Tasha from Evanston, IL

Car repairs to commute from shelter to work/childcare

I need car repairs so I can commute from 187th St. to Evanston for work and to get my two kids to childcare and school.


Chantay's Update: Jul 12, 2012

Tasha was able to get her car out of the shop, and is very thankful. Tasha can now get to work on time, children to school, child care and to the grocery store. Thank everyone who supported her on her move forward to a better future. Thank You.


Right now, my biggest challenge is getting myself and my children to work and school on time so that I don't lose my job and that my children dont suffer academically. We have been placed in a domestic violence shelter south of Chicago in Tinley Park, but come from Evanston and that's where my job and childcare is. It takes me 2 and half hours each way from the shelter to Evanston.

The car repairs I need include 2 headgaskets, 1 thermostat w/gasket, 2 head blocks, and intake gaskets.

Meeting this need will help me achieve future goals because I'd maintain my schedule, keep my job and seek permanet housing for myself and my two children so we can be more stable.

My current situation is I am living in a domestic violence shelter with my two children ages 9 years and 10 months. There were no available beds in my area so I was sent to Tinley Park. I work in Evanston and my children each go to school and daycare, one in Chicago one in Evanston and my commute is almost unbearable. My job is at stake because I'm almost always late.

I live with about 35 other women in a battered women's shelter. I went to school at William J. Bogan Tech. I've worked at jobs including O'Hare Airport and Northwestern University.
I think of myself mostly as a loving mother, a caring person who has a good heart. I am funny and I always smile even when I'm down. I'm most proud of my two children whom is my motivation everyday,they love me unconditionally.
Something interesting about me is im always thankful for what I have. I'm forever grateful and appreciative for any and everything anyone has helped me with during my struggles.

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Validated by Chantay from Childcare Network of Evanston (What does this mean?)

I have known this parent and have been working with her since October of 2011. I think meeting this need is important because this will start a process and put in motion some goals that she has toward making a better future for her and her children. This will move the recipient's life forward by providing the much needed transportion to get the family to school, care, and Mom to work on time. Tasha is a single parent currently commuting from Tinely Park to Evanston everyday. Mom's job and the children's school and childcare center is in Evanston. The family takes a two hour ride which includes a Metra train ride and two CTA bus rides back and forth.

About Chantay

My job title is family advocate and I have been in this position for the last two years. My work involves providing resources and empowering families. What I like about my job is just helping people, meeting them were they are in life and moving forward to accomplish their… Read more