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We know this ask might be a lot, but got approval to share this incredible need. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to get their background check ran and complete paperwork, and be good company at for F. at the hospital in KC. 1 Ideally, we would want one or two consistent volunteers. Right now we have staff helping on Fridays from 8am to 5pm. The staff have helped feed her, but other than that they are just there to keep an eye on F and be her company. This individual would be background checked prior. We would give the hospital staff their names, so they are on the approval list. We would give them details on the room number and if there's any updates on F. Background - F. (age 16) was recently diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). She is currently in the hospital waiting for a bone marrow transplant. F is also getting chemo treatments, if MDS goes untreated it could turn into Leukemia. She is non-speaking, needs help feeding herself, and a lot of care. Her foster family is amazing (located in Riley County) and has made dozens of trips back and forth to Kansas City to be with her. Potential volunteers please contact us through CarePortal, and we welcome any and all prayers for F., her medical team, foster family and everyone dedicated to caring for her.
F. (age 16) and was recently diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). She is currently in the hospital waiting for a bone marrow transplant. F is also getting chemo treatments, if MDS goes untreated it could turn into Leukemia. She is non-speaking, needs help feeding herself, and a lot of care. Her foster family is amazing (located in Riley County) and has made dozens of trips back and forth to Kansas City to be with her. They have missed multiple days of work and will continue to miss work after the transplant takes place. The foster family and F are really needing some support from the community both during the hospital stay and after. Once F gets her transplant she will remain in the hospital for up to 6 weeks and then transition to the Ronald McDonald house for another 6 weeks. We are looking for any support and welcome ideas to help this family. Currently we are asking for help for a cleaning service (for Riley Co), as the family hasn't had time or energy to maintain their home and be in KC. If anyone wants to drop off groceries, do a meal train or provide gift cards (Walmart/Dillon's) so they can purchase groceries in KC (and cook at the Ronald McDonald house) these would all be incredible ways to show this family support. Gift cards for food around the hospital would help too - Panera Bread, Subway, Chipotle etc. Anything would be a tremendous blessing to this family.
Child is a girl aged 10 recently placed with Paternal Aunt because of sexual abuse allegations in her biological home.
Child is afraid/ not willing to go to her home to get her belongings due to the allegations. Child has some things at the aunts house but not a lot because she will be there for at least the next 90 days.
Shirt - size 10
pants - size 10 ( does not matter leggings , sweats or jeans)
shoes - size 2
underwear - size 8
sports bra - Medium
socks - medium
Pre teen items
Aunt also needs a place for her to sleep since this may be more permanent option for the child.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64503-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$315
The family consists of 2 children with elevated developmental needs. The parents work full-time but with the children's elevated needs, they continue to struggle to make ends meet. The parents have worked hard on cleaning up their home to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the children. The family is in need of a kitchen table, living room couch and bedding for both children.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$695
A 13 year old girl (will be 14 on April 2!) finally connecting with a family member willing to provide a home. There is a closed for the child’s clothes, but a dresser would improve her comfort and wliminate a basket for socks, underwear etc..
A chest of drawers would be fine but a longer burrow that could fits along a wall at the foot of her bed would be great! A sturdy dresser is all that is needed. If the finish is well loved, it could be repainted easily by this creative girl.
My hope is this kinship placement becomes the long term permanent place for her!
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64503-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$135
The child has been sleeping with the caregiver for a while now as the child has grown too big for the crib and often climbs out of it in the middle of the night causing a safety concern for the child. The family is on a limited budget and needs assistance in obtaining these items so that the child can safely sleep in their own bed and space.
An older youth is in need of some new clothing. The individual is not able to get a new clothing voucher for a few months and has currently outgrew the clothes he does have. His clothing sizes are as followed: Shirts: 4XL to 5XL Tall (must be tall) short sleeve Jeans: 46-48X32 Sweats: 3XL Jackets: 4XL Underwear: 2XL Shoes: 12.5 to 13 (loves boots and high tops) JCPenny seems to have a good selection of clothing for Big and Tall.
Location: Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
We would like to request financial assistance of $500 toward rent for the small family of a 13-year-old young man receiving Bert Nash services. This young man lives with his grandmother. This client was brought to live with his grandmother last Fall escaping an abusive situation while living with his mother in Texas. GM is on disability and is struggling to make ends meet with supporting client only on her disability income. We are in the process of applying for Social Security for this client as he struggles with mental health issues from the trauma he has endured in his mothers care. We so appreciate your continued support of our work. Graciously submitted.
Children were put into state custody because of the condition of the home. Mom does not have adequate plumbing and there are boxes, clothes, trash piled in most rooms of the home. One of the children painted black handprints all over their bedroom wall. Mom needs help cleaning the house, acquiring cleaning supplies like buckets, vacuums, sprays, etc. The biggest help to mom would be a team of people to help her clean out the house. She was previously working with Cornerstones to do this but they won't help her now that the children are in custody. One of the kiddos expressed to me that they were always so stressed worrying about mom and sibling and always having to clean up after them. Mom's mental health continues to decrease as she feels demoralized and hopeless and at fault for her home.
Single, Christian Mom of two needs help with a vehicle repair. This hardworking Mom has struggled through several setbacks, including a fire that destroyed her home, a divorce, and an illness of one of the children. She receives no support from the kids' Dad. She has remained dedicated to raising her children in the ways of the Lord, and has stepped in herself to meet CarePortal needs for local families. She commuted to work and depends on her only vehicle for transportation. Repairing this vehicle will ensure she is able to continue working to support her children.
Two parent household with two children are requesting four cameras for inside the home. The youngest child is four and has autism. The child will elope from the home without the parent's knowledge. The mother is applying for services with The Capper Foundation. If the need is not met the family will need to get creative on other safe ways to know if daughter leaves the house. If further information is needed, please contact Nichole Cox at(###) ###-####.
Two parent household with a 4 month old and a toddler. Parents are requesting a toddler bedframe, mattress, bedding and a pillow for their soon to be 2 year old daughter. Currently the toddler is sleeping in a pack-n-play and quickly will be growing out of it. Parents are participating in services through Families First. If additional information is needed please contact Katelin Kuhlman at(###) ###-####.
Placement (aunt) took in her nieces this last week and are converting their office into the girls bedroom. Currently all bio-kids are sleeping in the parents room so that the girls can sleep in a bed. DCF requires the girls to have their own beds by a certain amount of time so that placement can keep the girls. This would be a huge help as the girls did not come with any of their own bedding or clothes so aunt is buying them all new things and "foster" proofing their house to meet regulation requirements.
I have a single mother of four children that are 8 and under she is currently working fulltime and trying her best to stay afloat she is having a hard time with roaches in her home and is needing some pest bombs to help with the situation, she also is in need of some beds for the children as they are currently sleeping on broken cracked toddler mattress and the 8 year old does not have a bed at all and is sleeping in her mother's bed with her.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64504-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1300
Q, a 2-year-old female, and M, a 4-month-old female are in a foster placement with a foster mom who works full-time and also has her mother with them. The foster mom could use a little bit of help finding some 2T Slim pajamas for little Q. She is very slim and they are having a hard time finding something that will stay up around her waist so a few one-piece pajamas would be wonderful. She will also start potty training soon so several pairs of new 2T panties with good elastic would be awesome as well. Baby M could use a few items also. Thank you for helping us make it a tad bit easier for our wonderful foster parents that are helping the many foster children. Gently used items would be such a blessing. You make such a difference and we appreciate you so much!
A mom has worked hard to reunify her four children home. The family has endured a lot of hardship together, but are very resilient. They are actively participating with "aftercare" services. Mom's youngest daughter, R/age4, is in need of a car seat. Mom has had to borrow a car seat for R. every time the go anywhere as a family. Mom's budget is tight, and it would be a huge help to provide the family with their own front-facing, car seat. Any assistance to help this parent would be a huge blessing. Thank you in advance!
Location: Junction City, KS 66441-County:Geary-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS- St. Francis-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$65
Family is in need of financial assistance. Mom has been having severe panic attacks. Dad is employed but had to take FMLA to care for mom and the children. Dad was paid for a few of the days, but most of his time off has been without pay. Dad is also taking online classes. The family is behind on their rent which is $750 a month and also on utilities. Mom has attempted to get assistance for utilities but had a panic attack while waiting and had to leave. Mom has been to the ER and her physician and is in the process of getting a second opinion. She was unable to get an immediate appointment but has one scheduled for next month. The family was homeless 3 1/2 years ago and dad was able to get a job and they were able to rent the home that they are now in.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- St. Joseph School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1211
A. is going to be reintegrated with her mom very soon. Mom works fulltime and has worked hard to obtain new housing. She has a very limited income and needs immediate assistance with furnishing them both twin size beds with frames and sheets. She also needs help with kitchen items including plates, bowls, cups and silverware. Finally, A. will be doing school virtually and will have telehealth appointments as well. Assistance with a laptop to help with these items would be incredible. This mom and daughter have overcome a lot in their lives and are ready to be stable and reunited. Any help is greatly appreciated! God Bless!
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