Richard from Chicago, IL

I'm 19 years old and homeless. I need my birth certificate so I can get a job.

I'm ready to work, so I need to get an Illinois State ID so I can apply for jobs. To get the ID I need a copy of my birth certificate.


I am a 19 year-old homeless male currently seeking employment and housing. I moved to Chicago after graduation and my plans fell through.

My goals are to find employment and receive permanent housing so I can get back on my feet.

I need a birth certificate as well as a social security card in order to receive an Illinois State ID. Having these items will hopefully increase my chance of obtaining employment.

Meeting this need will help me complete any necessary paper work needed for employment opportunities and benefits.

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

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

I, along with one of my interns, have been working with Richard on some of his short-term case management goals. We recently got him a bed at a youth shelter in Chicago. The next steps are to help him obtain identification so he can begin looking for employment. It would be so great to see Richard receive this help.

About Abby

My work as Associate Director involves helping individuals on their path toward self-sufficiency through the coordination of case management and supportive services. I enjoy working closely with individuals toward goal setting and achievement. Watching people's lives change because of resource… Read more

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