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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3 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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3 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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4 days ago

Things of My Very Own

Yesterday we worked with families affected by heartbreaking circumstances.

An entire apartment building was “red-tagged” by code enforcement. Every single individual and family that resided there suddenly became homeless and is being denied access to their belongings.

A single mother of three young children lost all of the families belongings and nothing could be retrieved, after her residence was condemned.

A woman in crisis who is eight-months pregnant is fighting severe depression and resulting homelessness, after the father of her unborn child suddenly passed. The woman was referred to us terrified, of not being able to provide for her little girl once she is born.

A single mother of a child with special needs lost everything she owned due to a bedbug infestation.

ALL of the families that were referred to us received full aid packages that included brand-new bedding, clothing, personal hygiene products and more. ALL of the families we worked with, now have the items they need to start over again. ALL of these families are still together thanks to YOUR commitment to keep these families together and the donations that are helping us do it.

You are ALL amazing!!!! 💕
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5 days ago

Things of My Very Own

We have a first-time mother who is eight-months pregnant currently in our waiting room. She is very nervous about having her first baby. The father of her child passed away a couple of months ago, throwing her into a major depression that resulted in her becoming homeless. "I know once she's born, I am going to look at her and see him".

We are pulling together everything we have right now but she is still in need of a crib-sized mattress and we have none in stock. If anyone has one at home, or is willing to purchase one for her, we would greatly appreciate it. She is currently sitting in our waiting room in hopes that someone can help. This mother is going to need a lot of help in the months ahead.The family number is 31-2019. We thank you in advance for your support.
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