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Pregnant mama with a 1 year old is struggling to make ends meet due to relationship difficulties and losing her job. She has few resources in the area and is trying to get back on her feet. Requesting a booster/high chair that straps to a chair and has a tray on it.
Location: Grandview, MO 64030-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
Family ( mother, father, and their 7 years old and 3 year old child), need assistance paying for their hotel where they have been staying at since becoming homeless. the family does try and work but father recently lost his job. Family will have no income until the first of November and they need to pay for another week or they will be on the street. Family and their workers have explored hotel vouchers, homeless shelters, and any family assistance but so far they have not come up with any. amount below will cover a week, by which time, they will have income on the 1st of December. hotel is the Super 8 by Wyndham Lees Summit.
Single mother who just recently moved and started a new job is in need of some used living room furniture to furnish her home. There is one child in the home with no additional supports. Thank you in advance for strengthening this family.
Parents are behind on utility bills, 198.45 for electric and 610.96 for gas. Children are currently placed out of the home with relatives, however, if the utilities get shut off parents will not be able to have visits in the home and it could hinder reunification as parents could be subject to eviction for having the utilities shut off. Parents are actively involved with the case and doing all services asked of them to reunify with their children. Having the utilities shut off could be a detriment for the case and cause possible delay in reunification.
Older youth, age 19, rents her own apartment. Youth's rent is $1500.00. She recently became ill and was hospitalized for a brief period of time causing her to miss several days from work. The youth's rent is due on December 1st. She needs financial assistance for her rent payment. The youth reports to have 50% of the rent payment saved.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$750
Family ( mother, father, and their 3 year old child), need assistance paying for their hotel where they have been staying at since becoming homeless. the family does try and work but father recently lost his job. Family will have no income until the first of November and they need to pay for another night by tomorrow 11/28/2023 or they will be on the street. Family and their workers have explored hotel vouchers, homeless shelters, and any family assistance but so far they have not come up with any. amount below will cover a week, by which time, they will have income on the 1st of December. hotel is the Super 8 by Wyndham Lees Summit.
A 17-year-old girl, eldest of her family, expressed feeling frustrated because her car needs repair. At 17, there are a lot of things she is buying for her senior year that she needs money for (college applications, basketball shoes, fees on her school account, senior pictures, etc) but without a car she is hardly able to work as she has no way to get there. She lives in a single parent household with four siblings and helps mom with running errands and taking kids to and from school. This young woman is a A+ student and is very involved in her community.
She said it would be a little over $250 to fix her car but any assistance would help tremendously.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
Three youth have recently made the wrestling team at their school. This is the first time they have been allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. Their placement is unable to purchase them wrestling shoes due to their costs.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$180
16 Year Old Boy, Child is declared Autistic. The youth is learning how to interact with others and learning how to manage themselves. The youth has a development of a 1-2 year old baby. The youth is a genuinely happy child.
The youth need the following items:
-(Size Large Shirts in Kids, or XSmall in Adults)
-(Size X-Large Pants in Kids, or XSmall in Adults)
*Sippy Cups for drinking
*Chewy Sticks for teething
*Baby Food Pureed
-Chicken & Rice
*Blender to make pureed foods.
*Fake Toy Keys
One of the children has medical issues that require a G-Tube. The family lives in a low-income area in Belton. The family has been having cockroach infestation issues. The landlord has refused to fix the issues himself. They got rid of the roaches once, but they came back due to them still being in the neighborhood. It is very clear after meeting with the family that this a poverty issue and not a neglect issue. The family lost a child back in 2016 and has been taking care of the other 5 children as best as they can. The estimated initial cost would be $275. He also stated that upkeep would be $85 every three weeks, but obviously the initial cost would be the most important and most expensive.
Mother of 3 has been working diligently to complete requirements through court ordered services to be reunified with her children. Mother is working hard however needs additional support to complete a needed class to resolve her additional court issues.
disabled Mother of 4 children with high behavioral needs is in IMMEDIATE need of rental assistance. Mother works from home and is heavily involved in the community but through a mix of needing to take time off for her kids' appointments and her car needing repair (which made her give up her side job of doing deliveries until it could be repaired), she got behind on her rent payments. Furthermore, her apartment routinely stacks late fees onto her balance, so she is further stretched. She has paid off $1300 of the amount but was informed today that she has 72 hours (11/10/2023) to pay off the remaining balance or she will be evicted.
If this amount can be paid off, not only will this secure housing for a family of five, it will allow her children to stay and receive mental health care). If balance can be paid off, mom will also not have to worry about late fees. and can begin saving her money for future emergencies, as opposed to constantly playing catch up.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$215
Single mother of three needs help with her phone and internet. Mother is escaping her neighborhood and abuser and needs to maintain her phone and internet so she can work her at home job so she can keep her children with her. Children all have severe behavioral issues. The new environment would allow them to get more regular treatment. Mother has gotten behind on her bills due to children's severe behavior.
Ms. Draudt is currently set to move to Lee's Summit this week (11/06/2023). She is able to maintain her provider at her new address but needs to pay back her past due bills.
Location: Grain Valley, MO 64029-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$283
Four older youth siblings entered care due to physical and sexual abuse. They were placed with their older brother and his fiancé. They recently moved into a bigger house to accommodate all of the children and are in need of some furniture.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$420
I work with a family who has a child with complex medical needs. The 4 boys were on 2 bunk beds, but both of the bunk beds have broken and are not safe for all 4 boys to sleep. Therefore, currently 2 of the boys are sleeping on the floor. The single mother is asking for assistance purchasing 2 new bunk bed sets. The ones she had were wood and she believes metal would be a better fit for their needs. I saw several twin over twin metal bunk beds for around $150 each.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
Foster child placed with an maternal grandmother and hoping to become adopted is in need of stability. Her grandmother is a bus driver and is hard working. The grandmother is on Section 8 housing but is still in need of assistance for her deposit. The grandmother located a new apartment with 3 bedrooms; one of which will be dedicated to all of the child's toys and stuffed animals. This child is loved and is resilient and her support is her maternal grandmother.
The mother on this case was given an eviction notice and was requested to be out by October 31st, 2023. The mother was off work for 3 months due to having a broken foot and got behind on her rent. Due to her renting from her father and not having a lease agreement we are not able to assist in getting her rent paid up. The mother is trying to get a new place but has a past due bill from when she left her abuser. If this bill is paid, she will have a better chance of getting an apartment for her and her son before the October 31st deadline. This bill is an Evergy Bill.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64148-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$202
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