Amelia from Chicago, IL

I was laid off due to COVID. With gear, I can start a stable career in machining.

I worked as a waitress & bartender for years, but I've been out of work for months. I've been trained; I just need equipment to get hired as a machinist.


I am a waitress and bartender of over 15 years. I live with a wonderful roommate and my two fat, friendly cats named Kermit and Mouse. I love making things with my hands, using power tools, and baking. Since I was laid off, I have been training in CNC Machining at JARC.

My goals are to learn a new skill that will enable me to change to a career path that offers stable income and health insurance. I want to be the best employee I can be and have a career I can feel proud of.

I need work gear. Specifically steel-toed boots and a safety helmet. I also need work pants. I’ve never worked in this field, and my current work clothes are not suitable for this line of work.

Meeting this need will help me because I’ve been laid off from my current job because of Covid-19 for many months, and it is difficult to come up with any extra money for work gear after paying my bills. I want to be safe in my new occupation, but my rent has to take priority.

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

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

Amelia is such a fun spirit. She is a vibrant person pushing to get to the next step of her success. She just needs a couple of items to help her along the way. It would be awesome to see her get the support she deserves and needs.

About Katherine

I work for the Jane Addams Resource Corporation. Our mission is to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty. My goal is to help people get on their feet and earn a living wage. Helping people is my life mission and I will do that any way that I can.

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