I'm raising money for a laptop so I can find work and look for housing.

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Why I'm using HandUp for a laptop.

I am fundraising for a laptop computer that has good configuration so I can do my programming on it. I was a victim of domestic violence and human trafficking and became homeless in 2014 and then 2016. I have been working but my situation made me disabled, with PTSD and other symptoms, and I had to stop working and seek domestic violence services. I need to get more settled down and learn programming so that I can work and take care of myself. First I want to find stable work -- after having an income, I will be able to find housing and not be homeless anymore.

About me.

I like to spend time painting as a healing practice. I have sold some of my paintings when people have asked.

My backstory.

I was a victim of human trafficking and domestic violence and that is why I am currently experiencing homelessness and seeking employment and housing.

My goals, moving forward.

I want to finish my coding boot camp. After finishing my certificate, I can get better opportunities. After that, I will need a car to be able to get to work. And finally, I hope to get into housing once I have these goals covered.

Other things I'd like to share about myself.

What makes me happy is encouragement, support, and appreciation from others. It also makes me happy to give back to the community and help others in need. Volunteer care-giving with dogs also makes me happy - I've done that before and it helps me feel better. I volunteered for Salvation Army for four months (Loaves and Fishes kitchen). I have a dream of going on a vacation - to Hawaii! That's my dream. It makes me stay alive.

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