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Hi! I have a foster mother who is in need of financial assistance with her electric bill. This foster mother has three children in the home and her husband has recently had some unexpected medical issues arise and he is not working at this time. This foster mother would be grateful of any assistance that could be provided. I have a copy of the electric bill to provide to anyone who donates. Thank you so much!
I have a kinship family who is in need of Graco extend2fit convertible car seat. This kiddo is in need of a car seat that has extra support and can grow with him, with that support. I am asking for either a gift card for Target so the family can go and pick up the car seat or the car seat being purchased. This kinship home lives about an hour from Tulsa. This kiddo is growing out of his infant car seat and need the extra support this car seat will provide for him as he grows and now. Thank you.
I have a family in need of a twin mattress. We were able to get a bunk bed and one mattress but are in need of another twin mattress with a waterproof cover so these kiddos can have their own bed. This is a kinship home that is not a paid placement yet. The children are 9 and 7 and have been sharing a bed. Please help this foster home with a twin mattress so the kids can have their own bed and not share a bed anymore. Thank you.
Worker is currently needing assistance to help a kinship foster home with grocery money. The foster parent is attempting to get the 17 year old male child on their food stamp case and there has been some issues OKDHS is attempting to work out. In the meantime, the foster parent is very concerned because she doesn't have the ability to provide all the food this child is needing. The child is doing well in the home by going to work, attending school, keeping his grades up and staying out of trouble. Worker would really like to relieve the stress of this foster family is having due to these new challenges. Thank you so much for your time and have a wonderful day.
Foster mom of three children with a total household of 5 children is needing help to pay for Lice Treatment at Lice Clinics of America (LCA). This sweet foster mom took placement of three children late on Tue. She was not made aware that the children had an infestation of lice. The children were brought to her home carried in asleep and placed in bed. When she bathed them the following morning, she discovered the lice. She along with the help of other family members have been combing lice for two days. The children's heads are so infested that it is recommended that they receive the treatment from LCA to ensure that the infestation is eradicated. There are a total of 5 children in this home that either have an infestation or has been exposed. Each child has to be treated. The cost for the treatment is $155 per child. The foster mom is able to take care of three of the children, but we are asking for help with paying for two. The total cost is $310.
A 17 year old girl on my caseload is now placed in a non-relative kinship home that kindly took her in. She is still in the process of gathering things that the youth needs in her home. My client was using a sleeper sofa to sleep on, however, the sleeper sofa is not as functional as they were hoping it was going to be. My client is way too tall for the sleeper sofa which makes it very difficult for her to try and sleep on it. She could really benefit from having a full size mattress and box spring or supported bed frame. She already has full sized bedding that she can use. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A 14 year old girl in foster care has made the female wrestling team. She is need of a pair of wrestling shoes. Specifically she needs (from Academy) It is Nike Men's Speedsweep VII Wrestling shoe, Color: Black; Shoe size 7.5 Shoe width D; SKU : 117720546 price $65.04 or a gift card from Academy. Your help is so much appreciated.
Natural Father currently needs a bus pass to assist him with transportation to obtain services as well as to regularly attend visits with his child. This case has recently opened and the child is new to custody. The father is trying to figure out how to get to services and how to see his child. He truly loves his daughter and cannot wait to see her. He will have many services to get to as well as weekly visits with his daughter and needs a bus pass in order to be both successful and consistent.
We have a very bright young lady (14 years old) who is struggling with math this year. In the past years she has been an honor's student. For some reason this year she is having trouble with her math class. We are looking for a math tutor to help her continue forward with her education.
The mother is homeless and sometimes lives out of her car. Mother sees her children every other week unsupervised and needs assistance with gas money to see the children due to her having to drive a long distance. We are requesting $100 dollars for gas for one month's visit. A $100 could be broken down to two $50 dollar parts or four $25 parts.
I have a 8th grade student that is not eligible for insurance or soonercare who is needing to see a doctor and the fee 100.00 and parents are unable to afford this cost as dad has recently lost his job and is searching for work. This kiddo is currently suffering from some medical conditions and seeing a doctor will improve her health so she can be successful in school.
A safety plan monitor is needing assistance with a past due water bill. The safety plan monitors works part time and was out of work for almost two weeks due to medical issues. We would like to alleviate some of our safety plan monitor's financial stress by asking for help with getting her water bill current. Thank you.
We have a safety plan monitor who has opened her home up to a newly born baby. The safety plan monitor has allowed the father of the baby to live in her home while he works recommended services. The safety plan monitor works part time and has been consistently transporting the father to his appointments and job interviews. OHS would like to provide the safety plan monitor with a gas card so that she may be compensated for some of her out of pocket expenses. Thank you.
A family with four young children (ages 1, 3, 4, and 5) could use help obtaining a toddler mattress and a playpen. They were able to obtain beds for the other three children, but did not have sufficient funds to purchase a toddler mattress and a playpen. The mother is also requesting educational toys, "I know that's extra, but I would really love to be able to get them educational toys if possible." The family does not have much furniture in the house, although they will be receiving two dressers and an arm chair through a previous request. They could also use a couple more dressers, something like plastic ones for children would work great. Thank you for your generosity, this will make a big impact on this family!
Natural parents are in need of funding to pay for drug testing due to their home being under construction from a house fire. Natural parents do not have extra funds at this time. They are currently in reunification with their son living in an RV and doing exceptionally well.
An aunt and uncle have recently taken kinship placement of three of their nieces, ages 11, 8, and 6. This family needs assistance with their current utilities. Their East Central Electric Cooperative electric bill is due on 9/22/2022 and totals $224.00 Their City of Muskogee water/sewer bill is due on 9/28/2022 and totals $81.83. I have account numbers to provide, once assistance for these needs is offered. Fulfilling these needs would help preserve this kinship placement as they adjust their home and finances to the sudden addition of these three children. Thank you for any and all assistance!
Biological mother in need of a bus pass in order to get the Family Time with 1 year old child, and attend medical appointments in addition to DHS services. Mother is working toward reunification with child and is in need of a bus pass as soon as possible. Worker able to pick up and deliver pass if needed.
I am currently working with a father that has been working very hard to regain custody of his infant daughter along with her mother. He does have older children, however those children are not in his custody either, and he has expressed that he hope to do things differently with his new baby than he did with his older child. This father has been engaging in other classes and services that have been required of him to complete as well as continue to work. while this father has been working very hard right now he does need some support financially to help him pay for his domestic violence assessment and some of the classes. He does not deny that he needs to get help learning how to deal with his frustration and he is looking forward to getting additional help with that through safenet services. taking this assessment as well as the classes will ensure that his daughter and her mother will be in a safe and stable home environment. The assessment for Safenet services is $125.00. We appreciate any assistance that you can offer in helping this father pay for his assessment.
Biological Mother is in need of hair follicle to start trial reunification with her 5 children. Biological Mother is not working currently and has two job interviews scheduled. Biological Mother has completed most of her service plan and has demonstrated behavioral changes to reunite with her children. $75-5 panel test is needed completed by Tulsa Drug Screening.
IMMEDIATE NEED: Adult family member needs monetary assistance upgrading to larger apartment in efforts to keep 3 younger siblings in their care, the adult is employed and self sufficient, the current need is unexpected and needed immediately. The adult sibling has a great work history and has never received financial assistance in the past, the current situation is requiring the adult to take on the emergency responsibility of 3 children.
Clothing for 3 female children (1) size 6 clothing/socks & underwear/ shoes size 1 (2) size 14-16 clothing/socks &underwear/ shoes size 5 / 6 women's (3) size 7/8/clothing/socks/socks & underwear/ shoes size 2. The adult caring for the children needs hair care products brushes/comb/detangler spray/head bands and rubber bands. Adult caretaker requests shampoo/body wash/bath soap, laundry soap, and gas cards to get children to and from medical appointments.
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