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We have a mother of an infant and two teenagers, all females who are currently homeless. They were forced to leave their previous living conditions quickly and could not gather many of their belongings. Mainly belonging to the mother and the infant. They are working with local agencies and have temporary housing at this time, but they need numerous items to get assistance in the month of December until the mother can locate daycare and employment. We hope that assisting with these items will allow the family to remain local and keep them warm in the winter months. The family needs 2-3 cans of Similac Total Comfort (the purple can), size 3 diapers, and wipes. The clothing request would be 7 size 9 mos: outfits and a winter coat for the infant. One of the teens is a female wearing size 3/5 in Junior's pants or size small in leggings and is requesting 3 pairs of pants and 3 shirts in a size small adult. The other female is a size 7 in Juniors or a size small in leggings and is requesting 3 pairs of pants/leggings and 3 shirts in a size medium. Mother is a size 5 in Juniors and is requesting 5 pairs of pants or leggings which would be a size small and 5 tops is a size medium.
Location: Christiansburg, VA 24073-County:Montgomery-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Montgomery Co Dept of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$406
A child in our division broke his wrist. He was transported to a doctor in Christiansburg, VA to have the broken bone cast. Parent(s) and child need transportation to 125 Akers Farm Road Suite C, Christiansburg, VA 24073 for a follow-up appointment on Friday, December 8th at 3:40 pm. We can help facilitate communication regarding transportation.
Location: Hillsville, VA 24343-County:Carroll-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Carroll County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$121
Married couple with two young children (one is special needs) just lost a baby three hours after birth due to undetected health issue. They had to divert December rent to burial expenses of $4,000 (to add to what was donated). Mom is facing two additional surgeries this month. Both typically work full-time and need very little support, but they could use help with just half of their rent as they grieve and prepare to transition back to work. The total rent is $1,200. They have $600 to put toward the rent. They requested aid at a local agency and were denied as they received help with their electric bill last May.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Lake Christian Ministries-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
A mother and infant are in need of all household furnishings. Infant needs crib and or pack and play along with crib sheet, and a dresser or chest of drawers. Mother is in need of at least a full-size bed frame and mattress, along with bedding. They are also in need of kitchen table and chairs, living room couch and chair, end tables, tv stand and tv. They are also in need of all kitchen utensils, pots and pans, as well as plates and bowls. Also in need of towels, wash clothes, curtains.(everything to start a household). In need of cleaning supplies such as trash bags, bleach, dishwashing liquid, spic and span cleaner, broom, dustpan and mop and bucket.
Location: Marion, VA 24354-County:Smyth-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Smyth County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2537
A 17-year-old single mother is in need of help and support. She has very little support as it only her, her mother, and her child. her mother is also a single parent. The child, a 12-month-old female, is her main priority, leaving hers last. She currently is a student at Forrest Park Academy. She is trying to maintain her schoolwork while caring for her child. She has limited transportation as she as to take Ubers to her grandmothers to drop off the child & then to school. The mother of the 17-year-old does not drive as she does not have a license, so transportation within the family is very scarce. This mom is in need of a community and support.
The child is also in need of 3T clothing such a long sleeve, pants, sweaters, socks, and winter clothing. Child is also in need of Huggies brand diapers and wipes. We truly appreciate any help. Thank you in advance.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24016-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$301
We have two students that had several oral health issues including abscessed teeth, cavities, etc. We took the children to be seen by a clinic and now they have a follow-up appointment and need transportation. They need to be seen at Mt. Airy, Surry Medical Ministries. A parent would attend the appointment with the children and we could assist with communication to set transportation up. The staff at the clinic are able to communicate with the parent. The appointments are at 10 and 10:30 on Wednesday, December 6th. Parent will incur all cost of the MD visit, but they did need transportation (cost to include gas and time) 46.2 miles round trip x 50.5 cents per mile = $ 23.33 + 25.00 an hour for 3 hours time.
Location: Hillsville, VA 24343-County:Carroll-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Carroll County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$98
Mother is seeking assistance. She is a victim of Domestic Violence and she and her daughter were removed from their home last night and currently staying with a friend. The mother and child had to leave the home with only the clothes on their backs. The mother is pregnant and due in May. The mother is seeking assitance with food as she has SNAP but had to leave all food behind as well as clothes for her 2-year-old daughter.
Child wears a 3T
Size 5 diapers
Size 6 shoe
She would appreciate any help she can get, she is trying to figure out what to do next. There is a restraining order in place at this time.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
Mother recently got a new job that is a position for as needed and therefore not consistent. Her previous position was also an as needed position but she had not gotten any work in about 3 weeks. With this new position, mother will be making more per hour when she does work and is looking for another flexible employment option for the times that she does not. Mother is currently in need of help with her rent and a few other outstanding bills for this month until she begins receiving paychecks for the new job. Mother would also be interested in working with a faith based organization as a job when she is not doing the as needed position.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24503-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1060
This family is trying to set up separate residences for both parents. Father's work schedule is fluid. Mother has a lot of appointments. The parents and babysitter have to share a car seat. Due to the frequency at which the caregivers exchange baby, they could use another car seat. This would cut down on time and effort, which will help decrease stress on caregivers and baby.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
I am asking for help for grandparents who have recently obtained custody of their 3 young grandchildren in getting winter clothing. These grandparents have always been very active in the lives of the children and when LDSS became involved with the family, they did not hesitate to take the necessary steps to keep the children with family. They are in need of clothing for an 8 year old boy and 2-year-old twin girls. Clothing sizes are: Boys 10/12, Girls 3t and 4t, and diapers 5 and 6.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$380
Single mom needs furniture before her son can be released from a major university hospital at which he's scheduled for a bone marrow transplant. He suffers a rare genetic immunodeficiency disease. The boy's father refinanced the house to provide new flooring (sterile environment) but the family has no funds left for furniture. All the old furniture had to be thrown away due to risk of dust, dander and mold. All furniture must now be hard-surface and able to be sterilized. They need a desk, a desk chair, a recliner, end tables, a coffee table and a corner TV stand. All used furniture has to come from a smoke-free, pet-free home and not mildewed due to risk of infection for the boy.
Location: Ferrum, VA 24088-County:Franklin-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lake Christian Ministries-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$660
This family needs a Christmas miracle! The mother is having a C-section on December 5th and will have 2 children under 2, as well as her older children. She has just left an abusive partner and as a result is struggling to provide Christmas for her family, from gifts to dinner. She will be recovering from the c-section and unable to work for at least a month. She is also struggling to buy diapers and wipes for both babies. Mom was able to provide Christmas wishlist's for the children, ages 16, 11, 1, and newborn. Updated on December 01, 2023 by an Agency Worker Mother also needs 2 baby gates
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$550
Family of three adults and nine children are behind on the electric bill. They had to divert funds from utilities to purchasing kerosene as their landlady refuses to fix the rental home's heating system. The total due is $1,200 but a payment of $495 by Dec. 11 will avoid shutoff. They have utilized all local agencies for aid this year. They cannot apply for crisis assistance until January 1, 2024, from the local Dept. of Social Services.
Location: Goodview, VA 24095-County:Bedford-Children Served: 9-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #Lake Christian Ministries-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$495
A family needs winter clothing, to include jackets and shoes. Clothing needs are as follows: - 9 year old girl wears a size 8, size 1 shoe; 8 year old girl wears a size 7, shoe size 1; 5 year old boy wears size 5T-6T and size 11 shoe; 3 year old girl wears 3T shoe size 9-10 and the 1 year old is in 24 month clothing. Assistance of this type will insure appropriate seasonal clothing and insure warmth for the children.
Single mom of four children needs assistance paying rent. She had full-time work in healthcare in Lynchburg, but quit because her car's transmission is going out and she is afraid the drive will soon leave the car inoperable. Children are ages 6, 8, 12 and 13. Family was homeless last year and mom continues to struggle to get back on her feet. She is enrolled with Career Works to find a good employment fit for her skills and location. Of the $700 rent, she can pay $100.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lake Christian Ministries-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
I am working with a mother, and her two young sons who are in need of some household items. The mother works full time, 6 days a week, and is the main support for her two children. She currently does not have a bed to sleep in, as hers broke a while ago and she does not have the funds for another. She also does not have any furniture in her living room besides a futon that she has to sleep on. Any living room furniture (chairs, couch, etc. ) would be greatly appreciated by her. She is in need of a bed and frame for herself to sleep on.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$360
The Department is working with a family who recently moved to the area. The Family has five young children on a limited income. Both parents work long hours and are having issues with animals tearing open the garbage cans at the end of the driveway. The Family is looking for a closing bin that can be placed at the end of the driveway to keep animals out and reduce the potential for loose trash. The family has been given notice by the town that the family needs to rectify the issue or they could potentially be fined. The family uses oil heat and have been unable to save the money to have the oil tank filled for the home. The family is appreciative of any help at this time.
Location: Wytheville, VA 24382-County:Wythe-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Wythe County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
7 year old child was placed with a family friend/godmother under a Emergency Removal Order. The child had no belongs when she moved into this home. The child is in need of shoes, winter coat, bookbag, school supplies, underwear, socks, and personal hygiene items
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$290
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