Help a Child in Need

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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Give a Gift of Love

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.

Our Video Tells the Story

Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal!

Our 2019 Goal: $350,000

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 placed in the care of strangers has been described by many as being more traumatizing than the abuse itself. Legally a child must have their own bed, warm blankets, clothing, hygiene products and an adequate supply of food to remain with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system.

Please help us to ensure that these children are given everything they need from the first moment on. Help us to ensure that these children know that what they have endured, does not define who they grow up to be.

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2 hours ago

Things of My Very Own

Thank you to DJ Johnson and the entire team at Professional Fire Restoration. The team is here now tearing out walls, setting up dehumidifiers and blowers and extracting. While it appears they will be here for a few days, we will be able to open tomorrow. We will continue to show these children that what they have endured, does not have to define who they grow up to be. ... See MoreSee Less

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11 hours ago

Things of My Very Own

URGENT
We came into the Crisis Intervention Center this morning to find water pouring through several areas of our ceiling. This was not something that we had budgeted for nor that we are familiar with how to address.

We have identified that each time our rooftop heating units turn on, they melt the snow around them. Once the rooftop units shut off, a layer of ice forms on top of the puddle, making it difficult to remove the water. The water is currently coming through our ceilings and the rooftop drains are clogged with ice. If anyone is able to volunteer to help, we will greatly appreciate it! Also, if anyone has three industrial fans to dry out the carpeting, we would love to borrow them.
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4 days ago

Things of My Very Own

Absolutely heartbreaking situations again today, all of which have positive endings.

A grandmother took emergency custody of her two grandchildren. Soon after it was discovered that one of the grandchildren had cancer. Grandma had to stop working and is struggling to make ends meet in between cancer treatments. The family now has food, clothing, towels, bedding, coats and more.

A wonderful woman immigrated from another country and was soon after forced to flee her abusive husband. She had absolutely nothing when she walked in, volunteers are currently filling an entire van with clothing, outerwear, undergarments, hygiene products and school supplies for the children.

A teenage mother came in with dreams of going back to school and becoming self-sufficient. She too received an aid package for her daughter and is all set to start her program next week.

A member of one of the families in crisis that we posted about earlier this week came in for a job interview this morning. He was hired on the spot. The family now has a stable income and we have a new, FANTASTIC employee!

Updated Urgent Needs
Bath Towels
King-Sized Bedding
Men’s Sized Jeans (May be gently used)
Men’s Boxer Shorts (all sizes)
Bra’s (especially cup size A and C)
Conditioner
Laundry Detergent
Tampons
Paper Towels
Non-Perishable Food Items

Administrative Needs
White-Out Correction Tape
Highlighters
Postage Stamps
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4 days ago

Things of My Very Own

While interviewing a guest-in-crisis the woman excitedly mentioned that when they left here, her husband would be taking her to lunch at a new place. When asked the name of the restaurant, the woman replied “The Salvation Army”.

We are now all crying. 😭
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