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We have a youth in care that is a senior in high school, works part time, and lives with his brother in a fictive kin foster home. He is in need of financial assistance in purchasing a new vehicle as the transmission in his current car went bad. He will be aging out of foster care soon and needs financial assistance to purchase another vehicle to go to school and work.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$5000
We have a senior in high school, who is doing very well. He works part time, and is placed with an older brother in a fictive kin foster home. He does well in school. He has prom coming up, and FCDSS is out of the funds that could normally support youth going to Prom, so we are requesting either a donation of a prom tuxedo or suit, or enough money to purchase/rent one for the upcoming prom. He has been in care for four years, and has plans to continue on in our fostering futures program once he turns 18.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
The family is requesting assistance fixing a leak that has caused them to be unable to use the upstairs shower/bathtub. Mom and dad have five children under the age of eighteen in the home and six children total in the home that they care for. Dad works full time at Red Robin. Mom and dad both have extensive mental health needs. Two of the children have learning and physical disabilities. Since the shower has not been functioning, the entire family has had to share one shower. There is concern for the children’s hygiene due to this.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
Dad helps take care of his three children part time. He works full time, first shift. He lives in a small apartment with very little space. He recently had a bug bed issue and had to suddenly throw all of his bedding and mattresses away. Dad has very little furniture in the apartment. He is requesting assistance with a futon for the living room that can also serve as a bed for the children when they stay at his home as well as a queen bed for himself.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24015-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$800
This request is for a family in need of a WAL-MART gift card to purchase a phone and a phone card. This phone card is to assist bio family. The parents need a phone to be able to communicate with service providers for appointments. Their son is currently residing with the maternal grandparents. The parents are working through substance abuse and mental health issues at this current time. They utilize the phone to maintain phone contact and video visits when they cannot see him face to face with the grandparents. The phone is essential to the parents for a variety of reasons. They lost their phone on the bus on the way to the appointment and it has not been recovered. The parents have several medical appointments, substance abuse treatment, as well as visitations with their son and a phone is a tool to be able to connect with all entities. Ultimately, the request is for a phone and phone card and the family would be appreciative if this request could be met. It benefits the parents to be able to stay in touch with service providers for their care. It is also emotionally and therapeutically important for their 4 year old son to be able to have adequate contact with his parents.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
This request is for a single mother who is in need of a VISA gift card to assist with clothes for her three children between the ages of 6-12. She is currently doubled up staying with a friend while seeking housing. She is currently looking for employment and has been on several interviews. She is working with the Department to obtain daycare for her children so she can work and attend her medical appointments. Since she has had to move around several times due to unforeseen circumstances the children have been unable to take all of their belongings. Any donations towards this request would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24016-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
This family consists of a mother and her two sons, ages two and ten, as well as a stepfather. This family is in need of big support at this time. The family has no insurance, and the ten-year-old son has never seen a doctor or dentist. The child recently saw a dentist through the school and found out that he has ten abscessed teeth and needs a lot of dental work done. The child went to the dentist to estimate the work needed and the total cost is $6697, not including the two root canals he will have to be referred out to get. He will need seven fillings, two extractions, and two crowns following the root canals. Due to the family not having insurance any and all help would be very beneficial to them. The child is having a very hard time sleeping and now talking due to the pain in his mouth. Since this is such a big request we understand that assistance can come from multiple sources.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$6697
I am working with a family that has been working with the Department for several years. This family has a history of substance abuse and domestic violence. Currently, the mother and father are involved in several services to maintain sobriety and develop positive relationship skills. The mother's cell phone is no longer working effectively - this makes it difficult to communicate with service providers and with the Department. I am hoping to help her get a new phone to assist with this communication. There are several available at Walmart at various prices - the average price was around $80. Additionally, phone cards come in a range of prices.
This mother is also in search of spiritual connection and community, so she would be very open to forming a relationship with the helping church.
Location: Vinton, VA 24179-County:Bedford-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$110
This request is to assist a single mother with her three biological children. We currently provide behavior intervention support and preventative services for one of the children who is diagnosed with a developmental delay. The mother reported that she is struggling financially due to job loss. The family is currently without power due to recent financial instability. We are seeking assistance with making a payment to turn the power on. Upon this need being met the family will be able to have a grace period while the caregiver continues the process of seeking employment.
This request is to assist a single mother with her three biological children. We currently provide behavior intervention support and preventative services for one of the children who is diagnosed with a developmental delay. The mother reported that she is struggling financially. We are seeking assistance with acquiring clothing for her three children. The family is in need for assistance with getting spring/summer clothing for 3 children (Female: 4-years-old; size 6/6x, Female: 5-years-old; size 6/6x, and Male: 10-years-old; size 14/16). The family will have access to spring/summer clothing.
Please consider donating a couch to a single mother of two, who has recently left a violent domestic relationship. The mother is a very hard-working woman, however, is unable to afford a couch for her small living room. A couch donation would help this mother and children feel more at-home in their new living arrangement, away from further domestic abuse.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$450
A mother is in need of two dressers for her boys. Although she is constantly looking, the mother has been unable to obtain employment. At this time the family does not have the funds to buy dressers for the boys. The mother is currently de-cluttering the home and the dressers will help as she has no where to put the children's clothes.
Location: Martinsville, VA 24112-County:Martinsville City-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
I am working with a single mom of two who recently received custody of her family members two teenage girls, so she now has four children she is caring for in her home. This mom is in need of one twin size mattress and box spring and a full-size mattress and box spring, she already has the bed frames. If she can receive these it will better help her accommodate the children's sleeping arrangements.
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:$480
We have been working with a family that initially was struggling to find a home and spent over 6 months in a hotel. Once getting into a rental they worked towards maintaining their family and bills but were unable to put large sums of money down on a vehicle. The parents have finally finished paying their friend for the used vehicle in order to get their children to doctors, enroll their youngest child in daycare, get to their appointments without paying others gas money, and get to their child's school events. They have registered the car but at this time can't get the safety inspection due to the windshield needing to be repaired. The mother has already went to get an estimate. We are asking for assistance in getting their car in running condition in order for them to continue their positive progress and increased the stability of their family.
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:$396
The children were placed in the care of their paternal aunt. The aunt is in need of assistance of clothing for the children. The aunt resides in Chesapeake so a gift card is being requested so that she can purchase needed items for the children to include clothes, and underclothes.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Single dad with 13 year old child needs assistance with replacing/repairing drywall in the family's home. Several walls in the home are down to the studs and rooms need doors to be installed. These repairs can help with the stability of the home so the family can live in the home long term.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
Working Mother is in need of a new reliable car. The mother bought a car last year and the engine blew with still a significant balance left on the car. Mother needs a car for reliable transportation for work and the children's needs. Please help this working mother to relieve some of the financial burdens she is experiencing to give her children better lives.
Single father of two is struggling to maintain stability to stay ahead of rent payments. The mother and father recently split, so the income for the household has been cut in half. The father faces a 5-day "Pay or Quit" notice and possible eviction. Help this Father and his children to maintain stable housing.
When their niece and nephew came into foster care, this aunt and uncle willingly took in the children. The aunt and uncle live outside of Richmond, Virginia, and due to the children's parents not having transportation, the aunt and uncle have been transporting the children to Roanoke from the Richmond area for visits with their parents. The aunt and uncle have run into some issues with their vehicle that need to be fixed in order for them to continue to provide safe and reliable transportation for the children to see their mom and dad. Regular visits are crucial to help achieve the goal of reunification with the children's parents, and the family does not want transportation issues to be a barrier to return home. The aunt and uncle have been quoted $527.73 for vehicle repairs. They are unable to pay the money out-of-pocket and are looking for help in getting the vehicle fixed.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$530
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