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We are seeking help for a newborn infant that has been put into care with her Great Aunt. Her Great Aunt is needing help with items as she has never had children and does not own alot of baby items. The family is trying to help as much as they are able too. They could use help also with baby clothes 1-3 months for the new born baby. The baby is 8 1/2 lbs. Pack-n-play with a bassinet in it.
The Clay County Children's Division is requesting 20 drug vouchers be purchased from Northland Dependency. These vouchers are $20 each and can be pre-paid by contacting Northland Dependency in Liberty and asking for Bridget or Kayla. These vouchers are used when drug use is a concern on open cases and can help assess parental capacities and help ensure safety of children. Once purchased, someone from Children's Division can pick up the vouchers.
A relative placement is in need of some assistance with some groceries. The grandmother is still working but had to take some time off due to hurting her shoulder. She had surgery recently and isn't sure when she will be able to go back to work. Her husband did get some items from the food pantry, but was only able to get dry goods. An Aldi's gift card was requested, but they would be greatful for anything.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Clay County Children's Division often has children brought into emergency care with nothing but what they have on. Sometimes this is a baby with only a diaper and a onesie and sometimes it's a teenager with too small clothing and no shoes. Every child deserves clean, comfortable clothes as well as hygiene items to make them feel as best as they can in a very scary time of their life. We want to ensure that every child in need has the opportunity for these items. To ensure that we can fulfill this need for any child, we have to have a range of clothing and items for ages preemie to age 18. Thank you for your consideration.
Items may be dropped off at Clay County Children's Division. Clothing items may be gently used.
Child is on a trial home placement with mom and is in need of a bed, mattress, and bedding including blankets, sheets, and pillow. Child is a little boy. He loves spiderman. He is currently sharing a bed with his older brother. Mother is a single mom due to violence in the home. Mother has 3 children including the child in need of a bed and he is the only one without a bed of his own.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64118-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$565
Jackson County CD is in need of a few clothing racks for our care closet. This care closet allows us to provide new clothing to children that come into care. These children often come in with dirty, small, and poor clothing. This allows us to send an outfit or two with them to a new and unfamiliar place. We greatly appreciate it!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 10-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
A group of four siblings was just placed with their grandparents. The grandparents are needing help with gas cards because they are having to drive these four children to everything that they need to, for example doctors visits, activities, and various other things. I am asking for assistance with gas for this family any help would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
A smart & vibrant 10- year old has been placed in the care of her aunt for the past two years. During that time her aunt has taken her in to her home and provided her with a safe, loving and stable home. Her aunt moved into a better neighborhood and school district to provide her niece a better lifestyle. Shortly after moving the aunt lost her job and is now struggling to make ends meet. She has gone through all of the steps to take guardianship of this youth & is awaiting guardianship any day now. The youth is in need of some things that the aunt is unable to provide at this time. She is in need of some summer clothing, girls size 10 tops & shorts, women's shoes size 6.5. or 7 tennis shoes. If you are able to help out with this need it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I am currently working with a mother of two with severe mental health issues. She has been unable to work and owes $2200 for her gas bill. They turned off her gas this week and will not turn it back on until she pays $1250. We were able to find a community resource that will pay $500 if we are able to come up with the remaining $750. The mother is working to get into vocational rehab at this time as well as additional mental health services. The gas in her home is for her stove, hot water heater, and heat. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you for considering this request and for all your support in our community! Updated on June 05, 2023 by an Agency Worker We still need help with this, any help will be appreciated.
Park Hill family. Large family living in small 2 bedroom apartment . Currently the children and mom are all sleeping on the floor or on a mattress with little to no bedding. Mom does not work and the older siblings have jobs and go to school to assist with family finances. Family is very cooperative and appreciative of any and all assistance. Kids are all good kids and do the best they can with what they have.
Location: Riverside, MO 64150-County:Platte-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1560
Platte Woods will get the mattresses. Thank You
Platte Woods United Methodist Church. 1 week ago
Northland Church would love to deliver and assemble a SHP bunk bed frame for this family. A set of tv trays is stored in the CarePortal warehouse. We will work with Brenda to deliver the twin mattresses. Please provide the contact name and phone number.
Northland Baptist Church. 1 week ago
We can help fund this request!
The Global Orphan Project. 1 week ago
Thank you for the generous donation!
Restore Community Church - Park Hill. 1 week ago
There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Restore Community Church - Park Hill, Community Lead Church. 1 week ago
Platte Woods will get the pillows to finish off the bed needs.
I have a family of 4 that is going through a tough time financially & could use a new microwave. The microwave they have now is broken & a new microwave could help the family with quick meals to help the kids before going to school and after. Once this need is met, the family will have ways for the kids to warm something up in a timely manner if they need to.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
A 19 year old is moving out on her own in preparing to be released from care. She has almost everything she needs, but is in search of a queen size mattress for a frame she has already gotten. This will be her bed in her new apartment she just moved into.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$180
Bio father is in need of a bunk bed set so that he can start to get expanded time with his 2 boys that can move into overnights and home trial visit. This dad will also need 2 dressers as well as safety locks/plugs and wall mounts for the dresses so they do not fall. He needs safety locks for the kitchen and bathroom he is in need of 1 baby gate
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1065
A family with three children currently in care need home repair supplies, paint and painting supplies and tools in order to make repairs needed to the home in an effort to make the home sanitary and safe enough for the children to return home. A gift card to a store such as Walmart or Lowes or Home Depot would be also be helpful.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
This mother was working 2 jobs while pregnant and trying to save up before giving birth. Her son came early though and was very premature. She has stopped working to be with him at the hospital and is attempting to breastfeed him since that is best for all babies but especially premature babies, but she now cannot afford her rent. She will likely be off for at least 8 weeks. Her rent is $1,300.00.
The mother may be able to return to work after 8 weeks to maintain her livelihood, but in the meantime needs extra support since she had tried to plan for this event and the baby had other ideas about when to be born Updated on May 10, 2023 by an Agency Worker Mom now has an eviction notice with a baby about to come home from the NICU and this request is even more urgent. Help would allow this baby to go home with his mother.
Children's Division has been working with this family of a single mother, four children (aged 9, 8, 5, and 4), and a dog. Mom works nights and is supported by a cousin who helps care for the children. The three eldest children are enrolled in school and the youngest is going to start school next year. Mom is doing her best to try and provide for her children's needs, but is in need of some assistance. She was shy to ask for help, but after explaining that everyone needs help from time to time, she became a lot more comfortable with the idea of letting her community help her. The following is a long list of needs, but any little bit helps;
• Gas Bill (Spire Gas) the bill is 2228.85 When asked why this is so high she stated that she got behind during the winter (they live in an large OLD drafty house)
• Air Conditioners (2)
• One Twin Bed or Full Bed
• Dining Room Table with chairs
• Bowls (Plastic)
• Cups (Plastic)
• Plates (Plastic)
• Books for the kids to read
• Clothes for the kids
o Child 1 (age 9) shirt size Lg/14/16, pants size 16 Long or husky, shoe 8.5 mens
o Child 2 (age 8) shirt size M/ 12-14 girls, pants 12/14 girls, shoe 4
o Child 3 (age 5) shirt size M 12/14 girls, pants 16 or Husky, shoe 1
o Child 4 (age 4) shirt size 4/5T, pants 5 T, shoe 10
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$4213
Single mother is getting her own apartment after living with her mom and needs some supplies for her new apartment. Mom hopes to start having in-person visits with her 7 year old son and have him over to her new place when she is prepared with all the necessary items. Thank you for helping this family in the reunification process!
Items needed: King size comforter and sheets
Pots and pans
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$235
A grandmother who has her two year old grandson placed with her recently had major surgery and is still recovering. She is need of assistance with her rent for the month of April, as she is not receiving any income while she is out of work.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$370
Maternal grandmother is the placement provider for two children in Children's Division custody and the guardian of two other children who live in the home. She is looking to move to a larger home to have more adequate space for the children and needs assistance with paying for the deposit to move into the home. She works a full-time job and has already saved up $600 for the deposit. FosterAdoptConnect is willing to provide $1000 towards the deposit and now she just needs assistance towards the remaining balance.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
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