Jonathan from Chicago, IL

Newly housed and proudly working. Living essentials will bring me needed stability.

I've overcome homelessness! Some basic household essentials will allow me to live with dignity as I continue to move forward.

My need and situation

I am getting back on feet after a difficult divorce and 2 1/2 years of homelessness. I've worked hard to improve my skills and obtain part-time employment. I usually find myself working to help others around me, so asking for help is humbling.

My goals are to enter a stable housing situation and gain full-time employment. I plan to attend training to gain more skills for employment and to become fully self-sufficient.

I need a monthly bus pass to get to and from my current job, and to seek full-time employment while I am not working. I also need some household items as I leave homelessness behind and move into my new apartment. These items include: a microwave, twin bed sheets, a pillow, iron, ironing board cover, pots & pans, cleaning supplies and a waste basket.

Meeting this need will help me live with dignity in my new home, and will give me some of the essential tools to finding gainful full-time employment. Having the items I need for my home will allow me to focus on my goals of returning to self-sufficiency. Finding a home has been a huge step forward for me, and these items will help me finally feel at home as I continue to move forward.

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This need has been validated by Brianne from Lincoln Park Community Shelter

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Validated by Brianne from Lincoln Park Community Shelter (What does this mean?)

I've known Jonathan for a couple of years now. Initially we met through ONE Northside, where we've participated in social justice activism. I've also been Jonathan's case manager at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. I am consistently impressed by Jonathan's motivation to improve his housing and financial situation. It's been a joy to watch his personal growth. Jonathan has been a pleasant and helpful member of this community at the shelter. Seeing him move will be bittersweet; we're incredibly happy to see him move into his new home, but it will be sad to not see this friendly face on a daily basis!

About Brianne

As a case manager, I work with adults who are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness. I provide support, counseling, and guidance for obtaining resources to improve quality of life. I connect people to resources such as job training, substance abuse treatment, and physical and… Read more