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I am currently working with a family in which there is a single mother raising a 12 year old male child. The father to the child recently had a massive heart attack and has passed away unexpectedly. The mother has had to take time off from work to take care of things. She has now received a cut off notice on her electric bill. The mother is trying to hold things together for her and her child.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$263
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
Protective mother with 3 children left her husband due to allegations of sexual abuse of the youngest child. She and the children are now residing with her mother in Amherst Co. Mother works but will need assistance with food and gas due to now not having her husband's income.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
I am working with a family who has recently moved here from France. While the family was in France they were dealing with domestic violence from dad to mom and from dad onto the kids. Since then, the parents have separated, and mom has become the primary caregiver. The family came here from France without any furniture and without most of their belongings. Mom has been working hard to start to rebuild but is struggling to meet the bills even though she is working multiple jobs. Mom shared with me last night that her son's dresser was broken, and he does not have a place to store his clothes. (He also does not have a closet) She also is in need of a second dresser to store addition clothing and items.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24019-County:Roanoke-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
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
I am working with a young mother, who has just gotten her first apartment with her two young children. She is not currently employed, due to having a very young child at home. She is in need of some living room furniture such as a sofa, chair, and some rugs for the floors. Her young child is beginning to crawl, and the floors are all wooden through the home. Any living items that are able to be provided would be much appreciated by the mother, as she does not have the funds to obtain the items on her own. She has bare necessities in her apartment.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$525
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
I am currently working with a mother who has been able to find an apartment for herself and, ultimately, her child in Roanoke, VA where she has greater access to resources and family support. She has worked with the agency to reach her goal of having her own housing and is in need of your support to make it a home!
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$650
A young mother and father are in need of assistance in preparing for a new born baby. The parents have 4 boys in the home, one in which struggles with speech and development, as well as some minor medical issues. Mom is approximately 23 weeks along but has been diagnosed as at-risk in her pregnancy. Medical professionals have expressed that Mom is at risk of early labor, which brings heavy stress on the family as a whole. Mom and Dad are both very involved with all four children but struggle financially, especially with mom needing help taking care of the children, as she is limited during her pregnancy. This family does not have an extensive amount of peer support and will benefit from building community relationships as they continue with growing their family. Mom has requested assistance with obtaining an infant car seat and a portable mini crib for their baby boy.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$310
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
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
I am currently working with a family where the mother is working and going to school and the household is dependent on her finances. There is a father involved, however, the mother is trying to save money to be able to move out and care for the child separately. The mother is currently saving money to complete training to become a Registered Behavioral Technician and would benefit from some financial help to pay this class. She would need $100. The mother would also benefit in developing so appropriate supports in the area for her and her son. Updated on September 18, 2023 by an Agency Worker Just submitting an update because this financial need is still needed! It would be a great support for this mom and her son to be able to get this certification.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
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.
Hello! Bedford County DSS is working with a prevention client and requesting support for this family. Grandma is helping to take care of her grandson. The child's mother is out of the picture and the father lives out of state and does nothing to support grandma or his son. DSS is asking for help with grandma to get her lawn mower fixed. She struggles financially because she takes care of her grandson and does not receive child support from both parents. She needs someone to look at her lawn mower or possibly a new one to help her mow the lawn. Grandma is also open to support for her grandson who struggles coping without his father.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
We will help either get this repaired or replaced
Main Street UMC. 3 weeks ago
There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details. Could you please send the contacts for Main Street United Methodist Church the contact information for the grandmother.
Main Street UMC, Community Lead Church. 3 weeks ago
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
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
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