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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
Two parents caring for their four children are in need of clothing for their three school aged children. The children are currently wearing clothing they have outgrown. Family has received supports from the school this year and previous years, but are in need of more support at this time.
Girl Age 7 - Shirt/Pants 7/8
Girl Age 9 - Shirt/Pants 7/8 (adjustable pant waist preferred)
Boy Age 10 - Shirt 14/16 (or mens xs) Pants 14/16 (softer pant material preferred)
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24503-County:Bedford-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Bedford County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
a 12 year old young lady needs a mentor. She is currently living with her older sister who is seeking custody of her. Although she is a strong young lady, and understands the transition that is about to happen, she still needs a third party available to talk to and assist with any questions/concerns she may have. Having a mentor will help the transition go smoother and help the family become stronger together.
Location: Altavista, VA 24517-County:Campbell-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
You have helped this family before. The parent and her two children (one in high school, the other out of school) need assistance. The parent has been looking for a job but is not employed yet. Her rent payment was due the 3rd or 5th of this month and her car insurance was supposed to be paid the 4th of this month. She needs some help while she is looking for a job. Updated on November 17, 2023 by an Agency Worker Cap and gown needed for student-$40
Location: Buchanan, VA 24066-County:Botetourt-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Botetourt County Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$764
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
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
Young 8th grade boy who's mother has been homeless/struggling most of his life is being raised by his sister, who is moving to a bigger apartment to give him a fresh start in life. Student's needs are for basic furniture to start a new bedroom as he has never had one before!
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Lynchburg City Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$575
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
A family of four needs to help their 5th grader get a proper bed. She is currently sleeping on a mattress on the floor. They consist of a mom who is currently raising her two daughters, (9 years old & 8 months old) alone in a public housing unit. She is earnestly working with social workers to find employment, childcare, and mental health services. By giving her child a bed frame, I know she will be encouraged.
At Hutcherson Early Learning Center we have a "closet" filled with extra clothes and underwear for our little pre-k aged kiddos for any accidents, spills, needs, etc. We typically need underwear and pants the most. These items will be used by the entire school and we go through A LOT. We are currently in need of:
4T and 5T pants - as many as we can get...maybe 20 pairs? Generic sweatpants tend to work the best as they can be used for boys and girls, but we will take anything!
4T and 5T boys underwear
Generic unisex shirts- sizes 4-6
Everything would be put to use by our school and greatly appreciated!
All items can be dropped off at Hutcherson Early Learning Center for the clinic.
Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504-County:Lynchburg City-Children Served: 200-Agency: #Lynchburg City Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
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
I am working with a mother and father who are working very hard to get their infant daughter back. They have been saving money to obtain a reliable vehicle. They currently have about $1500 to put towards a car. They are in need of help obtaining a vehicle. They are interested in developing a relationship with a church and are looking for a church to attend on a regular basis.
Location: Bedford, VA 24523-County:Bedford-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Bedford County DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2000
Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program is partnering with CarePortal to serve the children of incarcerated parents. This request is for a 9 year old girly girl, who like anything girly according to her mom. In accordance with Angel Tree specifications, gifts should not exceed $25.
Hello, I have a family on my caseload who has one child on a trial home placement, but because her daughter is not officially in her custody her section 8 voucher does not recognize her being on the lease in the home. This has also caused the Landlord to increase the rent in this mother's home, and with the increase she was not able to budget everything. She is disputing the increase, however she still has to make payments so she stays up to date. She is needing help to get caught up so she can keep the home, and she is able to keep her daughter in the trial home. We also want to transition the other child home as well. I am requesting any help possible to help her to get caught up on her back rent. Updated on November 14, 2023 by an Agency Worker I would like to send an update asking if anyone can even donate a little bit, this family needs this help, and her section 8 is going to reset in December. At court today the payment was recognized that she will still owe this money due to the way things happened.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24012-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
Family assisted with keeping 5 children out of foster care and took in two of the youngest children, a 4- year old girl and a 6- year old boy. The children's home was infected with mice and roaches. One of the children also has continuously gotten lice and it's unsure if they were coming from the home. The family is in need of beds for the children. Bunk beds may be an option.
Location: Roanoke, VA 24013-County:Roanoke City-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #VA-Roanoke City DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1260
Can you tell me if the grandmother taking in these children is Florence Berry? If so, CHS will be delivering all the beds and bedding to her this weekend, as we also accepted the request for the 11 year old boy from the same family she also has. After talking with her, she told us she has taken in 2 of the other children as well so we bought beds, bedding for all of them, as well as for 1 of the grandchildren she already had.
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