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These children have been placed out of the home in Roanoke City to a home in Vinton. This is still considered a Roanoke City DSS case.
This case deals with four children being removed from their parents home. Two were placed with an aunt and the other two are now in their second placement home with the great grandmother. The children have been experiencing the trauma associated with being the child of addicts for several years now. This is the first time they've been placed outside of the home. Even though they are with family they greatly miss their parents.
The great grandmother is requesting size five diapers and wipes. The little boy is requesting a "Josh Plushie" for Christmas and the little girl is requesting a Magic Mixie Lamp. These may be the only gifts they receive for Christmas. Mom and dad are struggling financially in their addiction and the great grandmother is on a fixed income.
Location: Vinton, VA 24179-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A grandmother who is serving as the placement for her grandson is experiencing financial difficulty due to being on a fixed income. The grandmother is requesting assistance with purchasing Christmas items for the 9 year old boy.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
A single mother of a 6 month old baby is experiencing financial difficulty. The mother is currently unemployed due to a medical situation. The mother is asking for help purchasing some items for Christmas for the baby.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
A mother who is a victim of domestic violence is working towards stability for herself and her children. Due to her financial situation while she is trying to gain independence from the abusive relationship she has fallen behind on some bills. The Department would like to purchase security cameras for her to help with family safety, but she currently does not have internet access. The mother needs approximately $300 to get her internet service restored, which would allow the security cameras to be connected. The Department will be able to cover the cost of the cameras and the mother has been referred to the COX discount internet program to assist with the internet costs moving forward.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
Mother is seeking assistance with the electric bill. The mother has recently separated from husband and is on her own. The power to the home has been shut off due to a back owed bill. The mother does get paid on Friday, therefore some money will be able to be given to AEP. There are two children within the home, FEMALE (10) and MALE (7).
Electric Company: AEP
Account number: xxxxxxx4955
Amount Due: $955
The power to the home has been shut off due to a back owed bill. The mother does get paid on Friday, therefore some money will be able to be given to AEP.
Location: Goodview, VA 24095-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$955
A 17-year-old single mother is in need of help and support. She has very little support as it only her, her mother, and her child. her mother is also a single parent. The child, a 12-month-old female, is her main priority, leaving hers last. She currently is a student at Forrest Park Academy. She is trying to maintain her schoolwork while caring for her child. She has limited transportation as she as to take Ubers to her grandmothers to drop off the child & then to school. The mother of the 17-year-old does not drive as she does not have a license, so transportation within the family is very scarce. This mom is in need of a community and support.
The child is also in need of 3T clothing such a long sleeve, pants, sweaters, socks, and winter clothing. Child is also in need of Huggies brand diapers and wipes. We truly appreciate any help. Thank you in advance.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24016-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$301
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
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
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
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. Updated on December 07, 2023 by an Agency Worker As of December 7th, this request is still needed if a church is able to help.
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
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
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
Two young moms are living together and are new to Roanoke. They both have a young boy of their own and are in need of diapers, wipes, clothes, and a crib. One baby is wearing size 18-24 month clothes and size 4/5 in diapers. The other baby is wearing 2T and wears size 4 in diapers. A crib would also be beneficial so the youngest boy can have a bed of his own.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24014-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$285
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