Ellen from Chicago, IL

In my first apartment in over 20 years! I need bus passes, a table, and chairs.

Having a bus pass will mean I can job search reliably! With a table and chairs, I'll be able to have something to eat on and create a home for myself.


I am a 52 year old former CNA. I just recently moved into my first apartment in over 20 years.

My goals are to get back into the workforce. And become part of society again.

I need a monthly bus card to be able to travel around the city without having to panhandle anymore. I also would like to have a small table and chairs for my new place to have somewhere to sit and visit when people come over.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be mobile and able to job search. I also will no longer have to feel embarrassed about asking for money on the streets. Having a table and chairs will allow my new place to feel like home and I will not have to sit on the bed to eat meals.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Ellen fund this need.

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Need funded!

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

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

I have been working with Ellen since January. She came to me for assistance with housing and after several months we have finally achieved her housing goal. Ellen is motivated and excited about returning to the work force and working on building meaningful relationships in the community. A bus card will greatly increase her ability to be able to move around the city to achieve her goals.

About Reagan

I have been affiliated with the Social Service Center since September 2013. I started as a Social Work intern and have gone on to obtain my current position as Street Outreach and Housing Coordinator. I coordinate both our outreach and housing efforts as we help to get individuals experiencing… Read more