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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
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
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
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
MOTHER ONLY SPEAKS SPANISH
In August 2023, mother became a single parents as well as a single income home. It was also at this time DSS became involved related incident involving 10 year old daughter Mother currently works three days a week. She has expressed the need for gas as well as clothing for her children, a girl age 10 and boy 1 years old. Daughter currently is receiving weekly counseling in relationship to the reason DSS is involved.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24019-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
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
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.
The Department is currently working with a family in which the children are placed with the paternal grandparents. The grandmother has expressed that she needs a front facing car seat for one of the children. The grandmother will need this car seat as she transports the child to and from daycare among other places as well. We appreciate any help, and we thank you in advance.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$130
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
Mom is a single mother with one child and is currently expecting another in February. She works but has cut her hours back due to complications with her pregnancy. She was recently involved in a domestic violence incident with the father of the unborn. She is requesting assistance with an infant car seat and new born diapers.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
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
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 four children ages 2, 3, 7 and 9. All three of the older children love art, and all of them love music. The older three like games, and two have Nintendo Switches. The baby girl loves farm stuff, especially cows. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25.
Location: New Castle, VA 24127-County:Craig-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Vision 30-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is a two year old little girl who would enjoy age appropriate educational toys. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25.
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