Kenard from Chicago, IL

From homelessness to housed & employed! A bed will help me rest for work.

After 15 years of homelessness, I have finally turned my life around and am now staying with family. A bed and frame will help me as I move forward.


Kenard found a job! Jul 1, 2014

Chicago Lights sent us an exciting update from Kenard:

"Kenard called me this morning to share he recently found some temporary work downtown! He’s very excited about this new opportunity and hopes it will turn into a full-time position."


I am a 46 year old who loves to cook and spend time with my family. Since participating in the Community Collaboration Project at my agency, I have turned my life around.

My goals are to continue to build a relationship with my family and to support myself.

I need a bed (mattress and bed frame), now that I finally found a place to stay with family.

Meeting this need will help me because I've been homeless off and on for 15 years. Getting a bed will help me to finally feel settled with my family.

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Thank you for helping Kenard fund this need.

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Need funded!

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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?)

Kenard has been one of our most eager participants throughout the year and is so vocal about the support he has received this year to get him reunited with his family. Kenard is kind, hardworking, and on the brink of turning over a new leaf with his new living situation and rekindled family trust.

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