Helping Children in Crisis

Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect.

Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of a Child Protective Services intervention.

Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible.

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Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal!

Brand New Mattresses for Children in Crisis

$1,860 of $7,000 raised

When a child leaves an abusive situation the transition is often sudden and unexpected. It is not uncommon for children to leave an abusive situation wearing nothing more than a sheet. The trauma that can come from being removed from your family while nearly nude and then then placed in the care of strangers has been described by many, as being more traumatizing than the abuse itself. Legally a child must have a bed of their own in order to remain with their non-abusive family members. We are 100% out of mattresses. We have the ability to purchase 126 brand new Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for $7,000. The mattresses are bed bug resistant and hypoallergenic. Your donation will help children in crisis remain with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system whenever possible.

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Things of My Very Own, Inc. Urgent Needs

Toilet Paper-100% Depleted
Paper Towels-100% Depleted
Laundry Detergent-100% Depleted
Woman's Undergarments (all sizes)
Men's Boxer Shorts (sizes S, M, L)
Hair Brushes
Boys Pants (Sizes 5T-8)-100% Depleted
Girls Pants (Sizes 5T-8)-100% Depleted

Donations may be dropped off at the Crisis Intervention Center located at 249 Green Street; Schenectady on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9am-noon.
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Please stop by and visit the 501st Legion (The Star Wars "bad guys") at the Kids Expo today as they fundraise for Things of My Very Own, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less

Your family is going to have a great time at our Hannaford Kidz Expo at the Plaza today! Join us starting at 10am. It's FREE!

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Updated donation drop off hours:
Every Monday, Wed, Friday and Saturday 9am-noon.
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I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the exemplary dedication of two of our staff members at Things of My Very Own, Inc. To say that they go above and beyond the call of duty every single day would be an understatement. This evening at approximately 8pm we received a report of a little girl hysterically crying after being diagnosed with lice. While the thought of lice might make some people cringe, two of our employees immediately offered their help. It takes a special person to offer to perform a lice treatment on a child they have never met at 8pm on a Sunday. The dedication of these two individuals is insurmountable. Their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty continues to dramatically impact the lives of all they come in contact with. Great job Heather Rusinovich and Nicole Heinz. You continue to make us proud each and every day.

Rayn Boncie
Things of My Very Own, Inc.
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If you have ever wondered what foster care is, watch this. This is from the foster child's point of view. #fostercare #socialwork - Video here: Get Involved here:

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