Stephen from Chicago, IL

Housed after more than 10 yrs of homelessness! I need a bed to be healthy and stable.

My goal is to find employment in food services. Having a bed will be huge as I develop stability in my new home!


I am 59 year old & recently became housed after being homeless for more than 10 years.

My goal is to find employment preferably in food service as I'm state certified in the food service industry.

I would like a bed as opposed to sleeping on the floor as I've been doing since I've become housed.

Meeting this need will help me because I would feel more comfortable being rested. It would enable me to get a good nights sleep & make my apartment feel more like a home.

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

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

I know Stephen through our Good Neighbors Street Outreach program as he has been volunteering with them for the past 4 months. He goes out with our teams to talk to other homeless individuals here in Chicago to tell them that it's never too late to try again. He shares his personal story of homelessness to being housed and starting his life down a different path.

About Jill

My job title is Volunteer Program Manager, which is doing everything that needs to be done.My work involves assisting our guests with Housing First, getting them linked with other programs, agencies or referrals so they can look to their futures. I also coordinate our volunteers in our center & … Read more