New River Valley area

 

 

 

Tammie Atwell & Dale Summers  -  Radford

For information on available services,

please call: Elisha Hypes  540-750-0144

 

Tammie and Dale live in a four bedroom home located on over an acre of property in Radford Virginia. Their house has two decks, as well as many outdoor seating areas around their yard, enabling them to enjoy the peaceful country setting that overlooks the mountains and fields.  They currently live with two individuals and would like to open their home to another person.

 

Tammie and Dale, and their three trained staff, enjoy spending time in the community with family and friends. Their home is minutes from Blacksburg and Christiansburg where there are many community activities and events.  They like attending concerts, cookouts, making crafts, and take yearly vacations to Carolina Beach and Gatlinburg. They have one bedroom available for an individual to decorate as they wish and look forward to adding a new member to their household.

Colleen and Bob Droney -  Floyd

For information on available services,

please call: Elisha Hypes  540-750-0144

 

Colleen and Bob have both been providing direct services and advocating for the social rights of individuals with disabilities since 1984. They have lived in their one-story country home in Floyd since 1992 and enjoy the beautiful and relaxed setting it provides. Since 2001 they have been proud to provide meaningful supports/structure for two individuals who enjoyed and benefitted from their service. While licensed for two individuals, they have chosen to support only one individual in order to maximize the natural supports and home life experiences for the person living with them.

 

Many opportunities exist for the potential candidate to consider with regard to community involvement, volunteer/work experiences, and recreational interests. Some examples include visiting and supporting neighbors, shopping and eating out, supporting local athletic teams, attending church, walking back roads or trails, attending local concerts, and supporting whatever interest the candidate might have.

 

This service is also open to individuals outside of this region as the Droneys will maintain family connections with monthly visits if desired. The Droneys take great pride in their service and the satisfaction it has brought to individuals and their family/team members. The Droney’s extended family has also been very welcoming and supportive of the person living with them. Numerous references and/or testimonials are available if desired.

Northern Virginia area

 

Sorry, no vacancies at this time.

Middle Pen/Northern Neck

 

 

Kellie Lynch -  Gloucester Courthouse area

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Kellie Lynch lives on a beautiful five-acre lot located minutes away from Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia. This home is a perfect choice for individuals who seek peace and quite of living in a country setting while having the opportunity for shopping, cultural and historical activities, and social events just minutes away. Kellie has a three-bedroom, two bath house with a beautiful sunroom which leads to a large deck and pool that provides outdoor fun during the warmer months. Kellie shares her home with one individual and two small dogs. Kellie looks forward to supporting another individual with their personal goals and helping them become active in their community.

 

Kellie has been a provider with Wall Residences for two years with previous experience as a back-up worker. She currently holds a Certified Nursing Assistant certification and has four years of experience working in a residential group home serving individuals with intellectual disabilities.

 

Kellie enjoys being outdoors gardening, going to the beach, attending outdoor concerts, going shopping, attending church, and going to local festivals and parks. She looks forward to sharing new activities and opportunities as her household welcomes a new member.

Sonja & Gilbert Owens -  Gloucester area

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Sonja and Gilbert Owens live on a beautiful water front property overlooking the York River located in Gloucester, Virginia.  They have a three bedroom, two bathroom house with a sunroom which has a gorgeous view of the serene river.  Their home also offers a large open family room and eat in kitchen, as well as a separate dining room. The Owen’s family live with two gentlemen that they support, but would like to open their home to another individual.

 

Sonja and Gilbert are both retired from the fire department, where they worked together as emergency medical technicians and fire fighters.  Sonja is a nurse (LPN) and has had her license for nearly 30 years.  She also has six years of residential experience.

 

Sonja and Gilbert enjoy fishing and boating on the river with their sailboat and two fishing boats.  Their property also has an accessible boat lift, fishing pier and deck.  The Owen’s also enjoy sporting events such as baseball games, high school wrestling and local drag racing.  They frequently eat out at local restaurants, attend festivals, church, and host parties and cookouts at their home.  Through these activities they support the gentleman in their home to stay connected with his family and community.

 

Richmond area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ondrake Nero  - Richmond

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Ondrake Nero, a former law enforcement professional, has several years of experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. He provides a service which promotes an active lifestyle with caring, well-trained staff that assist with community integration, personal care, domestic skills, and transportation to medical appointments and other activities.

Ondrake lives with his wife, Chasity, who will serve as a backup for the service. Ondrake's son (15), daughter (14), and Pepsy, their family dog, make up the loving environment of the service.

Their four bedroom, two bath, tri-level home is located within minutes of many community activities including shopping and eating out. In addition, it is located in a quiet subdivision on a nice street for taking walks. The home is smoke free but smoking is permitted outside. A private room with a full size bed and a shared bathroom is provided for the individual who selects this service.

The Marions  - North Chesterfield

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marion live in North Chesterfield in a culturally diverse, family oriented, quiet neighborhood. Their home has two floors, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a office/computer room. Their vacancy is currently for one indidvual; with the possibility of expanding in the future. The house is not wheelchair accessible.

 

Mrs. Marion has been a nurse for 37 years and has over 17 years’ experience serving individuals with special needs and intellectual disabilities. Based on her nursing background, she is able to assist medically challenged individuals. Mr. Marion is a food service employee with the military government and has many years in the serving industry.

 

The Marions enjoy gardening, fishing, engaging in indoor and outdoor physical activities, listening to music, shopping, exploring new restaurants, attending community festivals, and are active church members.

 

They welcome a male or female to be a part of the family. They believe in providing the opportunity for individuals to maximize their quality of life.

 

 

Lelia Mabry  - Midlothian

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Lelia Mabry lives in Midlothian (Chesterfield Co.) in a two-story home with two bedrooms and two full baths. The house has a large deck with built in seating for summer barbecue parties and everyday relaxation. She has lived in this quiet and friendly neighborhood for over 14 years.

 

Lelia has five grown children and six grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them. She likes to travel and take a yearly trip to Orlando, Florida and mini trips throughout the year to Williamsburg, Washington, DC and Maryland. She enjoys staying busy by attending church weekly, dining out, going to the movies and family gatherings, visiting the park, and enjoying festivals at Dogwood Dell and The Crocker’s Spot.

 

Lelia is a caring and committed person who loves watching individuals grow to their fullest potential. Her goal is to ensure each individual has access to the best care possible and access to community activities such as participating in programs at the YMCA, eating out, bowling, skating and traveling. Lelia has worked with all different types of individuals, and will work with each individual at their own pace to provide training and assistance with each need such as bathing, grooming, dressing, laundry, and transportation to medical appointments, to name a few. Currently there are no pets in the home.

 

Lelia and her two trained staff members will offer your family member not just a home, but loving support, patience and dedication to their personalized needs.

 

Makesha Ndiaye  - Chesterfield County

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Makesha Ndiaye’s service is located in the heart of Chesterfield County with quick access to the Richmond and Tri-City metro areas.  Makesha has been a licensed nurse for 24 years providing patient care in a variety of settings. Formerly a nurse at Southside Virginia Training Center, Central State hospital, Chippenham Johnston Willis hospitals, numerous long-term care facilities and group home settings. Makesha offers a holistic view to nursing with measurable results for the clients in her care.

 

A few of the things she enjoys doing include fine dining, shopping, nature walks, day and short stay trips to New York City, Washington, D.C., Norfolk, and Virginia Beach.  Makesha currently has four different bedrooms to choose from and would enjoy assisting an individual to decorate it to their liking.

 

 

 

Masamee Tate  - Richmond area

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Masamee Tate lives in a two-level, four-bedroom and 2 ½ bath house in Chester. Each individual will have his or her own bedroom with a T.V.   They will have the option to decorate it to their liking.  There are two separate living spaces and the back yard is very big with an outdoor deck for relaxing. Mr. Tate does not have any children or pets.

 

Mr. Tate has worked with adults with developmental disabilities for the past 23 years and is extremely passionate about his career. He believes that everyone deserves to be treated equally. He enjoys being involved with the community, and with his outgoing personality, he gets along with many. Mr. Tate is excited to help make a difference in a person’s life because that person will also make a difference in his.

 

 

 

Eraka Hersh   - Henrico County area

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Eraka Hersh and her teenage son have lived in a charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath home for over 10 years. The home has a woodsy, but urban appeal and is nestled in the heart of Dunncroft subdivision in Henrico County. The Hersh home is also pet friendly and smoke-free.

 

The home is ideally located close to several shopping areas and various Hungry Creek recreational facilities and parks. The area also has numerous community based resources, potential employers, public transit access and recreational activities to meet every need.

 

The individual who chooses this home will have the resources of a seasoned Human Services Practitioner of over 15 years and dedicated provider.

 

 

 

Roanoke area

Victoria & Gary Woody – Botetourt County, VA

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Victoria and Gary Woody live in a three-bedroom two-bath home in Botetourt county. They have five grown children and two grandchildren and are currently looking to refill their empty nest. The home is very warm, charming and comfortable. They have a beautiful covered deck full of rocking chairs that offer views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

Victoria has worked in this field for 20 years as a case manager and in residential support, day support and in-home services. She is also a QMRP. Gary has been involved with Special Olympics and has driven a school bus for special needs children. They have two backup workers that have many years of experience.

 

The Woodys are very involved in their church where Gary serves as a deacon. If an individual chooses to participate in the church family, they will be welcomed with open arms. They also volunteer at the rescue mission serving meals, their local food pantry, and the Arc Coffee House. Victoria and Woody enjoy dances and picnics that they sponsor one Friday night a month. They have a pontoon boat that's fun for fishing and riding around on Smith Mountain Lake and a new camper that sleeps six people for use at local campgrounds that offer a variety of fun activities. The Woodys also enjoy eating out, shopping, going to the movies and taking quick trips to the beach.

 

Victoria and Gary advocate for person centered planning and will assist individuals with activities they choose both at home and in the community. They will provide transportation to chosen activities and all doctors’ appointments. Individuals will have their own room to decorate as they choose and will be fed delicious home-cooked meals, much of which comes from their garden.

 

They are both very excited to share their home and lives with others and have a lot of love and patience to offer individuals.

Brandelin Stanfill-Young – Cave Springs

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Brandelin and Robin Young live in a four-bedroom, three-bathroom brick home in the Cave Spring area of Roanoke. The home is specially designed for individuals who may be handicapped or have special needs. There are three bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom, with an additional handicap accessible kitchen and roll in shower, in the lower portion of the home as well as an additional full living room and craft area. The home has two porches. One is screened in and perfect for enjoying all types of weather and listening to the creek that runs below.

 

The Youngs live close to shopping, restaurants, movies, theater, museums, libraries and churches. They have two service dogs, Mac and Meana, currently serve one individual, and have an opening for another person. They have a lovely bedroom upstairs and will gladly help an individual decorate it to their taste.

 

Prior to becoming a provider with Wall Residences, Brandelin worked in a level one trauma center in Atlanta for several years. Robin is a retired police Sargent who served the Roanoke community for over 24 years. Brandelin and Robin are trained in first aid and CPR, TOVA, and medication administration. Robin has a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in psychology and an associate’s in mental health, Brandelin is a graduate of the University of Georgia. The Youngs are experienced with non-verbal individuals and can use alternative ways of communicating. American Sign Language is used in their home as well as other methods of communication.

 

The Young family enjoys, and has experience, supporting individuals in many activities such as hiking, camping, swimming, gardening, crafting, playing instruments, vacationing, attending concerts, horseback riding, dancing, and hosting parties. They look forward to opening their home to you and to share in all that life has to offer together.

 

Basil and Stephanie Conner – Salem-Catawba area

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

From the moment you enter Basil and Stephanie Conner’s 42-acre farm via the long rhododendron lined driveway, you can sense the peace of their loving home. Basil and Stephanie have 4 children, two away at college and two still at home. After years of working with individuals with special needs in a variety of personal and professional capacities, the Conner family is ready to open their home to an individual with special needs. They offer a spacious home with a beautiful view from their front porch swing. Some of the activities available on site are basketball, foosball, Ping-Pong, outdoor fire pit, and computer games.

 

The Conner family enjoys sporting events, travel, volunteer work, theater, the rodeo, mini golf, bowling, movies and of course, nature. They have cows, chickens, dogs and cats on their farm, yet they are just 20 minutes from Salem, 25 minutes from Roanoke, and 25 minutes from the Christiansburg/Blacksburg area. They are actively involved in their church which has ministries for all ages.

 

The Conner home has an eat-in kitchen where Stephanie loves to prepare meals. The kitchen is open to the dining area and living room and there is an additional activity room downstairs. On the main floor, they have two bedrooms available for an invididaual to choose from and ready to be decorated to reflect the individual’s personal preferences.

Stephanie has been a teacher for 12 years, working with children with special needs. She has also been a teacher assistant and special needs instructional assistant. Basil coaches high school sports and has provided respite care and natural supports to two family members with special needs over the years. Their children have also volunteered in various capacities with individuals with special needs.

 

Basil and Stephanie’s home is fully licensed and they look forward to providing services to an individual in their home.

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