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Mom is a single mother with one child and is currently expecting another in February. She works but has cut her hours back due to complications with her pregnancy. She was recently involved in a domestic violence incident with the father of the unborn. She is requesting assistance with an infant car seat and new born diapers.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
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
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is for four children ages 2, 3, 7 and 9. All three of the older children love art, and all of them love music. The older three like games, and two have Nintendo Switches. The baby girl loves farm stuff, especially cows. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25.
Location: New Castle, VA 24127-County:Craig-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Vision 30-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Family of three adults and nine children (ranging from infant through teens) heats with kerosene because their rental home's heating system is broken and the landlord refuses to fix it. They have looked but have not been able to find other housing in the past year. The family is now down to two days' worth of kerosene, and can buy only two cans at a time at $30 per can. Each can lasts one day between the two kerosene heaters. They have utilized local agencies for other aid, and have been referred again to Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living to check on weatherization services. Previous calls to CVACL were not returned, but they could benefit from insulation that would preserve their inside heat. They reside in a 5-bedroom double-wide trailer.
Location: Goodview, VA 24095-County:Bedford-Children Served: 12-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #Lake Christian Ministries-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$340
This is a single mother taking care of three children. She recently gave birth a few months ago to a boy. The mother works two jobs in hospitality, and she did not receive maternity care due to the industry. The mother stopped receiving child support from the two older children's father, and the other father is not present as such. The mother's son has early kidney disease and has been receiving care in MD as he was born out of state, and therefore she attends services there for the baby. The baby is having surgery this Friday, and the mother has been struggling with being able to work when her child is considered high medical needs. This mother's service providers put in a SSI application, however that won't take place till January of next year. This mother applied for fueling assistance but won't be accepted till the end of December. Her utility bill is 484.31 and she faces disconnection on 11/28/23. I requested that she contact all financial agencies in the area today, but it will take time for her to hear back from these providers. She needs help, she needs support, she needs a prayer and thoughts that everything will be okay with her son. Please consider helping this mother :)
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$484
Single parent is the only one earning income for the household of 3. The mother is currently on medical leave and received a disconnect utility bill for $1036.78. The mother stated that she did not receive any utility bill except for the disconnect notice. The mother has contacted AEP; however, they cannot assist with any funding assistance. She also attempted to contact RAM house and Salvation Army and is pending a response. Disconnection is set for this week. The mother contacted 211 Virginia for general resources but reported that she did not have much luck. Would anyone in the community be able to assist?
Location: Roanoke, VA 24015-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1036
A maternal grandmother (with 3 teens of her own, that she is a single mom to) needs help with an AEP bill for $104.78 and a Water bill for $71.33 to help allow this 1 yr old grandbaby in her care a safe housing situation.
Location: Vinton, VA 24179-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 4-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$175
This request is for one of our homeless families. They are currently staying in a hotel. Their mom is hoping to get into other housing as soon as possible but has not been able to, so they have been in this situation for a while. There is one middle school female and one elementary school female. Their mom states that they need help for clothing and shoes. She tells me that the middle school girl wears a 2/3 women's pants size and medium adult size shirt and her shoes are 8 in adult size. She likes more of a tomboy/skater style. The elementary girl wears 12 in youth pants and 12/14 youth shirts. She wears 5 youth size shoes. She likes girly clothes. Their mom states that they are both in need of winter coats. It is my goal to make sure that they have adequate clothing for the winter coming up and can stay warm.
Location: Daleville, VA 24083-County:Botetourt-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Botetourt County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
This family consists of a mother, step-father, and 4 year old child. Step-father just started a new job but has not been paid yet. Mother lost her job about a month ago and is still looking for a new one. The child is special needs with some challenging behaviors and is in services, which can make it hard for the family to maintain steady employment when having to take time off for service appointments and such. Mother is currently pregnant with her second child and has some of her own mental health challenges and is under a lot of stress. The family is behind on rent and they need to catch up to prevent possible eviction. This request of one months rent would be greatly appreciated to help the family maintain their housing and reduce some stress so they can focus on maintaining the child's special needs as well.
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:$850
CPS is currently working with a family that unfortunately has a child placed outside of the home with relatives to prevent her entering foster care. She is currently staying with her aunt and she is in need of help with transporting the child to the school that is not in her district. The aunt desperately needs help with gas to provide the transportation to school and to many doctor appointments. Any thing would be much appreciated.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is for two toddler girls and their brother. The girls like baby dolls, learning toys, and Barbies. Their little brother likes dinosaurs, cars, and batman. Per Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25.
Roanoke City DSS gained custody of a 16 year old female due to truancy. This has been an ongoing concern for this youth, as she was 100% truant for the 2023-2024 academic year. She is now placed in a therapeutic foster home in Lynchburg and attending school. woohoo!!! The agency has scheduled family visits to occur in Lynchburg, so the youth does not miss school. This is due to her being behind academically. This youth is bonded to her family and the Department would like to ensure that in-person visits can occur. The biological mother is willing to drive to Lynchburg on a bi-weekly basis for family time, but is not able to afford gas. Our agency is asking for either one or multiple churches to meet a need of gas gift cards.
The visit is located 49.7 miles away.
If this need can be met, the gift cards can be dropped off at Roanoke City DSS or provided to the family directly.
I, Shanae Vaughn, am the ongoing worker for this family. Please give me a call at(###) ###-####, so i can assist in this matter.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
I am currently working with a family who is in need of financial assistance. This family consists of a single mom, who has one child in the home who is 16. Mom lost her 19 year old son in July to suicide, and has struggled to catch up with bills. The 16 year old is currently living with his father, but until mom can have her heat back on the child is not allowed to come to her home. This family has no history with the department, mom is employed and is trying her best to receive help so her bill can get caught up. Mom is attempting to work with community resources; however, they are only willing to pay her bill if it is under $300. Due to the department's allotted amount of Money, we are unable to help with the total amount of the bill. I am placing this request on here to see if anyone would be willing to help this mom in anyway. Anything helps and she would be beyond grateful for any amount of help given! Please send prayers and good thoughts towards this family!
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2504
I am currently working with a single mother of four children. Over the past year this mother has reached out for significant needs as she is struggling to make ends meet and provide for her young children. She currently reports that she feels she is worse off now than she was this time last year. The school reports that the children have lice so badly they are miserable. The school is trying to remedy the lice in order to keep them in school and the mother said she has tried things at home but it hasn't worked so far. Additionally, the mother reports that her youngest child has run out of pull-ups and they are in need of some laundry detergent, and hygiene products. This request is for two lice kits, some pull-ups size 6, and hygiene products like soap and shampoo and laundry detergent.
Location: Troutville, VA 24175-County:Botetourt-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Botetourt County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$145
The mother is a single mother with four children. There were some issues with the home, and the mother had to throw a lot of items away. Due to the purge of the home, the family is in need of two twin mattresses for the children and bed linen for the children. The mother has worked hard to improve the condition of the home; however, financially she is unable to purchase the above requested items.
There are three male children, and one female child, and each of the children need bedding. Any assistance would be so helpful for the family, and much appreciated.
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
Mother is disabled with autistic son. She has found new housing in a better area for her family and is unable to work. She struggles with her son most times and CPS is involved in helping to secure services to meet his needs. Mom lives in an apartment and is now moving into a house with yard for him. Mom has paid her deposit and electricity but did not have a water bill in the apartment. Mom is unable to get water turned on in the home due to owing 776.00 on an old bill. Mom states she has 200.00 and is going to Salvation Army to see if they could help. Mom would still need 576.00 to have running water.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$576
Mom has requested a full size bed frame, box spring and sheets for her child. Mom would also like to request 1-2 dressers for the child. The family already has a mattress. Mom works as a CNA and is in nursing school. Her child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and has been having a lot of issues at school, causing a lot of stress on mom. The family has had issues paying their electric bill. Mom was going to get the child a new bed frame but instead had to put that money towards the electric bill. Contact worker for more information.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$510
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