Michael

Michael from Queens, New York

It's hard to find a job on little sleep. Help buying a bed would make a big difference!

It's hard to look for work and attend meetings when you're tired from sleeping on the floor. You can help!

My need and situation

I am a 41 year old man who has battled abuse and neglect for most of my childhood. I would numb the pain of the memories since childhood with alcohol. I am currently sober, and fighting every day to stay that way. I am married now, and my wife has given me a reason to have something to live for again.

My goals are to give my wife and myself a better life. I have finally started working on ways to be a better man by getting help, and have begun to look for work, as well as continuing with my programs to help with my sobriety.

I need a bed for me and my wife. Our blow-up bed broke so we sleep on the floor now. I am going on job interviews and focusing on my sobriety, but a bed would help as I work on progressing myself.

Meeting this need will help me because having a good night's sleep in a bed can prepare me for a better day. Being able to look for work and focus on staying healthy would be easier with a good night's sleep. I believe everyone deserves at least a bed.

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Validated by sereana from NYC Department of Probation (What does this mean?)

My client came to me as a man who was broken, and wouldn't stop drinking. A few months later he is on the road to sobriety, and going to all his meetings. He is happy and looking for work. I see a new man as I am proud and impressed. While doing house visits, I noticed he and wife sleep on the floor. I would love to see him have at least a bed.

About sereana

I have worked in the social service field for over five years. I am new to probation. I have been a Supervision officer for 6 months. I love my job and have such profound concern and care for my clients. They have made mistakes and are moving forward to better themselves. Many have given up on… Read more