Vanessa from Bronx, New York

After overcoming domestic violence, I need a sleeper sofa for my new apartment.

At this time, I currently sleep on the floor and often wake up in pain. A sleeper sofa will help me wake up well-rested and ready for my day.



I am a 43-year-old survivor of domestic violence. I am now proud to be back on my feet after a long stretch of ongoing abuse. I am legally disabled; suffering from spinal disk issues, chronic back pain and had major reconstructive surgery on my leg.

I have a huge love for animals and a year ago was blessed with a wonderful service dog. I would love to start volunteering my time at a local animal shelter.

I am proud to say that I recently moved into a brand new studio apartment. I need a new sleeper sofa. At this time, using what I currently sleep on, I wake up in horrible pain and on many days in tears.

Having a new sleeper sofa will help me in so many ways. My back pain will be reduced immensely, allowing me to do my daily tasks and volunteer my time at the animal shelters.

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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 half a year, 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 to the animals at any shelter that she chooses to volunteer at.

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

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