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Penny received a new phone and activation fee

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Penny has been staying with CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter since the beginning of June. She came here to focus on employment and housing. She is struggling with her employment search because she does not currently have a phone and is currently ineligible for a free phone. Your support will allow her to pay for a new phone and activation fee so that she can reach out to future employers and focus on meeting goals.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Holly received assistance with her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Holly has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter for the past two weeks. She has been working on paying her past due bills, but has not been able to pay her cell phone bill. Your assistance will allow her to keep her phone on and will assist with her job search.

Need was fulfilled for $88.40!

fulfilled on: 06/29/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Carole received tires for her car

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Carole has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter and working on saving and working towards housing. Recently, she learned she needed all new tires on her car. She has purchased two on her own but does not have enough funds to purchase the last two tires. Your assistance will allow her to ensure that she has new tires so that she can get safely to work.

Need was fulfilled for $88.40!

fulfilled on: 06/29/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Auto

Mark received help with his arrears (2/2)

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Mark has been staying at CARITAS Men's Emergency Shelter for the past few weeks and has been focused on moving forward into housing as quickly as possible. He had lost his housing due to a scam that caused him to lose access to his funds. He has a case manager who has arranged for him to get his voucher back as long as he pays his arrears on the previous unit. Your support will directly contribute to him getting back into housing.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 06/29/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Mark received help with his arrears (1/2)

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Mark has been staying at CARITAS Men's Emergency Shelter for the past few weeks and has been focused on moving forward into housing as quickly as possible. He had lost his housing due to a scam that caused him to lose access to his funds. He has a case manager who has arranged for him to get his voucher back as long as he pays his arrears on the previous unit. Your support will directly contribute to him getting back into housing.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 06/29/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Walter received eyeglasses (2/2)

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Walter has recently come to shelter after completing substance use disorder treatment in Kentucky. Walter has significant eye decompensation due to complex medical issues, and needs support in purchasing eye glasses in order to aid him in finding employment. Walter unfortunately has already accessed his medical support for obtaining eye wear.

Need was fulfilled for $114.40!

fulfilled on: 06/27/2023

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

Yolanda received help paying a past due water bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Yolanda and her 5 year old son have just moved into a new place after experiencing some difficulties with her housing voucher. They are grateful to be finally settled but were confronted with an old utility account that she was unaware of that is prohibiting her from connecting the water in her new place. With all of the moving expenses she has recently incurred this bill is presenting a hardship for her and her son. Assistance with the bill will make the difference in her being able to finally take a breather from this very stressful season.

Need was fulfilled for $244.40!

fulfilled on: 06/29/2023

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Shelly received help with her storage unit

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Shelly came to CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter two weeks ago. Since arriving, she's been working trying to catch up on past due bills and begin saving for housing. Through all of this, she's been unable to pay her storage unit and is at risk for losing her furniture. She plans to use this furniture when she leaves CARITAS and moves back into housing. Your assistance will allow her to pay her past due and current month's rent on her storage unit and continue working on her housing goals.

Need was fulfilled for $187.20!

fulfilled on: 06/23/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Leah received help paying her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Leah has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter for the past two weeks. While here, she's been working on her job search but has been struggling because her phone is currently cut off. Your assistance will allow her to turn her phone service back on and continue working on her goals.

Need was fulfilled for $109.20!

fulfilled on: 06/29/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Adriana received assistance with her rental deposit (2/2)

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Adriana, a rapid rehousing participant with St. Joseph’s Villa, is residing in a hotel with her two daughters and eight grandchildren. Her debilitating chronic health conditions prevent her from working and caring for herself, yet she does all she can to provide care for one of her adult daughters who has a developmental disability and is unable to live independently. Adriana’s other adult daughter was recently released from incarceration and has not yet obtained employment. Adriana would be grateful for assistance with a rental deposit, to help her obtain more suitable housing accommodations for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 06/23/2023

  • South Central
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Adriana received assistance with her rental deposit (1/2)

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Adriana, a rapid rehousing participant with St. Joseph’s Villa, is residing in a hotel with her two daughters and eight grandchildren. Her debilitating chronic health conditions prevent her from working and caring for herself, yet she does all she can to provide care for one of her adult daughters who has a developmental disability and is unable to live independently. Adriana’s other adult daughter was recently released from incarceration and has not yet obtained employment. Adriana would be grateful for assistance with a rental deposit, to help her improve housing accommodations for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 06/23/2023

  • South Central
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Tori received assistance with her rental deposit

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Tori, a mother of two, recently escaped an abusive and violent relationship and is now seeking safe and stable housing. She has been homeless for the last two months – she is currently employed, but is living out of her car and getting friends to provide childcare while she is working. Assistance with a rental deposit would help give Tori and her children a permanent place to call home.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 06/23/2023

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Walter received eye glasses.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

Walter has recently come to shelter after completing substance use disorder treatment in Kentucky. Walter has significant eye decompensation due to complex medical issues, and needs support in purchasing eye glasses in order to aid him in finding employment. Walter unfortunately has already accessed his medical support for obtaining eye wear.

Need was fulfilled for $192.40!

fulfilled on: 06/17/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Other Family Items

Kim received help paying her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Kim has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter for the past week. She has been working on her employment search since coming to shelter. However, her phone bill was turned off which makes her employment search difficult. Your assistance will allow her to get her phone turned back on and increase the productivity of her job search.

Need was fulfilled for $57.20!

fulfilled on: 06/13/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Crystal G.S. received assistance with child's online class (2/2)

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Crystal is a single mom who wants to be able to support her daughter's goal of achieving an advanced diploma. Her daughter needs an additional foreign language credit over the summer to make this happen. Due to Crystal's recent surgeries and her daughter's health condition, she isn't financially able to afford the online summer course fee. Assistance with this expense will ensure that her daughter is able to achieve her educational goal.

Need was fulfilled for $195!

fulfilled on: 06/13/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • School - Other Items

Crystal G.S. received assistance with child's online class. (1/2)

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Crystal is a single mom who wants to be able to support her daughter's goal of achieving an advanced diploma. Her daughter needs an additional foreign language credit over the summer to make this happen. Due to Crystal's recent surgeries and her daughter's health condition, she isn't financially able to afford the online summer course fee. Assistance with this expense will ensure that her daughter is able to achieve her educational goal.

Need was fulfilled for $195!

fulfilled on: 06/13/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • School - Other Items

David received a bike and a bike lock.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

David has been experiencing homelessness intermittently over the past two years. He has been in the shelter for the past few months due to his rent increasing $400 a month, and him not having enough work to sustain his rent. David works with Staff Zone, but has limited opportunities to pick up shifts due to a lack of transportation. Supporting David with a bike and a bike lock would allow him to be able to pick up more shifts, which would support him in finding stability in housing.

Need was fulfilled for $187.20!

fulfilled on: 06/17/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Equipment

Yolanda received assistance with her electric bill.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Yolanda is a single mother of 4 with 2 sons graduating this year and one of them leaving for college to Mary Baldwin in August. She will have college expenses. Yolanda is out of work due to having surgery because of a job-related injury and will be out in recovery for 3 months. She had an insurance agent sign her up for insurance however he didn't sign her up for the short-term disability. She found this out after surgery. This assistance will help her until she can get back to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/09/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Crystal A. received assistance with rent. 3/3

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Crystal is a single mom who is trying to pay past rental fees. She has been interviewing for jobs but also needs transportation to get home from work. Being unable to work has put her and her family in a situation where she is facing eviction from her apartment.

Need was fulfilled for $243.36!

fulfilled on: 06/09/2023

  • Central
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Crystal A. received assistance with rent. 2/3

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Crystal is a single mom who is trying to pay past rental fees. She has been interviewing for jobs but also needs transportation to get home from work. Being unable to work has put her and her family in a situation where she is facing eviction from her apartment.

Need was fulfilled for $243.36!

fulfilled on: 06/09/2023

  • Central
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent