Lisa

Lisa from Bay Area, CA

After 3 years, I'm out of homelessness! Furniture will help me finally feel at home.

Now that I have my own place, it feels empty. Meeting this need will help me feel secure in my new home.

My need and situation

I recently moved into an apartment after being homeless for three years.

My goals are to jump start my career back and work full-time. I want to make my apartment a part of me so that I feel comfortable coming back home after a day of working. When I was homeless I carried everything with me but now that I have my own place, it feels empty and I realized I don't have anything.

Local organizations have been helping me gather some smaller move-in supplies like dishes, bedding, and toiletries. However, I'm having trouble affording furniture items. I need a bed and mattress, equipment to set up a home office, and dining set.

Meeting this need will help me because it will help me feel secure in my new home. After feeling absent for so long, I look forward to having a home that helps me feel like I am part of the world again.

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Validated by Aiko from PATH (What does this mean?)

I have been working with Lisa since Fall of 2015. Through PATH and a rapid rehousing program with the city, Lisa was able to access support to pursue permanent housing. She recently moved into her own apartment but need help with larger furniture items. Lisa is a very friendly and highly motivated individual who is excited to finally have her own place. Lisa has volunteered and worked in her community and is eager to get back to advancing her career.

About Aiko

As Associate Director of PATH San Jose, I help people experiencing homelessness access supportive services and move from streets to permanent housing. I have been working at PATH since 2012 and what I like most about my job is the opportunity to build relationships with clients, service providing… Read more