CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)

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CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers) provides legal and educational services to maintain the bonds between imprisoned mothers and their children. CLAIM advocates for policies and programs that benefit families of imprisoned mothers and reduce incarceration of women and girls.

Validators

Alexis Alexis
My job title is Pro Bono and Staff Attorney. I have been in this position since April of 2012. My work involves helping incarcerated mothers, formerly incarcerated mothers, and the caretakers of their children. What I like about my job is I get to see families brought together. In the future, I… More

Needs validated

Emily from Chicago, IL

My family is together again; children need supplies for new school

This year has been a new start for my family and me. Meeting this need will afford me to give my children school uniforms and shoes that fit. More

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$465of $465

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2012

Maria from Chicago, IL

Help with beds for my kids who just lost their dad

My two sons just lost their father and are moving in with me. I want them to feel comfortable and have their own beds through this big transition. More

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$355of $355

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2012

Melissa from Chicago, IL

Taking care of my sisters while mom is in jail; need help w/ clothes and school supplies

I am taking care of my two little sisters who are growing fast. I need clothes and shoes for both girls and school supplies for the 7th grader. More

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$365of $360

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/12/2012

Lisa from Chicago, IL

Warm winter clothing for my children and work clothes to help me find employment

We are starting over and my family needs clothing. My daughters need warm clothes that fit for the winter and I need professional looking suits. More

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$340of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 11/4/2012

Shivaun from Chicago, IL

Caring for my 6 grandkids while their mom's in prison. Need clothes and supplies

Our family is in a big transition and my grandkids need phone cards, art supplies, and a camera to stay in touch with their mom, plus new clothes. More

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$445of $445

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2012

Susan from Chicago, IL

Need books to complete my master's degree in prison

Just finished my B.A. in prison and ready to start a master's program that will prepare me to teach other women in prison and change their lives. More

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$495of $480

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Karen from Chicago, IL

Working my way through recovery and ready to take the next step and start my new job.

I need a Preparer's Tax Identification Number to start my new job as an accountant and a web cam so I can Skype with my children. More

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$110of $100

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2012

Meg from Chicago, IL

Bunk beds and phone cards to help my twin granddaughters stay stable and secure

A restful nights sleep and staying in contact with their mother while she's in prison will help my twin granddaughters stay strong and healthy. More

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$610of $610

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/18/2013

Claudia from Chicago, IL

I need certification to start a career as an addictions specialist

I want to do something with my life that is meaningful to me and helpful to others by getting this certificate to become an addictions specialist. More

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$675of $675

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23 supporters
Funded on 2/13/2013

Elaine from Chicago, IL

On my way to a new career as a chef! Need supplies to start for school

Its never too late to go back to school and start a career. These supplies will help me be prepared for culinary school and a new career as a chef. More

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$390of $380

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/9/2013

Vernisha from Chicago, IL

Caring for my grandbabies while their mom is incarcerated; we need to keep in touch with her

My 3 young grandbabies need to know their mom. We need gas to drive 4 hours to the prison, a hotel room to stay overnight, and money for phone cards. More

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$610of $610

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/27/2013

Julie from Chicago, IL

My daughter's incarcerated and I need to visit to keep her connected to her family

I want my daughter to know she'll have support when she's released this year. I need money for gas, food, and a hotel so I can drive down to visit. More

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$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/31/2013

Brianna from Chicago, IL

Soon to have my baby in prison. Need help with fees so when my son is born we can stay together

If my fees are paid, I'll be eligible for a program where moms and newborns can stay together. Without this, my boy will be taken from me. More

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$235of $235

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/13/2013

Rebecca from Chicago, IL

I am a mother of two wonderful children and I need a toddler bed and school supplies

A bed and bedding for my toddler and school supplies for my kindergartener will help my children get good rest and be a prepared student. More

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$460of $460

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/14/2013

Clinton from Chicago, IL

Starting my life anew after prison! I need a gravestone for my dad to successfully readjust

My father passed away while I was incarcerated. Of all the things I need as I go back to my community, knowing my dad is at rest will mean the most. More

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$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

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