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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
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
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
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 struggling family is living in a small trailer, there are three adults and 9 children living in a 2 bedroom trailer. More beds are needed for the children. One of the children said, that all he wants for Christmas is a bed because all of his older sisters sleep in one bed and he sleeps on the floor. A full over full bunkbed would really help this family out, so all the kids will have a bed to sleep in.
***the system does not allow for a full over full bed to be chosen please note that a full over FULL is needed.
Location: Bassett, VA 24054-County:Henry-Children Served: 9-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$460
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
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated family members. This request is for 3 children. The 16 and 17 year old girls would appreciate room decor, like a big stand up mirror, pillows, wall pics, led lights teenage girl stuff.. The ten year old boy would appreciate a basketball ball goal or he likes video games like Xbox. He ikes anime as well and aki hanma, Naruto, and demon Slayer. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25 each.
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
Mother and her three children are currently at risk of losing their housing and vehicle unless they can get their rent and car payment paid. The rent is $1220. The car payment is $330 Mother recently acquired a new job and is exploring alternative housing options so that this issue does not continue. This mother has done the best she absolutely can and did not deserve to go through the struggles that she has been faced with in the previous few months. Once a family of five is now a family of four and this mother is doing all that she can to ensure her children do not have to lose or suffer anymore. Even if multiple churches could come together and donate some money towards the rent and car as a community rather than one taking on the whole need, anything would help.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1550
A mother just recently had her baby on 11/18/2023 and her baby was born early and with an undeveloped stomach and currently still in the NICU at the hospital. Mom needs help with transportation in order to see her baby in the NICU and get to spend time with the baby before coming home.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24502-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is for two children, a two-year-old boy, and a one-year-old girl. The boy likes action figures, Mickey Mouse, dinosaurs, remotes, toy laptops, big puzzles, helicopters- airplanes - tanks- army soldiers, and musical instruments. The girl likes dolls, doll accessories, hard cover books, and musical toys. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25 each.
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
Aunt has recently taken in her teenage nephew. He came to her suddenly and with very few of his own things. The family is working very hard to create a safe, comfortable, welcoming space for him. They are in need of a bed (mattress, box spring and simple frame- any size) so he has his own place to get quality sleep. They are also seeking assistance with rebuilding his wardrobe. They have utilized the clothing closets in the community but have had difficulty finding everything he needs at this time. If possible, they feel it would be helpful if he can choose some clothing for himself. They are hoping for a bench to add to their kitchen table to accommodate the addition to their family so everyone can sit together for meals. The family would also appreciate any assistance towards Christmas gifts as this was another unexpected expense they are trying to meet.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24503-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$695
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
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