Tamika from Evanston, IL

I've overcome domestic violence and homelessness! My 3 kids need furniture.

After two years of being homeless, we have nothing to put in our new home! We need furniture, kitchen items and bath items.

My need and situation

I am a single mother of 3 children, a 5-year-old boy and 2-year-old twin girls. While I was pregnant with the girls I was involved in a domestic violence incident that left my growing family homeless. We have been homeless for over two years, while I've been working and enrolled full time in college. We have just been accepted to a housing program in Chicago and we are thrilled to have a home!

My goals are to complete my college education and to obtain full time work in the healthcare industry. I am also focused on providing a stable home for my family, and encouraging my children to do well in school.

After two years of being homeless, we have nothing to put in our new home! We need furniture, kitchen items, bath items, basically everything to furnish and live in our new home.

Meeting this need will help me because it will allow me to use my limited income on other necessary expenses for my family like diapers, food, bills, and school supplies. It will help our new apartment to feel like a home.

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This need has been validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston


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Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (What does this mean?)

I began working with Tamika over 2 years ago when she was pregnant with twins and living in a domestic violence shelter. Since then, I have seen her be a foundation of stability for her children while doing everything possible to get them into housing. She has also been able to remain in school and work part-time while struggling to find a place to stay every night. She has been a consistent participant in our program, attending weekly meetings to learn about ways to support her children's development. I'm so thrilled that they have found affordable housing and I hope they can receive some help buying furnishings to make it a home.

About Katie

I am a Home Visitor at the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston. My job includes working with families with young children around child development and education. I also am a link to community resources for my clients. I love getting to know families on a deep level and working with them on their… Read more