Amel from Chicago, IL

Recently housed! Basic furniture will help me thrive at work & become self-sufficient

This is my first apartment since being homeless. A bed, kitchen table and chairs will help me get a good night's rest and succeed at my new job.


Check out Amel's new digs! Mar 13, 2017

Amel reached out to us to share some photos of the kitchen table and futon she was able to purchase thanks to her Benevolent supporters. Amel said, "thanks so much for helping me!"


I am a 50-year-old utility clerk at The University of Chicago. I've been there a little over two months. I went through the Cara program.

My goals are to grow with the company and to maintain my full-time job and one day go back to college when time permits.

I need a sofa bed, kitchen table and chairs, and a few household items. This is my first apartment since being homeless for over one year.

Meeting this need will help me because it will allow me to become more self-sufficient in my living arrangement and I would be able to focus on my job duties by getting a good night of sleep on a regular basis.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Amel fund this need.

$500of $500

Need funded!

4 supporters


This need has been validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

Recent supporters

  1. $20
  2. $50
  3. $10
  4. $420



Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program (What does this mean?)

I've known Amel for over six months now. She came in our program with an agenda to succeed. I'm here to say that she did that. She embraced and passed all of our classes and now she's a working woman. How amazing is that? I believe by helping her with her need she will be very grateful.

About Da'Sean

I am a Individual Development Specialist for Cara Chicago I've been working there over six years. My job includes helping our students needs on a more personal level kind of like a life coach. I help them in many ways to become more self sufficient so they can succeed in life. What motivate me the… Read more