Joseph from Chicago, IL

I'm overcoming homelessness. Furnishing my new apartment will help me rebuild.

After being hospitalized for 3 years, I'm moving into my own place! Basic furniture will help me create a home and start anew.


I am a 58-year-old man with disabilities who became homeless five and a half years ago after an injury. I was hospitalized for 3 years where I received intensive chemo and infusions, and then was in outpatient therapy for two. I'm happy to say that I'm now healthy and will be getting my own apartment in October!

Now that I am healthy, I am ready to be independent and live on my own. I've worked hard to secure housing for the fall and need to furnish my new apartment.

I need to furniture to furnish my new apartment. When I was evicted from my home after my injury, I was not able to keep any of my possessions and am starting completely from scratch. I need help getting bigger items like a couch and a bed, but also little things like a salt shaker.

Meeting this need will help me create a home and start anew. Since I won't have to worry about securing enough funds for everyday necessities, I can devote my energy to giving back to the homeless community.

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Thank you for helping Joseph fund this need.

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This need has been validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

I know Patrick through his participation in CCL's Financial and Housing Coaching. I have known Patrick to be a thoughtful and conscientious individual who is working hard towards his goals. He is a realist and knows what he needs to do to move along on his journey. Getting this support will really help him rebuild his home and life.

About Kayla

I am a Housing and Financial Coach with Center for Changing Lives. I partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor… Read more