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I am a school social worker at Gerner Family Education Center. Our building services ages 3-5 all of which have a variety of needs that are accommodated via special education or meet income requirements for our programming. One area that we have seen as a huge need is for diapers and pull ups. Because WIC limitations and the every rising cost of these items, we have experiencing several families that are not able to provide the appropriate amount of pull ups and diapers to meet the needs of their child. We have had several families that have to stretch their diapers beyond their use time which is causing potential skin rashes and overall discomfort for our already disadvantaged children. By having a supply of readily available pull ups and wipes for classroom and parent use would drastically fill a huge need. The size of diapers are as follows: Size 1 (infant) 2 boxes
Size 3T, 4T and 5T pull ups... Enough to give one box to each classroom. Happy Bottoms has been a great resource however with a need this large they are not able to assist.
The size of diapers are as follows: Size 1 (infant) 2 boxes
Size 3T, 4T and 5T pull ups... Enough to give one box to each high need classroom (we have around 10 high need classrooms)
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 20-Adults Served: 5-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$490
I am requesting utility assistance for a family who is close to having their electricity shut off. Mom suffered a stroke and was out of work for several months while she recovered. Because she is a single mom, the family was without their main source of income, and was unable to keep up with their bills. They are now facing a large bill she is unable to pay in full as she has not yet returned to work. She is near to being fully recovered and will return to work soon, but is needing assistance in this short time in between. This utility assistance will ensure the family's electricity and provide great financial relief as she returns to work and is able to recover financially as well.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64154-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Platte County R-3 School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$434
This family had their water shut off. There was a leak back in April and May that the landlord fixed, however, there was miscommunication about the over due amount and who was responsible for the over due amount between the family, the landlord and the water company. The water company will not negotiate to work with family on a payment plan because the water is officially shut off and they can not do a payment plan if the account is in shut off. The total amount owed is $4313.46. Mom is able to pay $1000 on it and she has reached out to another resource that said they would pay $600 if she found a way to come up with the other amount. Mom also applied for the LIHWAP and will be waiting to hear back but that can take up to 30 days. Mom has reached out to several other agencies that have shared they are unable to help. Mom is very interested in budget counseling to ensure this does not happen again.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64151-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2713
A grandmother is the primary caretaker of her three grandsons, one of whom is already adopted and the other two are in the process of being adopted. In June of 2023, the family lost their home to a fire and were unable to save any personal items. They have recently found housing and have some furniture, but they are needing more. The family is needing a full size mattress and bed frame for the grandmother, 3 dressers for each of the boys, a tv for the living room, and a washer and dryer.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66104-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2015
Mom has a Section 8 voucher for housing. However, she is in need of the deposit to be able to move in on October 1, 2023. She is currently enrolled in school, a 7 week phlebotomy program. She is doing well on her case plan tasks. This will help the family move closer to reintegration. Currently, the children are placed with their aunt. There is a strong family unit of support, they just do not have the funds to help her with this financial need.
Single mom with child on the way. Needs help paying Kansas Gas Service bill . Mom cares for her two teen boys also. Mom has severe mental health issues but is starting therapy. This bill being paid will simply bless this family. If you contact this worker i can get you a copy of the bill to make payment for this family. Thank you and be blessed. Chuck
I have a bio family who is in need of immediate assistance with an energy bill. They have received a notice of disconnection in 5 days. There are two kids in the home and mom is expecting but having a difficult pregnancy. As she is of advance age she is struggling with high blood pressure brought on by her pregnancy. She is unable to work full days and medical team is encouraging bed rest. She shared that she is overwhelmed and terrified thinking about having to take an extended maternity leave without pay and having looming bill over the families head. In applying for LIHEAP they instructed her to wait until receiving a disconnect notice from the energy company but then was later denied and now is left without a means to pay.
"I just can't stop worrying about everything which is exactly why I can't get the blood pressure under control, the only cure is delivery but that 15 weeks away. I can't continue like this I really need someone help."
This mother has overcame so many barrier to provide for her children. She has completely turned her life around and has never stopped loving and caring for them. She has always keep the children's best interest at hear even when it was not favorable outcome for her. She completed substance use treatment and has been sober for over a year now. She is a wonderful person who just need some extra support at this time.
ANY AND ALL HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1200
This family has had everything thrown at them for the last couple months- Mom had car issues which prevented her from working for a bit, and her child was struggling with significant mental health issues that mom and social worker worked together to get services wrapped around. She finally felt like she was getting her feet under her- got her car back, is back to work, and then was hit with a shut off notice on her gas bill. She Informed social worker that she needs to get at least half of it paid for this week in order to avoid it being shut off. She is confident she will be able to pay the rest of the balance off now that she has reliable transportation again, but she just needs help with getting this half paid for.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64151-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A mom and her three children, ages 13, 5 and 3 are needing to stay in a hotel for the next 2 nights (9/20 and 9/21). She plans on checking in at the Drury Inn at 7900 NW Tiffany Springs Road. There are extreme circumstances, where the mom fears for her and her children's safety. There is a pending child custody order as well as a full order of protection against her ex-boyfriend, the father of the 2 youngest children. Her finances, phone, email and means of communication have been allegedly compromised and she is in the process of filing additional police charges. School resource officer and Social Worker spent 2 hours with mother on 9/20/23.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
Lice treatment kits are needed to restock the school social worker's office to be able to provide lice treatment resources to families and students that do not have the financial means to be able to afford these products on their own. Being able to provide these resources to the family as soon as lice are found allows for treatment to begin quicker and for students to return to school as soon as possible once treatment has begun.
Please bring to our front office between the hours of 8-5 Monday - Friday, or drop off can be arranged with social worker.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64151-County:Platte-Children Served: 15-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$375
Grandparents have taken in 4 grandchildren, and are in need of resources to help better provide for the children. A gas card would be helpful as they take the kids to and from necessary appointments and activities.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
An 8yr old boy with Autism gets out of the house and runs towards a pond that is close to the home. The mom would like for child to have swimming lessons so that if he is around water he will be safe. The child does not know how to swim or float. The mom has found somewhere for children with Autism to have swimming lessons, Platte City YMCA. The sessions are 208.00 a session, and the mom feels that if he goes to a couple and she can observe that she will be able to work with her son alone
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$436
I have a single mother of two children that has fallen on hard times and currently has had her lights shut off, in order to keep the children in the home she needs help paying her light bill to have her lights turned back on.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$227
Bio Mom has recently been reunited with her two boys and also has a two month old newborn baby girl. Mom is doing very well, but unfortunately recently lost her job due to the boys having some behavior issues with their daycare. Due to loss of job, Mom has a couple of physical needs to help with baby girl and one of her boys. Mom is attempting to go out daily with the boys to help them with their energy level and get some physical playing time. She needs a stroller to help transport baby girl during these outings. The stroller would be best if a car seat could be supported in it and then when she is not in her car seat, she could be supported as well in the stroller. She is still very small, but will grow and hopefully the stroller could accommodate her growth. Her oldest boy is also in need of a pair of tennis shoes. Size 9, preferably easy to put on and take off, Velcro closure type design. Updated on September 21, 2023 by an Agency Worker The car seat that Mom is currently using is a Snug Ride 35 Lite.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$95
Hello there, we just placed a fifteen-year-old child with her great grandmother. The great grandmother is on a fixed income and is in need of a twin mattress and box spring for the child that we placed with her today. The great grandmother is also caring for another grandchild that she has adopted.
The grandmother has had the child that we placed with her today since she was a baby. We are hoping that someone could possibly donate this item and deliver it to her home. She lives on the 5th floor at an apartment building, and it would be difficult for her financially as well as physically to get. Thank you so much for your consideration.
A relative placement is requesting assistance with food. She has recently taken in another one of her grandchildren unexpectedly. Getting some assistance with food will help the family while things get settled and adjusted to feeding another growing teenager.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64118-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
I'm working with a single mom who recently moved to the Kansas City Area with no family support. She and her two daughters are currently living at a motel until they are able to secure affordable, safe housing. She had an unexpected car repair and is needing assistance paying the rent for her motel room. Parent currently is working and will be able to pay for the room moving forward. Helping this family will ensure that they do not end up living in a shelter.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64153-County:Platte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$395
This is actually for a family on the KS in JOCO, but I had to try to find someone to help. Mother and son are going to be evicted and need their rent paid as soon as possible with the last possible day being the 25th of september. Mom was unemployed due to her car being wrecked but recently she has started a new job and should be able to sustain the family going forward after this. Mom is so worried about having to move because they have no support system here and her son really loves the school he goes to, has made a lot of friends, and likes being able to be on a sports team. Mom was able to pay part of her rent but they still owe 1241.80. Mom has not asked for help in the past and when we talked she just said, "it's really hard for me to say this, but I need help. I don't know what else to do".
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1241
Single mom needing help paying Evergy bill. Mom is attending school raising children on her own plus trying to move. Mom has limited income dad was excited from the home he was the main money provider in the home. Mom is also trying to secure a part time job in the home so she can home school 1 child. The family is resilient and want to be self sufficient. If the responding church will contact this worker i can provide bill information to have bill rectified. Thank you and be blessed.Chuck
3 year old girl girl needs toddler bed. Family is staying in a small town in North east Atchison county. Mom is working part time but needs help due to large Evergy and kansas gas service bill. Bed providers out of Kansas city do not service this area. So if the helpful church wants to make the trek there please contact this worker i can give you the address or purchase bed and i will pick up and deliver myself. Thank you and be blessed. Chuck
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