1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, Virginia 24515
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Father of 3 was hospitalized and got behind on their electric bill due to missing work. The cut-off date for the electricity is March 30th, and the due date for the bill is April 1st. Please help this father to have a buffer for one month to get back on his feet. Any amount is helpful!
This family consists of a mother, an 11-year-old female, a 6-year-old female, and 3-year-old male. The father has visitation but lives in a different home. Recently the 11-year-old female has had some mental health issues that had placed her in the hospital and then in a kinship home away from her family to try to better her mental state. The mother and father are supposed to both be providing money to the kinship placement to take care of the child but the father is thought to be unemployed. To ensure the kinship placement is able to take care of the child long term a grocery gift card was requested, as well as some clothing items. Clothing would be girls' size 10/12 in tops and bottoms or adult size XS or 0.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
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
Mom is working on her home to ensure it safe for the children to return to the home. Mom has completed some of the task requested of her but she is in need of beds that are the correct size and not soiled. She is in need of 3 twin beds and mattresses. Two of the beds are for elementary school age girls and they will also need bedding. The other bed is for a teenage girl. Updated on March 23, 2023 by an Agency Worker A deep cleaning would be beneficial for the home as well.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24502-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1225
Boonsboro UMC will take the lead and provide the bedding.
Boonsboro United Methodist Church. 14 hours ago
Boonsboro UMC will take the lead. If anyone closer would like to work on the relationship or help with the cleaning that would be great. (Or, if you want to fund or provide beds that would also be super helpful! Let's help these girls get back to their mom!
Boonsboro United Methodist Church, Community Lead Church. 14 hours ago
I have a beautiful twin bed and mattress along with a night stand for a girl. I need someone to pick it up and take it to the family.
Mom is working to have her children return home. One of the conditions is to ensure that the children have beds to sleep in. I am requesting two twin beds and mattresses for boys and a twin mattress. Mom did not request bedding but it seems that she may benefit from bedding as well. The children also need dressers for the clothes and hangers for the closets. At this time her gas has also been turned off due to her work hours being decreased.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2100
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 is a big ask, but I feel it's worth trying for this family. Mom and Dad have been together since they were teenagers, they both grew up in poverty and Mom's mother had Huntington's and has since passed away. They both have some family for support, but it's limited. There are five children a girl aged 13, a boy aged 11, a boy aged 8, a boy aged 7 and a girl aged 2. Dad works full time but does not make enough to pull the family out of poverty and Mom suffers from depression, which is how I believe the situation with the children's teeth got so bad. All five children have rotting teeth, which is why CPS is involved. The middle son's been in constant, severe pain that caused him to have emotional and behavior outbursts at school, eventually leading to him standing on the top of a second floor stairwell railing attempting to jump off to end his life, he has since been expelled from school. The children have been sent to live with family and the family lost their home shortly after and all beds. The middle son currently lives with his paternal grandmother who reported he cried all night because his teeth hurt so badly that she offered to pay out of pocket for his dental care. The children have never had their own beds and have always had to share with each other, and were confused at the idea of having their own beds. Mom and Dad are doing everything they can to reach reunification. They have found a home but it is being cleaned of black mold.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1085
Single father is currently behind on 4 months of rent due to being unemployed ($2,600 behind in rent). Fathers work assignment ended due to having to take one of his sons, who has cerebral Passley, to needed doctor appointments. Father disclosed that the child who has a disability has also had a couple of surgeries as well. Father has a total of two sons (twin boys ages 13). Father is actively looking for work and has been offered a job by two locations and has an interview at another location. Father's landlord has given him some grace with the rent, but father is worried because he has fallen behind and it has now been a few months. Any help at all is greatly appreciated. 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:$2600
A caregiver has taken in the two sons of his go daughter. The boys have been placed with him for a few months and he is working in becoming an approved kinship foster home in order to get more supports for the boys and himself in caring for the boys. Both of the boys have been struggling emotionally in the absence of their mother. The caregiver is working on getting them into counseling as well as extra curricular activities to help give the boys healthy outlets and coping mechanisms. The caregiver is working on getting both the boys registered for track, but finances are tight right now until the foster care maintenance payments begin. The cost of the track registration and uniforms is $200 for each child. Any help with these fees is greatly appreciated and will help give the boys a healthy outlet and promote some normalcy for them.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
This request is for a single father of three. The three children range in ages 4, 6, and 12. The family is in need of a VISA or Wal-Mart gift card. The father and his children are currently living in a hotel as he is trying to find stable housing. During their recent move, the kids were unable to bring all of their belongings. As a result of incident, the father lost his wallet while assisting his 6 year old during a crisis situation. Even though his wallet was located by a stranger he had already canceled all of his cards and requested new ones including his check card and SNAP benefits card. The requested gift card is to assist with groceries, and clothes for the children. He is also in need of the two car seats as his are not in very good condition. The family would greatly benefit from the gift card and the car seats.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$545
I am the caseworker for 2 children in foster care. Their mother has gotten a food service / restaurant job and requires black slacks and black work shoes. She struggles with money and has requested some assistance in getting a uniform. Her pant size is between an 8 or 9. Her shoes are between size 8 or 8.5. If you would be able to help out please let me know!
Location: Roanoke, VA 24018-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
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
Mother and her three children recently relocated to Lynchburg VA in January 2023. Mother was escaping a domestically Violent relationship from Maryland. When the mother left, she was unable to take any belongings of hers or her children's. The children currently do not have clothing for themselves to be able to attend school. Thankfully, a friend of the mother's was able to take them in so they have been staying with her; however, the two boys are sleeping on air mattresses on the floor and do not even have their own private bedroom. One is sleeping in a dining room and another in the living room. The girl is sharing a room with her mother. There is so much bravery that this mother had to have to be able to relocate and keep her children safe, even if that meant sacrificing all she and her children had. The children are 10-female, 12-male, and 15-male.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$560
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.
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