Donald from Oakland, CA

I'm finally housed! I just need a pull-out sofa to sleep and wake up rested.

I need a sleeper sofa for my apartment. Because my apartment is small, a compact and multi-use sofa would be a perfect fit.


You've given Donald a good night's rest! Jun 9, 2017

We received some awesome news from Maria, Donald's validator at Berkeley Food and Housing Project. Maria says:

"Donald absolutely loves his new futon. It has dramatically improved his ability to sleep and has helped him rest after his dialysis treatment. He wanted to make sure that I passed along his sincere appreciate for all those that supported his need."


I am a 33 year-old who recently move into a new apartment. I have been in and out of the hospital due to kidney failure. I recently found a new clinic to get dialysis at and am looking forward to being able to get consistent treatment, which will allow me to pursue other goals.

I am working towards finding a part-time job and becoming independent. I am constantly monitoring my health and well-being and looking for ways to be as healthy as possible.

I need a sleeper sofa for my apartment. Because my apartment is small, a compact and multi-use sofa would be a perfect fit.

Meeting this need will help me because it is vital to get a good night's sleep. My treatment takes as toll on my body and getting rest is crucial for maintaining my health. When I get a job, I will need a comfortable place to rest my head so I can be the best at my job, too! A sleeper sofa will support me as I continue striving for my goal of independence and self-sufficiency.

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This need has been validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project (What does this mean?)

I know Donald through the Shelter Plus Care Program here at Berkeley Food & Housing Project. It is a permanent supportive housing program. He recently was housed after being in the searching phase for quite some time. He has been having a hard time finding a dialysis clinic, which meant that he had to go to the ER when he became too sick. Now that he has a consistent treatment plan in place, he is motivated to find a part-time job that will keep him busy, help him meet new people, and push him towards the independence he ha been reaching for. We all know that sleep is important. That importance is magnified with a treatment like dialysis. It would be great to see Donald receive this support, not only help him get a restful sleep, but to boost his confidence to get out there and find a part-time job.

About Maria

I am a Shelter Plus Care Case Manager. My program serves adults who are homeless and disabled. I work with them to locate and secure housing in the area. Once housed, I work together with the client to retain their housing and thrive. The participants I work with motivate me. Their stories, their… Read more