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You’ve supported 215 local needs in the past year.

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Safe Harbor Survivors received Ring Camera

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

This support would directly help fund ring cameras for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking and allow them to feel safe in their homes.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 10/04/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Other

Brandon received financial assistance for move in.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

A father and son have been in shelter for the past several months after losing their home due to extensive medical bills. Due to both of them having medical and physical health concerns, they have been approved for a housing program to support them in maintaining housing. They need financial assistance to get them into the apartment, which the housing program does not provide support with.

Need was fulfilled for $254.80!

fulfilled on: 10/06/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Leigh received assistance with an auto bill

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Leigh was shot with a firearm during a domestic violence incident and had to stop working. Now she is behind on her bills and needs help with her vehicle registration so she can continue to receive medial care and integrate back into her normal life.

Need was fulfilled for $374.40!

fulfilled on: 10/07/2023

  • Northside
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Auto

Beverly received assistance with medical bills

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Beverly is a single mom of two who needs assistance with a looming medical bill. She was prepared to pay this bill until unexpected car troubles set her behind.

Need was fulfilled for $139.36!

fulfilled on: 10/04/2023

  • Northside
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Healthcare

Lori received help paying her cable

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Lori is a survivor of domestic violence. Lori sustained significant injuries due to domestic abuse and, as a result, was hospitalized and had to take off work. Due to some complications, Lori has been unable to return to work and has fallen behind on her bills. This financial assistance would support Lori and help her overcome this barrier.

Need was fulfilled for $146.64!

fulfilled on: 09/30/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Other

Gavin received assistance with transportation

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Gavin is working with St. Joseph’s Villa to break the cycle of homelessness he has experienced much of his adult life. He has no means of personal transportation, and uses local bus lines when he can, but finds it difficult as some locations are not within walking distance of where he lives. He is hoping to purchase a vehicle within his budget to help with his transportation needs, and would be thankful for financial assistance.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 10/08/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Auto

Meena received assistance with rent

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Meena is a single mother whose child receives mental health support from St. Joseph’s Villa. Her child was recently in crisis, which caused her to miss several days of work. Being a single mother has come with its share of financial challenges for Meena, and missing just one day of work has a significant impact on her monthly budget. Meena would greatly appreciate assistance with this month’s rent as she strives to rebuild her savings.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 10/08/2023

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Ally received assistance with her rent.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Ally is a single mother facing homelessness. Yet, despite her unyielding efforts, she has fallen behind on rent, and the looming eviction threatens to shatter their world. With a heart heavy with responsibilities, she's been tirelessly juggling expenses and even considering a second job, all to provide her children with the life they deserve.

Need was fulfilled for $780!

fulfilled on: 10/07/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Allison received assistance paying her utilities bill.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Allison is a resilient single mother of three, and her two furry companions who depend on her love and care. They're facing the heart-wrenching possibility of eviction, and they're reaching out for urgent assistance. This courageous mother is not just fighting to keep a roof over her family's heads; she's also striving to provide warm winter clothing for her children amidst a sea of financial challenges. With expenses piling up, she's even taking on a second job, pouring every ounce of her strength into securing a brighter future for her little ones.

Need was fulfilled for $937.33!

fulfilled on: 10/07/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Electricity

Martha received Martha needs assistance paying for her son's senior auto body fee.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Martha, a single mother, needs assistance paying for her son's senior auto body fees. She is on disability and as a result, is on a tight budget. She doesn't want to let her son down because he is thinking about dropping auto body if mom cannot pay the fee. In 2021, Martha's sister died and as a result, she also cares for her niece.

Need was fulfilled for $135.20!

fulfilled on: 09/28/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • School - Other Items

Cynthia received help paying her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Cynthia came to CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter one week ago and has been working on securing a job so that she can work towards her goal of stable housing. Since she's currently unemployed, she has been unable to pay her phone bill and her service has been cut off. This is a barrier to her when submitting job applications as she can't reliably receive phone calls. Your assistance will allow her to get her service turned back on and work towards her goals of employment and stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $248.56!

fulfilled on: 10/04/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Lorenzo received a bike and a bike lock.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

Lorenzo has been in shelter for the past month after falling behind in his rent. He has recently been connected with an employment program at CARITAS, and needs a bike to support him in getting to and from his class. A bike will also assist him in obtaining and maintaining employment in the future.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/04/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Other Family Items

Dana received an exit kit

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Dana has been staying at CARITAS Emergency Shelter for the past three months while working on saving and locating housing. She's made a lot of progress while in this program and she has finally been approved and is preparing to move out of shelter and into a place of her own. We would like to provide her with an exit package containing some of the things she'll need for her new place. The exit package will include: a laundry basket, an air mattress, sheets, a blanket, a pillow, a towel and wash cloth, and a hygiene kit (containing feminine products, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.). Your support will help her refocus her savings on her move in costs and expenses that come with this transition.

Need was fulfilled for $109.20!

fulfilled on: 09/28/2023

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

David received new clothing.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

David has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and has misplaced a significant amount of his clothing. David has been connected with local clothing closets, but has struggled to find clothing that fits him well. David will be moving in with family in October and would benefit from moving in with a wardrobe.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 10/04/2023

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

Doris received assistance paying off a past due property tax bill.

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Doris is a survivor of intimate partner violence who recently secured her own apartment to escape the abuse. She currently works two jobs so that she can regain her financial stability and independence but an outstanding property tax bill for her car is weighing her down. Doris needs assistance with this overdue bill so she can get to work without hassle and focus on rebuilding.

Need was fulfilled for $89.44!

fulfilled on: 09/27/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Marisol received Assistance with Light Bill

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Victoria Barahona

Marisol is a survivor of domestic violence and a single mother to five kids. Marisol was unexpectedly let go from her job due to staff turnover. As a result, she lost her only source of income and fell behind on her bills. Marisol has diligently been looking for a job but has not had any luck. This financial support would lift a huge weight off her shoulders and allow her to pay the light bill.

Need was fulfilled for $228.80!

fulfilled on: 09/25/2023

  • Richmond
  • Survivor
  • Auto - Gas

Harolette received help paying her water bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Harolette came to CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter at the end of July. Since coming to our shelter, Harolette has identified and qualified for housing. Unfortunately, she has an outstanding utility bill that is serving as a barrier for her getting utilities in her name when she moves. She has been saving for her move in costs and is struggling to get this bill paid in full. She will be putting a portion of her own income towards this bill, but your assistance would allow her to fully pay it off and be able to move into her new apartment.

Need was fulfilled for $267.28!

fulfilled on: 09/27/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Utility

Adam. received clothing for work.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

Adam has been experiencing homelessness on and off for the past several years. He states that due to his homelessness he has struggled to be able to maintain employment. Now that he is in shelter and has a safe place to sleep and bathe, he is hopeful that he will be able to maintain stable employment and ultimately be able to move into his own place. In order to support him in finding employment, Adam is in need of black clothing (pants, shirts and shoes). He has been connected to a works closet but was unable to find anything in his size.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 09/16/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Clothing

Mario received clothing for work.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

Mario has been in shelter for a few weeks after being evicted from a family members house. While in shelter, he has been connected with a temp agency in order to be able to increase his income. He has been connected to a professional work closet, but has not been able to find clothing in his size. In supporting his with appropriate work attire, he will be able to increase his financial stability.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 09/16/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Clothing

Micah received assistance with auto insurance

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Micah has been working hard at his job and accepting all available overtime from his manager in order to save enough money to buy his own car. He found a car within his budget, but is short of funds for auto insurance. Micah’s friend, who had been providing him transportation to and from work, will no longer be able to do so after this week due to other obligations. Micah would be grateful for assistance with his auto insurance bill, so that he can complete his car purchase, and maintain stable employment and housing.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 09/28/2023

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Auto