Edward from Chicago, Illinois

Veteran on the way out of homelessness. I need basic furniture for my new apartment!

I am so grateful for my new apartment. Meeting this need will help me get back to being functional and stable.


I am a 55-year old man, who is a military veteran. I am overcoming mental illness, and previously stayed at a shelter. I recently obtained housing from Thresholds and am in the process of rebuilding my life.

My goals are to find stable employment. I have worked in construction and as a painter for over 30 years. I have been doing it since I was a kid, helping my dad. I am licensed and certified as a welder and truck driver.

I need some items to help furnish my new apartment. I am excited for this chapter of my life, and would like to get back on my feet. I am asking for a kitchen table and dresser.

Meeting this need will help me because I would like to function as best I can. I am grateful for this apartment, and getting this in order will be a step on getting me back on track.

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

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

I know Edward through case management services at our Social Service Center. Edward is committed to re-starting his employment in construction and painting, and would like to one day have a small business. Edward has ambition and drive, and is thankful for any and all help. He is resourceful, and has taken much initiative to restart his life.

About Jackie

My job title is Director of the Elam Davies Social Service Center, and I have been in this position since December 2014.My work involves executing the vision for the Elam Davies Social Service Center by building relationships with and providing services for men, women, and families who are in need… Read more