Steven is homeless and accessing the services of West Suburban PADS shelter (supportive, MH, etc). Steven lived in Chicago for most of his life, although spent time in the south recently doing construction. He fell off a scaffold and spent one year recovering with family in southern, IL. He went back south for a while and accessed homeless services there before returning to Chicago to access more comprehensive services. He is in touch with his family, has an okay relationship with them (see phone support), although he cannot live with them due to their age and limited income and a sometimes contentious relationship with his father. He is in need of a bus pass to support his movement while accessing services and to keep him off his feet somewhat so his back issues are not exacerbated.
Steven is requesting a 30 day CTA pass for the next 3 months which will enable him to continue accessing shelter, mental health and supportive services from West Suburban PADS. H to H provided a 30 day pass on 8/29 when Steven went into the Northside Shelter, although he has since left and moved to the PADS shelter. Steven’s short and long term goals consist of accessing mental health treatment through THRIVE (via PADS), making pocket change to get by (selling Sun Times papers, for example), accessing dental care (HHO dental clinic), accessing regular medical care at St. Joseph’s Hospital (primarly back issues), and attending his Social Security Disability hearing that will take place in December. He has a lawyer and has already has two denials. He is applying for a physical and mental disability (severe spinal disorder, bilateral wrist fracture and bipolar disorder). He plans to obtain an SRO living arrangement once is case is decided in December or January.