The transition out of an abusive situation is often sudden and unexpected. It is not uncommon for children to be removed from their home wearing nothing more than a sheet. When a child is removed from an abusive situation, the non-abusive parent must be able to prove to Child Protective Services that they have items to sustain their children, otherwise they risk their children being taken from them and placed in foster care.
Things of My Very Own, Inc. works with non-abusive parents to provide them with everything they need to avoid an unnecessary separation from their children. We also work with children who must transition into foster care, making sure that they have everything they need to start over in their new home. Transitional Assistance is available on a referral basis within four hours of contact. Packages vary by age, but generally include: clothing, outerwear, undergarments, bedding, mattresses, hygiene products (e.g. diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, deodorant, etc.), emergency food and medical supplies, school supplies and more.