Ariana V. had silently survived in a dangerous marriage for years. When she finally summoned the courage to get out of this situation, she was referred to HomeStart to help her move into a new apartment where she would be safe – away from violence. She was finally able to breathe again and really start to take care of her own fragile health. HomeStart helped assist her with paying a security deposit as well as getting a bed for her new place – an item many people take for granted as they go to sleep everynight. “I was just thinking about a bed,” Ariana recalls, “…I would love my own bed for the first time in my adult life.” The day the bed arrived in her new apartment, she was overjoyed and declared she was making a new start in her life and couldn’t be happier.