Tim

Tim from Bronx, New York

Recently disabled. With a laptop I'll be able work again as a graphics artist

I'm a trained graphic artist ready to return to stability after illness and homelessness. With a laptop I'll be able to work and contribute.

My need and situation

I've been a Graphic Artist since 1981 (over 35 years of experience). Currently, I'm living in Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities after being in the NYC shelter system. The staff here is committed to helping me and others get back to living independently with a respectable quality of life.

Due to several health issues, I am unable to work full time. However, I'm not giving up as an older gentleman I still have responsibilities & goals for the future.

I find myself in need of a laptop capable of Graphic Art.

I am hoping to change my situation by getting work part-time as a Graphics Artist something I've done for many years and all I need now is a laptop to help me along the way. Any support would be valued and appreciated; thanks to all in advance.

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Validated by Irma from Barrier Free Living, Inc. (What does this mean?)

I met Tim when I began my employment at Barrier-Free Living Apartments (BFLA) on January 2, 2018 but was assigned his case on July 1, 2018. Since then I assisted Tim with various services that includes advocacy for his SSD appeal, counseling, medical accompaniment, tenant issues that arises, and support. His love for graphic art has been exemplified during Occupational Therapy groups where he assisted in arts and craft, painting and other artistic endeavors. Although he has disabilities, it does not stop him from assisting BFLA Learning Center which works with children ages 4-12, who plan to paint a mural across the street on 138th street in the Bronx where there is a community garden. Mr. Jones is always concerned with the community and is willing to assist in showcasing the beauty of the South Bronx through art.

About Irma

I am the Director of Social Services at Barrier-Free Living. My work involves supervising Behavioral Health Coordinators (BHC) who serve single individuals and families with a history of domestic violence and physical, sexual abuse, incarceration, substance use, homelessness, and developmental and… Read more