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Shayna

I am the Resource Specialist at Inspiration Corporation, an organization that focuses on increasing self-sufficiency and employment in populations affected with homelessness and poverty. My work is to provide support to our participants in achieving personal goals through connecting them with external resources.

At the beginning of September 2015, I started at Inspiration through AVODAH, an Americorp program. When I originally discovered Inspiration in 2013, I was truly moved by the commitment to the values and the pride of the participants. I feel honored and humbled to be a part of our vision and the individual missions of our participants.

Organization

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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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$35of $440

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1 supporter
Funded on 3/30/2015

Ronald from Chicago, IL

I'm now in my own apartment! I need to furnish it so it feels like home.

I moved into my own place and am working towards getting a full time job. I need household items to live comfortably and make my home a home. More

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$400of $400

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16 supporters
Funded on 6/3/2015

Michael from Chicago, IL

I was offered my dream job but I need a driver's license to take it.

I never had a driver's license before, so I need to take a class so I can get my license & take the job. This will help me move out of homelessness. More

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$360of $360

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2015

Star from Chicago, IL

I'm so excited to move into an apartment! I need pots, dishes, and bedding.

I escaped a domestic violence situation that left me homeless. Now I'm moving into an apartment! I need housewares as I start over. More

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$200of $260

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3 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2015

Kimberly from Chicago, IL

Restarting my life in Chicago! I need household items like pots and pans and bedding.

I'm transferring my LPN license to IL so I can work. In the future I plan to become an RN. Household goods will get me started in my new life. More

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$380of $380

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6 supporters
Funded on 9/9/2015

Ileana from Chicago, IL

Overcame homelessness! I need an employment authorization card to keep working.

I'm eager to move higher in life! The majority of my paycheck goes to making ends meet. I need an employment authorization card to keep working & move up in life. More

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$140of $400

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2015

Myrna from Chicago, IL

I'm starting my life anew after 5 yrs of homelessness! I need basic supplies to make a stable home.

I've just moved into an apartment after 5 years of homelessness. Now it's empty. Items like pots and bedding will give me the home I need to thrive. More

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$475of $475

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2015

Wendell from Chicago, IL

I'm newly housed & need basic furniture to create a space where I can thrive!

I'm currently working two part-time jobs in the foodservice industry. Having basic furniture like a bed will improve my quality of life significantly! More

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$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/31/2016

Biaca from Chicago, IL

Single mom who survived abuse. My daughter & I need mattresses to rebuild & thrive.

My daughter & I have been sleeping on air mattresses that deflate throughout the night. We need actual mattresses to live stably & thrive in school. More

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$700of $700

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/14/2016

Helpman from Chicago, IL

Eager to graduate college & become a teacher. I need help with 1 semester of tuition to continue in my program.

In 2011, I became the first person in my family to go to college. After overcoming 5 years of homelessness, I'm ready to go back! More

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$215of $205

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5 supporters
Funded on 4/14/2016

Karen from Chicago, IL

I've been homeless for 2 years. Help me pay a small bill to be eligible for housing.

I am asking for help in paying a bill I have from the State of Illinois. I won't be able to obtain the housing I need until I can pay this bill. More

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$200of $200

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/22/2016

Tina from Chicago, IL

Massage therapist overcoming homelessness. A portable chair will let me get back to my work.

I love brining healing to people, but after I was homeless I had to stop working. I need a portable massage chair to reach my clients once again. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

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