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You’ve supported 244 local needs in the past year.

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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

Tabitha received help with her phone payment

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Chantice Blair

Tabitha is currently a 7mo pregnant single mother who could use assistance with her phone bill. She is in the process of moving into a new apartment by herself and has not been able to work during the latter half of her pregnancy. Tabitha is determined to gain stability for her kids and could use the support of her community with this bill.

Need was fulfilled for $99.63!

fulfilled on: 01/04/2024

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Tara received support accessing services for her autistic son

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

Single mother and domestic violence survivor, Tara is looking for assistance to get her autistic son services at a disability-inclusive gym. The organization provides fitness classes for individuals with disabilities. These classes would offer the clients son an opportunity to connect with his peers, have fun in an understanding environment, and serve as an athletic outlet. Assistance of $239 would allow her child to attend a 10 week session program.

Need was fulfilled for $248.56!

fulfilled on: 12/27/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Child Essentials (e.g. bottles, diapers, clothing, etc.)

Dorthy received assistance with her Uhaul storage unit

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Chantice Blair

Dorthy is currently experiencing homelessness after recently losing her housing and is trying not lose her belongings as well. Dorthy is looking to avoid additional late fees and getting further behind. This support would help take some weight off of her shoulder and allow her to hold on to her belongings.

Need was fulfilled for $219.23!

fulfilled on: 12/27/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Other

Gia received support for her Quince (15th birthday)

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Gia is a resilient 14-year-old girl residing in a residential facility. Gia will be turning 15 in January and is looking forward to celebrating. Unfortunately, her friends and family cannot assist in planning and cannot attend. This financial support would provide the opportunity to throw Gia a special party, hoping to make it memorable and special for her.

Need was fulfilled for $520!

fulfilled on: 12/29/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Other

Candace received assistance with household necessity.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Candace, a single parent is facing the daily challenge of caring for three children without the aid of a functional washing machine. This essential appliance, vital for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, has become unavailable, adding to the strain of daily life. The inability to properly clean clothes is not merely an inconvenience but a significant burden in ensuring a clean and comfortable environment for the family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/22/2023

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items