Samantha from Chicago, Illinois

I'm overcoming homelessness. Updating my driver's license will help me move forward.

I need some help with the fee to update my registration and driver's license. Once I do that, I can get to jobs and get my grandson the care he needs!


My name is Samantha. I'm a grandmother of 5. I lived in the suburbs for many years but recently moved to Chicago after losing my job, getting a divorce, and losing my home. I am currently splitting my time between two family member's homes and don't yet have a place of my own. I spend my time looking for employment and helping take care of my grandson who has special needs and lives very far from me.

My goals are to find steady employment, a place to call my own, and to be able to help take care of my grandson.

I need to update my registration and driver's license for my car, obtain a new city sticker, and purchase a residential parking permit so that I can park my car on my daughter's street without getting tickets. It's really stressful not to have that updated and I end up spending a lot of time and energy moving my car.

Meeting this need will help me because it will help to make my life a little bit easier, more stable, and help with my job search. I need an updated ID for background checks and other processes of employment. With my updated information and parking permit, I won't be accumulating fines and will be able to save money for living expenses, the job search, and my goal of getting a new home.

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

I have known Samantha through volunteering at Center for Changing Lives. She has demonstrated that she is a capable, hardworking, and intelligent person who is diligently pursuing her goals. This will be so helpful for her in her job and home search and in taking care of her grandchildren.

About Kayla

I am a Housing and Financial Coach with Center for Changing Lives. I partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor… Read more