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Life Teaches Foundation

Only Together Can We End Homelessness

Once and For All

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The Goal Is Success

Yours (your goal) | Mine (inspire success) | Ours (end homelessness)

Welcome to Life Teaches Foundation! We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Illinois.

Life Teaches Foundation was created to join the fight against homelessness. We exist because everyone deserves to live a life they love in a world they can be proud of.

We work toward this by inspiring an all-hands-on-deck mindset that brings together all available resources to reach the common goal of ending the homelessness epidemic, once and for all.

We intend to inspire everyone to see and reach their own potential. We empower you to overcome the challenges that life tests you with. We support each other by accepting that we are all right where we need to be, which is never the same for two separate people.

With respect to where you are now, we want to see you where you want to be!

CLICK HERE for coaching or consulting (1st Session always free)

What Can You Do?

Lead By Example

“Do as I say, not as I do” just doesn’t fly anymore. People are realizing that actions speak louder than words.


“When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”

– Maya Angelou

Get Involved

We can either continue to wait for someone else to “fix the problems” or we can take action and inspire others. Without people to pay for goods and services, money would be useless. Though money provides options, donating your time or money provides much-needed resources to existing organizations.

Raise Awareness

Ignoring or avoiding a problem doesn't make it go away. Don't back down from the tough conversations.

Business Consulting and Personal Life Coaching

We support other organizations by helping them find the volunteers and connections they need. Our business consulting services are available to businesses that want to increase impact (increased income is usually a side effect).

Life coaching is available for individuals who want to change something in their life, whether it's your relationships, your career, your social life your global footprint.........if there's something in your life that just feels stuck......a life coach might be just what you need to get unstuck.

With the support of a life coach, you'll learn how to set the right goals for YOU so you can recognize your progress as you achieve the right goals to create a life you love.

We're here to make sure you're achieving your goals. Only together can we build a world we love. We all deserve to live the life we want.

 The cost for our services is a suggested donation of 10% of your net income, regardless of amount. We structured it that way because we don't want money to be what stands between you and the help you need. We hope that as your income increases, so will your support.

We want to share the resources available to us. The current goal is to remove financial constraints for us, as well as for you.

The more people we help, the more people we CAN help (each new client becomes a new resource). 

If you need help, please don't be shy. Our resources may be limited until funding picks up.

If we can't help, we'll find someone who can. We'll help you get the support you need.

Our goal is success   |   Your success leads to ours   |    Everybody WINS!

Click Here to Submit an Application for Coaching or Consulting (1st session is always free)

One Step That Will Change Your Life

Take time to LISTEN from a place of empowered acceptance.

Accept the speaker (any fellow human) for who they are, but dare them to dream of a better life.

(Whether you know them or not)

Then support them in their journey

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About Us

At Life Teaches Foundation, we believe that thanks to all the resources, developments, and knowledge available in today’s technological and more connected world, a peaceful  world is a more realistic goal than it's ever been.

We believe that by holding ourselves and others accountable and taking responsibility for our own actions, EVERYONE could live a life they love.

And if all of our goal is to create a world we're proud of, we can all live in a world we’re proud to live in.

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Our Founding

To build momentum in spreading her message of hope, life coach Yael recruited the support of her friends, Gaye Durst and Patricia Rivera, and her grown sons, Anthony and Michael, to found Life Teaches Foundation.

Yael is the author of The World I See Begins with Me, an inspiring poem that depicts the details of a world that, until now, we could only dream of living in. Life Teaches Foundation strives to teach by example that with the right support, mindset, and resources, in today's day in age, it is entirely possible to create a life you love in a world you’re proud to live in.

“When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.”

– Maya Angelou

Our Growth

Life Teaches has already undergone several “makeovers” as Yael was using her initially limited resources, support, and experience to gain an understanding of entrepreneurship and the nonprofit world.

Everything she gained along her journey inspired the creation of our nonprofit. Yael takes pride in the fact that she teaches by example, ensuring she judges no one because she will not ask anyone to do anything she wouldn't do herself.

When asked who will pay for the idea of coaching the homeless, Yael's reply was a resounding, "The people who want to be a part of the solution". 

Yael shares her hope with the world to inspire others to find solutions instead of dwelling on the problems. 


With the help of a few private donors who are showing support and offering encouragement, Life Teaches Foundation is currently funded solely by the coaching and consulting services offered by Yael.

When Yael is not working on or in her business, she can be found networking, offering support, or volunteering with the organizations she wants to work with the most.

Many of these organizations have supported Yael and her family throughout their own journey.

They've provided for herself and her vision. She does what she can to support them in any way she can.

Ultimate Goal for Life Teaches Foundation

Life Teaches Foundation will become the go-to organization to achieve any goal. From finding a place to call home to increasing the impact you make in the world......and at every stage in between!

The World I See Begins With Me

Written by: Yael (1996)

I dream of a perfect world:

Where the wars have all ended and weapons have been obsolete for years.
Children can go out in the yard to play. They know to stay away from the street.

When a stranger walks past as they play, they smile and say "Hey, nice day. Isn't it?"
Doors are left unlocked or...on a nice day...even wide open.
Parents and grandparents are out working on their garden TOGETHER.

Everyone takes pride in keeping the world beautiful.
Everyone does their part.

People recycle so as not to destroy their precious resources.
People take pride in the land. they are one with their planet and all that it offers.
They respect themselves and each other.
They take pride in themselves and each other.
They treat one another the way everyone should be treated.

This is an idea of the world I dream of.
This is the world I work toward.

This is the world I'd like my children to live in.
I try to live my life as close to this as possible.
I try to raise my kids to see the world in this light.
Hopefully, they'll raise their children this way:
to have THIS vision...knowing their worth and strength.

It has to start somewhere.

So, the way I see it...

The World I See Begins with ME.


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