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Fabyan received paying his rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Fabyian is a hard working young man. He has been on his since he was 17 years and has been very diligent in trying to keep a float despite his lack of family support. He is currently renting a room and has fallen behind on his payments due to lack of hours at his job. He has had a hard time qualifying for rental relief programs in his area and just needs a bit of assistance covering what is past due as he heads back into full time employment.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/26/2022

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • Bill - Rent

Kate received assistance with rent

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Kate is the mother of a teenage girl with autism, and a teenage transgender male. She and her husband have been behind on rent for six months and now face eviction with nowhere to go. Kate is receiving Mental Health Skill Building Services at St. Joseph’s Villa to cope with depression and anxiety, and she plans to return to work when her mental health stabilizes. Assistance with rent would be a tremendous relief to Kate and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $215.59!

fulfilled on: 04/18/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Tamara received assistance with clothing

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Tamara entered St. Joseph’s Villa’s rapid rehousing program without a high school diploma, putting her at a great disadvantage in finding employment. She continues searching for employment and is hoping to enroll in a GED class to increase her career options. In the meantime, she is managing three children without any income except for what she makes doing hair for some family and friends. She can’t remember the last time she bought clothes for herself and her children. Tamara would be greatly appreciative for assistance in purchasing warm weather clothing for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 04/26/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Clothing (e.g. coats, gloves, shoes)

Deshon received assistance paying rent this month

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Deshon is a young adult who lives on his own. He has been working full time for the last few months but is his job has reduced his hours and due to lack of available work and adverse affects of the pandemic. He is in the process of securing a new job to help support his budget until his hours pick up but could use some assistance paying his rent in the interim.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/08/2022

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Keanna received help with utilities.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Utility. Keanna is a single mother of one with twins on the way and has been placed on medical leave due to her pregnancy. Keanna has recently enrolled in classes to become a phlebotomist to pursue her dreams of working in the medical field. She has fallen behind on her utility bill and is requesting assistance to assist. She recently made payment arrangements to avoid disconnection but needs extra help since she had to purchase supplies for school.

Need was fulfilled for $202.80!

fulfilled on: 04/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Other

Jennifer received transportation assistance for a medical procedure

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Jennifer is currently experiencing homelessness and has been diagnosed with cancer. Doctors have recommended that she go to Boston for a very specific kind of treatment. She needs money to help with her gas to and from Boston.

Need was fulfilled for $107.43!

fulfilled on: 04/05/2022

  • South Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Auto

Amir received support to pay his electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Amir is a single father of a 13 year old son and lives on a fixed disability income. He has fallen behind on electricity bill and needs assistance to catch up. He has been becoming more involved in community programs and working to get his son more connected to positive youth and young adults in the area to help support him.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/13/2022

  • East End
  • Single Father
  • Bill - Electricity

Beverly received assistance paying her real estate taxes.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Beverly is an elderly woman who lives on a fixed disability income. She has resided in her home in Church Hill for more than 25 years. She was participating in a tax relief program that helped her cover her real estate taxes over the past few years. Peter Paul is helping her navigate the recertification process that was missed due to missed communication on the part of the city. She needs assistance paying the down payment on the payment arrangement that has been set up while we figure out a more long term solution to ensure that she is able to keep possession of her home.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/06/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Mortgage

Christal received help paying her security deposit.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Christal is a single mom of two boys and a domestic abuse survivor. She recently moved her to start over and has been living with family. She has finally been approved for her own apartment and needs assistance covering the security deposit and other moving expenses. With this assistance along with the recent promotion to full time hours at her job, she should be well on her way to securing a safer and much more stable situation for her and her boys.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/05/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Otis received assistance paying his electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Otis runs a small home improvement business. Work has been very slow over the past few months because of Covid and the weather. His wife has not been able to work recently because of health issues and relies heavily on his support to cover the household finances. They have fallen behind on the electricity bill and need assistance keeping it up to date.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/05/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity

Charles received assistance repairing his car

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Charles is a single dad who works two part time jobs to make ends meet. He relies heavily on his car to get back and forth to work and to get his children to school. He recently had to put his car in the shop and the cost of repairs has put a dent in his monthly budget. Assistance with this expense will ensure that he continue to pay his regular bills and stay on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/29/2022

  • East End
  • Single Father
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Lenise received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Lenise is enrolled in OCWB's Workforce Program. She was out of work for a week with COVID and when she returned discovered her position was eliminated due to layoffs. Lenise receives no subsidies for her three children and needs help with groceries until she can find work.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 03/30/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Bernard received help with paying bills.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Bills. Bernard is enrolled in OCWB's workforce program. He also is a contractor who provides maintenance support for one the City of Richmond buildings. The building was closed during the holidays, and Bernard missed five days of work which has impacted his earnings at the end of 2021. As a contractor, when he doesn't work during the holiday, he doesn't get paid. Bernard needs help catching up on some his bills: electricity and rent.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 03/29/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Lewis received help correcting a plumbing issue in his home

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Lewis is a senior citizen who lives on a fixed income. He is experiencing a plumbing leak that is causing an increase in his utility bills. Help with correcting this small issue will go along way to saving him money and improving his overall quality of life.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/14/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Cassandra received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Cassandra is a single mother of four. She works full time but has recently fallen behind on her rent after being sick and losing time from work. She needs help catching up as she recovers and heads back to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/07/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Tanya received paying her car note this month.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Tanya has been working toward the goal of moving out of the housing projects for several years now. She and her 3 children are excited to have found a place and are in position to move over the next month, Paying her car note has been a little more difficult this month because of all the moving costs she has incurred. Assistance with the will make all the difference in her transition to a more safe and stable living environment for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Leah received assistance paying her utility bills.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Leah is a very active member of the Promise Family network and is working diligently to reach her goals. Recently her job has reduced her hours causing a drop in her income over the past few months. She is working to catch up on bill payments that have lagged behind due to this change. She needs assistance paying her gas and water bill in order to stay on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Shinika received assistance covering her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shinika is a single mom of two. She has recently started a new full time job after several years of only being able to secure part time employment. Her new salary is allowing for many more opportunities for her family. Unfortunately, her young son was exposed to covid at his childcare center causing her to miss several days of work. She is not yet eligible for sick time since she is new and has experienced a lack of income and fallen behind on her car note because of it. Support with this bill will help Shinika stay on track as she and her son recover and get back to their normal routines.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Kiara received assistance covering funeral expenses.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kiara is a single mom who is very involved in the Peter Paul family network. She is very optimistic and driven and has been making great strides toward her goal of moving out of the housing projects and securing greater opportunities for her children. Which is no easy feat considering her fixed hourly income. She was recently hit with a very unexpected tragedy by way of her father passing away due to Covid pnuemonia. She is leaning on several community supports to cover the expense of missing work to travel out of state for his funeral while attempting to keep her everyday household budget afloat.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Other

Danielle received assistance with a laptop

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Danielle is highly motivated to find employment and housing, as they are requirements in her efforts to regain custody of her 3 sons. She has been applying for jobs and searching for affordable housing using only her cell phone. A laptop would make both tasks much easier, and also expand her employment options to remote work positions. Having experienced homelessness and currently without income, Danielle would be grateful for assistance in purchasing a laptop to help her reach her goals.

Need was fulfilled for $161.77!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Technology