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!


My name is William. I am a 58- year old who is currently working with Southwest PADS to get stable housing. I currently live in an SRO with shared kitchen and bathroom. I have a fixed disability income and need support getting my security deposit paid for my new apartment.

My goals are to secure stable housing and eventually get training so I can look for part-time work.

I need help paying my security deposit for my new apartment. Moving forward, I will be able to afford my rental payment.

Meeting this need will help me secure my new apartment and move closer to overall stability. Having my own place would give me the independence I need to thrive.

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Thank you for helping William fund this need.

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This need has been validated by Cassandra from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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Validated by Cassandra from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center (What does this mean?)

I know William through the Elam Davies Social Service Center case management program. He has been working with towards goals of permanent housing and is very dedicated to meeting this goal. William has expressed interest in pursuing job training in order to find part-time employment in the community.

About 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… Read more