Northern Virginia area

 

Sorry, no vacancies at this time.

Middle/Northern Neck area

 

Sorry, no vacancies at this time.

Richmond area

 

 

Daryl & Constance Irby  -  Chesterfield

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Daryl and Constance Irby live in the Highlands Subdivision in Chesterfield. Their home is nestled on two acres of beautiful land in a tranquil and quiet neighborhood. The house has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, with a third floor recreational and computer room. The individual’s room offers a fully furnished private room with full size bed. The neighborhood has swimming pools, tennis courts, nature trails, a playground, fitness center, golf course, community fishing lake, and much more.

 

The Irbys became providers in 2010 and have assisted individuals with disabilities ever since. They also volunteered and became Special Olympic basketball coaches with their daughter being the assistant coach. They offer a great deal of knowledge in ensuring that the individual reaches their goals, as well as continues to stay an active part of the community.

 

Their daughter has been accepted in the National Honor Society and is currently a student at Matoaca High School and Chesterfield Technical Center, where she is studying to become a Nurse Practitioner. Their son is a soon to be graduate of Virginia State University and would like to become a teacher working with special needs students. They also have a small dog named Oscar.

 

The Irbys enjoy traveling, swimming, walking, bowling, movies, basketball & football games, and cooking on the grill and relaxing at home. They have a beautiful backyard with a large patio, and fire pit. They have two gardens with fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

The entire family has positive and caring personalities and look forward to opening their home to assist another mobile individual.

 

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.

Katrina Samuels and David Saunders  - Henrico Co.

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, VA. The home has a back deck which is perfect for taking in the morning sun to enjoy the sunset and rainy days. The home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and has a large front yard. 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 but 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 their skills. He has over 17 years of biological/custodial parenting experience with ID/OHI disabilities and continues to work hard at adult mentoring. Him and his wife enjoys the volunteering lifestyle to many Richmond centered events.

 

Kay has over 20 years of 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 biological child, whom is now of adult age. 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 hobbies they enjoy include landscaping, arts & crafts, painting, drawing, traveling, swimming, walking, bowling, going to movies, and watching basketball and football games.

 

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.

 

 

 

Roanoke area

 

Wesley and Misty Vickers – Roanoke, VA

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

The Vickers family currently includes Wesley, Misty, Whinnie, and toy poodle, “Boog.” Wesley, 37, enjoys sailing, gardening, reading, playing instruments, and exploring the great outdoors. Misty, 31, spends her spare time sewing, crafting, cooking, dancing and being involved in the community. Whinnie, the Vickers’ daughter, is 18 months old and loves to play and go for walks. Boog, when not squeaking his toy duck, is often found curled up taking a nap. The Vickers family enjoys, and has experience, supporting individuals in many activities such as:  hiking, camping, boating, swimming, fishing, gardening, crafting, playing instruments, vacationing, attending concerts, horseback riding, dancing, and hosting parties. The Vickers are experienced with non-verbal individuals and can use alternative ways of communicating. They have been providers for two years and currently have an opening for one individual.

 

The Vickers’ home is a four bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom brick Colonial in a Roanoke suburb. The home has two porches, perfect for enjoying nice weather; their back yard is fully fenced in with a garden space, but is not wheelchair accessible. The Vickers will provide a choice of two bedrooms and help an individual decorate it to their taste.

 

Misty and Wesley are trained in First Aid/CPR, TOVA, and Medication Administration.   Misty has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Radford University. She has worked and volunteered for 11 years in the mental health and special needs field.  She is currently working with children on the autism spectrum and is becoming a Registered Behavioral Technician. Wesley has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and works as a carpenter.

 

The Vickers look forward to opening their home to you and to share in all that life has to offer together.

 

 

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.

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