Eleanor

My job title is Resource Specialist. I have been in this position since August 2012, when I was promoted from Open Case Manager.

My work involves assisting individuals in The Employment Project (one of our employment training programs) in finding housing, clothing, medical, dental, and other resources. I work in the Career Services department, which anyone who has gone through our four week employment preparation training workshops can access at any point in time.

What I like about my job is when participants come into my office and tell me good news, such as getting a new apartment or showing off a pair of glasses. I also love visiting the workshops that all of our participants go through, because I get to experience a piece of individuals' transformations before I start working with them.
Inspiration Corporation is a great organization because a central part of our mission is treating people with dignity and respect. We take that seriously here. This goes for all stakeholders--participants, staff, volunteers, donors, etc. There are many different people who are involved with Inspiration, but one thing we have in common is our passion. I've been extremely impressed by the drive of everyone here, despite the challenges people face on a daily basis.

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In an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Inspiration Corporation helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty to improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency through the provision of social services, employment training and housing. Each year, Inspiration Corporation works with… More

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Pierre from Chicago, IL

Getting my degree in counseling; need bed set to get a good night's sleep

I need a bedroom set for my new apartment so I can sleep and do well in school. Right now I sleep on the floor and have nowhere to keep my clothes. More

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Funded on 5/28/2013

Tony from Chicago, IL

Need furniture so I can study at home

I am studying to become a paralegal, but after beating bedbugs, I need new furniture so I can do schoolwork and group projects at home. More

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Funded on 6/24/2013

Bill from Chicago, IL

I'm under a Dr's care. I need a chair for the shower and a microwave to heat up hot packs.

My goal is to have good nutrition and health. A chair for the shower will keep me from slipping. A microwave will let me cook and heat up hot packs. More

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Funded on 9/27/2013

Antoinette from Chicago, IL

I'm taking GED classes and planning to go to barber school next, but I need barber tools first

I've been practicing haircuts for the homeless community but my tools were stolen from the back of my wheelchair. With new tools I can get my license. More

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20 supporters
Funded on 12/4/2013

Jim from Chicago, IL

I'm a single dad ready to take a new job. I need a Dept of Transportation evaluation to qualify

I need an evaluation to qualify for an available job in the transit system. My goal is to work my way up to conductor & send my daughter to college. More

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Dominique from Chicago, IL

I'm a single parent on disability; I need furniture for myself and my daughters

I'm on a fixed income and can't afford furniture. Meeting this need will give my girls a place to sleep and help our apartment feel like a home. More

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Funded on 10/18/2013

Henry from Chicago, IL

I am disabled and moving into my own apartment; I need household items to stay self sufficient

I need a microwave to cook food & an iron to keep my clothes looking tidy as I redevelop my life from being in a transitional shelter to my own place. More

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$465of $370

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

Niecy from Chicago, IL

Struggling with chronic pain from my disability; Need a bed & walker to move forward

A new bed and a walker will help ease my chronic pain and, ultimately, help me get back to school, function better, and be self-sufficient. More

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