Randy-Jo from Nampa, ID

I have PTSD after surviving a tornado. One security deposit will get me housed!

I need with help with a security deposit to get off the street and get in to a place of my own. I can afford the monthly rent, just not the deposit.

My need and situation

I am a 44 year old man struggling with PTSD for over 20 years. I was in St. John's Mercy Hospital on 5/22/12 when an EF-5 tornado hit the hospital and made my emotional problems worse. I am getting the help I need in Idaho where there are no tornadoes and I am seeing the right Doctors to cope with my issues before and after the tornado.

My goals are to get well and help others so they can get off the street sooner then me. Being on the street is very hard on people like me and I believe I can help them to stop the vicious cycle of homelessness.

I need with assistance with a security deposit to get off the street and get in to a place of my own. I can afford the monthly rent with my SSD check, just not the security deposit.

Meeting this need will help me because I am harassed by law enforcement for being homeless and I am working on my problems to be stable and not be frightened at night when I am trying to hide from police because they tell me they don't tolerate it. Having a home to go to will be one of my biggest successes in several years.

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Validated by Dawn from Community Builder, Inc (What does this mean?)

I have know RandyJo for 3 years. He has been coming in to use the resource center computers for online classes and look for rental housing. RandyJo is determined to get his life back on track. He keeps a positive outlook to keep moving forward no matter what obstacles set him back. He is a hard worker, volunteers weekly and continues to help others in similar situations as his own. It would be great for him to receive this help and I can't wait to see him in his own home.

About Dawn

I am the Exec. Director and part of a dedicated team of all volunteers at The Community Builder. My work involves providing support services to disadvantaged families, unsheltered homeless and unaccompanied youth who visit our resource center to assist them in becoming self-sufficient. We… Read more