Phyllis from Chicago, IL

I've transitioned into a new apartment. Now I need kitchen items so I can cook meals.

I was homeless for a year, but now I have an apartment again. Cooking ware, dishes, a microwave and a hot plate will allow me to fix my own meals.


I recently transitioned into an apartment from a shelter after a year of homelessness. While I was homeless I lost a lot of my things due to moving around a lot. Now I am finally starting over in a stable place and need help making my home into a home.

My goals are to become more self-sufficient and independent.

Cooking ware, dishes, a microwave and a hot plate will allow me to be able to fix my own meals and become more self-sufficient, while a mop and cleaning supplies will help me to keep my new place clean and tidy. Other household items like curtains will help cover my windows of my new apartment and will help keep out the cold air during the oncoming Chicago winter.

Meeting this need will help me because these items will allow me to more fully transition into my new living arrangement and make it sustainable.

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Validated by Laurel from Inspiration Corporation (What does this mean?)

I met Phyllis within the first month of working at Inspiration Corporation. When I met Phyllis I was immediately struck by how friendly, easy going and genuine she is. She has shown a tremendous willingness to learn and advance through graduating from Inspiration Corporation's 4-week long Employment Preparation Training course which takes place every day of the week for four hours a day. She has since been very engaged with Inspiration, her career specialist here, and the programs we offer.

About Laurel

In September 2014 I began working at Inspiration Corporation as a resources specialist as part of my year of service through AVODAH the Jewish service corps. I am motivated by the collaborative atmosphere here where both participants of Inspiration Corporation and my coworkers work together to help… Read more