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Eviction Day for Our Neighbors in Need

          “Eviction Day” reads the cover of the Chicago Sun-Times today. In the news coverage over the last few months, we’ve all heard about the plight of the people living in the Tent City under the…

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Kendra Wilhoite

Kendra has been homeless on and off since 2003. “My goals are to save money to get apartment and save enough to be secure for six to eight months if I were to lose my job. I also want to…

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Mona Lisa Walker

Mona Lisa has been homeless on and off since 2007. “My goals are to go back to work and get an apartment.” – Mona Lisa Walker  Mona Lisa was raised the youngest of five children on the West Side of…

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Melissa Stafford

Melissa has been homeless since 2016. “My goals are to get a job and housing.” “I would like to go through the Chicago Culinary Kitchen 14-week program to get my food handlers license.” – Melissa Stafford Melissa is originally from Mississippi….

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Cheryl Sandford

Cheryl has been homeless since 2014. “My goals are to save money to get my own place, get a permanent job, give back to the shelter and give to others who are in need.” – Chery Sandford Cheryl and her…

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Isaiah N.

Isiah has been homeless since 2009. “My goals are to get financially stable, get my own place and go to college.” – Isiah N. Isiah was raised on the South Side of Chicago. As a young boy, Isiah was diagnosed…

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Scott Murphy

Scott has been homeless on and off since 2009. “My goals are to find a full time job and an apartment.” – Scott Murphy  Scott grew up in Danville, Ill. and is the youngest of five children. He went to…

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Lee Lane

Lee has been homeless on and off since 2012. “My goals are to get my own apartment and a better paying job.” – Lee Lane  Lee and his nine sisters and three brothers were raised by loving parents on Chicago’s…

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Douglas Johnson

Douglas Johnson Douglas has been homeless on and off since 1989. “My goal is stable living. I’m trying to get my health back.” – Douglas Johnson Douglas was raised on Chicago’s West Side. He finished high school and went on…

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Eva Jackson

Eva has been homeless on and off since 1997. “My goals are to get an apartment. I would like my own bedroom. I want to get in touch with my family.” – Eva Jackson Eva was raised by her grandmother…

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