Middle Pen/Northern Neck

 

 

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.

 

New River Valley area

 

 

 

Tammie Atwell & Dale Summers  -  Radford

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson 434.610.7578

 

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.

Northern Virginia area

Edith Kemoh  -  Loudoun County area

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson 434.610.7578

 

Edith lives in a three level, four-bedroom, four-bathroom townhome in Leesburg, VA. The home has a large deck and backyard for relaxation, barbecues and gardening.

 

Edith has lived at this home for three years with her husband and two daughters. She is a licensed practical nurse with four years of experience She has worked in long-term care, assistant living facilities and with mentally challenged individuals for 7 years as a certified nurse aide (CNA) and a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

 

Edith loves gospel music and is involved in church activities regularly. Any individual who chooses Edith as their service provider will have a room of their own and can decorate it as they desire.

Richmond area

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Katrina Samuels & David Saunders   -  Henrico Co area

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Katrina “Kay” Samuels and David Saunders live in a four-bedroom home in Henrico County. It is located on a quiet cul-de-sacs and has a large front yard. The home has a back deck which is perfect for taking in the morning sun, enjoying the sunset, and rainy days. It is complete with an oversized family room for movie nights or entertainment.  The community park, lakeside and geese feedings are all within walking distance of the home.

 

Kay and David currently have no pets; however, they are very pet friendly. Smokers are welcome (there are smoking areas outside of the house).

 

David loves maintaining his landscaping business and showing others how to gain and enhance landscaping skills. He has more than 17 years of Biological/Custodial parenting experience with ID/OHI disabilities and continues to work hard at Adult Mentoring. He and his wife enjoy volunteering with many Richmond centered events.

 

Kay has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of sales, insurance, real estate, healthcare and trucking. She has also worked with both adults and adolescents with physical and intellectual disabilities, including their adult age son. She further has eight years of experience with treatment fostering facilities across the Richmond region.

 

They’re interested in providing supports for male or female individuals in all daily living skills. Some of these areas include community engagement, personal hygiene, cooking, laundry, communication skills, and money management, as well as many other areas.

 

David and Kay enjoy family time spent watching movies, visiting museums, and grilling all year round! Holidays and important dates are always celebrated with family and friends. Some of the other things they enjoy include landscaping, arts & crafts, painting, drawing, traveling, swimming, walking, bowling, movies, basketball & football games.

 

 

Dustin Wade   -  Chesterfield Co area

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Dustin Wade resides in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The beautiful home is located in one Chesterfield county’s premier neighborhoods, The Highlands, just outside of Pocahontas State Park. The Highlands offers many amenities such as two pools, a tennis court, nature trails, playgrounds, a restaurant, a fitness center, golf course and community lake.

 

Dustin lives in a 4,000 square foot home with five bedrooms and four full baths, gourmet kitchen with morning room, formal dining area, sitting/ study room on first floor, and large game room on the second floor. The grounds offer a beautiful landscaped yard with a large patio and gas fire place for entertaining. This home is 15 minutes from downtown Richmond with access to all major highways and shopping within the diverse Chesterfield county. This area is serviced by Chesterfield County CSB and the award-winning Chesterfield county school district. The community has quick access to VCU medical center and the region’s top rated Chippenham hospitals. Access to Pocahontas State Park is at the door step and offers a variety of outdoor activities and adventures.

 

Dustin has been a provider with Wall Residences since 2016, has over ten years’ experience in health care and is a licensed nurse and Qualified Mental Health Professional. He has a background in acute critical care of adults and pediatrics, health care education and advocacy, and a passion to provide top quality nursing care to all. He offers a loving home with a focus on providing a family-style environment. Dustin enjoys shopping, eating out, outdoor activities, traveling on vacation, and attending the variety of diverse festivals Richmond has to offer.

 

He currently serves three individuals and has an opening for a fourth person. Dustin is excited about welcoming someone in his home to add to the family. The service has amazing back up workers who have extensive backgrounds in nursing and provide excellent care to those who need it the most.

 

 

Debra Kirkland   -  Petersburg area

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Debra Kirkland, and her fiancé Jordan, reside in a quiet area in the center of the town of Petersburg that is ten minutes from Fort Lee and South Park Mall. Debra has a four-bedroom home with two full size bathrooms. There are two fully furnished bedrooms in which the individual can personally tailor to fit their needs. The home also comes with a large wrap around deck that they enjoy year-round with cookouts and roasting marshmallows at the firepit.

 

Debra enjoys entertaining, music, playing cards, bowling, and arts and crafts projects. She also enjoys going on weekend getaways and vacations.

 

Debra has been in this field for over 15 years and her goal is to provide a normal productive lifestyle where you’re loved and respected. She is very dedicated in providing a safe, warm, and fun environment in her home.

 

 

 

Dorothy Love - Henrico County area

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Dorothy Love’s home sits in a quiet neighborhood in Henrico County that is minutes away from downtown Richmond, the Richmond International airport, and nearby hospitals. The home is a beautiful two story, four-bedroom, and two-and-a-half bath home. It also offers a family room, eat in kitchen, office area, as well as a separate sitting room. There is also plenty of yard space that is perfect for cookouts, parties, bicycling, etc.

 

Mrs. Love has over 20 years of experience in the field. She currently is the supervisor at an assisted living residential group home of individuals with intellectual disabilities. She also works at an adult daycare, where she is a day support counselor for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Mrs. Love, along with her trained staff, enjoys gardening, engaging in indoor and outdoor physical activities, attending community festivals, going to the movies, sports, eating out at a variety of restaurants, shopping, bowling, volunteering, and vacationing.

 

Mrs. Love’s current vacancies are for two individuals who will have their own separate room to decorate anyway they desire. She considers her house to be a safe, friendly, full of love, and clean environment.

 

 

 

Roanoke area

Steve and Robin Lambert – Roanoke area

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Steve and Robin Lambert consider their home to be an environment of love, care, and safety. They live in the Roanoke Valley with their daughter Regan (18) and their two Pomeranians. They have two older daughters who no longer live in the home. The family enjoys the company of others, both in and out of the home, and socialization is never in short supply. Social occasions include shopping, meeting friends at the park, going to the Botetourt sports complex at Greenfield, meeting and establishing friends at church, having families over for game night, Red Sox games, and an annual vacation to Massenutten.

 

The Lambert home is located in a quiet neighborhood and only a few blocks from the Daleville Town Center. Because of the central Botetourt location, a brief five-minute drive to I-81 adds convenience to outings, as well as doctor visits.

 

Robin's degree in early childhood education, her many years as a teacher and director at child care centers, and her experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities prepare her well for providing individualized care in a home environment. Steve's extensive experience teaching and interacting with young people as a naval instructor, and as a private tutor to high school students and adults, equips him in complementing Robin's skills. After 15 years, Steve recently retired from a technical liaison position with an organization in Roanoke.

 

Robin has worked for Wall Residences’ since 2010, initially as a backup worker for a residential group, and currently as a provider for one individual in the Lambert home.

 

The Lambert family looks forward to meeting the new and welcome addition to their home.

Doug and Debbie Hollish – Roanoke area

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

 

Doug and Debbie Hollish are looking forward to exploring new experiences and interests by sharing their home with two individuals. It is their desire to assist with basic skills, personal goals and choices, and to provide opportunities for community involvement.

The Hollish family lives in a quiet neighborhood on three acres of land in a park-like setting. They have a spacious home with several common areas to accommodate activities such as entertainment, games and social gatherings. Their home features large windows to enjoy a view of the yard and wildlife and has convenient access to Route 460, Route 220, I-81, I-581, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom are available to support main level living. The Hollish’s have ramp access from the driveway to the main level to support individuals using walkers or wheelchairs. The “client” bathroom supports individuals with mobility or fall concern issues and with minor modification can be made fully handicap accessible.

 

Debbie is no stranger to the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities. She worked in a residential group home with four residents and in another home caring for two individuals. In addition, she has provided respite care for a child with diabetes and epileptic seizures. Debbie has also spent many years assisting elderly members of her church through a widow care program.

Doug worked as an Operations Engineer/Manager for a local Night Vision manufacturer, before leaving in August 2015 to focus more extensively on residential sponsored support. The Hollish service offers two full time providers to enhance the experience of the individuals they support. Doug enjoys taking their current individual to movies, shopping, restaurants, and the Wednesday morning service at their church. Doug serves as a Deacon and a teacher and has shown himself to be caring and compassionate toward those he ministers to. For many years, he has provided in-home and nursing home care to widows and shut-ins from his church. In his spare time, Doug enjoys landscaping, gardening, home improvement, board games, and reading.

Debbie and Doug are empty-nesters who remain active in their church.  They enjoy trips to zoos, museums, parks, festivals, concerts and movies. They look forward to sharing new activities and opportunities as their household welcomes new members.

The Hollish house is also home to Felix the cat, an assortment of chickens, and plenty of wild life in the surrounding yard.

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