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You’ve supported 258 local needs in the past year.

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Melanie received help with her light bill

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Melanie is a survivor of domestic violence. Melanie has recently moved in her own apartment after years of abuse. Melanie is working hard to ensure that she can cover her bills but fell ill and lost many shifts at work. This financial relief would support the client as she return to work and catch up on bills.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Electricity

Daisy received assistance fixing her car

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

Daisy needs help fixing her disabled son's car! Daisy is currently working while taking care of her disabled adult son and her ex-husband. Her ex is mentally and physically abusive so she cannot flee and leave her son with his father. She is saving to buy her own property. Fixing the car would allow her son to have more freedom and safety outside of the home. The work is being done by a non-profit Mechanics of Faith.

Need was fulfilled for $520!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2024

  • East End
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Auto

Kyra received assistance with furniture

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Kyra, 30 years old, was involved in a situation that left her paralyzed and recently obtained Permanent Supportive Housing after experiencing homelessness. She has limited income, and needs sturdy furniture that she can transfer to from her wheelchair. Kyra has exhausted all community resources and would be grateful for assistance with a bed, sofa, and kitchen table as she settles into her new home.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 02/18/2024

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Household - Other Items

Patricia received support paying her light bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Emily Lehmann

Patricia is working on moving into an apartment and needs her old power bill to be paid in order for her to move into a new place. She is working towards financial stability by obtaining a job. Having this bill paid would help her have a fresh start.

Need was fulfilled for $249.60!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2024

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Electricity

Lacey received help with her utility bill

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Lacey is a survivor of domestic violence. While fleeing, Lacey was severely injured and required extensive surgery. Although Lacey is recovering well, she is not fully healed and has been unable to return to work full-time. This has put a strain on her as she is falling behind on her electricity bill. This support would provide Lacey some relief as she continues healing.

Need was fulfilled for $312!

fulfilled on: 02/15/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Electricity

Andrea received support paying for her storage unit

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Emily Lehmann

Andrea needs a storage unit to hold all of her belongings. This storage unit has her furniture and other household items that she will need when she finds success through our program and moves into an apartment. These items will end up going up for auction if not paid. She cannot afford to lose them.

Need was fulfilled for $249.60!

fulfilled on: 02/19/2024

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Other

Nicole received help changing her locks

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Nicole is a survivor of intimate partner violence. After an altercation, Nicole's locks were damaged. Due to the assault and the damage to the locks on the doors, Nicole does not feel safe and would like to replace her locks as soon as possible. This financial relief would help Nicole change the locks and ultimately support her as she works on ensuring her home is safe and secure.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Household - Other Items

Chelsea received assistance with a laptop

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Chelsea, a single mom of two, recently obtained housing after experiencing homelessness. She is having trouble maintaining a job due to one of her children having chronic health issues. She also has no transportation. Chelsea is currently looking for a work-from-home job and would be grateful for assistance with a laptop, which would allow her the flexibility to be at home with her ill child when needed.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2024

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Technology

Sydney received assistance with a laptop

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Sydney has a newborn baby and is currently out of work due to a work-related injury. She has an opportunity to work remotely but needs a laptop to meet the requirements of the job. Sydney obtained housing just a few months ago after experiencing homelessness, and having a laptop would help her maintain housing costs until she can return to work in person.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2024

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Technology

Joven received clothes for work

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Joven has been at CARITAS Men's Emergency Shelter for the past week. He was living with family until some difficult circumstances forced him to leave his hometown and seek shelter in Richmond. Joven has quickly found employment but does not have the clothing required to start work. Your assistance will allow him to get the required nonslip shoes and work pants that he needs to start work on Friday and work towards stability.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2024

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Clothing (e.g. coats, gloves, shoes)

Faith received assistance paying her utility bills

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

Faith is a survivor of domestic violence and a single mother. She is working full-time but has been unable to keep up with her bills. She is paying her mortgage but is behind on her electric and water bills. She is working with a case manager to budget and increase her income but Faith needs assistance catching up on her payments. With this help, she will be able to move forward in caring for her family and healing from the abuse.

Need was fulfilled for $468!

fulfilled on: 01/31/2024

  • West End
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Utility

James received sneakers

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

James has been with CARITAS Men's Emergency Shelter since the middle of December. Since coming to shelter he has been working on locating permanent housing. James relies solely on social security for income and is unable to work. He does not have adequate shoes that fit him and your assistance will allow him to get two pairs of sneakers that will allow him to get around with a higher level of comfort.

Need was fulfilled for $114.40!

fulfilled on: 02/01/2024

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Clothing (e.g. coats, gloves, shoes)

William received a heating pad

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

William has been with CARITAS since November and does not currently have any income. While being here, he's struggled with significant paid in his legs and hips which makes it hard for him to remain comfortable and get adequate sleep. Your support will allow us to provide him with a heating pad so that will improve his functioning and hopefully his mobility.

Need was fulfilled for $60.32!

fulfilled on: 01/25/2024

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Healthcare

Ally received assistance with kitchen supplies

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Ally is a young, soon-to-be mother who was recently housed by St. Joseph’s Villa after experiencing a period of homelessness. In an effort to make her new home more comfortable for her and her baby, the Villa has been able to provide some baby and move-in supplies, but Ally is still in need of some essentials. She would be grateful for assistance with a microwave and other kitchenware (plates, pots and pans, cooking utensils, etc.) to provide care for her baby. Please help us support this family’s new journey.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2024

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Kelly received help with her car insurance

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Kelly is a survivor of Domestic and Sexual violence. Due to the DV and SV experienced, Kelly was prohibited from doing many day-to-day activities, such as working. Fortunately, Kelly safely got herself and her children out of the situation. Kelly is working towards rebuilding but is behind on her car insurance bill. This assistance would relieve Kelly as she is working towards obtaining employment and getting back on her feet.

Need was fulfilled for $312!

fulfilled on: 01/25/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Auto

Latoya received assistance with a caregiver essential.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Latoya, a resilient single mother of two, has undertaken the noble responsibility of caring for her minor niece and nephew, ensuring their well-being above all else. In her selfless dedication to her four children, she has made personal sacrifices, including sleeping on an air mattress so that her little ones can have proper mattresses. The love and care she pours into her family are truly heartwarming, and any support offered would go a long way in helping Latoya provide a more comfortable and secure environment for her children.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 01/22/2024

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Lizzie received support getting new tires

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

Lizzie is a domestic violence survivor, however, she is still experiencing stalking. The abuser has slashed her tires multiple times. She has pursued a protective order and other safety planning. However, this client is left without transportation; With your assistance, she can replace her tires and get back to providing for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $218.40!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Jasmine received a portable kitchen

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

Single mother and domestic violence survivor, Jasmine has been living out of a hotel for the last year or more. She has not been able to find or afford housing while caring for herself and her children. She is asking for assistance with an electric skillet so that she can properly cook for her family while in hotels. This assistance will offer her an opportunity to cook and care for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $67.60!

fulfilled on: 01/15/2024

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Luna received help with her phone payment

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Chantice Blair

Luna is a marine veteran currently experiencing homelessness. She is currently going through a works program to assist her with gaining stable employment so that she can return to the workforce and eventually gain stable housing. Luna is a hard worker and determined to take back control of her life, but she could use the help of her community to pay her phone bill so that she can manage mental health appointments, employment leads, and maintain a life as close as possible to what she had before she found herself experiencing homelessness.

Need was fulfilled for $144.66!

fulfilled on: 01/12/2024

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Maggie received Her mortgage

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

A survivor of intimate partner violence just gave birth via c-section. Her abuser is incarcerated for assaulting her and one of her older children. While the survivor recovers from her surgery, she needs help covering her mortgage this month.

Need was fulfilled for $520!

fulfilled on: 01/15/2024

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Mortgage