Simone from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mother of 2 sons. We need our birth certificates to get housed.

My sons & I had to leave our apartment. We have nowhere stable to live. I need birth certificates for my sons & myself so we can apply for housing.


I am a 57 year old single parent raising my 2 sons 14 & 15 years old in a mission. I've had some changes in my life as we had to leave our apartment we had & then moved to the mission.

My goals are to return to work but a stable place to live is essential for my sons & myself to allow for this to happen.

I need a birth certificate for both my sons & myself for us to transition to a place of our own. As I'm applying for housing I find I need our birth certificates to complete the application process.

Meeting this need will help me because once housed I'll be able to obtain full time employment & see my sons thrive where now they don't want anyone to know we are homeless staying at the mission.

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

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

Simone came to the Elam Davies Social Service Center for services. I've been assisting Simone with obtaining housing resources for her & her 2 sons, with other social services as pertain to her family's needs. Now we have come to this need of obtaining birth certificates for her & her children.

About Jill

My job title is Volunteer Program Manager, which is doing everything that needs to be done.My work involves assisting our guests with Housing First, getting them linked with other programs, agencies or referrals so they can look to their futures. I also coordinate our volunteers in our center & … Read more