August, 2013

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Help Make History: Create Homes for Veterans!

We are seeking to redevelop a former HACC (Housing Authority of Cook County) low-income housing development of 96 town home units to create a gated Veteran’s Village.  The Smith Residences Veterans Village will provide transitional and permanent housing for women veterans and their families whose livelihood has been adversely and severely impacted due to homelessness, loss of employment, marital status, PTSD, or abuse. This village will provide rental assistance and extensive support services to the veterans and their families via partnerships with fellow service organizations such as counseling and career services.

You can make history today!  DOLL, INC. has received clearance to move ahead with the redevelopment of 96 town home units located in Ford Heights, Illinois.  DOLL, INC, needs your help to make this major project a reality.  The number of homeless men and women

Help Make History: Create Homes for Veterans!

We are seeking to redevelop a former HACC (Housing Authority of Cook County) low-income housing development of 96 town home units to create a gated Veteran’s Village.  The Smith Residences Veterans Village will provide transitional and permanent housing for women veterans and their families whose livelihood has been adversely and …
Veterans in need of safe, affordable homes for them and their families are endless.   Major construction work must be completed before families are able to move in and called The Smith Residences their new home!

DOLL, INC. needs your help.  Financial Support, to purchase building material, pay for building fees; Building Material, as in lumber, drywall, drywall screws, cement; Moving Equipment, as in loading trucks…for a complete list of items needed to help DOLL, INC. make this building project a reality for many veterans and their families, send an email to dls.4800@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Doll Smith,

Founder

The Voice of A “Vet”

black-female-soldier-salutingMy name is Meagan Washington-Sims; I am 24 years old and a 5 year veteran of the U.S. Army. I relocated back home to Chicago in October of last year after being honorably discharged to embark on the next chapter of my life. Shortly after my return, I was introduced to Ms. Doll Smith by her niece Marsha. I had no idea that meeting her would have such a large impact on my life.

Ms. Smith has a vision to help veterans and their families avoid homelessness, acquire needed resources and obtain much needed skills to progress in civilian life. I have never met someone with a burning desire to help others just because it is the right thing to do. Ms. Smith is that person. She has helped me so much during my transition and if there was something she could not do herself, she would point me in the right direction.

Under her guidance, I have accomplished so much in the past year. In March, I moved into my own apartment. In July, I started working part-time. In August, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and in September, I received my rating decision from the VA for disability compensation. In the future, I look forward to assisting Ms. Smith as she works toward accomplishing the goals for DOLL, INC. Her vision is definitely one needed for helping those like myself of this important yet often forgotten population. Thank you for everything, Ms. Smith.