Lee from Chicago, IL

I became unemployed after a stroke. Bus passes will help me get back to work.

Three 30 day bus passes will enable me to get back to work in a job that keeps me happy and healthy!

My need and situation

I am a Chicago native and I have worked almost all my life. Recently, I became unemployed when I suffered a major stroke from the stress of my position. I'm currently looking for a job in a factory because I am good with my hands and I want to stay healthy. It's important to me that I remain productive.

I would like to be working in a job that I like and that keeps me active and healthy. I would also like to keep my apartment, be able to take care of myself, and eventually be able to help others.

I am asking for three 30-day transportation passes.

Meeting this need will help me in many ways. It will help me achieve my goals by allowing me the freedom to search for jobs all over the city and find the right fit. It will relieve some of the stress of being unemployed and worrying about how to pay for what I need. Mostly, it's important to me that I don't become someone who sits around.

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Kayla

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Lee for just over a month through his work with Center for Changing Lives. Lee is working with Employment and Financial Coaches to achieve stability. He's a hardworking and motivated person who has never missed a meeting! He brings joy to the office and I am confident that he will bring that same joy and energy to the position that he will undoubtedly get. Transportation is one of the biggest challenges that he is facing right now so getting these passes will give him more access to employment opportunities. We are excited to continue working with Lee and see him achieve his goals!

About Kayla

I am a Resource and Connection Coordinator with Center for Changing Lives. I work to mobilize resources for and with clients in support of achieving their goals. CCL clients work hard to set and achieve goals that will move them forward and improve their lives and I feel honored to be a part of… Read more