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I am currently working with a family in which there is a single mother raising a 12 year old male child. The father to the child recently had a massive heart attack and has passed away unexpectedly. The mother has had to take time off from work to take care of things. She has now received a cut off notice on her electric bill. The mother is trying to hold things together for her and her child.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$263
A single mother of a 16 year old and a young adult child, are in need of assistance.
The family is without water, and they do not have the funds to repair it.
They are unsure of what is wrong with the well, and why the water stopped.
The family and I would appreciate if someone could help them get their water running!
Location: Thaxton, VA 24174-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
Mother of 4 expecting number 5 was recently placed on bed rest due to high risk, she worked until this at a small restaurant but there is no benefits. Father of baby is working but they have just gotten behind due to going from two incomes to one. They are in need of some basic needs items such as food and household supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, etc) as well as help with their electric bill which she said is around $400. Thank you.
Location: Saltville, VA 24370-County:Smyth-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Communities In Schools of Appalachian Highlands-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
I am working with a single mother of two who is also raising her granddaughter who needs some assistance. This mom is in need of a washer and dryer for her home. The ones that she has have broken. If this mom can get a washer and dryer, it would help her family be able to wash clothes in the home. This mom works nights and gets her sleep during the day, so it is important for her to be able to complete these tasks at home.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1065
A single mother is currently involved with our Family Treatment Docket in Bedford County, VA. She has a one-year-old daughter, who is currently safety placed with a family friend. She is actively participating in her required services and just recently started a new job washing laundry at a local hotel. She is in the process of working to get her license back. She has to pay a reinstatement fee of $145, as well as the base $25 fee in order to start a payment plan for her noncompliance fee ($600 total). She also has to obtain an SR22. She has contacted Direct Auto and was quoted $176.20 as an initial fee. In total, we are requesting $346.20 in order to cover these fees. She will pick up on the payment plan and the cost of her SR22 moving forward once she gets paid from her job.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24015-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$347
Mother is pregnant and has a 10 year old child. They reside in a 2 bedroom apartment that does not have closets. The apartment is extremely cluttered and the mother is overwhelmed. She is requesting assistance in helping her organize and declutter her home. She is also requesting multiple large storage bins and wardrobes for hanging clothes.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$380
A father with 2 children is need of a new washing machine. The father recently started a new job and is unable to fix the broken washing machine at this time. The family does not live near a laundromat and it has been hard to get the children to school due to unclean clothing and lice. A new washing machine would greatly improve the family's well being as well as help the children attend school more regularly.
Location: Galax, VA 24333-County:Grayson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Grayson County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$540
Protective mother with 3 children left her husband due to allegations of sexual abuse of the youngest child. She and the children are now residing with her mother in Amherst Co. Mother works but will need assistance with food and gas due to now not having her husband's income.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
I am currently working with a family that has recently moved here from France. After suffering from a traumatic brain injury, this father has struggled with many things including his executive functioning and his anger management. He is actively working on ways to cope with his TBI and still be a good father. However him and his wife have recently spilt and he is now in a new country without many resources. He has not been able to spend a large amount of time with his children due to his housing situation but, he just got approved for a new apartment! He is starting from scratch and does not have any furniture. He has shared with me that his biggest needs right now are beds for the children. He has three bedrooms so, he would like one bunk bed and one twin bed.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24019-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1220
Mother is struggling with her addiction to cocaine. Mom placed her children with family friend while she get substance abuse treatment. Friend agreed to keep both children while Mom completes treatment. Family friend needs an inflatable twin mattress for the son who is 7 and comforter set. Friend also needs help with plastic storage containers with the 3 drawers Stertite? I think. Friend has requested help with a gift card for gas as she is taking the kids to many appointments and back and forth to school
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$335
Our department is working with a family that is in need of emergency assistance with an electric bill to keep their power on. They have received a termination notice and their power will be disconnected on September 25, 2023, if $170.36 is not paid. The total amount due to get them current again is $369.43. There is a copy of this termination notice attached. The mother lost her job and she has had trouble finding new employment. The same family also stated that they are in need of a bed for their 13-year-old son. They requested a twin sized bed, mattress, and box spring.
Location: Wytheville, VA 24382-County:Wythe-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Wythe County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$731
I began working with a mother this week, and she is a first-time mother. Her baby was born three weeks ago. This mother does have some family in the community, but the father is not involved. She has signed up for benefits from DSS and is very curious to know what resources are available to her to be able to obtain more baby items for her child. She is also curious to know what supports are available in the community and was provided with a list such as healthy families, CHIP etc. She is also having surgery tomorrow and has been in pain for a few weeks. She will be relying on her family to help, but once she gets on her feet, she would like to be able to be more independent and provide for her child. She has asked for help with diapers, wipes and formula. She will be having her WIC appointment this week and will be able to obtain more formula after a month.
Baby formula: Enfamil neuro pro Gentlease
Diapers: Huggies newborn (2-3 packs)
Wipes: Huggies care sensitive
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
I am working with a family who has recently moved here from France. While the family was in France they were dealing with domestic violence from dad to mom and from dad onto the kids. Since then, the parents have separated, and mom has become the primary caregiver. The family came here from France without any furniture and without most of their belongings. Mom has been working hard to start to rebuild but is struggling to meet the bills even though she is working multiple jobs. Mom shared with me last night that her son's dresser was broken, and he does not have a place to store his clothes. (He also does not have a closet) She also is in need of a second dresser to store addition clothing and items.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24019-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
This is a family of 6 (3 children age 2-16 years old, and 2 adults). They live in the Austinville area of Carroll County. The family moved into this home about a year ago and the previous tenants left a lot of things in the home that need to be removed such as an old refrigerator and other large items. The family is requesting a dumpster, or persons available with a truck and trailer that will be willing to haul the items to the dump, so that the home can be cleaned and sanitized for the children so that they do not have to be removed and placed in an alternative living arrangement. The quoted price is for a dumpster rental through Bowman Giffith Waste Management.
Location: Hillsville, VA 24343-County:Carroll-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Carroll County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$430
This family consists of (2) children -- a 3 yo and a 10 yo and mom and grandma. The family is in need of assistance with organizing the inside of the home, general repairs (i.e. - cabinet doors, screen door, etc.), and cleaning. In addition, the family has (4) bunk beds they wish to donate and are in need of (3) wardrobes as there are no closets and (2) dressers.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$590
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