After experiencing much success as a young man, Derrick began abusing alcohol, which led to his incarceration and eventual homelessness. Upon graduating from our job training program in 2014, we were able to help him to continue his education and earn his Certified Drug and Alcohol Counseling certification (CDAC) through our Career Connections program. To learn how Derrick is now helping others, please visit our blog.
Author and long-time Inspiration Corporation volunteer, Karen Skalitzky, dispels the misconceptions surrounding homelessness. It contains first-person accounts by some of Chicago's most diverse voices, collected from the men and women of Inspiration Corporation. These true stories challenge modern preconceptions of homelessness and demonstrate how this often "faceless" problem affects everyone, regardless of race, color, creed or economic status. To learn more, click here >