicago, IL

I'm so happy to be housed after 4 years of homelessness! I need to furnish my new apt

I'm working with a supportive housing agency but they don't have the funds for furniture. I only have a bed and a table, so I need other furniture.

My need and situation

I am a 50 year old Chicagoan. I just recently got housing after being homeless for 4 years and I'm trying to get my life back together again.

My goals are to go back to school and pick up a trade. I'd love to start working again in the maintenance field.

I need some basic household furniture to fill my new one-bedroom apartment. Right now I only have a bed and kitchen table. I would like to purchase kitchen chairs, a futon, dresser, microwave, kitchen supplies, and a radio to make my house into a home.

Meeting this need will help me because I'm not working right now, so I can't afford the basic necessities that I need to complete my home. I'm working with a supportive housing agency that is assisting me with monthly rent, but they don't have the funds to purchase more furniture and household needs.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Ricky fund this need.

$135of $470

Need funded!

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This need has been validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center


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Jackie

Validated

Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center (What does this mean?)

I have known Ricky for over a year as he's come to the EDSSC for various services. Ricky received supportive housing through the ARCH program in November 2014 and was finally able to move into his new apartment last week. He is thrilled to have a space to call his own and is looking forward to enrolling in a trade school or culinary arts program. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

About Jackie

My job title is Director of the Elam Davies Social Service Center, and I have been in this position since December 2014.My work involves executing the vision for the Elam Davies Social Service Center by building relationships with and providing services for men, women, and families who are in need… Read more