William from Chicago, IL

I'm currently homeless and all I need is a birth certificate to secure senior housing

I need a copy of my birth certificate from the State of Illinois to secure my senior housing and keep me off the cold Chicago streets!

Updates

Great news: William got his birth certificate! Dec 30, 2013

We've just heard from Chicago Lights that William was able to find his birth certificate! Since he didn't need to order a new one, the Elam Davies Social Service Center team used the funds to help another participant get a copy of his GED transcript.

My need and situation

I need a copy of my birth certificate. This includes the fee for the replacement birth certificate from the State of Illinois.

My goal is to establish permanent housing -- the only obstacle I am currently facing is obtaining a birth certificate. Meeting this need will allow me to obtain my apartment on December 3 and will keep me off the cold, Chicago streets.

My current situation is that I am currently homeless, but moving into an apartment on December 3. I am in need of a birth certificate as a document to secure my senior housing.

I'm from Chicago.

I'm most proud of my four children: two have graduated from college, one from Northwestern and one from Bradley. Something interesting about me is that I was a two-time city champion in speed skating during high school.

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This need has been validated by Samantha from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center


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Validated by Samantha from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center (What does this mean?)

I began my internship at Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center in mid-August and I met William shortly after. Meeting this need is important because once William has a copy of his birth certificate, he is able to secure his housing. William has already found a beautiful apartment and he is so excited to move in. William is one the happiest people I have ever met and he deserves this need to be met.

About Samantha

I am an intern at Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center. As an intern thus far, I have had the opportunity for client interaction and to learn how to be an effective social worker. My work involves one on one interactions with guests through intake, case management, and emergency… Read more