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 & supervise our bag lunch program during the week for our guests.

What I like about my job is seeing the successes of our guests & knowing we had a part in helping them with information, referrals, & linkages that we could provide them through our center.

I've been helping our guests for over 12 years here & making a difference to just one person, let alone many others, is the mustard seed of life that keeps me doing what I do.

Organization

Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center
The Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center (EDSSC) meets basic human needs while working with partner agencies to support persons on their journey toward greater stability and self-sufficiency. Chicago Lights Mission Statement: To provide hope and opportunity to our city's children,… More

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$335of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

Lenise from Chicago, IL

I'm finally housed and will be going to college in January. I need household items for my apartment

I just moved into my own apartment & I need a mini fridge, lamp, bedspread, and other household items. Then I can focus on getting my nursing degree. More

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$55of $55

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/13/2014

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. More

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$161of $140

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Louise from Chicago, IL

I am a retired senior just in need of a bed to rest comfortably.

I have been sleeping in a chair until now because of my limited budget. A bed is what I need to get a good night's rest. More

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$200of $200

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/17/2015

Stephen from Chicago, IL

Housed after more than 10 yrs of homelessness! I need a bed to be healthy and stable.

My goal is to find employment in food services. Having a bed will be huge as I develop stability in my new home! More

Validated by Jill from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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