Things of My Very Own, Inc. (TOMVO) is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to children who have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. We also provide services to children at-risk of a Child Protective Services intervention solely due to not having items necessary for sustainability. The organization works to keep children with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system whenever possible.
Transitional Assistance is available on a referral basis within four hours of contact. Packages vary by age, but generally include the following:
Help Us Get Brand New Mattresses for Children in Crisis
When a child leaves an abusive situation the transition is often sudden and unexpected. It is not uncommon for children to leave an abusive situation wearing nothing more than a sheet. The trauma that can come from being removed from your family while nearly nude and then then placed in the care of strangers has been described by many, as being more traumatizing than the abuse itself. Legally a child must have a bed of their own in order to remain with their non-abusive family members. We are 100% out of mattresses. We have the ability to purchase 126 brand new Tempur-Pedic Mattresses for $7,000. The mattresses are bed bug resistant and hypoallergenic. Your donation will help children in crisis remain with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system whenever possible.
We Need Your Help!
Your $10 Donation pays for One Weeks worth of Diapers and Baby Wipes for one child.
Your $25 Donation pays for One Week worth of Diapers, Wipes, and Formula for one child.
Your $50 Donation pays for a Coat, Socks, Undergarments, and Clothing for a child in need.
Your $100 Donation pays for a Mattress, Bedding, and a Stuffed Animal for a child in crisis.