We mourn the loss of Benevolent team member Kyle Kehus. Gifts to help someone in need will honor his legacy.

Craig from Chicago, IL

Newly housed & searching for work. A bed will help me start each day rested & ready!

Having a bed will allow me to function better during the day and be more successful on my job search because I'll be well rested and healthy.

My need and situation

I am a 51 year-old who has been out of work for over a year. I just recently got housed through Heartland Alliance's Stable Futures program.

My goals are to find permanent employment and furnish my new apartment. I would like to work in home care or security.

I need a bed. I am currently sleeping on an air mattress and would greatly benefit from a real mattress.

Meeting this need will help me because I will finally be able to get a good night's sleep in my new apartment. This would allow me to function better during the day and find more success in finding employment.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Craig fund this need.

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Need funded!

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

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

I have known Craig through the Open Doors Project at Elam Davies Social Service Center. The Open Doors Project is a year-long educational, empowerment and social support group. Craig meets weekly with his case manager in order to work towards his employment goals and overall stability in his life. Craig also meets weekly with 6 other program participants and regularly offers encouragement and support to his peers. Craig is highly motivated and is also open to feedback from his peers in the group as well as from his caseworker.

About Cassandra

I am the Associate Director of Elam Davies Social Service center at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. My work involves supporting master level social work interns in providing comprehensive case management services to individuals and families. I also run the Open Doors Project which is a… Read more