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The client is a single mother with one baby girl, age two weeks old. The client has had difficulties affording a dresser for the baby due to recently losing her job before delivering the baby. The client has been participating in our services since June 2023 and is still active. The client's only source of income is from the Department of Social Services, and it is used to pay bills and rent with no extra money to buy a needed dresser for herself and her baby’s clothing. The client plans to bond with the baby and, in the near future, seek employment when she completes her Parenting classes. Thank you for assisting a family in need.
Location: Inglewood, CA 90304-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$230
I am seeking request for pull up diapers for client (1-year-old), clothing, and shoes for the minor. The minor was recently detained from 16-year-old minor mother whom was having a difficult time caring for her child due to her age, and placed in care of maternal grandmother. Maternal grandmother currently needs support to care for her grandson. The Maternal grandmother is doing her best to provide for her grandchild in order to keep him in her care, but due to the short notice to care for him, she had to stop working, and currently does not have sufficient funds to purchase needed items for the child. The child is very attached to his grandmother and DCFS is doing everything possible to ensure that he can stay in his grandmother’s care. Maternal grandmother is doing everything she needs to keep her grandchild safe. The family is a recent immigrant family, and attempting to do their best for the 1-year old minor, so that he has a safe, secure, and nurturing home. The child’s shoe size is 6 (child size) and clothing size is 3T. Thank you for your consideration in assisting this client.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90044-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #DCFS LA Vermont Corridor-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
Mother has recently reunified with her 5 children ages 5-13. Mother was homeless a year ago and was able to obtain housing through section 8. The children have returned home but the family need beds and mattresses. Mother is able to care for her children and this will allow for the children to have appropriate sleeping arrangements to avoid future risk of neglect.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90062-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Hawthorne-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1875
We are asking support of our local community for a mother who has successfully reunified with her two minor children. Additionally, mother has a young adult child who is going to school, and helps the mother with the rent and bills. Mother worked every day to be as involved as she could while her children were placed with relatives. Mother currently does not have a kitchen table for her kids, and since reunifying the bond with her sister has been strengthened, as she was the relative caring for mother's children at the time. The maternal aunt and her children have been visiting the children a lot since the reunification.
Mother works at a cafeteria, and is providing for the children's needs and extra-curricular activities, which is many. Her children are in early adolescence (middle school) and the separation from mother was very hard on them since mother has been the only parent in their lives.
We would love if this family could be blessed with a new table and chairs set, and a large couch so the whole family can comfortable visit, the children can do homework, eat, and spend the end of the year together.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90034-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$850
T is 20 years old and has realized her dream of having her own apartment. After years of housing instability and living in group homes and foster homes – she finally has her own place to call home. Unfortunately, she is missing some key items! She is in need of sheets (queen), pillows, a comforter, towels and bathmats and a broom. Can someone assist? We will happily accept any of these items! Her preferred colors are black and grey.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90044-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Children's Law Center-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$260
I am currently working with a single mother of six children. Family went through a rapid relocation and were only able to retrieve clothing items and small personal necessities from previous home. Mother recently received placement into a new home, but unfortunately due to rapid changes mother does not have funds to purchase twin beds for her children. Parent is in need of four twin beds and a twin bunk bed. Due to current status, children sleep on an inflatable mattress on the floor. Mother hopes to receive beds during the holidays to bring a sense of joy into her children's life's after these difficult times. Mother is working on utilities and additional furniture for their house. Receiving four twin beds and bunk bed would help mother with additional support in stability. The help will provide another level of comfort and support for the mother and family. Receiving beds will assist family to have a safe and warm bed during these cold nights and will help the house feel like a home to them. Thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting this family, any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90037-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1105
This family has been participating in the SHIELDS Family Preservation program since September 2023. The mother of two small children are requesting assistance with the purchase of a highchair, a walker, and a large toilet training seat. The 10-month-old infant was born prematurely, so he is developmentally delayed. A highchair would benefit him in being able to sit and learn how to feed himself. Additionally, a walker would benefit the infant in being able to strengthen his leg muscles, as he prepares to learn how to walk. Lastly, a large toilet training seat is being requested for the 2-year-old toddler, as she is overweight and unable to fit in a standard toilet training seat.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90001-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$160
Good afternoon, I am the Case Manager of a student who is in current need of a new bed frame, and a mattress. The mother's finances are currently restricted, and the child reached out to me, in an attempt to alleviate the mothers' financial strain. The child we service is receiving mental health services. The child has excelled academically over the course of the academic year, but the disturbance in her sleep is causing a decrease in her academic standing. The child cannot make use of her current bed any longer, hence it is broken. The family's financial restrain has made it difficult to purchase a new bedframe, and a mattress for the child. I have spoken to the family and determined that the child will benefit from having a place other than her broken bed obtain adequate rest. Due to the clients size, she needs a bigger bed, in her case a queen bed. The child and her mother are consistent with reaching out for support and our organization is devoted to helping her and her family reach their overall gals. I have exhausted all other resource portals. We thank you in advance for your assistance, it would be extremely appreciated.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90002-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$550
Client is a 30-year-old mother who has a 12-month-old baby and two children over the age of 5. The client does not work as the client is the primary caregiver for the children. Client's partner is the only one who works but has a hard time making ends meet. The family has difficulties affording a new stroller. The client does not work and does not receive government support. The client has no financial support from anyone other than her partner. The client does not drive, and the family only has one vehicle that the partner uses to travel to work. The client is in need of a Stoller for the baby, who has been rapidly growing, and would benefit the baby and client getting to and from places they need to go. The client has been reaching out to resources and links given to her, and after many attempts have been made, no Stoller has been obtained. The client has been with the program for a little over five months and has complied with the program. The client is open to home visits and has completed some of her goals. The client has always reached out to resources given to her and has been able to obtain other baby items. The client is thankful for the services and support received. If the client receives a stroller, the baby will be able to continue her milestones and be a healthy baby along with her mom. Thank you.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90003-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$75
Please help this family. Children ages male-12 and female-14 were recently returned to MO. They need warm clothing and shoes. Mo asked if it's possible to help her obtain some gift cards from either Ross or Target to be able to buy her kids warm clothes and shoes. Mother also stated that she needs help with a gift card to go grocery shopping or to take her kids out to eat fast food once in a while after school, since she's staying with them in a transitional housing unit and do not receive as much help.
Thank you for the help!
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90035-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Children's Law Center-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
The father is the primary caregiver for his three sons (12,13,15). Father is a senior citizen and currently on disability due to long term illness. The family is on a fixed income and has a limited support system. Recently the stove in the family home stopped working. Father reported that he purchased a pre-owned stove when he moved into the apartment. The apartment did not provide a stove for the home, so father is responsible for replacing the broken item. Due to having a fixed income father is unable to purchase a new stove and get it installed properly. Father is concerned that he will not be able to provide his children with an adequate meal during the upcoming holidays and continue to meet the boys nutritional needs. The family had a standard size gas stove (30 inches).
30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Freestanding Gas Range in Black
Location: Carson, CA 90745-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA South County-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$795
Hello, I am a Case Manager attempting to strengthen a bio family. I am requesting assistance in providing a dresser for the mother, who recently gave birth to her newborn baby. The Mother and her partner are currently living in a converted shed with just the financial means to pay the rent, in result they are unable to purchase a proper dresser for their baby. The Mother delivered her baby just last week and is still recovering, both physically and mentally. Once she has fully recovered, she plans to sign up for therapeutic services to support her mental health, as she is afraid of experiencing postpartum depression due to the stress of her financial situation. The Mother's partner works as a car washer and is doing all he can to support the mother and their newborn baby. However, his income is limited and not enough to cover purchasing a safe dresser for their child. I humbly request that your organization helps the mother and her newborn obtain a dresser, so the baby has a proper place for clothing and diapers. This would greatly relieve the stress on this new mother as she recovers and bonds with her child.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90002-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
In our community, we have a single mother who has a stove that is hazardous. When the gas is turned on, the unit leaks gas. As soon as a SoCal representative arrived to inspect the stove, they informed the family that the stove would need to be replaced in its entirety. Due to the family's financial struggles, they cannot afford a new stove at the moment due to their limited funds. Mother stated that she has a bit of money saved and is asking for help with the remaining funds. The family desperately needs a stove to heat their home and cook their food. Without one, the mother will not feed her children healthy meals. The mom sent me some photos of the current stove and it is in really deteriorated shape. Mother got SSI ($1000) for one child and is in the process of applying for another. Mom have three special needs children. She gets cal fresh and WIC as well.
Location: Torrance, CA 90501-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Del Aire Community Development-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$350
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