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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Stuart and Distarti Whitehead   -  Amelia Co.

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

 

Stuart and Distarti Whitehead live in Amelia County with their daughter Diane (15) in a quiet, friendly, rural neighborhood. Their home is a one floor rancher with four bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, office/computer room, dining room, living room and a large family room. The house has a large deck and front porch with seating. There is ample outdoor space for summer barbecues, gardening and outside activities. Their vacancy is currently for one individual; with the possibility of expanding in the near future. The home is wheelchair accessible.

 

Distarti Whitehead has been a nurse for over 25 years and has experience serving individuals with various medical conditions, special needs and intellectual disabilities. Stuart is a retired law enforcement professional who also has experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and special needs.

 

The Whiteheads are active church members and attend church weekly, enjoy gardening (they grow their own fruits and vegetables), fishing, bowling, shopping, going to the movies, going to museums, are members at the YMCA during summer months, engage in indoor physical activities, and attend community and school activities.

 

The Whiteheads are committed to providing a safe, supportive and loving home environment where the individual can grow to their fullest potential. They will work with each individual at their own pace to provide assistance with bathing, grooming, feeding, dressing, laundry, shopping, and transportation to medical appointments and activities to name a few. Holidays, birthdays, special occasions and family gatherings are important and celebrated.

 

Currently, the Whiteheads have one female client and have a vacancy for another individual to join their family. The individual will have their own room and can decorate it as they choose.

 

 

 

Karen Gordon   -  Richmond area.

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

 

Karen Gordon and her husband, Gustavus, live in a beautiful home situated off 360 West (Hull St) in Mosely, Virginia. This lovely, two- story home has four bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, a beautifully landscaped yard complimented with a large rear deck perfect for relaxing and grilling. This home is located near many stores for shopping, dining out, movies etc. There are no pets or children in the home.

 

Together, the Gordons have several years of experience with individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities. They enjoy cruising every year, taking road trips to Virginia Beach, Norfolk Waterside, Myrtle Beach, Williamsburg Outlets, New York and New Jersey.  Karen enjoys shopping, writing stage plays, planning events and dining out while her husband enjoys playing the saxophone, performing with a live band, and cooking. They also enjoy attending church services most Sundays.

 

Karen and Gustavus will serve as a team to provide loving, caring and quality support for a female that will appreciate the many amenities in their home. Karen is determined to make a difference in individuals as she embraces them with love, dignity and respect.

 

The Gordon’s home is fully licensed with qualified demonstrated provider and back up worker experience and they look forward to having someone as an honored addition to the family.

 

 

Roanoke area

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.

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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