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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
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
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
School personnel will be taking three high school boys shopping for clothing needs. All three boys have experienced hardships this past year which include homelessness, several moves and transitions as a result of losing their homes, absence of parent(s) due to substance, no financial means, limited transportation, etc. Requesting gift cards to allow the boys to pick out and shop for their own clothing at a used clothing store.
Location: Moneta, VA 24121-County:Bedford-Children Served: 3-Agency: #Bedford County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$900
There is an 18 year old student enrolled in SRHS under McKinney-Vento. Student is staying with a family in Moneta with two other people in the home. Student was due in January with triplets, however she delivered the babies today prematurely and the family isn't prepared for bringing the babies home. There is a need for all things for the babies with the exception of cribs as that need is being met by another organization. The needs include but at this point are not limited to the following: Three infant car seats, diapers, wipes, blankets, crib sheets, all sizes of baby clothes including preemie, bottles, bouncy seat, infant tub and changing mat/pad.
There are two boys and one girl.
Location: Moneta, VA 24121-County:Bedford-Children Served: 4-Agency: #Bedford County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1350
I have a few people willing to help. Please confirm what is still needed as well as how we can get them to this person. Thank you.
Franklin Heights. 9 hours ago
I had posted on FB and here are 3 responses I have received so far. 1) My daughter has a changing table used twice to donate and is looking through her stuff for more. How do I get these to the young lady?
2) My name is Michael Smith I am with Covered Chaplaincy and we support our first responders and the community of Bedford. I wanted to see how I could help this young lady with the triplets. Is there any current need she has left and in great need of?
3)I have a used infant car seat and 2 bases for it
4)have you contacted BRPC Friends or Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center? Maybe you could post it in the Lynchburg Mom, Lynchburg Moms Supporting Moms, Lynchburg Moms 🙂groups too.
Franklin Heights. 9 hours ago
Needs4 Needs / $1350 to go!
Infant Car Seat
3 out of 3 items still needed
Diapers & Wipes (see description for details)
3 out of 3 items still needed
3 out of 3 items still needed
Various Baby Supplies (see description for details)
This individual is a single father of two twin three year old girls who had been without employment for two months and had to pay high costs of child care he was out of work due to not having child care funds and no financial help for his daughters from their mother. He has since gained new employment, however he is making less money than he was and he has since reached out and now has child care assistance to have affordable child care, but is behind on his rent struggling to catch up from using his savings. He is a single father of two young twin girls receiving no child support, struggling to pay his bills after savings were depleted having to pay for child care and rent is over $2,000 behind. The Father's home is the primary home for his twin girls.
am currently working with a kinship caregiver who is raising her cousins, ages 11 and 14. The family was served by CarePortal previously, however, the connection was unable to support her needs at the time. The family is now in need of some additional support. Recently, after previous belief that she would be unable to drive, she discovered some unpaid taxes on her vehicle when she believed that a prospective buyer had paid them. Now, she has decided to keep the car, but because of the remaining balance, a stop has been put on her license. This means that she will be unable to renew her registration this month, and if she were to drive it, her car could be towed. She would really appreciate someone who could cover the cost of the taxes and accrued fees, so that the family will have reliable transportation. Due to her disability and the chronic pain that comes with it, the caregiver has been unable to work and is on a fixed income. Therefore, she is finding it difficult ot cover these unexpected costs. Thank you for your dedication to serving the family however you are able!
The Department is currently working with a young couple with a soon to be 2-year-old. The mother is expecting a second child and is 9 weeks pregnant. The family is asking for help with 2T (female) clothing, diapers and wipes. Diapers in sizes 6 and newborn. The child will need the "Huggies" brand of diapers and wipes as she is allergic to the other brands. We greatly appreciate any help and thank you in advance.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$140
A family is seeking a relationship with a local church as well as assistance with bed bugs. There are two children within the home that are under 18 and both are males. The mother stated that the family has had bedbugs for a week, that she knows of, and has killed one crawling on a pillow and found one on one of her children. The mother stated that she has been spraying bedbug spray on the couch, but is worried as she knows they can live within walls and cracks.
The mother has reached out to seven community resources, however has not had any communication or replies.
The total below is an estimate as the family has not been able to call professionals as they need financial assistance
Location: Goodview, VA 24095-County:Bedford-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
Single mother has had two children removed from her care previously due to mistakes in her past but has a newborn and a chance to right her wrongs. There are no concerns with the safety of the newborn in her care currently and mother has everything she needs for the child. Mom moved into a new apartment which has a bed for her but nothing else. She is requesting help getting the basic furniture with a couch, tv stand, dining room table, and at least two dressers. We are also requesting a gift card for food and gas to help her through until she can get her girl into daycare at 6weeks and go back to work. This is the first time she has had her feet underneath her and is excited to be moving forward. Please help ensure she can do so comfortably with her littlest blessing!
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1110
Two young children are being returned home to mom; the family is in need of a toaster oven, two toddler beds and bedding (girls), small sofa/love seat, and a large rug to cover the cement flooring in their home.
Location: Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579-County:Rockbridge-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1075
I am currently working with a single mother of six children. The mother herself was in foster care as a child. She has lost her transportation due to the transmission going out on her vehicle, and the only available option is to call her former foster mother whenever she or the kids need a ride somewhere. The kids have access to the school bus but if one or more of them miss the bus on a day then mom has no way to get them to school. The school tries to provide transportation as best they can for the kids. Additionally, for any appointments, etc. the mother has no means for transportation. This request is to see if anyone out there might have a spare vehicle they aren't using that they could donate to this family. If not, then possibly a donation towards buying a car or repairing the old car if that is possible.
Location: Blue Ridge, VA 24064-County:Botetourt-Children Served: 6-Agency: #Botetourt County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$3000
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is for three children, eleven and fifteen year old girls and their thirteen year old brother. They would each like an Amazon or Walmart gift card. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25.
Family is currently in need of assistance with their Webb oil bill. They don't have the fund to pay the whole amount at the moment as dad is the only one working at the moment. Mom stays home to take care of the children. Oil is the main source to heat their house and there is not oil left in the tank. Please consider this family, anything can help to assist them.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is for a one year old little boy. He wears size Size 5 diapers and 18 month clothing. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25 each.
Location: Buena Vista, VA 24416-County:Buena Vista City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Vision 30-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$25
This is a single mother taking care of three children. She recently gave birth a few months ago to a boy. The mother works two jobs in hospitality, and she did not receive maternity care due to the industry. The mother stopped receiving child support from the two older children's father, and the other father is not present as such. The mother's son has early kidney disease and has been receiving care in MD as he was born out of state, and therefore she attends services there for the baby. The baby is having surgery this Friday, and the mother has been struggling with being able to work when her child is considered high medical needs. This mother's service providers put in a SSI application, however that won't take place till January of next year. This mother applied for fueling assistance but won't be accepted till the end of December. Her utility bill is 484.31 and she faces disconnection on 11/28/23. I requested that she contact all financial agencies in the area today, but it will take time for her to hear back from these providers. She needs help, she needs support, she needs a prayer and thoughts that everything will be okay with her son. Please consider helping this mother :)
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$484
Single parent is the only one earning income for the household of 3. The mother is currently on medical leave and received a disconnect utility bill for $1036.78. The mother stated that she did not receive any utility bill except for the disconnect notice. The mother has contacted AEP; however, they cannot assist with any funding assistance. She also attempted to contact RAM house and Salvation Army and is pending a response. Disconnection is set for this week. The mother contacted 211 Virginia for general resources but reported that she did not have much luck. Would anyone in the community be able to assist?
Location: Roanoke, VA 24015-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1036
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is a for a 12 year old girl who likes jeans size 20, sweatshirts size XXL, jacket 3XL, likes all colors, make up . Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25.
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is for 4 children. One child is a 10 year old boy who likes fortnite, baseball stuff- atlanta braves. One child is a 2 year old boy who likes construction vehicles, matchbox cars, bob the builder, trains, fire and rescue trucks. One child is a 9 year old boy who likes minecraft, roblox, legos, matchbox cars. One child is a 3 year old girl who likes unicorns, princess stuff, wears size 6x. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25 each.
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