Jetaun from Chicago, IL

Back on my feet! Just got a job and need help with security deposit to secure housing

I'm currently homeless and need assistance with half of a security deposit. A secure home will help keep my son and I moving forward.


Jetaun presents at the White House! Feb 11, 2014

Danielle "Jetaun" recently presented to the Opportunity for All: Ready to Work panel discussion at the White House! In company with President Obama and Secretary Tom Perez among other dignitaries, Danielle shared her experience as a long-term unemployed person who benefitted from workforce development training. Check out the photos Danielle sent us from her once-in-a-lifetime experience.

- Benevolent Staff





Jetaun was on NATIONAL television! Feb 4, 2014

Jetaun was interviewed by HLN over the holidays as part of December's Benevolent feature!

Click here to watch Jetaun's interview.

Thanks again to everyone who helped Jetaun get the security deposit she needed to move her family forward! The way YOU give is transforming.

Thank you! Jul 24, 2013

Dear Benevolent Fund & Donors,

 I'm overjoyed and extremely happy! 

With your generosity, I was able to overcome my homelessness hurdle! My son will go to a great school now, & I'm no longer an unstable soul! 

We finally have a place to call home. Thank you for taking the time to hear and care about my story.

-Jetaun :-)


An update from JARC and the Benevolent Team Dec 21, 2012

Jetaun appreciates the eight generous supporters who helped fund a security deposit for her and her family. Validator Emily says, "It's great so many of our students have had needs met, they appreciate it so much!" 

Both the validators and recipients from Jane Addams Resource Corporation will personally update their supporters once they are back from their holiday break.

- The Benevolent Team


I need assistance with a portion of my security deposit. I am currently homeless and looking to move into an apartment for myself and my son. The security deposit is $1000 and I am looking for assistance with half, $500.

Meeting this need will help me achieve future goals because I can save money, pay rent in one location, and with my living situation improved, getting to work will not be so challenging.

After escaping an abusive relationship and moving back to Illinois, things have been rocky getting back on my feet. I went through the Jane Addams Resource Corporation's Welding training program and was able to land a job in manufacturing. I really enjoy my job and my goal is to stay employed with them for a long time to come. 

My current situation is that family members are housing my child because I have no stable living situation. I currently live house to house while working full time.

Right now, my biggest challenge is ensuring my son is getting the highest level of care and education while not in my presence. It is also difficult making sure I can get to work on time because my things are in different locations. I must continue working to support my family and prepare for my son's college career.


Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to move immediately and start the new year with a better outlook on life.

I am a female working in a male dominated industry. I am one of only four women in the plant and the only woman of color. I love that I am paving the way for more women to enter this field.

I think of myself mostly as a hard working, over achieving, dedicated mom! I'm most proud of my child and my first career (as opposed to a "job"). 

I live with cousins, aunts, and sometimes friends. I went to school at Jane Addams Resource Corporation. I've worked at jobs including distribution, airport dispatch, and most recently, machine operation.

Something interesting about me is I've always loved math which is why my career fits me so well.

Need funded!

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Need funded!

8 supporters


This need has been validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation (What does this mean?)

I have known Jetaun for over a year since she first enrolled in JARC's Welding Training Program. Jetaun continues to be in touch with JARC staff and involved with our services and programs.

I think meeting this need is important because Jetaun has the skills and determination to be self-sufficient but she just needs a little help to get her on her feet. 

This will move Jetaun's life forward by assisting her with half of the money to get her into her own place. She is currently homeless and working a full time job. She desires to be in her own apartment taking care of her son and providing stability for both of them.

Jetaun is a hard worker and an honest and caring person.

About Emily

My job title is Employment Services Manager. I have been at Jane Addams Resource Corporation since June 2010. My work involves preparing JARC's Manufacturing Program trainees for work by assisting with resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews and other work readiness barriers. What I like… Read more