Northern Virginia area

 

Sorry, no vacancies at this time.

Middle/Northern Neck area

 

Sheila and Fred Butler  -  Gloucester

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

Sheila and Fred Butler live in a three bedroom, Cape Cod style home near historic Gloucester, VA. The home has a back deck which is perfect for taking in the morning sun and a front porch complete with a porch swing and rockers to enjoy the sunset and rainy days. The home is secluded on a 2.3-acre lot and is partially wooded with a large front yard. The home is complete with a picket fence, fish pond, and plenty of green space for gardening, family gatherings, or just simply relaxing outdoors.

The home is shared with their three dogs Licorice, Deedee, and Franky. They range from small to medium in size. The home is very pet friendly.

Fred is a retired Coast Guardsman with 27 years of honorable service to our country. Currently he is employed as an office manager for a local electrical contracting business.

Sheila has over 35 years’ experience in the field of healthcare. Since receiving her certification as a nurse’s aide in 1978, she has worked with both adults and adolescents with physical and intellectual disabilities. Sheila has five years’ experience in residential care.

She is currently a backup worker with wall Residences. She is interested in providing supports for male individuals in all daily living skills. Some of these areas include personal hygiene, cooking, laundry, communication skills, and money management as well as many other areas. Smokers are welcome (there are smoking areas outside of the house).

Fred and Sheila enjoy family time spent grilling in the seasonal months and celebrating holidays with family and friends. Some of the other hobbies they enjoy include gardening, drawing, painting, woodworking, sewing, and quilting.

 

Kellie Lynch  -  Gloucester Courthouse

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

Kellie Lynch lives on a beautiful, five acre wooded lot located a few minutes from Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia. This home is a perfect choice for individuals who seek the peace and quiet of living in the woods while having opportunities for shopping, cultural/historical activities and social events just minutes away. She has a three bedroom, two bathroom house with a sunroom which leads to a large deck and pool that provides outdoor fun during the warmer months. Kellie shares her home with her two dogs and a bird, but would like to open her home to two individuals and looks forward to assisting them with their personal goals and helping them to become active within their community.

 

Kellie works as a backup worker for Wall Residences and currently holds a certified nursing assistant certification, as well as four years of experience working in a residential group home serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. She has spent the past year increasing her experience through her work as a backup worker for Wall Residences and has also attended a person centered thinking training this year.

 

Kellie enjoys being outdoors hiking through the nature trails on her property, swimming, and gardening. She also enjoys trips to the beach, parks, festivals, concerts and movies. Kellie looks forward to sharing new activities and opportunities as her household welcomes new members.

Sonja and Gilbert Owens  -  Gloucester

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 a gentleman 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 three 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

 

 

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.

 

Gayle & Don Dillon  -  Richmond

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Gayle and Don are caring, committed, and experienced providers who are looking forward to supporting an individual with life choices, interests, family connections and friendships. The family lives on 15 acres with a fishing pond in Montpelier, near Ashland and Richmond.  One individual has been in their service for two years, and they are currently looking to welcome another.

 

Gayle is a former school teacher with a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and Don is a computer programmer who loves to cook and experiment with his many hobbies. Their social, multi-generational family includes their adult son Eli and his wife Mary. Eli is also a backup provider.

 

The family often travels with extended family members to the beach, mountains and music festivals. They take pleasure in growing plants and bringing them to the local Farmer’s Markets, and would love to share their enjoyment of horticulture and nature-based activities with an individual. The Dillons believe community connection is vital and will provide access to opportunities based on the individual’s desire such as work, Special Olympics, therapeutic recreation, social activities, and cultural outings such as ballet, movies, theater or live music.

 

The household is low-key but engaging, non-smoking, and complete with two friendly cats. The Dillons eat mostly healthy or organic foods and have a large garden and orchard, as well as chickens for fresh eggs. Gayle and Don offer financial planning guidance, cooking and meal planning, and academic support if requested. Gayle has knowledge of horticultural therapy, occupational therapies and supports, and can help with physical therapy.

 

The entire Dillon household is excited to enhance their lives by welcoming a new family member through Wall Residences!

 

Glen & Valerie Thomas  -  Richmond

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Glen and Valerie live in North Chesterfield in a quiet residential neighborhood that is made up of families of all ages. The home is centrally located to shopping, historical monuments and parks. There are 2 hospitals nearby; Chippenham Hospital and Johnson-Willis. Their home is not wheelchair accessible and is best suited to people without mobility issues. Individuals choosing this service will have private bedrooms with a shared bathroom. They share their home with Blue, a very friendly Old English Bulldog/Sharpei mix. Smoking is permitted as long as it is done outside.

 

The Thomas’ describe themselves as “laid back” and they enjoy a quiet household. However, this is a very active service. Glen and Valerie have a boat and try to take it out on the James River every weekend for fishing. They also travel frequently to Florida (one adult daughter is a performer at Disneyworld), go on cruises, and have a timeshare at 1000 Trails, a resort in West Point, VA for day trips.

 

During the warm months, they host a movie night for their neighbors, where they set up a screen outdoors and have a real theater experience that includes popcorn! Glen and Valerie have a beautifully landscaped back yard where they grill out frequently; they may attempt a vegetable garden in the near future. They also frequent yard sales, and flea markets, sometimes having their own. Both of the Thomas’ are involved in their church (Mt. Zion Baptist Church); Glen plays the drums and Valerie sings in the choir. She also likes to sew, craft, crochet and make jewelry. They both have positive, upbeat personalities and look forward to opening their home to someone who wants to actively share this lifestyle.

 

In addition to raising their two adult daughters (one lives in the area and is studying to become a RN), Glen and Valerie have been foster parents for a number of years. Valerie is a certified life skills coach. They are open to supporting either male or female individuals. The age of interested individuals is not important to the Thomas’. Their motto is “Everybody is Family”.

 

Taji & Gloria Ali  -  North Chesterfield

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

Taji and Gloria Ali live in the Creekwood Subdivision in North Chesterfield, with their 11 year old son, Cameron and the cat, Remy. The house has two floors, four bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms with a basketball court in the driveway. The neighborhood is peaceful, with friendly neighbors and has a clubhouse with a swimming pool, tennis courts and is not too far from Rockwood Park, shopping, restaurants and hospitals. The home is smoke free but smoking is permitted outside. The individuals who choose this service will have a furnished, private room with a full size bed and a shared bathroom.

 

Taji Ali has 30 years of experience servicing individuals with disabilities and has been a provider with Wall Residences since 2010. Taji and Gloria recently married and Gloria is a back-up worker for the service. They both are caring and committed to providing support to individuals who need help meeting their goals, making life choices, being part of the community and building relationships. They offer a great deal of knowledge and experience and look forward to sharing their home and family with individuals.

 

The Ali’s are very athletic and active. They enjoy going to the gym, playing and watching basketball, bowling, playing billiards, going to the swimming pool, and going for walks at parks or the trail down at the James River. They are very social as well with regular ‘get togethers’ at their home with friends and family. They also enjoy going to live events such as football and basketball games, and wrestling.

 

William Harper  - Petersburg

For information on available services,

please call: Pam Golas (540) 292-0608

 

William Harper is a provider in the historical, and growing, area of Petersburg. His home is located in a quiet, residential area and has three bedrooms, a nice living room, a sitting/entertainment area with a television and computer, and beautiful front and back yard views.

 

He is dedicated to providing clients with the necessities to function on a daily basis. William holds a B.A. in Health and Physical Education from Virginia State University and is also a member of the Special Olympics. He has worked with individuals with disabilities and special needs for over 16 years, believing that everyone’s economic and life situation is unique when providing the best service possible.

 

Through his commitment of providing quality services, William seeks to promote independence, increase daily living skills and personal empowerment, and improve the quality of life of those with disabilities and special needs.

 

William enjoys shopping, fishing, recreational walks in the parks, and visiting the local libraries.

 

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.

Roanoke area

 

 

Steve and Robin Lambert  -  Botetourt Co.

For information on available services,

please call: Alex Jackson (434) 610-7578

 

Steve and Robin Lambert live in the Roanoke Valley with one of their daughters Reagan (15), and their three Pomeranians. The Lamberts’ two older daughters are adults and no longer reside in their home. Prior to moving to Virginia, Steve and Robin lived in Southern Maryland, where Steve retired from the United States Navy at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, and Robin owned and directed a successful child care center. They chose to live in the Roanoke Valley because they love the beauty, the culture, and the people.

 

The Lamberts consider the home to be an environment of love, care, and safety. 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, watching Red Sox games, and taking an annual vacation to Massenutten.

 

Although their home is located in a subdivision, it has a country feel, with each house in the neighborhood nestled on 1 to 5 acres. Because of the central Botetourt location, a 10 minute drive to I-81 (exit 150) 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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