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A single mother of a 16 year old and a young adult child, are in need of assistance.
The family is without water, and they do not have the funds to repair it.
They are unsure of what is wrong with the well, and why the water stopped.
The family and I would appreciate if someone could help them get their water running!
Location: Thaxton, VA 24174-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
Mom is a single mother to two children. She works full time and has her own transportation. She has fallen behind on her rent and went to court last week on an eviction notice. The total amount she owes is $2389. Mom indicates she is able to put $1000 towards the payment which makes the remaining balance $1389. Any assistance for this family would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24016-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1389
A mother is seeking financial assistance with her electric bill. There are two children within the home, female (17) male (8). The mother has reached out to several community resources, however resources cannot assist at this time. The electric is due to be disconnected TOMORROW 09/16/2023
Electric: Southside Electric
Account Number: xxxxxx003
Amount Due: $218.32
DISCONNECT DATE: 09/16/2023
Children: Female (17)
Location: Moneta, VA 24121-County:Bedford-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$218
Craig County DSS is looking for a female "mentor" to assist one of our 18 year old females with Independent Living Skills to ensure that the youth is as prepared as she can be for when she ages out of our Fostering Futures Program. The individual we are seeking must be able to pass a CPS and Virginia State Background Check (any fees will for checks will be covered by DSS) prior to being considered for this position. This position is critical for our youth and the individual will be reviewed by the youth's caseworker and DSS Director/Supervisor.
Location: New Castle, VA 24127-County:Craig-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Craig County Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$10
I have a father, who was incarcerated, needing help paying his cell phone bill so that he can get his service turned back on. This assistance will allow him to strengthen the family dynamics and rebuild the broken relationships.
Location: New Castle, VA 24127-County:Craig-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Craig County Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$565
A biological mother in Salem needs assistance with repairs to her kitchen counter and bathroom so that her children can be returned home. The back portion of her kitchen counter near the faucet has rotted and the tiling in the bathroom is peeling away so that the water is damaging the back wall. These repairs would help these children return home to a safe and healthy environment, and I know they would all be so grateful for these repairs. This mother has worked very hard to get her children home, and this is one of the final things preventing return home at this time.
Location: Salem, VA 24153-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$3620
A family of four is currently at risk of losing their housing. The family has been given 10 days to pay their back rent which would be due by Saturday 9/16/23. This family needs assistance with $767 to avoid losing their housing which could ultimately result in more issues for the family. Please help prevent these children and this family from losing their housing and being placed at risk of removal.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$767
The family who requires help lives in rural Virginia and does not have a laptop to complete the state-mandated Kinship training. This training is crucial in order for the family to remain in compliance for the kinship foster parent approval process. Additionally, this family will continue to benefit from a laptop computer as it will help link the family to different resources they will need ongoing. The child who will receive this help is 13 years old. He is nonverbal and autistic. His grandmother, and his mother who is now back in the home, have continued to advocate for the child and his needs appropriately.
Location: Salem, VA 24153-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$360
This family consists of a grandmother who still has a 16-year-old son living with her (her youngest out of 5 children), and 2 grandchildren who frequently stay with her as well. Things lately have been a struggle as she has had to do everything on her own. One thing that would really help her out is receiving a mattress that can accommodate her as she ages, and that can fit a toddler with her as well on the nights that she needs to care for him. If anyone can help with this it would be much appreciated as providing this resource would help strengthen this family.
A grandmother is currently caring for her 4 grandchildren. 2 of which are children and 2 of which are young adults. This grandmother has been experiencing significant health concerns that have caused her to be unable to work. She has been caring for her grandchildren, one of which has special needs, and is doing all that she can to make ends meet. This grandmother has been taking steps to help herself and has applied for different types of assistance to lower her bills and uses any income she does receive to make payments. Along with needing assistance with her bills, the family is in dire need of various toiletries and cleaning supplies. This is truly a case where if any family needed the assistance to prevent this situation from becoming a neglect concern, they would need it. Children need to be able to bathe, and live comfortably. At no fault of their own and at no fault of this grandmother, they are making efforts to combat their current financial situation. Any amount and any help could make the difference in children being able to remain in this home with the family that they know and love.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2719
A family of three (Mother, Father, and son) are in need of financial assistance following the unexpected loss of the father's job. The father and mother are both seeking employment at this time. Meeting any of the following needs would help strengthen this family and continue to provide stability for this child.
I recently started working with a mother and father who have four children still under the age of 18 in the home. They also care for two grandchildren, one of whom recently left foster care and was put in their custody. Both parents parents and their oldest child (also a parent herself) work. The oldest child is not able to be on her own as she has mental health needs, which are partially addressed through services but she requires additional assistance to navigate her life. While some of the children attend daycare, not all are able due to ages as well as limited daycare space. The parents currently rotate their schedules to ensure they can each work, while also being able to adhere to day care pick-up/drop-off times and supervise children not in daycare and on no school day. One of the grandchildren, a toddler, has medical needs that requires frequent appointments that also have to be balanced with the schedule. The family has been working diligently to meet the needs of their family while balancing conflicting schedules and expectations. While they have been making ends meet, they are currently struggling with credit card debt and the need to get insurance for the family's one vehicle. They were quoted $340 down payment and $190 a month for car insurance. The Department and the family would be appreciative of any assistance they can get with meeting this need, because if they do not obtain car insurance, there are concerns regarding their ability to maintain employment and all the children in their home.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1480
I have been working with this family for a variety of issues. Single mother has 7 children of her own under the age of 18. The father of the children has been incarcerated for years. This mom has worked one-two jobs for the majority of her adult life. This mom is a CNA. She is in charge of providing for all her children, and her grandchild. This mom does have family support in town and does ask them for help here and there. The Department at one point also helped her pay some of her past due bills. Mom is trying to secure a new home that is in her budget, but is finding it difficult to secure a deposit, when she has to provide for the rest of her household. One of her children are participating in services, she is involved with the courts and is doing her best to complete her services. The mom has applied for section 8, public housing, income related housing and is stuck on how to secure housing moving forth. THIS MOM has struggled paying her landlord, but also has complained that the landlord has not kept their part, because there is always something that needs constant fixing in the house. The mom has also gotten in touch with code enforcement a few times. Mom is overwhelmed about housing and keeping up. Mom needs community support. Mom has seen a house that is in her budget, but the deposit is too high, and she cannot afford to pay it. Anyone can support mom, help with the deposit?
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 8-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2190
I am currently working with a family (2 parents) and their 4-year-old child. Family was due for disconnection on 8/31/2023 but were too able to get an extension until 9/20/2023. Family has been making payments on their AEP account but has had to get extensions on the account for the past 4-5 months and are in need of any help. The family is trying to bring their account current. We would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you in advance.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$437
After two year of maternal aunt being custodian for the child, parents filed for custody and temporary custody was granted. Parents are on a limited income and having to immediately have her child come and live with her after two years, she has been met with extra expenses. The transfer of food stamps is in motion but she will not receive them until 9/7/23. Family is in need of groceries and basic household products such as hygiene and cleaning supplies
Location: Roanoke, VA 24019-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
I am working with a single mother who is currently successfully working on her sobriety, this mother has an infant child and is currently trying to get her license back. If the mother can get her re-instatement fee's paid, she will be able to obtain a license and obtain employment to help support her child.
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:$745
A single mother of 4 young children needs help. There are 3 girls and 1 boy, ages 7-11. The children's father recently passed away and their mother is trying her best. The children need proper beds to sleep in, they are currently sharing one bed with their mother or sleeping on the floor. The mother works night shift, so beds would provide some comfort to the children. Providing these beds will improve the children's quality of life and will greatly benefit the family.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1430
This family recently moved into a larger unit to better accommodate them and into a safer neighborhood. The unit has stairs and the prior unit does not. The youngest child is 3 and is not accustomed to navigating stairs.
A single mother with two children who recently left her home due to domestic violence and abuse of the children. Mom and both the kiddos are living with her mother. Her 5 year old son was able to find clothes at the local clothing closet but the 13 year girl was not able to find anything that was age appropriate for her. Our request is to help his young teenage regaining her self image and confidence by allowing her to shop for some school clothes.
Location: New Castle, VA 24127-County:Craig-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Craig County Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
This mother is going through some financial hardship and is in need of a gas card so she can get back and forth to work. I am hopeful to provide her with atleast 2 $50 giftcards so she can put gas in her car, and help her out over the next couple of weeks.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
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