Valor

Valor from Chicago, IL

Basic furniture will help me thrive on my path out of homelessness.

Having just recovered from a period of homelessness, I need furniture and basic household items to provide a proper day-to-day living environment.

My need and situation

I am a 40 year old mother of two boys recovering from a bout of homelessness that lasted five and a half years. Having secured permanent housing, I am looking forward to starting over.

My goals are to be reunited with my sons and provide an environment which exceeds expectations for their custody. Despite being a survivor of domestic violence, the court failed to enforce an order of protection judgement for me and my sons. As a consequence custody was granted to the abuser due to his position as a federal officer (TSA Agent). Since then he has been in repeated violations of the court (contempt etc) and this is a chance for me to regain the just custody of my children.

I need furniture and other household accessories to provide a proper day-to-day living environment. Having just recovered from a period of homelessness, the accessories in the apartment are extremely sparse. Items such as a bed, nightstands, coffee table, among other things will be purchased with your generous donation.

Meeting this need will help me because the only thing that has helped me persevere through the last several years is my quest to be reunited with my sons and to be a family once more.

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Kayla

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

Valor has been working with financial and housing coaches at Center for Changing Lives. We are connecting her to programs within our organization, and she is excited to move closer toward her goals using CCL's bundled services of employment, financial, and access to resources. She is determined to meet her housing and financial goals and we're glad to partner with Valor in her goals.

About Kayla

I am a Resource and Connection Coordinator with Center for Changing Lives. I work to mobilize resources for and with clients in support of achieving their goals. CCL clients work hard to set and achieve goals that will move them forward and improve their lives and I feel honored to be a part of… Read more