Angelina from Chicago, IL

After a challenging year, my kids & I are moving forward! My kids need beds to sleep

I'm a single mom of 5! We were just approved for housing & are all sleeping on the floor. I need to get beds for my kids so they can succeed in school

My need and situation

I am a 25 year old single mother of 5. This past last year of our lives was very rough. I lost my apartment and all of my furniture and had to move into a shelter. While in the shelter, I applied for housing and was approved for housing.

My goals are to be a great mother to my children. I had them very young, however, and know I can be a wonderful roles model to them. Once we are settle in our new place I want to go back to school and pick up a trade so that I can ensure that they do not have to go through this again.

I really need beds for me and my children. Currently we do not have any and are sleeping on the floor.

Meeting this need will help us because my children can get the proper rest to be able to function at school. It will help me because sleeping in a bed versus the floor would stop me from being in so much pain throughout the day

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Thank you for helping Angelina fund this need.

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Validated

This need has been validated by Erica from Lincoln Park Community Shelter


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Erica

Validated

Validated by Erica from Lincoln Park Community Shelter (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Angelina for over 6 years. Angelina was a member of a youth shelter that I was affiliated with in 2010. She was able to maintain her housing until recently due to living in a building where the Landlord fail to take proper care of the building and refused to give back her security deposit. This caused her to have to move into an emergency shelter this past year. She has since been rehoused and is in need of beds/ furniture.

About Erica

My job title is Supportive Service Manager. My work involves providing comprehensive case management services to homeless men and women within the Chicago area. My goal is to assist them in becoming self-sufficient so that they can financially support themselves, obtain adequate housing, and become… Read more