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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
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
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
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
M is a youth who came into care for homelessness and medical neglect. M is autistic and was placed with his grandmother upon coming into care. His grandmother is on a restricted income through SSI. Since M came into care grandma has been trying to get him to the medical appointments he has missed. M has a heart condition and has to see a cardiologist annually and take medication everyday. M's dental care was also neglected, and grandma has made an appointment for that as well. Grandma's alternator went out on her car and she now has no way to get M to his doctors appointments. Grandma and M are trying to utilize rides from acquaintances until they are able to get repairs on the car done. They cannot afford repairs and it is important for M to get to his appointments. They are in need of help with getting this repair done and purchasing an alternator.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
Hello, I have a 19 year-old female on my Case Load that is in the process of moving to a new placement with other adults with disabilities. This youth is needing this type of living arrangements to help with a permanency location to live so that the youth may exit the foster care system.
The youth is required to furnish their own bed(frame and mattress) and a dresser for their clothes. This youth does not have have the abilities to provide for this themselves. The youth is unable to enter this program if these needs are not met.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$370
I am working with a family from Micronesia that has a son with Cerebral Palsy. The parents have struggled to be able to maintain Dr. appointments for their child due to having to work to ensure that they are able to pay their bills.
Currently both parents are employed and medical appointments are up to date.
In order to maintain their momentum they could use some assistance to help pay some (or all) of their outstanding utility bills.
Currently their water bill is $1049.13, $890.80 of that amount is past due.
Last month the family was able to put $200 towards the bill. They seem to be capable of covering their monthly bills, they are having a lot of difficulty though recovering from when they were not able to.
The extra support from the community will help ensure that they don't have to neglect medical appointments in the future due to not being able to afford to take the time off of work.
Their son could also use his own twin sixed bed frame and bedding (he loves Spiderman!!)
Any assistance towards this would be greatly appreciated. The family knows that it is a large bill and is grateful for any support they can get.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64118-County:Clay-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1190
Single mother of three children needs assistance with decluttering her apartment so her children can return home. Mom struggles with anxiety and depression and has difficulty maintaining a clean residence. The family also has two pet dogs and the carpet needs a lot of TLC, especially the stairs leading to the upstairs.
Hello there again,
I placed a 15-year-old female in her great grandmother's home yesterday. She came with nothing, and we are scrambling to get her some basic needs. The grandmother also cares for another one of her grandchildren. Her only income is social security. The grandmother cried for joy when she found out that KVC would be placing with her. We are hoping that maybe we could get some individuals to go in on a gift card for her to get some toiletries, shoes and clothing. We are also working to get these items as well. Any amount is welcome and appreciated. Thank you so much for your continued support!
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