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jberman

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Review for Deborah's Place, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I came to volunteer at this shelter because I too was once homeless. To not know where I would be sleeping from day to day made it harder to concentrate on daily living. To find a job that would break the cycle was always there but it was foreshadowed by my nightly fight to sleep somewhere safe. When my life became right it was time to give back. Chicago is a hard city, even if you have a job but the frigid winters can make it unbearable. To see the women every week does ones heart good. The kitchen is spotless and a good place to be. The women, who range in age and vary by stories are all well taken care of by a staff of people who have their best interests at heart. I tell everyone I know about the work being done here. Since I now work as a Student Employee for a College in Skokie, Illinois I have gotten one of the staff interested in maybe taking a class there. I have brought books and materials from my term as a student and the women were grateful and grabbed them up like children at Christmas. I have said that I would never accept money for the two hours I spend in that kitchen every week. To give back to other women in need is all the thanks that I need and want. Keep up what you are doing. And to the women that are being helped, people care about you. I try to carry that message from them to you. Have a blessed, safe and progressive holiday season. To the year 2010 there is much hapiness to be had. Just stop and look for it. Respectfully, Julie Berman

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand the services to help many more women. Having a firm sense of security is something money can by. A woman that is homeless does not care at the immediate time about inner workings of a shelter/ They only care about if they will be safe.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I work to make delicious food.