Heather received her new bed! Jul 12, 2016
We just received an update from Heather's validator, Laura at Berkeley Food and Housing Project:
"Heather received her new bed today! She was so excited and she plans to purchase sheets and pillows with the remaining funds."
My need and situation
I am a thoughtful woman who enjoys working on art projects and engaging in community activities. I enjoy spending time in my home reading and working on crafts.
I want to engage more at my local senior center and meet new people. I also want to take care of my health as I age.
I need a futon to put in my living room and sleep on. This will give me a place to sit when people visit and a place to rest my head at night. I haven't had a bed since I moved to my new unit and it is starting to take a toll on my health.
If I get a good nights rest on something other than the floor,
I will be able to focus on taking care of my health and engaging in meaningful activities during the day.
Thank you for helping Heather fund this need.
This need has been validated by Laura from Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Validated by Laura from Berkeley Food and Housing Project (What does this mean?)
Each need is validated by a nonprofit that knows the person and can verify that the help is necessary. Funds flow from Benevolent to the nonprofit, which then gets them to the person in need and lets us know how it went. Learn more »
Heather's Shelter Plus Care Case Manager has been working with her since October 2015. She went to visit her apartment for the first time and was shocked to see that she was sleeping on a pile of clothing. Heather used to have a nice furniture set but when she moved, she didn't have any support in helping her move her belongings. So, Heather was unable to bring the bed and furniture with her. Due to her limited income, she is unable to get herself a nice futon for her living room and any amount of money would help a great deal. She is currently sleeping on a pile of clothes and as she ages it is becoming increasingly harmful to her health. Heather is a quiet and kind woman who has never asked for much. She has been without a bed for some time now. This need would help her so much and let her focus on other things in her life.
As the Employment Service Specialist I offer employment services to the homeless populations served by Berkeley Food & Housing. My goal is to provide participants with the tools and support they need to obtain career oriented, living wage employment.
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