Ivory from Chicago, IL

I'm a homeless vet finally eligible for housing - I just need my birth certificate.

With my birth certificate, I'll be able to move into my first home in 25 years. Everything's lined up! This is the last piece of documentation I need.


I am a 53-year-old homeless Veteran, artist, and writer. I recently received funding for an apartment after 25 years of homelessness and will be able to move in as soon as I get my birth certificate!

My goals are to be a teacher/ mentor for youth and young adults. Once I am housed I'll finally be able to give back.

I need a birth certificate in order to move into my new apartment. This is the last thing I need in order to have all of my documentation lined up.

Meeting this need will help me maintain better health and housing stability. I am so excited to finally have my own apartment and to get off the streets.

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Thank you for helping Ivory fund this need.

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

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

I have known Ivory for several years through meals programs and daily services at the EDSSC. He is an incredibly talented artist and loves to show off his beautiful work. We are thrilled to find out that Ivory has finally been selected for a housing program! A birth certificate is all that stands in his way. Anything you can do to help him would be greatly appreciated!

About Abby

My work as Associate Director involves helping individuals on their path toward self-sufficiency through the coordination of case management and supportive services. I enjoy working closely with individuals toward goal setting and achievement. Watching people's lives change because of resource… Read more