Computer for David
David, 23, has been hit especially hard by the Corona economic crisis. Judged a youth at risk, he lived in a boarding school from ages 4-12. At that point, he moved to his mother’s house to finish high school. They struggled financially, and David never felt that he had a stable adult to whom he could turn. Nonetheless, he pushed to be accepted into Air Force training. David managed this very stressful course for a while. Ultimately, however, his inability to control his anger led him to a fight, and he was put on probation. During that time, David participated in an anger management program and sought to return to the Army. He completed his service, while remaining in a program that supported him. After the army, David studied digital marketing and worked in a clothing store. His goal is to take more classes and create a career for himself in digital marketing. Although he has cooperated fully with the support program and made real strides, he is now under house arrest, suspected of selling drugs. His social worker feels that David did not have the inner resources necessary to allow him to hold his own after he lost his job because of the Corona closings. While not quite there yet, she says, he has made real progress. David is determined and motivated but needs continued support in order to move forward. He also needs a computer, without which a career in digital marketing will remain just a pipe dream.