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Molly received help paying for legal documents

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Molly is a survivor of domestic violence. Molly has been slowly rebuilding her life after being in an abusive situation. She has recently reunited with her children and is working towards creating a safe and stable life for herself and them. Molly recently hit a set back when seeking employment due to lack of up to date legal documentation. Molly needs to make payments to obtain these documents but this has presented a finical barrier. This financial support would provide Molly some relief as she continues moving forward.

Need was fulfilled for $48.88!

fulfilled on: 05/24/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Other

Mr.McClendon received assistance with covering his rent payment.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chimere Miles

Long time East End community member Mr. McClendon a walking resource for his fellow neighbors suffered a setback to his health after experiencing other health complications. Complications from a surgery procedure taken place in February. Mr. McClendon team of doctors assured him that he fell into the 5% category of people who experience complications after surgery and that this time of rest and therapy would be instrumental in a full recovery. While like many others in his community taking time to rest has caused a strain on his household and health. The fear of losing housing while having limited mobility prompted Mr. McClendon to reach out for support. Preventing the additional cost associated with court and additional late fees will help Mr. McClendon work towards a full recovery and restoring his presence back into the community.

Need was fulfilled for $764.40!

fulfilled on: 05/25/2024

  • East End
  • Neighbor in Need
  • Bill - Rent

Chrissy received support moving

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

Chrissy is a survivor of domestic violence who is currently planning her life of freedom! She plans to move out when her lease is up to permanently cut ties with her abuser. She has a new place secured but she will need financial support to pull off the move. She has been carefully planning for over a year to make this change for her safety and her children's future. Any support is greatly appreciated!

Need was fulfilled for $530.40!

fulfilled on: 05/24/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Household - Other Items

David received assistance with groceries.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

David, a single dad and amputee, faces a daunting challenge as he struggles to provide for his family. Despite his inability to walk or drive, he bravely maneuvers his wheelchair to the nearby grocery store, only to discover that his SNAP card has been scammed. With no funds to purchase food, David's distress is palpable as he navigates bureaucratic obstacles to no avail. His new card offers no relief, leaving his family hungry and his heart heavy with worry.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/16/2024

  • Northside
  • Single Father
  • Groceries

Elizabeth received assistance with groceries.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Elizabeth and her family are facing an overwhelming hardship as they navigate through a recent eviction. With their home gone, Elizabeth is determined to settle her mounting utility bill to pave the way for a fresh start. As she prepares to embark on a new job journey, finding a nearby hotel close to her children's school becomes paramount. Not only will it provide stability during this tumultuous time, but it will also ease the burden of transportation logistics, ensuring her children's safety and well-being.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 05/16/2024

  • Northside
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Electricity

Ms. Edwards received assistance catching up on rental costs for she and her family.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Tasha Moore

Ms. Edwards is looking for assistance with her rent. On April 10, 2024 she lost the father of her children which has caused her to be on unpaid leave from employement. Much of her expenses are being placed into funeral arrangements. Ms. Edwards has 5 children, 2-year old twins, a 14-year old, 16-year old, and an 18-year old all living in her home. Please help Ms. Edwards fulfill her financial needs so that she can be physically and emotionally present for her children at this devestating time.

Need was fulfilled for $717.60!

fulfilled on: 05/06/2024

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

James received assistance with his auto bill.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Imagine the heartache of a single father, newly employed, only to be blindsided by a devastating four-month layoff. With each passing day, the weight of overdue bills grows heavier, threatening to crush his hopes for a better future. But amidst the chaos, there's one bill that looms largest - his car payment. This isn't just about a vehicle; it's about his lifeline to work, his beacon of hope in a sea of uncertainty. Without it, he faces the grim reality of being unable to provide for his son, unable to fulfill the promise of a brighter tomorrow. Your support can be the lifeline they desperately need, ensuring they're not left stranded on the road of despair. Help him catch up on his car payments, and you're not just keeping a car, you're keeping a family's dreams alive.

Need was fulfilled for $520!

fulfilled on: 05/01/2024

  • South Central
  • Single Father
  • Auto - Gas

Misty received support paying for her storage unit

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

Misty is a survivor of domestic violence and a single mother. She is currently living in a transitional housing program with her children. Due to a lack of support from her children's father, she is struggling to keep up with her bills. She is currently behind on her storage unit bill. If gone unpaid, she will lose her storage unit and all her possessions will be sent to auction. This assistance will help her continue to work towards getting her own place!

Need was fulfilled for $369.20!

fulfilled on: 05/01/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Other Family Items

Mr. Cunningham received assistance with repairing his vehicle

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chimere Miles

Mr. Cunningham life changed after another motor vehicle driver suddenly hit him. The accident caused not only damage to his vehicle but also impacted his eyesight. After multiple visits to the hospital Mr. Cunningham was told, he would need to have surgery on his eye to repair the damage cause by the accident. Since the accident Mr. Cunningham has been out of work and attempting to push through severe back and leg pain to get back to his normal life. A life that has been challenging since being injured. Mr. Cunningham currently receives a monthly disability payment but, he still has not been able to repair his vehicle. Mr. Cunningham could use assistance with getting the repairs done to his vehicle so that he can return to work and care for himself.

Need was fulfilled for $249.60!

fulfilled on: 05/01/2024

  • Central
  • Neighbor in Need
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Shaniqua received assistance with her utility bill.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Shaniqua's journey has been marked by profound challenges and unwavering dedication to her family. As a devoted daughter, she selflessly cared for her ailing mother, whose recent passing has left a void in her heart. Now, as the guardian of her high school senior sister, Shaniqua faces the responsibility of providing stability and support during this difficult time. Assistance with utility bills will not only ease the financial burden but also ensure that Shaniqua and her sister can stay on track, allowing them to focus on healing and rebuilding their lives. Your kindness and generosity will make a world of difference to this resilient family in their time of need.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/01/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Utility

Sharae received assistance with purchasing specialty glasses for her son.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Mrs. Jackson's heart sinks as she learns that her son failed his vision screening at school. The thought of him struggling to see clearly breaks her heart, especially knowing that he needs specialty glasses for his re-evaluation for special education services. Without these glasses, the school team won't be able to conduct the crucial testing to determine his eligibility. This uncertainty weighs heavily on Mrs. Jackson, fearing that her son might be mislabeled or found ineligible for the support he desperately needs to thrive in school.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 04/29/2024

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Child Essentials (e.g. bottles, diapers, clothing, etc.)

Brantley received support with fuel assistance.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Brantley, a devoted single mother, is facing significant challenges as she strives to provide for her two children. With her reliance on her car for transportation to job interviews and visits to church food banks, each day is a struggle to make ends meet. The recent move to a new apartment has stretched her finances to the limit, leaving little room for essentials. Your assistance with this expense would not only alleviate her financial burden but also provide her with the stability and peace of mind she desperately needs to focus on caring for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 05/01/2024

  • West End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Oliver received assistance with her utility bill.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Oliver has taken on the responsibility of caring for their sister after the passing of their mother. As they navigate this difficult time, assistance with utility bills would greatly support them in maintaining stability and focus during this transition.

Need was fulfilled for $138.65!

fulfilled on: 04/28/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Utility

Shaniqua received assistance with her electric bill.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Shaniqua's journey has been marked by profound challenges and unwavering dedication to her family. As a devoted daughter, she selflessly cared for her ailing mother, whose recent passing has left a void in her heart. Now, as the guardian of her high school senior sister, Shaniqua faces the responsibility of providing stability and support during this difficult time. Assistance with utility bills will not only ease the financial burden but also ensure that Shaniqua and her sister can stay on track, allowing them to focus on healing and rebuilding their lives. Your kindness and generosity will make a world of difference to this resilient family in their time of need.

Need was fulfilled for $155.05!

fulfilled on: 04/27/2024

  • West End
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Electricity

Talisha received assistance with her utility bill.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Talisha, a devoted single mother of two young children, is facing a heart-wrenching challenge. Recently, she lost her job and her means of transportation, leaving her in a state of uncertainty and distress. Despite her relentless efforts to secure employment opportunities from the comfort of her home, she has encountered disappointment with few callbacks.

Need was fulfilled for $173.82!

fulfilled on: 04/19/2024

  • West End
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Utility

Ashley received assistance with this past due rental balance.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Meet Ashley, a resilient single mother of four. She's facing the challenge of keeping a roof over her children's heads while navigating the ups and downs of job searching. Your support in covering her rental payments will provide much-needed relief, ensuring stability for Ashley and her family. Together, we can help her stay on track and maintain the safe haven she's worked so hard to provide for her children.

Need was fulfilled for $520!

fulfilled on: 04/19/2024

  • West End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Sophia received assistance with bedding

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Sophia, a single mother, has been enrolled in the rapid rehousing program at St. Joseph’s Villa since October 2023. After facing several hurdles, she recently found an affordable place to live with the help of her case manager. She has been working hard to maintain her employment while also trying to increase her income in order to remain housed. However, Sophia’s home is unfurnished, and she and her one-year-old daughter are sleeping on the floor. She would be grateful for assistance with bedding and other essential furnishings to help make her new apartment a home for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $538.82!

fulfilled on: 04/19/2024

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Ronald received work shoes and cell phone bill assistance

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Shereida Archie

Ronald is seeking support with his cell phone bill. Ronald has found employment and would like assistance with his phone bill because he is currently experiencing car issues and must use his income to pay for car repairs. Ronald states that if he is able to receive assistance, he will be able tor remain employed. Ronald also states that he will be able to pay his phone bill moving forward. Ronald is continuing to meet with the Caritas case manager to find housing.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 04/19/2024

  • Southside
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Nathaniel received work boots

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Shereida Archie

Nathaniel is seeking assistance with work boots size 9. Nathaniel has been on several interviews and he would like to be ready to work immediately if he is offered a position. Nathaniel is working weekly with his case manager on housing and employment. Nathaniel states that he is seeking assistance because he has no funds at this time to purchase work boots and he would like to be prepared what he is offered a position.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/19/2024

  • Southside
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Shoes

Courtney received assistance with moving expenses

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Courtney is a single mother of three young children. She has an extensive transient living history, and recently secured an apartment where her family can settle. To ensure she begins her next stage of supportive housing with a solid financial start, our Community Based Services team hopes to help her with moving expenses and utility bill payments. Thank you for helping Courtney's family on their path to stability.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 04/05/2024

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items