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TAY's birthday is coming up and has never had the opportunity to celebrate her birthday due to past traumas. TAY stated having a target gift card allows them the opportunity to make personal choices, fostering a sense of agency and rebuilding a positive connection with their own needs and preferences despite them never having the opportunity to celebrate themselves.
TAY requested Target Gift Card and Bath N Body works gift card
Location: Long Beach, CA 90804-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Children's Law Center-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
The family has an open FM case and consists of the parents, and 2 minor children, 17 and 10 years old. The family has an open FM case due to substantiated allegations of general neglect due to hygiene concerns and domestic abuse. The mother is currently unable to work due to health concerns and it awaiting surgery. The child has developmental disabilities and his behavior can be challenging to manage. The father is in an out of the home but is not working and helps care of the children and take them to school and other appointments. The family is struggling financially due to the mother not working and the children are in needs of tennis shoes and warm winter clothing. The assistance would alleviate stress for the parents and would make the children happy to have new clothes and tennis shoes. The mother shared that the child has wide feet and struggles to find tennis shoes that fit his feet. Mother shared that the child also needs a new backpack and school supplies.
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92627-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$340
The family consists of both parents and three minor teenagers. The family has an open FM case due to concerns of domestic abuse. The family is having some financial trouble and needs help paying for educational costs for the children. The minor twin girls are currently seniors at and need help paying for 2 AP tests $70 each and are in need of 2 pairs of dancing shoes, $120 each, for an upcoming performance at their high school. The twin girls are great students, are actively applying for colleges and are hopeful and determined to pursue higher education and careers in criminal justice and nursing. The parents income is only sufficient to pay for the basic needs, but they struggle to pay and come up with monies to pay for other expenses as mentioned above. The monetary assistance would alleviate stress and anxiety for the girls and the family while providing the girls with the opportunity to reach their educational goals.
Location: Orange, CA 92865-County:Orange-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$380
This family consists of two parents and three children. The boys are ages 9 and 8 and the girl is 6 years old. The family recently immigrated to the US and are asylum seekers as they have been displaced from their homes in Guatemala due to violence and poverty. They reside in one room in a house rented from a friend. The father works as a laborer while the mother is actively looking for employment but has encountered barriers in finding something consistent due to her being undocumented. The mother currently attends English classes in hopes of improving her communication skills. They are receiving support and assistance from a local family resource center. The services include food distribution, financial coaching, counseling services for the parents and children. This will also be the family's first holiday away from their family in Guatemala. The parents currently sleeps on the floor and the children share and rotate an air mattress. The family is in need of clothing and shoes. Mom pants size 16, tops size XL, shoes 7.5. Dad: shoes 9.5. Boy: clothing size 9, shoes size 1. Boy: clothing size 8, shoes size 1. Girl: clothing size 6, shoe size 12.Thank you!
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92627-County:Orange-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1020
The children ages 16 and 13 are in need of winter clothing. The father works full-time as a tree trimmer and the mother is a homemaker. The family is struggling financially as a father has a $12,000 bill for bail and attorney fees.
Location: Stanton, CA 90680-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
The parents recently separated and the mother is moving to a new apartment on 12/5 with the children. The mother is a homemaker and she does not have the funds to purchase a microwave. There are three children in the home, ages 1, 4 and 11.
Location: Anaheim, CA 92805-County:Orange-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$85
Father has been very consistent with the Court Ordered case plan. The father’s progress has demonstrated he is capable of changing his lifestyle. The court recently ordered overnight visits with the children. The Department is currently assessing father’s visits so that we can liberalize and release the children to father. Father is employed through a temp agency and has been consistent with his employer for about three months. Father currently resides in an outpatient housing program with another program roommate so the children would not be able to live there. Since the father is working a full-time job, he is trying to save money to find his own housing so that he can have a home for the children. Father has a suspended license due to unpaid DUI fees and DMV is asking him to pay $1400 and take classes to reinstate his license. He has a vehicle but is not able to drive it. This is challenging for him when trying to pick up kids since he has to find someone (pays them) to drive for him since he cannot drive. The children are very bonded with father and are very happy when they’re with him. He is very hands-on with the children. The social worker has talked to his program case manager and staff and everyone has nothing but positive things to say about this father and his successful progress. He is demonstrating that he is motivated to make a change in changing his lifestyle and any support would be helpful to assist him with reunifying with his children successfully.
Location: Long Beach, CA 90806-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Pomona-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1400
Please consider assisting this client and her two children, who are 7 and 2 years old. Household are immigrants to the US. They have lived in the US for one year and 3 months. Since residing in the US, the clients were living with partner’s family, but as of 6 months ago they began residing in a small studio space. The client’s family has been meeting their needs with her husband’s income, donations, and food banks. However, she expressed concerns with the clothing and shoes from the donations are not fitting properly on herself and her children. The family would be very appreciative of your generous donation as it would assist with improvement of their quality of life.
Please consider helping this family with their basic need for clothing and shoes as it will allow them to have proper clothing during the wintertime.
Location: San Pedro, CA 90731-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #April Parker Foundation-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
Mother is a single mother due to father getting deported about 5 years ago. Mother is unable to receive any government assistance due to both children being undocumented. She has little to no family support and only has an maternal great aunt who helps her in the afternoons with caring for youngest child. Mother works Tuesday-Friday from 3:00pm-9:00pm across the street from the home due to needing to also be close by due to maternal great aunt being elderly. Mother does not have a working refrigerator and is using a mini one to store all her food, she is unable to purchase anything due to her very limited income. Currently they are unable to store much in the fridge due to it being extremely small. Mother is also struggling with buying groceries and on occasions goes to food banks to obtain food.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90063-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Belvedere-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1060
Mother has been receiving basic needs services at local Family Resource Center has recently moved from a DV Shelter to a 2 bedroom with her 2 . Mother was given a bed that the family has been sharing. Family has 1 complete bed they sleep on together, recently mom was given 2 twin mattresses and bed frames but no box springs. The bed frames require a box spring to hold up the mattresses. Family would benefit from two twin box springs and dressers for clothes & belongings. Currently she is putting items in bins and boxes on the floor.
Location: Westminster, CA 92683-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
Working with a parent who is part of the DCFS workload, the worker reached out for a bit of assistance with his mother's situation. We helped create a plan that ensured the mother/minor's safety and well-being. The family is currently homeless and living in their car. Mother has stage two cancer and custody of her children. DCFS is currently in the process of securing stable housing for the mother. However, it will be two more weeks before the family can move into their home. As a result, the worker reached out for assistance in any way she needed, such as paying for a hotel room. DCFS is able to provided coverage for a week. And we are wondering if someone might be able to cover the second week which would be 11/28/2023 through 12/05/2023. The cost is $99 per night, a total cost of $693 for 7 nights. She is currently at the Bellflower.
Location: Bellflower, CA 90706-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Del Aire Community Development-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$693
A three year old boy is approaching overnights with the father to reunify after the agency became involved due to allegations of neglect by the mother and father. The father has made significant progress in following through with his case plan goals and court ordered services. The father has been applying to new positions as he currently has two interviews scheduled. The father has been doing small jobs in the meantime so as to continue to have some type of income. The father has had the support of his family whom have provided food and other utilities for him. The father has also reached out to local churches and or free produce (fliers) the undersigned has provided him with. The father is in need of $500 for his November rent. If granted the funds to help with one month’s rent, the father will be able to catch up with rent and continue to make his payments afterwards, thus enabling the father to continue to progress, be able to provide stability for the child, and continue with liberalizing the father’s visits to overnights by the end of the month and eventually reunify.
Location: Laguna Hills, CA 92653-County:Orange-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
This family has been participating in the SHIELDS Family Preservation program since September 2023. The mother of two small children are requesting assistance with the purchase of a highchair, a walker, and a large toilet training seat. The 10-month-old infant was born prematurely, so he is developmentally delayed. A highchair would benefit him in being able to sit and learn how to feed himself. Additionally, a walker would benefit the infant in being able to strengthen his leg muscles, as he prepares to learn how to walk. Lastly, a large toilet training seat is being requested for the 2-year-old toddler, as she is overweight and unable to fit in a standard toilet training seat.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90001-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$160
We are asking for support for a mother who will be reunifying with her two twin infants. Mother is in need of a crib and mattress. Mother is moving into transitional housing and will stay there for at least the next 6-months. The mother has made excellent progress in her case plan and having the appropriate furniture to care for the child is a key for her to reunify. Mother has been able to acquire one crib and mattress, but she needs another one since she has twins.
Location: Whittier, CA 90604-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$230
The client is a single mother who recently ended her relationship with the father due to ongoing domestic violence. The mother is strong a resilient. To continue to ensure her child's safety, the mother would like to purchase cameras to place in her window to provide further surveillance for her home until she can move to a new apartment, however, she currently does not have the funds for the expense. As such, I am requesting Target/Walmart/Amazon gift cards to assist the mother with the cost of cameras.
Location: Anaheim, CA 92802-County:Orange-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Good afternoon, I am the Case Manager of a student who is in current need of a new bed frame, and a mattress. The mother's finances are currently restricted, and the child reached out to me, in an attempt to alleviate the mothers' financial strain. The child we service is receiving mental health services. The child has excelled academically over the course of the academic year, but the disturbance in her sleep is causing a decrease in her academic standing. The child cannot make use of her current bed any longer, hence it is broken. The family's financial restrain has made it difficult to purchase a new bedframe, and a mattress for the child. I have spoken to the family and determined that the child will benefit from having a place other than her broken bed obtain adequate rest. Due to the clients size, she needs a bigger bed, in her case a queen bed. The child and her mother are consistent with reaching out for support and our organization is devoted to helping her and her family reach their overall gals. I have exhausted all other resource portals. We thank you in advance for your assistance, it would be extremely appreciated.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90002-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$550
Mother was a foster youth as a child. Mother now has 3 children; however, due to domestic violence and the parents being unable to follow court orders mother was unable to remain custody of her children. Since then, mother has worked tirelessly to learn, grow and gain insight about the circumstances which led her to DCFS involvement. Mother has completely turned around her focus on learning from this experience and has completed the court ordered programs. The only barrier at this time to Mother’s reunification is to secure housing for herself and the children, which she has now successfully completed. Now mother is in need of support for the purchase of a refrigerator and a dining table for the home. Once she has secured all utilities and appliances, DCFS can walk on a request to reunify the children with Mother.
Single mother and 15 year old child are homeless. The mother recently had stomach surgery and they were at a shelter while she was recovering. The shelter houses family for limited amounts of time and the family has no other options. Additionally, the mother was just diagnosed with a heart problem. The mother is extremely overwhelmed. The family is in great need of motel assistance.
Location: La Habra, CA 90631-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
I recently received the case of this single mother of 3, two of the children reside with mother, and the other resides with her uncle. Mother is supporting the children on her own as well as getting them to and from school and the babysitter. She is doing her best to support her family but due to appointments related to the case, court case, medical and other services that DCFS is requesting the family to do, the mother has had to take a lot of time off, and since she just started the job she has no paid time off. Mother is of need of Rental assistance of $1671. By assisting the family with the rent, it would be helpful from preventing the family from being evicted and for the children and mother being homeless. Thank you for your consideration.
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