Cristina from Chicago, IL

I'm enrolling my daughter in daycare. Just need her birth certificate to sign her up.

I'm making sure my children have everything they need. Early Head Start will ensure my daughter is cared for while I look for work.


Cristina wanted to say "Thank you very much!" Jun 18, 2014

I felt very happy to know that the money was funded to pay for my daughter's birth certificate. This will allow me to register her for child care and for me to continue looking for a job. The program is a very safe place for my daughter to go to. I'm very thankful for the person who took the time to read my story and helped me meet my need. Thank you again!


I am a single mother of four children. I recently became unemployed but have been applying to numerous jobs ever since.

My goals are to find employment as soon as possible, preferably in cleaning service, and have a stable home for my children. I want to be able to provide for my children with everything they need.

I need to obtain my youngest daughter's birth certificate in order to enroll her in Early Head Start.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to enroll my daughter in Early Head Start. This will help me because I would not need to worry about child care in case I get a job soon. I have all the documents I need to enroll her except her birth certificate.

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This need has been validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Cristina for a year and a half now. I have worked with Cristina to help her achieve self-sufficiency through employment, housing and services for her children. Cristina has always worked to provide for her family but she recently lost her job and cannot afford to pay for her daughter's birth certificate. Cristina is one of the most resourceful and resilient people I've worked with. She has never asked for any kind of help and I know that this would mean a lot to her.

About Paloma

My job title is Bilingual Intensive Case Manager. I have been working here for almost 4 years. My work involves providing comprehensive case management services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families. My goal is to assist parents in becoming self-sufficient while improving the… Read more