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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The Founder’s Story

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The scene in the reception area of the Crisis Intervention Center this morning was both busy and beautiful. In the first ten mins of being open, 22 individuals were referred as being in crisis. Within five minutes, referrals for another dozen came through.

Mothers sat upon the brown, microfiber sofas, as their children played together on the carpet. One mother worried that she wouldn’t have enough money to get to the Department of Social Services the following day so another mother is crisis gave her a bus pass.

Another mother who is homeless with six children, walked up to each employee and volunteer to thank them individually, after we provided emergency services to her family yesterday and full aid packages today. It is amazing how she made it a point to brighten the day of others, despite what she is going through herself.

A huge thank you to our donors, volunteers and employees. Each of you helped to make today, another successful day in supporting those in crisis. Thanks to your generosity, each of the children we served today will remain with their non-abusive parent and out of the foster care system.
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We have received referrals for twenty-two individuals in crisis over the past ten minutes. We need all available volunteers who are cleared for interviews and are familiar with pulling aid to report to the Crisis Intervention Center immediately. ... See MoreSee Less

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Team members at Things of My Very Own, Inc. were so busy yesterday morning, that they didn't have time to stop and count how many people they were serving. In the first three hours of the morning, three part-time employees and a handful of volunteers, provided emergency aid to 59 children in crisis. That's 413 days worth of clothing, diapers, personal hygiene products, food, emergency formula, bedding, mattresses and other items, that will keep those 59 children with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system. Great job everyone!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Crisis Intervention Center is slammed!

Our team is currently working with a variety of cases: homeless, pregnant mothers and their children came in for a hand up, as they work hard to find affordable housing after retreating from their abusers. Other families took in children they had no relation to, sparing them from being separated from their siblings.

We are going to need A LOT of help restocking shelves.

Volunteer shifts are available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-11am, 9am-1pm and 10:30am-1pm. You can schedule volunteer shifts by emailing info@tomvo.org. Please schedule at least 72 hours in advance. We thank you for your commitment to children in crisis.
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