I’ve been with The Cara Program for 5 years as an Individual Development Specialist. I work with the individuals from their first day in the program through their first year of employment. I provide solutions and resources for any obstacles that occur within their personal life, whether it's housing, healthcare, or childcare. We work on budgets and I help explain the benefits packages they receive at work.

The reason I enjoy what I do is because I get to see individuals who come in at their lowest and then when they accomplish something they are at a high mark. It's similar to when a mother has a child who graduates from school.


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The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycles of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success. Since 1991, The Cara Program has placed more than 3,000 individuals into full-time,… More

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Funded on 11/30/2011

Anne from Chicago, IL

A bed as I save up for our own place

I need a bed for my son and me. My work requires hours on my feet and lots of lifting. We've got a place to stay but need someplace to sleep. More

Validated by Lynnette from The Cara Program


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