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Mom and baby are currently residing at the Rescue Mission, mom is unemployed and currently looking for housing. She is in need of newborn baby clothes, clothes for herself, toiletries for herself, diapers and wipes and care seat.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
Mom is a single mother who is requesting help for some baby items. Mom has not been able to find a job and is having a difficulty to get some of the things for her baby. The baby needs diapers size 2, wipes and some girl winter clothes 6-9 months. I'm requesting a highchair since baby is about to start solid foods. Mom suffered from domestic violence while she was pregnant. Mom is a loving mother but is just facing some challenging times.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$225
Family is in need of some items for their children. They are currently facing some financial challenging and would really appreciate some help from the churches. Mom is working but due to one of the children having multiple doctor's appointments dad is unable to work since is taking care of him. They are in need of 6–9-month boy clothes. Diapers size 1 and wipes as well as a stroller and swing. The other child needs clothes size 8 or medium for boy and show size 2.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$340
Client is urgently in need of a change of locks. She has already bought locks but needs help changing them. She does not feel comfortable leaving her home without locks changed as she has no way to lock her house.
She's just moving in from FL, and needs help getting settled in Bedford. She's moved in to get custody of her son and needs some furniture for the transition. The furniture is not urgent but she needs her locks changed so she can leave the house and look for work. The hearing is on Nov. 1, and we're hoping we can get some services and support in place for when her son moves in.
She really does not have supports and is looking for work as well. She says she really needs a church and is open to building a relationship as she does not have any friends or supportive family in the area. Updated on October 02, 2023 by an Agency Worker We were able to find someone to help change the locks.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
A mother and father are currently working through Family Treatment Docket with Bedford County Department of Social Services. They have twin three-year-olds, one male and one female, who are currently in Foster Care. The parents are actively participating in all of their required services for both Foster Care and Family Treatment Docket. They are both scheduled to successfully graduate from FTD on 10/25/23. The mother works part-time and the father is employed full-time. The mother has approximately $1,000 in fines that are due to Roanoke County. Once she pays these, she will be released from probation in December. They are able to pay half of this ($500) but need assistance with the remaining $500.
Location: Goodview, VA 24095-County:Bedford-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
Mom lives in the home with her four children. Dad is involved but does not live in the home, he is more of a financial support. Mom is pregnant with a fifth child. She is in the process of applying for child care so she can go back to work. The family is in need of 3-6 month female clothes, baby bottles, size 5 diapers and wipes, and boys size 11 shoes.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Mom and dad both work hard to make ends meet. They are currently separated but live in the same household. The family is in the process of applying for child care through Roanoke City but currently dad takes the child to work with him. Mom has some medical issues that only allow her to work part time hours or less per week, depending on how she is feeling. The family does not have reliable transportation and have been spending money on fixing their one vehicle in order to get to work. The family is in need of 2t-3t pull ups and female clothes for a toddler age 17 months.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$90
I received a case where this mother's food stamp needs to be renewed. This mother has a two-month newborn, and a 5-year-old child. Today, her car got towed and her electricity went out. DSS was able to pledge to have the power restored. This mother does not have much food in the house, and desperately needs food for this weekend. She said that she could stay with her sister, but i do know that her sister has enough food for everyone in the house. Would anyone be willing to help this mother out with groceries for some days till she is able to physically go to a food pantry next week? Any non-perishable food staples, fresh produce and frozen meats or even a gift card for her to shop would be so much appreciated.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
A mother and her 2 children are in need of a doorbell camera for the home. The father is abusive and still has a key to the home. As of now there is a protective order, but the oldest child and mother are scared that the father will try and come back to their house. They would love the peace of mind to see who comes to the house as well as being able to record if the father comes to the house so they can present that evidence to the court.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$70
Single grandmother who is raising her four grandchildren by herself has been working with this case manager for some time now. Children have all had significant challenges that have placed them before the courts. This grandmother has always been there for her grandchildren since day one and even having some since they were born. She lives on a very fixed income and is need of some home repairs. Currently she needs flooring for her trailer as the flooring she has in her kitchen and dining area is ripped and heavily damaged. The subfloor is showing throughout some spots in the kitchen and dining area. Her living room had carpet and it was extremely worn down that it needed to be taken out and now the living room floor is just the subfloor. This grandmother has mentioned that having some flooring would make her home feel more like a home for her grandchildren. A concern is that after so long with the subfloor showing it could eventually become worn down and holes could appear which would then pose a safety risk for the children in the home.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A parent is in need of help with an electric bill. Dominion told the parent that $2,000 would settle his past account balance which is $5919.32. The BRC agreed to pay $300 and DSS agreed to pay $200. Therefore, we are looking to get $1,500 to pay off the remaining balance. They are using a generator currently but the parent reported how expensive gas is for that.
Location: Eagle Rock, VA 24085-County:Botetourt-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #Botetourt County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1500
A single mother is going through a rough time financially with her 2 kids, ages 4 and 9 months. She's requesting assistance with getting diapers, wipes and winter clothes for the kids.
The 4 year old boy wears size 4T and shoes 9C.
The 9 month old girls wears 12-18 month clothes, and size 3 infant in shoes, diapers size 6.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$160
I am working with a family that includes a 2 young children, a mother, and father. The father who was previously hospitalized for a life threatening health condition, has been recovering for a few months and is now working with Temp Agencies to find a job. The mother had always been a stay at home parent before his hospitalization but when the father got sick they had to move to a different location closer to their family support system and she picked up the finances. Recently the mother lost her job and the father (now cleared) is working towards getting a job to assist with supporting the family. Due to her loosing her job, they fell behind on some bills and work at addressing the home needs one step at a time. They were able to get 1 toddler mattress for their children's room but are unable to afford the 2nd. They were unable to get assistance from their support system to help with paying the electric. They have a disconnection notice for 10/3/2023. We are asking for help with getting 1 toddler mattress and paying the minimum due (379.32) to avoid the disconnection.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$449
18 Year-Old Fostering Futures female currently enrolled in her first semester at college studying to be a veterinarian technician in Harrisonburg, VA and living on her own is in urgent need of a car insurance payment and October rent payment, both due on October 1, 2023. This youth is working part time in addition to being in school but does not have the funds at this time to cover these expenses. DSS can assist with payments being made online with a credit card and a receipt provided.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$811
KH is in foster care. She is currently placed in a residential facility. KH does not have any family to help meet her needs.
KH is requesting a twin size comforter, in pink or purple. She also would like to have art and craft items; such as markers, adult coloring books.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$95
A parent and her two adult children need assistance. One of the students is still in school. The parent is currently unemployed but trying to get a job. Her hindrance is that she does not have gas for her car to go to interviews or go to the library to apply for jobs. She would like a gas card for $35 in order to get out of the house and apply for jobs to be able to pay her rent and bills. She does not have internet at her house due to that being shut off due to non-payment. Her total bill for Lumos is $214.14. Her past due balance is $140.59 plus $73.54. That is due by October 19th. Her electricity bill is $2,128.53. She also needs assistance with rent. She did not pay her rent last month, cannot pay it this month or next month. Her rent is $725 each month. The parent also has a past balance of $1,995 past balance that is due to her landlord. If she does not pay, she will get evicted. Her car insurance is due by October 4th and is in the amount $39.37. She needs household items as well. She needs floor cleaner, toilet cleaner, clorox wipes, lysol , trash bags, detergent, fabric softener, liquid dish soap, shampoo and conditioner (3 bottles of each), feminine products, headache medicine (excedrin and ibuprofen), and cat litter. There is one bed but the parent reported she has to get rid of that. Two beds are needed for her children. Edit: October rent needed in order to avoid getting kicked out. The land lord is frustrated.
Location: Buchanan, VA 24066-County:Botetourt-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Botetourt County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$6968
A single mother of a 16 year old as well as a young adult child are in need of assistance.
This family is having difficulty with their water, and unsure of what the problem is. Mom thought she was able to fix it, however it was a brief fix. All 3 members of the household are working, but do not have the funds to pay a plumber for the repairs.
Without water, the family is unable to shower, cook and clean. The teenager is missing school and this could pose an even larger problem.
The amount I am requesting is nothing more than a guess, since it is unknown why the water is not working.
Any assistance you can offer this family is greatly appreciated. Thank you
Location: Thaxton, VA 24174-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
A mother and her two boys recently moved into the area. The move was prompted as a Domestic Violence incident that occurred between the mother and father. The boys aged 10 and 13 were present during the incident. First UMC recently helped the family with beds , however a new need has arose for the family. Recently, the mother has fell into financial strain and it has been hard to maintain her rent payment. The mother currently works a job, however she works in Floyd which is an hour away. She is in the process of transferring down to Martinsville to work, however this process could take a while. When meeting with the mother, she stated that she spends $40 in gas each day, driving back and forth. HMDSS has agreed to pay some of the rent, however is unable to pay all. Any help for this family is appreciated!
Location: Collinsville, VA 24078-County:Henry-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1500
The family is in need of diapers and wipes. The parents are employed; however, they are currently experiencing some hardships with their finances. Once this need is met for the family, the children's basic needs will be met, and the parents will be assisted with their current hardship. The family is requesting size 4 diapers and wipes.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$80
Grandmother has custody of 15 year old, Grandmother is struggling to care for her, and has had multiple surgeries for her health issues. The Grandmother is overwhelmed and the home is in need of repair, there is a hole in kitchen floor, and the bathroom commode is leaking upstairs. Grandmother needs help. Due to bugs and mice Grandmother needs a new couch and loveseat or chair so the old ones can be thrown out. Grandmother also stated she needs 2 full size bed frames as well. This grandmother is keeping her grandchild out of foster care but could use the help of the community.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$775
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