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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

Hubert received clothes for work

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Hubert recently came to CARITAS Men's Emergency Shelter after losing his housing. He has found employment during the short time that he's been here and started work yesterday. In order to support his long term employment, he is in need of work shoes and pants. Your assistance will allow him to get these, maintain his employment, and work towards stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $118.56!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2023

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

Michelle received needs assistance with their internet bill.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Michelle, a devoted mother, seeks assistance to ensure her two sons have the necessary resources for their schoolwork. This support is crucial to facilitate their academic progress, particularly for her eldest son, who is on the verge of graduation. Your help will not only aid in their educational endeavors but also significantly contribute to her son's advancement toward graduation, shaping a brighter future for him.

Need was fulfilled for $215.25!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • School - Technology

Maria received grocery assistance after housefire.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Maria and her family faced the ravages of a house fire, a harrowing event that has deeply affected them. In their midst are a kindergartener and a baby, making a household of four. While they've secured housing starting on December 22nd, the immediate days ahead loom with uncertainty, fraught with the pressing need for essential daily necessities.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2023

  • West End
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Groceries

Caitlin received assistance with her transportation.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Caitlin, a devoted mother of three children attending Mehfoud Elementary, recently had to purchase a new car, adding to her financial burdens. She's now facing challenges meeting the payments, particularly with the added strain of a new biweekly expense. Two of her children share a father who faces intermittent incarceration, further complicating her family's situation. Any assistance extended to her would immensely aid in maintaining timely payments and ensuring stability for her children during this challenging time.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Gary received work clothes and boots.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

Gary has come to shelter after living in his car for a period of time, where he reports that most of his stuff was stolen out of the truck bed. He has a history of working in construction and was recently able to obtain a foreman job in the area. Gary is without any work clothes following his clothing being stolen, and is in need of several pairs of pants, shirts and a pair of steel toed boots to support his new position.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Clothing

Erik received a cell phone.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

Eric recently came into shelter after being released from prison. He has limited resources and is trying to find employment in order to maintain stable income, which will support him in finding stable housing. Eric currently has no income and cannot afford to purchase a smart phone, which is needed for the field of work he has previously done. Once Eric finds stable employment, he will be able to afford his monthly phone bill.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Zeke received assistance with apartment furnishings

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Zeke struggled with mental illness and substance use disorder while experiencing homelessness. Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa helped him obtain Permanent Supportive Housing, and now that he has a roof over his head he is able to receive individualized wraparound services to help him overcome his challenges. Zeke is in need of furniture for his apartment, and would greatly appreciate assistance with a mattress, box spring, and other essential items for his home.

Need was fulfilled for $538.82!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2023

  • South Central
  • In Recovery
  • Household - Other Items

Debra received help with her storage unit

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Debra came to CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter at the beginning of December and has been struggling to keep up with the bills she has due after her eviction. Your assistance will allow Debra to keep the items that she is currently storing in her storage unit so that they can be used once she's ready to transition out of shelter into permanent housing.

Need was fulfilled for $119.60!

fulfilled on: 12/17/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Talisha received assistance to pay her telephone bill.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Talisha, a dedicated single mother to two young girls, is currently staying at a friend's house while she finalizes her application with the McKenny Vento team. Amidst this transitional phase, she is tirelessly searching for a new job with better pay to ensure she can adequately provide for her children's fundamental necessities.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Diane received help paying off her rental arrear

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Diane recently came to CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter seeking assistance with obtaining permanent housing. Diane has a judgment against her for a past due rental arrear that is causing her housing applications to be rejected. Your assistance will help her to pay this arrear off in full and have it removed from her record. This will allow her to qualify for apartments that she wouldn't otherwise and move into stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $268.32!

fulfilled on: 12/17/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Luna received help paying her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Luna has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter for the past week and is working on getting things in order to work towards employment and stable housing. Your assistance will allow her to pay her phone bill for December and maintain contact with family, friends, and community supports, as well as future employers and landlords.

Need was fulfilled for $70.72!

fulfilled on: 12/15/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Samantha received assistance with her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Samantha has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter for the past two weeks. During this time she's been actively searching for employment and going to job interviews. Her phone is about to be cut off as she is behind on her payments. Your assistance will allow her to keep her phone on while she concludes her job search and waits to get her first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $116.48!

fulfilled on: 12/16/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Erica received beds for children (twin size, needs 2).

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Erica finds herself amid a challenging journey as a single mother going through a divorce. She's striving to provide a stable and safe home for her children but faces a crucial shortage of household furniture and essentials. With beds for her children not fitting within her constrained budget, any support towards meeting this immediate need would alleviate the financial strain, allowing Erica to allocate her limited resources toward other essential bills. Your help will not only provide comfort but also ensure that her children have a secure and nurturing environment during this turbulent time.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2023

  • West End
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Griselda received assistance with a utility bill.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Griselda, a devoted single mother, is facing a dire situation as the water supply to her home has been disconnected. Struggling to balance limited finances, she prioritizes paying rent, leaving her unable to cover the cost of reconnecting the vital water service. Your assistance during this challenging time will not only alleviate her immediate burden but will also ensure that Griselda and her family regain access to the fundamental necessity of water in their home. Your support would mean the world to them.

Need was fulfilled for $258.96!

fulfilled on: 12/15/2023

  • Central
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Utility