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

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Kabba received assistance repairing damage to his home.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chimere Miles

Kabba recently obtained his first home for his family. The home is a hidden gem that need a few cosmetic repairs before their move in date. Kabba could use support to ensure his small children can live and play safely in their new home. a few cosmetic repairs prior to their move in date.

Need was fulfilled for $244.40!

fulfilled on: 09/16/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Rodney received support in obtaining his Project Managment certification.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chimere Miles

Rodney is a single father of two daughters who recently completed 12 weeks of Project Management classes. Rodney has worked hard to stay current with his financial responsibilities and could use support with covering fees associated with the certification process.

Need was fulfilled for $253.76!

fulfilled on: 09/08/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Education

Carolyn received assistance with paying her water bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chimere Miles

While living on a fixed income Carolyn has experienced an increase in her medical bills. Having to rely on monthly prescriptions that are essential to her health has put a strain on the household. Carolyn is reaching out for assistance with covering the remaining balance on her water bill.

Need was fulfilled for $234!

fulfilled on: 09/09/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Talia received assistance with air conditioning

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Talia is the single mother of four young children. Her family recently exited homelessness and moved into public housing. However, the apartment did not come with air conditioning. Talia does not yet have the income to purchase her own air conditioning unit, and would greatly appreciate help with purchasing one for her and her children.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 09/08/2023

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Sean received a move in kit.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

Sean has been staying at CARITAS Emergency Shelter for the past three months after being unable to afford his former apartment. He's found stable employment and has recently been approved for housing. We would like to provide him with a move in package containing some of the things he'll need for his new place. Your support will help him use his savings on other expenses that come with this transition.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 09/08/2023

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

David received a move in kit.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

David has been staying at CARITAS Emergency Shelter for the past six months while working on saving and locating housing. He's made a lot of progress while in this program and has recently been approved and is preparing to move out of shelter. We would like to provide him with a move in package containing some of the things he'll need for his new place. Your support will help him use his savings on expenses that come with this transition.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 09/02/2023

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

Kiara received assistance with school supplies and clothing

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Since being released from incarceration, Kiara has been working hard in the rapid rehousing program at St. Joseph’s Villa to obtain stability for her and her family. She found housing and employment, and has focused nonstop on getting her family back on track. However, she was recently hospitalized for mental health, and was not able to work enough hours to afford back-to-school supplies for her son. Kiara could benefit from new clothing as well. She would be very appreciative for assistance with school supplies and clothing for her and her son.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 09/08/2023

  • Richmond
  • Returning Citizen
  • School - Other Items

John received financial assistance for move in.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

John was recently approved for a housing voucher and has been able to connect with an apartment complex that will work with him with zero income. However, he is expected to pay the application and deposit fee in order to apply. Helping him financially with these fees will allow him to be able to maintain stable housing in the future.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/08/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Auto - Gas

Frank received help paying for his medications.

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jenn Patterson

Frank has come into shelter several times over the past year, and has recently been connected to a community resource to help end his homelessness. However, currently Frank does not have the funds to pay the out of pocket costs for a necessary breathing treatment. Frank has Medicaid, but it only covers a portion of the cost for the treatment.

Need was fulfilled for $78!

fulfilled on: 08/28/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Other Family Items

Kyra received help paying her car insurance

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kyra is a young adult from the church hill community. She often participates in Peter Paul programming and is working hard to build a life for herself. She recently moved into a new place and has incurred several expenses as she settles in. Because of this it has been difficult for her to pay the renewal fees associated with her car insurance. She needs assistance to cover it so that she remains compliant as she adjusts to the bills of her new home.

Need was fulfilled for $257.92!

fulfilled on: 08/29/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Auto

Leslie received assistance with her electricity bill

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

This client is a survivor and single mother who just moved into her new place! We were able to assist her in furnishing and decorating her home with the help of CARITAS and Mercy Mall. She is working full-time while caring for her kids. The start of the school year has set her back on bills and she needs assistance paying her August electricity bill.

Need was fulfilled for $130!

fulfilled on: 08/28/2023

  • Central
  • Survivor
  • Bill - Electricity

Cherry received support furnishing her new home!

Partner: Safe Harbor

Advisor: Lily Miller

Cherry is a survivor and single mother. She moved here with her son while fleeing a violent relationship. She got help from a shelter relocating to her new home in Henrico, however, she does not have the funds to furnish the place. She has an appointment with a furniture bank but needs help paying the fees. With these fees paid, she will be able to furnish her entire apartment for herself and her son.

Need was fulfilled for $275.60!

fulfilled on: 08/26/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Kaiya received assistance with a bed

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Kaiya is the single mother of a 6-year-old girl. After experiencing a period of homelessness, she found housing through Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa. Kaiya is grateful to have a safe place where her daughter can grow up, and is doing her best to obtain the essentials needed to make it a home while maintaining her savings. Her first priority is to provide a bed for her daughter, and she would be thankful for any assistance.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 09/02/2023

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Nardia received assistance with covering her rent payment.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chimere Miles

Nardia is a single mother who work hard to provide for her family and bring resources to her community. Recently she experienced a health crisis that forced her to take an unpaid leave of absence from work. As a result of not having paid sick leave Nardia fell behind with her rent payment.

Need was fulfilled for $244.40!

fulfilled on: 08/26/2023

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Keon received support with repairing his automobile.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chimere Miles

Keon Lomax is a young adult who recently went from being employed full time to part-time within the last month. Keon has worked really hard over the years to successfully achieve one of his goals of serving in his community. Keon completed culinary school and has been excited to begin his career as a Nutrition Coordinator right away. During this tough transition phase Keon has experienced challenges with keeping up with repairs on his vehicle and decided to reach out for support. Having access to safe reliable transportation would assist Keon in continuing to be of service to his community.

Need was fulfilled for $249.60!

fulfilled on: 08/28/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Mike received DMV fees paid

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Jaron Henry

Mike was unable to pay his DMV fees due to losing his employment, and has recently come to the CARITAS men's shelter seeking support. Mike is fully able and willing to work and save income, but is in need of transportation to support him in finding and maintaining employment. Supporting Sean with DMV fees would help Sean in overcoming his biggest barrier to stability – transportation.

Need was fulfilled for $83.20!

fulfilled on: 08/17/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Other

Martha received assistance with her LPN certification

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Martha recently came to stay at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter. She is working on part time employment to supplement her income and has decided to work on getting her LPN reinstated. In order to start this process, she has to take a certain number of Continuing Education courses. Your assistance will allow her to enroll in and start these courses.

Need was fulfilled for $70.72!

fulfilled on: 08/15/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Education

Talia received assistance with air conditioning (1/2)

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Talia is the single mother of four young children. Her family recently exited homelessness and moved into public housing. However, the apartment did not come with air conditioning. Talia does not yet have the income to purchase her own air conditioning units. She would greatly appreciate help with purchasing two air conditioning units for her and her children.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 08/16/2023

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Joseph received assistance with work clothes

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Joseph experienced homelessness when he lost his job and could no longer afford his rent. He picked up side jobs such as dog walking to save money, and moved into a new apartment with assistance from Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa. He recently found a new job and is waiting to be put on the schedule, but needs non-slip shoes and black shirts/pants. Joseph is eager to get back to work so he can remain in his apartment. He would greatly appreciate assistance with work clothes.

Need was fulfilled for $161.25!

fulfilled on: 08/15/2023

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work - Clothing

Evelyn received assistance with a dryer

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Evelyn lives in a household of 6 people including a newborn. Her family experienced homelessness during her entire pregnancy, and she was approved for housing just before her baby boy was born. She had a smooth move-in and was even gifted a washing machine from her landlord. Evelyn would also benefit from receiving a dryer, so that she can wash and dry her four children’s clothes in a timely manner.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 08/16/2023

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Household - Other Items