Getting a job after homelessness.

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glenellynboy in Chicago, Illinois

54 months ago

I live in Chicago and am looking for work here. I have two BAs including one from Yale in economics. However, I am mentally ill and spent eight years homeless from 1981 to 1988. Lot's of stories, but no work, and that is doom for my resume, as well as most every other way an employer will look at my history. Is there any hope?

John Evans in Berkeley, California

42 months ago

Thanks for the post.
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42 months ago

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katierp in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

39 months ago

glenellynboy in Chicago, Illinois said: I live in Chicago and am looking for work here. I have two BAs including one from Yale in economics. However, I am mentally ill and spent eight years homeless from 1981 to 1988. Lot's of stories, but no work, and that is doom for my resume, as well as most every other way an employer will look at my history. Is there any hope?

HI - I truly understand your situation. Have your tried working for non-profit agencies that serve the mentally ill? Threshold's in Chicago is one of those agencies. There are many others.

Threshold's is a large organization with day programs, housing, a group of comunity workers who track the progress of MI persons living independently. They also run businesses that employ their clients. Thresholds would be a good start for an informational interview and possibly a resource for you in an employment search.

James Batek in Winnetka, Illinois

39 months ago

I was a client at Threshholds for a while. They were very good but had a stigma themselves against the menatlly ill doing well.

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