Gabriel from Staten Island, NY

I moved to NYC to seek a better life. With help I can get a car and secure more work!

I live in Staten Island. With a car I'll be able to travel to work, drive for delivery companies, and not have to rely on the bus.


I am a 42 year old man who moved to NYC from Puerto Rico a few years ago. I am currently working as a cleaner; I am looking to better myself with more work.

My goal is to gain additional employment that will assist me in obtaining financial security so that I can plan for a better future.

I need a car so that I can travel to and from work. At this time I am unable to secure a second job due to the lack of transportation as it varies during the evening time; I had a second job at a restaurant but working evening hours was difficult as the bus service slows down at night and I was worried about being stranded in that neighborhood.

I have been saving my money for a car; these funds will help me get there. Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to travel to more jobs like the one at the restaurant. It will also open up new areas of work, like driving for DoorDash.

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This need has been validated by PO Melendez from NYC Department of Probation

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

I have known Gabriel here at probation for sometime now. Gabriel has secured employment and would like to advance in his career so that he can have a secure future. He is striving to improve all aspects of his life.

About PO Melendez

I'm a probation officer.