Lifting Up Virginia's Extra Needs Families
Raising Appalachia is a community support program designed to supplement services and funding exclusively for families of children with disabilities. Unlike Medicaid & other state/federal subsidies, Raising Appalachia serves Virginia's disadvantaged & rural families with help for specific urgent needs. Through the help of generous benefactors, church and civic groups, community champions, and aggressive fundraising, we hope to be a light of hope for these families in need.
WHAT: Material & financial aid for struggling local special needs families in rural Virginia. Raising Appalachia assists with urgent health, home repair, & well-being needs gaps. Founded by the FARIS family of Batesville/Afton. CLICK HERE for a list of other local resources.
WHO: Families caring for children and adults with medical, emotional, or developmental disabilities. Families caring for the elderly and infirm are also welcome to apply. Eligible: all rural Virginia counties EXCEPT Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Henrico.
The need is great throughout Virginia. We intend to expand the program to include the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge, Tidewater, and South Central regions.
Financial help with utilities
Home improvements for health & safety purposes
Guidance for education & social service paperwork
Attendance at educational & medical family conferences
Transportation to specialist and doctor appointments
Social activities and ministry
Vacation Bible School program implementation
Holiday meals & fellowship
HOW: We partner with private benefactors, local churches, businesses, civic groups, and foundations to support our private efforts. Our goal is to improve quality of life for these children and alleviate the financial burdens of their families,
WHEN: Requests are taken year-round. Grants provided for qualified needs as available. There is no guarantee of funding. Application required. Contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you know a family in rural central Virginia who is struggling financially in the care of their disabled child or adult at home?
Do you know families who might benefit from special needs fellowship several times a year?
NOMINATE A FAMILY for help, or share your own needs with us confidentially, using the green form.
Appalachia : Shenandoah Valley : Blue Ridge:
Highlands : Piedmont : Northern Neck:
Hampton Roads : South Central : Eastern Shore
FOR OUR GENERAL
RAISING APPALACHIA fund