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Mom is a single mother who is requesting help for some baby items. Mom has not been able to find a job and is having a difficulty to get some of the things for her baby. The baby needs diapers size 2, wipes and some girl winter clothes 6-9 months. I'm requesting a highchair since baby is about to start solid foods. Mom suffered from domestic violence while she was pregnant. Mom is a loving mother but is just facing some challenging times.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$225
Client is urgently in need of a change of locks. She has already bought locks but needs help changing them. She does not feel comfortable leaving her home without locks changed as she has no way to lock her house.
She's just moving in from FL, and needs help getting settled in Bedford. She's moved in to get custody of her son and needs some furniture for the transition. The furniture is not urgent but she needs her locks changed so she can leave the house and look for work. The hearing is on Nov. 1, and we're hoping we can get some services and support in place for when her son moves in.
She really does not have supports and is looking for work as well. She says she really needs a church and is open to building a relationship as she does not have any friends or supportive family in the area. Updated on October 02, 2023 by an Agency Worker We were able to find someone to help change the locks.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
A mother and father are currently working through Family Treatment Docket with Bedford County Department of Social Services. They have twin three-year-olds, one male and one female, who are currently in Foster Care. The parents are actively participating in all of their required services for both Foster Care and Family Treatment Docket. They are both scheduled to successfully graduate from FTD on 10/25/23. The mother works part-time and the father is employed full-time. The mother has approximately $1,000 in fines that are due to Roanoke County. Once she pays these, she will be released from probation in December. They are able to pay half of this ($500) but need assistance with the remaining $500.
Location: Goodview, VA 24095-County:Bedford-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
We have a single father, who recently moved to Craig County with hardly any furniture for his children. The family is in need of a dresser and a bunk bed and one twin mattress. The family has one twin mattress. Meeting this need will allow the children to have a bed to sleep in and somewhere they can put their clothes.
Location: New Castle, VA 24127-County:Craig-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Craig County Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$750
I received a case where this mother's food stamp needs to be renewed. This mother has a two-month newborn, and a 5-year-old child. Today, her car got towed and her electricity went out. DSS was able to pledge to have the power restored. This mother does not have much food in the house, and desperately needs food for this weekend. She said that she could stay with her sister, but i do know that her sister has enough food for everyone in the house. Would anyone be willing to help this mother out with groceries for some days till she is able to physically go to a food pantry next week? Any non-perishable food staples, fresh produce and frozen meats or even a gift card for her to shop would be so much appreciated.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
A parent is in need of help with an electric bill. Dominion told the parent that $2,000 would settle his past account balance which is $5919.32. The BRC agreed to pay $300 and DSS agreed to pay $200. Therefore, we are looking to get $1,500 to pay off the remaining balance. They are using a generator currently but the parent reported how expensive gas is for that.
Location: Eagle Rock, VA 24085-County:Botetourt-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #Botetourt County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1500
18 Year-Old Fostering Futures female currently enrolled in her first semester at college studying to be a veterinarian technician in Harrisonburg, VA and living on her own is in urgent need of a car insurance payment and October rent payment, both due on October 1, 2023. This youth is working part time in addition to being in school but does not have the funds at this time to cover these expenses. DSS can assist with payments being made online with a credit card and a receipt provided.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$811
KH is in foster care. She is currently placed in a residential facility. KH does not have any family to help meet her needs.
KH is requesting a twin size comforter, in pink or purple. She also would like to have art and craft items; such as markers, adult coloring books.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$95
A parent and her two adult children need assistance. One of the students is still in school. The parent is currently unemployed but trying to get a job. Her hindrance is that she does not have gas for her car to go to interviews or go to the library to apply for jobs. She would like a gas card for $35 in order to get out of the house and apply for jobs to be able to pay her rent and bills. She does not have internet at her house due to that being shut off due to non-payment. Her total bill for Lumos is $214.14. Her past due balance is $140.59 plus $73.54. That is due by October 19th. Her electricity bill is $2,128.53. She also needs assistance with rent. She did not pay her rent last month, cannot pay it this month or next month. Her rent is $725 each month. The parent also has a past balance of $1,995 past balance that is due to her landlord. If she does not pay, she will get evicted. Her car insurance is due by October 4th and is in the amount $39.37. She needs household items as well. She needs floor cleaner, toilet cleaner, clorox wipes, lysol , trash bags, detergent, fabric softener, liquid dish soap, shampoo and conditioner (3 bottles of each), feminine products, headache medicine (excedrin and ibuprofen), and cat litter. There is one bed but the parent reported she has to get rid of that. Two beds are needed for her children. Edit: October rent needed in order to avoid getting kicked out. The land lord is frustrated.
Location: Buchanan, VA 24066-County:Botetourt-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Botetourt County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$6968
The family is in need of diapers and wipes. The parents are employed; however, they are currently experiencing some hardships with their finances. Once this need is met for the family, the children's basic needs will be met, and the parents will be assisted with their current hardship. The family is requesting size 4 diapers and wipes.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$80
Grandmother has custody of 15 year old, Grandmother is struggling to care for her, and has had multiple surgeries for her health issues. The Grandmother is overwhelmed and the home is in need of repair, there is a hole in kitchen floor, and the bathroom commode is leaking upstairs. Grandmother needs help. Due to bugs and mice Grandmother needs a new couch and loveseat or chair so the old ones can be thrown out. Grandmother also stated she needs 2 full size bed frames as well. This grandmother is keeping her grandchild out of foster care but could use the help of the community.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24017-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$775
Please consider providing a placement with a gift card for food as she cares for her teenage nephew. The placement is on a fixed income with the responsibility of caring for her nephew as his mother finds stable housing. By providing the placement this gift card, she will be encouraged to continue her role in caring this child and ensuring he gets through school.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
This case caused confusion on the last request. This is a Roanoke City address, not Roanoke County. This case has been helped by Care Portal in the past.
The infant in this case has been placed with the paternal grandparents. The siblings to this child are all in Foster Care. The family has been and continues to provide for the infant. They do so on a limited fixed income. Any help that could be given would be appreciated. They are requesting size 5 diapers and baby wipes.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
I am working with a single mother of two who is also raising her granddaughter who needs some assistance. This mom is in need of a washer and dryer for her home. The ones that she has have broken. If this mom can get a washer and dryer, it would help her family be able to wash clothes in the home. This mom works nights and gets her sleep during the day, so it is important for her to be able to complete these tasks at home.
Location: Rocky Mount, VA 24151-County:Franklin-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Franklin County Department of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1065
A single mother is currently involved with our Family Treatment Docket in Bedford County, VA. She has a one-year-old daughter, who is currently safety placed with a family friend. She is actively participating in her required services and just recently started a new job washing laundry at a local hotel. She is in the process of working to get her license back. She has to pay a reinstatement fee of $145, as well as the base $25 fee in order to start a payment plan for her noncompliance fee ($600 total). She also has to obtain an SR22. She has contacted Direct Auto and was quoted $176.20 as an initial fee. In total, we are requesting $346.20 in order to cover these fees. She will pick up on the payment plan and the cost of her SR22 moving forward once she gets paid from her job.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24015-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$347
Mother is struggling with her addiction to cocaine. Mom placed her children with family friend while she get substance abuse treatment. Friend agreed to keep both children while Mom completes treatment. Family friend needs an inflatable twin mattress for the son who is 7 and comforter set. Friend also needs help with plastic storage containers with the 3 drawers Stertite? I think. Friend has requested help with a gift card for gas as she is taking the kids to many appointments and back and forth to school
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$335
I began working with a mother this week, and she is a first-time mother. Her baby was born three weeks ago. This mother does have some family in the community, but the father is not involved. She has signed up for benefits from DSS and is very curious to know what resources are available to her to be able to obtain more baby items for her child. She is also curious to know what supports are available in the community and was provided with a list such as healthy families, CHIP etc. She is also having surgery tomorrow and has been in pain for a few weeks. She will be relying on her family to help, but once she gets on her feet, she would like to be able to be more independent and provide for her child. She has asked for help with diapers, wipes and formula. She will be having her WIC appointment this week and will be able to obtain more formula after a month.
Baby formula: Enfamil neuro pro Gentlease
Diapers: Huggies newborn (2-3 packs)
Wipes: Huggies care sensitive
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
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
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 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.
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