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Rebecca received help with her storage unit

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Rebecca has been living at CARITAS Emergency Shelter for the past month. Since coming here, she has been working to catch up on her storage unit bill. If she is unable to pay this bill, she may lose her unit and her belongings would be put up for auction. In order to avoid this happening, Rebecca is looking for $140 in assistance to get her caught up and regain her access to her storage unit. Maintaining her storage unit will make her transition back to permanent housing easier as she will still have access to her furniture and belongings.

Need was fulfilled for $145.60!

fulfilled on: 04/09/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Other

Taylor received help paying her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Taylor has been at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter for a little over a month. Since coming here, she's begun work and has been working on catching up on bills and looking for housing. She has found a passion for building community and serving as a support to the women in shelter. While working through this period of homelessness, she has not been able to catch up on her phone bill and her service will soon be cut off. Your assistance would allow her to catch up on her phone bill and continue to work towards saving for permanent housing.

Need was fulfilled for $119.60!

fulfilled on: 04/09/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Anthony received work shoes & pants!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Anthony has been in our emergency shelter program going on two months. During this time Anthony has been working with our case manager as well as interns on applying for jobs to bring in additional income into his house hold to afford Richmond's rental costs. He was recently hired for a pizza delivering job where his uniform is black pant & black shoes. With these items he will be able to move towards his goal of housing.

Need was fulfilled for $46.80!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Clothing

Gerald received assistance with a new bed (part 2)

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Gerald, 51 years old, relocated to Hopewell from Norfolk seeking medical assistance for his hip surgery. However, his procedure was delayed because he needed to be living somewhere sanitary and meant for habitation. Gerald recently received housing services through St. Joseph’s Villa, and would be grateful for assistance with bedroom items such as a mattress and bed frame to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition into his apartment.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 04/08/2023

  • South Central
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Other Items

Gerald received assistance with a new bed (part 1)

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Gerald, 51 years old, relocated to Hopewell from Norfolk seeking medical assistance for his hip surgery. However, his procedure was delayed because he needed to be living somewhere sanitary and meant for habitation. Gerald recently received housing services through St. Joseph’s Villa, and would be grateful for assistance with bedroom items such as a mattress and bed frame to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition into his apartment.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • South Central
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Other Items

Thomas received Work boots & pants!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Thomas came to shelter with his adult son almost a month ago & has been working with shelter case management to obtain employment. Recently he was offered a position in security services & is in need of work boots as well as pants! We are so excited for Thomas to begin his employment journey & begin to bring more income to the household. This will allow for financial stability in the future that will be focused on his housing plan!

Need was fulfilled for $90.43!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Clothing

Melanie received assistance with rent

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Melanie is recently widowed. She is readjusting to her new costs of living, but is also experiencing difficulty managing her mental health and physical limitations. While she has been able to reduce some of her expenses, Melanie needs assistance with rent this month to avoid eviction. She would be grateful for support as she works toward regaining stability.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Ismael received Storage Unit Payment!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Ismael has come to our emergency shelter after being evicted from his home. During this eviction he placed several of the belongings from his home into a storage unit that he was able to maintain for a short time. He now is in need of a storage unit payment to ensure that all of the home & personal belongings he has placed in storage remain secure until he can move into housing!

Need was fulfilled for $247!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Other Items

Rudolph received security clearance payment!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Rudolph came to our emergency shelter with the goal to return the employment he has always loved to do which is working in security work! He has been working on and off but in order to fully return to the security world he will need to complete a security clearance in order to fully accept a position with a new company. With this he is one step closer to financial stability!

Need was fulfilled for $91!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Other Items

Beth received assistance with her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Beth has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter for a little over a week. She is currently seeking employment but is struggling with following up on job opportunities as her phone service is cut off. Beth currently owes for a little over two months of payments before she can get her phone cut back on. Your support will allow her to reinstate her service and will allow her an easier time with getting into contact with jobs and potential landlords.

Need was fulfilled for $267.80!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Amari received assistance with childcare

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Amari is a single father of a 1-year old and shares custody with his son’s mother. However, the mother has not communicated with Amari or picked up their son in over 3 months, which led to him losing his two jobs in order to care for their child. The lease on Amari’s residence also expired, and with no source of income at the time he was unable to renew it. Amari and his son have been living in a hotel for the last 2 weeks. He recently found employment, but would be grateful assistance with childcare as he works with St. Joseph’s Villa to find a safe and stable place for them to call home.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • Richmond
  • Single Father
  • Childcare

Stafford received Work boots!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Stafford has been working hard since he has come to our emergency shelter & recently has changed into a field of work where he is in need of steel toed work boots! With this change in work he has been able to use the boots he had previously but is required by his new employer to have steel toed boots to continue working. This would allow further movement towards financial & housing stability!

Need was fulfilled for $57.20!

fulfilled on: 03/23/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Shoes

Brian received Work boots & pants!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Brian came to our emergency shelter going into the same temporary employment agency each morning with an arrival time of 5:45am to secure day to day work. He thought that this was the only employment he could seek because of his criminal history until working with our shelter's case manager! About a week ago Brian secured full time employment that requires new work boots & work pants to ensure he is showing up as the best version of himself each day he clocks in.

Need was fulfilled for $72.80!

fulfilled on: 03/21/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Clothing

Daiyonna received Support with child medical bills

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chantil Carter

As a single mother of two special needs children our community neighbor needs assistance paying for an outstanding medical bill that is preventing her child from being able to continue to receive treatment until the balance is paid. She is an active volunteer and a champion for disadvantaged children in the Eastend.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/20/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Healthcare

Jenna received an air mattress and pillow

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Jenna has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter since the beginning of January. Since her arrival, she's been working consistently and has been able to apply for and be approved for housing. Her new place is not furnished, and Jenna does not have any of the furniture she needs. CARITAS has been able to assist her with a referral for furniture, but that won't be available for the next few weeks. Jenna is in need of an air mattress and pillow so that she won't have to sleep on the ground while she waits for her furniture to be delivered. Your assistance would provide this to her and help ease her transition into housing.

Need was fulfilled for $53.04!

fulfilled on: 03/17/2023

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

Survivor received support paying her car bill (part 2)

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

The survivor is currently in a transitional program. She is working full-time and is a full-time student in a graduate program. With her busy schedule, it has been difficult for the survivor to keep up with her bills. The survivor was sick and had to miss time from work putting her behind on her car payment. The support would mean ensuring the survivor has safe and reliable transportation as she works to pay her other bills and towards her degree. The current bill is $400, this request is for part 2 equaling $200.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 03/31/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Auto

Survivor received support paying her car bill (part 1)

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

The survivor is currently in a transitional housing program. She is working full-time and is a full-time student in a graduate program. With her busy schedule, it has been difficult for the survivor to keep up with her bills. The survivor was sick and had to miss time from work putting her behind on her car payment. The support would mean ensuring the survivor has safe and reliable transportation as she works to pay her other bills and towards her degree. The current bill is $400, this request is for part 1 equaling $200.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 03/20/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Auto

Survivor received Assistance with Light Bill

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

The survivor is a single mother that is currently caring for 8 children on her own and works as much as possible. She has been struggling with some health issues and she has not been able to work as much. As a result she has not been able to pay the light bill and is behind. This support would assist the client to get caught up on her light bill, and enter a payment plan with Dominion.

Need was fulfilled for $249.60!

fulfilled on: 03/27/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Electricity

Sadie received help paying her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Sadie came to stay at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter at the beginning of this week. She came to us behind on several bills and struggling to keep up with what she owes. Sadie has a cell phone bill due on the 14th that she's concerned about, because she doesn't have the funds to pay this bill. Sadie has a lot of physical and mental health concerns and she relies heavily on her phone for tracking appointments, attending meeting with her psychiatrist via zoom, and communicating with her doctors. Your support will allow her to stay caught up with her phone bill and avoid her service lapsing.

Need was fulfilled for $110.24!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Survivor received transportation support

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

The survivor has been living in a transitional program for quite some time. The survivor is getting ready to exit the program and be on her own. Her car was in bad shape until it broke down and then someone stole another part off of it. Continued mental and physical health struggles have made it difficult for the survivor to work and impossible for her to save the to have her car repaired. A local nonprofit, Mechanics of Faith, was able to offer her car repairs for a fee. This financial support will allow the survivor to pay the fee for the car repairs and have reliable transportation to move out of the transitional program and work towards independence and stability!

Need was fulfilled for $182!

fulfilled on: 03/08/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Auto - Repair/Service