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 2018 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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URGENT: We are in desperate need of summer clothing in all sizes, preemie-adult 8XL.

Donations may be brought or shipped to the Crisis Intervention Center located at 249 Green Street; Schenectady, NY 12305. Drop off hours are Monday’s, Wednesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s from 9am-noon.

You may also make a tax deductible donation on our website at thingsofmyveryown.org/donate-today/
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Things of My Very Own, Inc. is pleased to announce the installation of the newest member of its board of directors: Maria Barrington.

Ms. Barrington earned her Masters in Public Administration from Sage College and went on to dedicate 23 years of her life to serving in the NYS Unified Court System. Her most recent position was the Chief of Staff for the New York State Unified Court System. She was the highest ranking non-judicial staff person for courts outside of New York City, and was responsible for the oversight of courts in all state funded courts in 57 counties (approximately 225 courts and 7,000 personnel).

Ms. Barrington stated “During the 23 years in which I worked in the New York State Unified Court System, particularly the 15 years with the focus of my work in family courts, I came to appreciate the very real needs of families and children who are frequently displaced, often on short notice, and without sufficient and necessary resources. I strongly believe that the services that TOMVO provides enables families to stay together and reduces the number of children who are forced to be placed in the foster care system”.
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