Willie T from Chicago, IL

Actively moving my life forward. I need my birth certificate to take the next steps.

My wallet, which contained my birth certificate and ID, was stolen. To find work and pursue my goals, I need a new copy of my birth certificate!


I'm happiest when I wake up, because it's best to embrace life when you wake up. I'm most proud of my nieces, nephew, and family. They are growing up well and going to school, doing what they are supposed to do.

I need funding for a copy of my birth certificate. When I was sleeping on the train, someone took my wallet which included my ID, my cell phone, my birth certificate, and my social security card. Meeting this need will help me because I can find work and take care of various forms, such as filing for disability. I need my birth certificate in order to complete these forms.

My goal is to complete my program at Threshold. After that I want to get into school for cosmetology, or maybe social work because I really enjoy working with people.

I'm from Chicago and I currently live at Pacific Garden Mission. Something interesting about me is I like watching sports, especially baseball. I'm kind-hearted, I help people when I can help them. I am a kind individual and I always try to help other people when I can... like getting on and off the train, or opening doors. I want to go back to school so I can get a better job.

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

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

We met a few weeks ago when Willie came to the agency for our emergency services. I have seen him on various occasions coming in for both appointments and emergency needs. I think meeting this need is important because this is one of the first steps Willie can take to be self sustaining. He needs this birth certificate to be able to apply for jobs and further his education. This certificate would allow him to also collect disability, and be able to fill out other forms he needs to move on with his life.

About Maddie

I work at Elam Davies Social Service Center in Chicago and love it! While I am not here permanently, it is helping me on my path to clinical social work