My need and situation
I am an unemployed, former AT&T employee. I have also done private security for individuals and events. I was laid off from an agency two months ago and I'm currently looking for work.
My goals are to get full-time employment, and I'm interested in working either hotel security or a meaningful factory job in the steel industry. I'm currently homeless, but i'm waiting for my approved unit with the CHA.
I also need assistance with a new phone and a monthly Ventra pass to continue my employment search, as well as a storage fee to make sure my belongings are safe. I'm constantly looking for job openings, and I'm very eager to find my next full-time position.
Meeting this need will help me because while I'm waiting for my apartment with the CHA, I can ensure my belongings will remain safely in storage. Likewise, a new phone and Ventra pass will help me secure employment by going to job interviews and having a reliable line of communication with employers.
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I have known Oscar for a few years as he's been a guest of the Social Service Center. He has always been pleasant to work with, and he is always working on his next goal. Oscar is eager to start working again, and excited for his new apartment once renovation is complete, but needs a little assistance in securing a new phone with active minutes, a month's worth of transportation, and funds to keep his belongings in his storage unit. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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