Edward from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran looking to reunite with my family. I need a bus ticket to get there.

I'm taking steps to straighten my life out. I need a bus ticket so I can get home to my daughter to get back on my feet.


Edward got a job! Jun 25, 2014

Chicago Lights wanted to share the good news that Edward has already found a job doing what he loves! He is working as a cook at an Italian restaurant near his daughter. He wanted to share a picture of him in his chef suit. Edward says he feels like his life is complete now and he just wants to thank all of those who made it possible to reunite him with his daughter.

Edward says THANK YOU!! Jun 3, 2014

"God Bless You! Thank you so much for helping me reunite with my daughter. I hope God blesses you in the same way you've been able to bless me. You are truly helping mend my broken heart." -Edward


I am a 50-year-old veteran currently homeless in Chicago. I've recently reconnected with my daughter and she has made arrangements for me to live with her and her family until I can get back on my feet.

My goals are to get a job, get my own apartment, and work on my relationship with my daughter.

I need a one-way Greyhound bus ticket so I can get home to my daughter.

Meeting this need will help me straighten my life out, and finally be able to support myself again. I really want to build and keep a positive relationship with my daughter, and this will be the first step in being reunited and becoming a family again.

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

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

Edward has been a guest of the Elam Davies Social Service Center for several weeks and recently I have helped him seek out the medical care that he so desperately needed. I recently helped him reconnect with his daughter whom he hasn't seen in several years. He and his daughter have decided that the best course of action for him to become healthy and stable again is for him to come home to live with her so she can provide the family supports he so badly needs.

About Abby

My work as Associate Director involves helping individuals on their path toward self-sufficiency through the coordination of case management and supportive services. I enjoy working closely with individuals toward goal setting and achievement. Watching people's lives change because of resource… Read more