Category: Stories of Impact

In Search of Care: Laura’s Story

In Search of Care: Laura’s Story At 70 years old, Laura* relies on Lakeview Pantry to provide her with nutritious fruits, vegetables and meal essentials that she couldn’t otherwise afford. Though she’s lived in Chicago for decades, Laura’s only family is in her home country of Romania. She works part-time cleaning condo buildings in Lakeview, but […]

Esther’s Job Search

Esther’s Job Search Esther*, an elderly client, had worked downtown for many years as an administrative assistant for large firms; skilled and smart, she eventually opened her own retail shop. The economic downturn ended all that. She spent years looking for work, spending through her retirement savings, and feeling her self-esteem slip away. She even […]