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A disabled individual is needing assistance for a bed bug infestation. This individual is wanting to received treatment for an injury however due to recent bed bugs the service provider is unable to attend appointments. The individual is asking for assistance financially with extermination / inspection. Once this is complete the individual can resume their needed services.
Location: Blue Springs, MO 64015-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Jackson County Public Health-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
This family is in need of items for their home. The mother has been able to not work due to maternity leave and needs items from her home; she has been trying to maintain the bills and the home with the little income that she has until she is able to work. She has made huge progress over the past six years despite going through tough times and has really shown significant progress with the program during my time with her. I have noticed there are things that the home needs when being there for visits with the family, along with looking over the rooms. The mother has recently moved into this apartment and really started with nothing. The home has maintained staying clean, and I would like to get Mom a few items so she does not have the financial burden of trying to come up with money while parenting three young children (including a newborn). I hope you can help me. This would greatly be appreciated by the family!
See the identified needed items, which would include a high chair, beds for the kids, dressers, clothes, etc.
The sizes for the family include :
Girl #1- size 4/5 or S
Girl #2 - 3T
Boy- 0-3months, 3-6 months
Diapers are size 6
The family is also in need of curtain rods and curtains for the home, if possible, since there are a lot of windows within the apartment- 84-inch curtains and adjustable curtain rods.
Thank you so much for considering to help!
Location: Independence, MO 64056-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1635
Good afternoon! I have an 18 yr old youth currently in the custody of the MO children's Division that I am working with to help her transition to adulthood. To that end I am requesting community assistance to help my youth pay off her current phone bill so she can get off her parents plan and get her own phone plan. For context, My youth is currently in a transitional living program and has her own apartment in Jackson County. She has a job and is working on transitioning to living independently without assistance from others.
At this time, My youth has a phone but her phone plan is still on her parents. The parents themselves are homeless, and not financially dependable to pay the family plan (despite my youth paying her end each month). This has resulted in my youth losing service numerous times due to her parents being unable to pay the entire phone bill. My youth does not have internet in her apartment, and she needs reliable phone service to request stay in communication with me, request ubers, and have a lifeline in case of emergency. Currently only $400 remains to pay off her phone. Once she has this, she will be able to go to phone store with her parents and pay the remainder of her phone which will allow her to switch service providers. My youth plans to switch to mint mobile.
My youth's phone is currently off so any assistance to help support this youth would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
A mother that has recently reunified with her daughters just had her lights turned off and needs assistance with getting her electricity turned back on. Thankfully her heat is powered by natural gas, but she and the kids need to be able to use power to cook and do homework. Mom is struggling to figure out how to turn on her lights and pay rent for December, when her next pay check doesn't come until 12/10. Any assistance for this family would be greatly appreciated. With it being winter and the holidays, most assistance options have been pretty well exhausted.
A family who Clay County Children's Division is helping is in need of a Spire payment to be met. Family has been dealing with job issues and being cut hours and lay offs. They have been unable to make their Spire bill- they have attempted to make half payments so they could get their hot water turned back on and they have been declined. They have to make all $545 to be able to get their hot water turned back on. Being able to turn the hot water on again will help the family in many ways. Children and family are having to brush teeth with very cold water, showering with very cold water, etc.
J.H. is placed in the home of a relative on the Kansas/Missouri Border Agreement ICPC. The family has been doing their best to provide everything J.H. needs, although due to J.H.'s level of care needed, she has been forced to take time off work. J.H. is in need of a new bed frame and bedding essentials. She could additionally use a dresser.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$285
Mom was let go of her job, but was able to find a new one a couple of weeks ago. However she is $300 short on her November rent payment since she was in between checks at the time. She is needing help with this last payment so she can have sustainable housing moving forward.
Location: Independence, MO 64053-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$325
A 17-year-old girl, eldest of her family, expressed feeling frustrated because her car needs repair. At 17, there are a lot of things she is buying for her senior year that she needs money for (college applications, basketball shoes, fees on her school account, senior pictures, etc) but without a car she is hardly able to work as she has no way to get there. She lives in a single parent household with four siblings and helps mom with running errands and taking kids to and from school. This young woman is a A+ student and is very involved in her community.
She said it would be a little over $250 to fix her car but any assistance would help tremendously.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
This mother of two has been working very hard to get her children back in her care period she is very close and is getting ready to start overnight visits. However she does not have beds for the children in her home. This family has been through a lot including the loss of one child in the last few months has suffered through a lot of grief and loss but has really turned things around and is on track. There is a 6 year old little girl and a four year old little boy
Location: Kansas City, KS 66101-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$350
Children's Division is working with a family concerned about roach infestation inside the refrigerator and mainly in the kitchen area. The family has cleaned up the kitchen area but is in need of roach motels or bombs. Thank you in advance for supporting a healthy, clean home environment.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64128-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$30
Need help in purchasing new football cleats and helmet visor for a 14 y/o boy who recently reunified with his mom. Throughout his time in care he changed between multiple placements and different schools. Despite the many transfers, the teenager maintained excellent grades and attendance and has been able to play football at each school. He is growing rapidly and needs new cleats and a required visor for his new team. Football is extremely important to him and he works hard to ensure he can play in addition to his educational goals. He has high hopes and aspirations to attend college and interest in computers/coding. He utilizes football as a healthy coping skill and gains many skills from his coaches and team such as teamwork, discipline, and physical exercise. Either the specific items or a gift card to a sporting goods store would help obtain the items and allow him to pick out the right fit/style himself as he is learning financial skills as a teenager such as how much items cost, how to shop around, and check out/pay for yourself. Helping meet this need would free up funds in the home for other necessary items.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
Two single moms, each with 2 children, are in need of extra support. Although they are both employed, they struggle financially to make ends meet. They are in need of basic furniture items for their home, including a couch, a kitchen table with 6 chairs, a vacuum cleaner, and clothing storage items. A plastic dresser or storage cart for each child would be ideal. The children include a girl (age 10) and three boys (ages, 7, 4, & 4). Thank you for any help you may be able to provide. Having a table and chairs in time for Thanksgiving would be a blessing.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64157-County:Clay-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Liberty Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1450
16 Year Old Boy, Child is declared Autistic. The youth is learning how to interact with others and learning how to manage themselves. The youth has a development of a 1-2 year old baby. The youth is a genuinely happy child.
The youth need the following items:
-(Size Large Shirts in Kids, or XSmall in Adults)
-(Size X-Large Pants in Kids, or XSmall in Adults)
*Sippy Cups for drinking
*Chewy Sticks for teething
*Baby Food Pureed
-Chicken & Rice
*Blender to make pureed foods.
*Fake Toy Keys
A 17 year old youth has applied and been accepted to the college of her choice. To hold her spot at that college for next year, she needs to pay a $200 fee. This youth has been in care since 2018 and is doing amazingly well and has her sight set on nursing school. She is already involved in a pre nursing program at her current high school.
Location: Independence, MO 64055-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A working single mother of two, who's a client of our agency, desperately needs to purchase a reliable used car. She had a car, but it needs repairs that she can't afford and that cost more than the car is worth. She can put down as much as $1,500 but needs her monthly payment to be between $200 and $300. Her credit is not good because her ex-husband racked up some debts, then disappeared and literally left her holding the bag.
Looking for resources who can help her find a reliable car ASAP. She needs to purchase it within a week.
Single mother of three needs help with her phone and internet. Mother is escaping her neighborhood and abuser and needs to maintain her phone and internet so she can work her at home job so she can keep her children with her. Children all have severe behavioral issues. The new environment would allow them to get more regular treatment. Mother has gotten behind on her bills due to children's severe behavior.
Ms. Draudt is currently set to move to Lee's Summit this week (11/06/2023). She is able to maintain her provider at her new address but needs to pay back her past due bills.
Location: Grain Valley, MO 64029-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$283
We have a kinship placement that needs emergency help as they are going to be evicted from their home. They have court this morning and are trying to get a continuance. The four children ages 8-2 are with their grandmother and papa. They have had a circumstances that have affected them as her mother in law passed away. Before her mother in law passed away the SAHFR program was supposed to help with the water and one month rent. That program ended up running out of funds. CD is also trying to find away to get them help with the water bill to turn their water back on but they need assistance with this rent to avoid being without a home. We do not want anything to jeopardize this placement and are trying to keep the kids together. The rent is 650 that is due. CD is looking for other resources to try and help with the water bill. If they could get help with the rent it will keep them from being without a home and the children being separated as they have to have a home.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64129-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$650
A family of 6 needs help. There are 4 children aged 2-12 who need beds. Three of the four are currently sleeping on spring mattresses that have numerous holes in them one of the mattresses is on the floor and children rotate who gets to sleep on that bed since none of the children want to. The 2-year-old does not have a bed. They sleep in a pack and play that is broken. The family recently got denied food stamps. Therefore, they are struggling to keep adequate amount of food. The children all have reported they are low on food.
A mother is moving into her own apartment. She is moving from transitional living. She has been residing here with her 15 month old child. This mother is in need of financial assistance in obtaining a u-haul in order to get furniture from a community resource. Without the help of this financial assistance (gift card), the mother will not be able to obtain furniture for herself and he child.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64126-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$75
A kinship placement is doing everything that they can to help this kid out during a rough time but does not have any means of transportation. I am asking for help transporting the placement and child to an upcoming court proceeding that is required for them to be at.
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