The Manning Family Fund

The Mannings, Charles, (Father), Charlie, (son age 20, Autistic, have been clients of mine in the Group Practice I work for in Taunton. At this time, father and son are living in an older RV. They have essentially been homeless since Spring of 2019, when the small place they were renting became unliveable after the Landlord used toxic chemicals to try and clear a drain. This destroyed most of their possesions. They both receive Social Security and have about 1800.00 a month to live on. They are involved with the Autism Resource Center, Department of Developmental Services and efforts to find them housing have been in the works for over a year with no likely prospects in sight. They have been living in different campgrounds or behing the home of a relative. This last situation is no longer an option.  Their 14 year old dog Fred,  was recently euthanized, and I provided the funds to retrieve Fred’s ashes  They are resourceful and try to find ways to make ends meet. With winter fast approaching we are trying to help them buy a Generator for the RV incase of power outages, so they don't freeze should they not be able to afford a campground when one can be found  Charlie is 20 years old, was home schooled for High School after his needs were not met by their school district at the time. He has a number of sensory issues and this makes finding a place within a Housing Authority Complex difficult. Efforts on the part of DDS, ARC and Massachusetts Social Security Disability offices are trying to help them find a home. However, due to the pandemic, there are many displaced  families with young children who will be given priority, The fact that they have an older, RV also means that they are not able to be considered completely homeless. 
Most of the campgrounds that they have found are at least $40.00 a night and many are closed for the seson.  1200.00 a month means they have approximately 600.00 a mponth for food, utilities, clothing etc. They were denied EBT resources because they make more than the limit at the time allows. The support from generous people like yourself are needed as soon as possibe as it is going to be a cold, snowy winter!  If you are able to donate any amount at all it will be greatly apprecated by me and the Mannings. They are a wonderful family who have managed to get by with determination, love and perseverance!

P.S. The Picture is of my dogs, I thought it would get your attention. THANKS.

Donations

  • Max Stone 
    • $25 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 10 d
  • Paul Stone 
    • $50 
    • 15 d

Organizer

Paul Stone 
Organizer
Randolph, MA
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