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Single mom and two kids, ages 16 and 6 are in need of financial assistance to pay gas bill and get gas services turned back on at their home. The children's father was killed on Memorial Day and he was paying the bill for the family. With assistance, the gas will get turned back on in the home and this single mom of two will be able to catch up and start fresh with this bill moving forward through the grieving process.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64129-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$633
I am requesting utility assistance for a family who is close to having their electricity shut off. Mom suffered a stroke and was out of work for several months while she recovered. Because she is a single mom, the family was without their main source of income, and was unable to keep up with their bills. They are now facing a large bill she is unable to pay in full as she has not yet returned to work. She is near to being fully recovered and will return to work soon, but is needing assistance in this short time in between. This utility assistance will ensure the family's electricity and provide great financial relief as she returns to work and is able to recover financially as well.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64154-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Platte County R-3 School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$434
Good afternoon, DCCCA is currently working with a single mother who struggles with a fracture vertebra, she also has a son who has diabetes and other medical diagnosis. He often needs treatment and has multiple appointments. This mother lost her job due to severe spinal issues and is currently doing the best she can with what she has. This worker apologizes in advance for the amount we need, but I would not ask for such, if I did not know her true situation. Unfortunately, her car needed multiple repairs causing her auto repair bill to be $1950. The mother is asking for support with $500 dollars that can be paid directly to the shop. Mother is also open to speak with donors and find other solutions if needed. Thank you for your ongoing support. We wouldn’t be able to do our jobs without you.
This young adult is a Little Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Kansas City. Recently his family has had financial struggles since his mother is a single parent who works at a factory in Kansas City and is unable to support her child with driver's education despite working over 40 hours per week. The hope is to help this young person obtain a driver's license so that he can get to school and work with more ease. Currently his mother has to drive him everywhere. He is completely dependent on his mom's schedule and often has to walk to get to his job that's over an hour away (walking).
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:$400
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
Mother of two children who has been the victim of stalking and financial abuse by the children's father, making her get behind on her rent, which has tacked on late fees. Mother does work but has gotten behind due to unexpected expenses due to said financial abuse. If she can get caught up, she will be able to pay her rent going forward.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
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
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
Single pregnant mother. Client lost her job for a short time and has since obtained employment. During her unemployment she fell behind on her gas bill. She has been diligent to pay on her past due amount; however, her gas service has been shut off. She has paid the bill down to $395 to get her gas service turned back on. Any assistance will help with hot water and for heating as the fall weather approaches.
Single pregnant mother. Client lost her job for a short time and has since obtained employment. During her unemployment she fell behind on her rent. She has been diligent to pay on her past due amount; however, she has recently received an eviction notice. She has been advised that if she pays $400, the eviction will be revoked, and she will have until October 1st to pay the remaining balance owed. Any assistance will help the clint avoid homelessness.
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.
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
There is a young boy who is needing school uniforms that fit him and he feels comfortable in. This young boy has grown exponentially since last year when his single parent bought him new uniforms. It would be greatly appreciated by both the young student and the parent to get him the uniform that he needs. He is needing a couple pairs of pants and two shirts. The parent has provided a link for the clothing items.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$70
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
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!
There are three siblings that are in foster care. They are in need of 3 twin mattresses as the siblings are
sleeping on air mattresses right now, by giving them proper mattresses it would help them get a good night's sleep.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64125-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$450
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