We mourn the loss of Benevolent team member Kyle Kehus. Gifts to help someone in need will honor his legacy.

Brooklyn from New York, NY

Lost everything while homeless. Winter clothes will help me stay warm this season.

I am a survivor of homelessness and domestic violence, and it would mean the world to me to have some warm winter clothing for the season.

My need and situation

I am a I am a 44-year-old survivor of domestic violence. Everything I had was lost due to homelessness. I am now proud to be back on my feet living safely in my own home and working with my counselor on new life goals. In order to pursue my goals, I need to replace the items that I lost when I was homeless. I very much need winter clothing (winter boots, coat, clothing, etc.).

I live in a small, cute apartment in New York City. I worked very hard to get this apartment. I am legally disabled and live with my service dog, Levi. I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Levi amazes me every day with what he is trained to do.

I have a huge love of animals. My goal is to form a community of women with PTSD who are in need of service dogs.

Meeting this need will help me because I will have proper attire for the upcoming winter season. I am looking forward to getting back the items I lost while homeless (especially a warm coat). Thank you for your support.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Brooklyn fund this need.

$180of $350

Need funded!

5 supporters


This need has been validated by Josephine from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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

I have been Vanessa's social worker for around a year and a half, helping her work towards her goals and ambitions. I am proud of her. She is a thoughtful and determined person, and has come a long way. She is dedicated and has a deep love for her service dog, and she would be a great asset in giving her time in helping other women with service dogs.

About Josephine

My name is Josephine, and I have received my license around a year ago. I have been at Barrier Free Living for about a year and a half, and it is a great organization. It is making a difference in people's lives, and supporting their goals of greater independence and permanent housing. I really… Read more