Sarah from Chicago, IL

Housed after 3 years homelessness! Household items will offer stability for my kids!

Proud to have found housing for my 3 kids, but still have a fixed income due to disability. These items will help my family as we build a safe home.

Updates

Sarah has an update: "I received my furniture!" Mar 26, 2015

I'm really grateful for the furniture that I got. I was able to purchase a sofa/bed with an ottoman and a bar table with two chairs. I would really like to thank you for the help because I now have furniture for me and my children.

My need and situation

I'm a 26-year-old single mother of 3 children. I have not been working due to my disability. I was homeless for almost three years but I recently found stable housing.

My goals are going back to school so I can finish my GED and then enroll in college to pursue a culinary arts degree.

I need a sofa/bed, a dresser and a dining room set to furnish my first home in three years.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to feel more comfortable in my own home, and because I cannot afford to buy furniture due to my fixed income. My children will also be able to enjoy living in a home with me and having that stability.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Sarah fund this need.

$100of $600

Need funded!

2 supporters

Validated

This need has been validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center


Recent supporters

  1. $50
  2. $50

Validated

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Sarah since June 2013 when her daughter's therapist referred her to me. I worked with Sarah mainly on housing goals but we also worked on clothing, food and medical resources for her and her family. Sarah and I had a hard time finding stable housing that she could afford but after almost three years of being homeless, she finally found a stable home! Sarah would greatly benefit from receiving assistance with furniture so she and her children can finally enjoy having a safe and stable home. Sarah is such a joy to work with and I continue to be amazed by her positivity and resilience.

About Paloma

My job title is Bilingual Intensive Case Manager. I have been working here for almost 4 years. My work involves providing comprehensive case management services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families. My goal is to assist parents in becoming self-sufficient while improving the… Read more