I live with my husband and my four children. We are trying to make it a home we can be proud of. 

My current situation is that I recently regained custody of all four of my children. They had been living separately with different guardians, but now we are together as one family. It is so great to be together, but it's difficult at times too. One of the hardest things is that we are really starting from zero. I am trying to make ends meet, but with the children being at at new school and all four of them needing supplies, it is hard.

I want to go to school to become a hairdresser. Everyone always compliments my children on their hair, and I want to be able to do it for other people too. I've worked at jobs including: care-taking for my 90 year-old grandfather and in the service industry.

I think of myself mostly as a strong woman and mother. I have overcome a lot and I am trying to really change my life. I'm most proud of how well my children are doing. They are smart, beautiful, and loving. When I see them together it makes me really happy. Something interesting about me is that I like to sing and dance.

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Funded on 8/31/2012

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

Validated by Alexis from CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)


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