Ashley from Chicago, IL

I need a basic laptop to stay connected and apply for work.

Finding work will help me keep my family out of homelessness. I need a laptop to help me search and apply for full-time jobs.

My need and situation

I am a single mom working at a part time job with limited hours of less than 10 hours a week. I have been struggling to get full time employment for the last 8 years. I am looking to get the help I need to keep my son and myself from being homeless and on the streets. By partnering with Chicago Lights, I hope to receive the help I need.

My goals are to find full time work, further my education and secure stable housing for me and my son.

I need a laptop to help me search for jobs in order to reach my goal of achieving full-time employment.

Meeting this need will help me because it will ensure that I make progress towards my goals of becoming stable and gainfully employed.

$20of $530


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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 Ashley through the social service center case management program and drop-in services for over two years. Ashley is very professional and always makes it to her appointments ready to work on her goals. I believe this assistance will help Ashley take a big step in advancing her career and self.

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