Cassandra

I am the Associate Director of Elam Davies Social Service center at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. My work involves supporting master level social work interns in providing comprehensive case management services to individuals and families. I also run the Open Doors Project which is a year-long support group and case management program with guests of EDSSC. I enjoy serving as a support, mentor and leader for the students as well as the guests of EDSSC.

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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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Funded on 11/23/2015

Ricky from Chicago, IL

Getting back on my feet! A TV will help me manage stress & keep moving to my goals.

I'm living on my own for the first time since being in recovery. A TV will help me make it through my 1st winter clean and on my own. More

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Funded on 12/2/2015

Andre from Chicago, IL

My goal is to live independently! I need household basics to make it happen.

I just moved into an apartment! Having basic supplies like cooking gear & linens will allow me to focus on other expenses like transportation to work More

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Funded on 12/1/2015

Claremont from Chicago, IL

As I look for work, my kids need student transit passes to get to school.

I need help removing transportation barriers for my two kids so they can get to school reliably while I'm working to secure a full-time job. More

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2016

James from Chicago, IL

I'm looking hard for full-time work. I need a laptop to search & send in applications

Constant access to a computer is critical to my ability to find a job. I'll be able to regularly search for jobs, send applications & email employers. More

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/9/2016

Craig from Chicago, IL

Newly housed & searching for work. A bed will help me start each day rested & ready!

Having a bed will allow me to function better during the day and be more successful on my job search because I'll be well rested and healthy. More

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2016

Randy from Chicago, IL

I'm determined to find work & housing. I just need one certification to get a job!

I need help paying for a Forklift Certification course so I can get back to work. More

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4 supporters
Funded on 6/28/2016

William from Chicago, IL

Overcoming homelessness! One security deposit will get me housed.

I have enough income to pay rent each month, but haven't been able to cover my security deposit. With your help, I can move into my new home! More

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2016

Rita from Chicago, IL

My daughter & I finally found housing! With furniture, we can make our new space a home.

I hope to become closer with my daughter by being a family that eats together like when I was growing up. More

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Funded on 9/29/2016

Patrick from Chicago, IL

I just need an Illinois State Driver's License in order to start work!

Having a driver's license and getting the railroad position I've applied for is the next step to getting sustainable employment. More

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Jeremy from Chicago, IL

Ready to rebuild and more forward. I'm one fee away from getting my driver's license.

I am trying to build a foundation so I can get employment. With one driver's preparation course I can get my driver's license for the first time. More

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