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Kinship foster parents took placement of their nephew and niece. The family are still working on becoming an approved foster placement so that foster stipend can begin. The niece has many health issues and is required to go to the OU Children's Medical Center in OKC for her intensive doctor appointments. The family has been providing the gas for many past appointments to OKC. The family has also transported the niece to her weekly physical, occupational, and speech therapy, which are 60 miles away roundtrip. This permanency worker would like to advocate on behalf of the family in securing a gas card to help with the many medical appointments for the child. The family has been providing all the needs for the children without any financial assistance for many months. The family would benefit greatly if a church would commit to assisting with their greatest need at this time.
A single foster to adopt mother of two plus an adopted child in the home, has been having to take time off work (unpaid) in order to get one of the foster children psychiatric help. Due to the loss of income and due to the extra expenses of having to travel to the facility weekly where the child is inpatient for family therapy, the foster mother is struggling with meeting all her monthly financial obligations. The foster mother is committed to engaging in all that is required in order to get the foster child the help needed. This permanency worker is advocating for grocery assistance to help lessen the financial burden on the family. Any assistance in meeting this need will be greatly appreciated by the family and DHS.
A single foster to adopt mother of two has been having to take time off work (unpaid) in order to get one of the foster children psychiatric help. The facility where the child is inpatient is requiring the foster mother to attend in person family therapy. The facility is a three hour round trip drive. The foster mother is committed to engaging in all services that is required in order to get the foster child the help needed. This permanency worker is advocating on the family's behalf for a gas card to help foster mother attend weekly therapy sessions. Any assistance in meeting this need will be greatly appreciated by the family and DHS.
Hello there. There is a small child on my caseload whose formula allowance with WIC was reduced and the family is having to purchase multiple cans a month to make up the difference. This has become very costly and they could use some assistance. The type of formula the child uses is Gerber Good Start Gentle Complete Nutrition. The family was hoping to get 7 or 8 cans so that they would have enough to get them through the next month or so. Thank you so much in advance for your time and consideration. Also, when looking online in order to specify a price range for this need, there was a fairly broad range so if you are able to find the formula for a better price please just ignore the estimate amount that I provided.
Two amazing pre teen girls are in the process of being adopted by their paternal aunt, the only thing standing in the way is that she needs to finalize her divorce before the adoption can go through. She has been making payments to start the process but she could use assistance in getting it paid off so that these girls can finally be adopted and know that they really have achieved permanency.
Please help strengthen this single mother of three. This single mother is soon to deliver a new baby in a week and is currently out of work. Please help us strengthen this single mom by paying her cell phone bill this month.
I have a dad who is working towards reunification with his daughter. He could use assistance with food to ensure he is able to feed his daughter during visits. Additionally, I would like to request a family membership to the zoo or the aquarium so that he can visit outside the home.
A family is currently residing in a home that has no electric and no water. The father is currently working, but they are unable to keep up with the utilities due to his hours being cut. The mother recently had a newborn so she is unable to work at this time. This young couple has continued to put money towards the bill, but they have limited income and this has caused their bill to become past due and the utilities are currently shut off. This family has been resourceful, but the utilities are needed to reunify the children in the home. The utilities needed to be paid are the water, electric, and gas. The electric and water is currently shut off, but the gas is currently on so the family can have heat. Any amount would be appreciated.
Kinship foster parent took seven children into their home. They are taking the last two siblings this week and need one chest of drawers for the children being placed. The kinship home is not receiving any payments at this time and need help with this item. It will help preserve a placement and allow siblings to all be placed together in one home.
Hi there! I have a non-paid kinship placement that is in need of some financial assistance. They have fallen behind on some bills and would greatly benefit from any help that you may be able to provide. Again, this is a non-paid kinship placement and they have been such a blessing to the girls placed in their care. Any help you may be able to provide would immensely appreciated. Thank you so much in advance for your time and consideration!
Please help us strengthen this single mother by assisting her with paying her court fines. This single mother has overcome her addiction to alcohol and is maintaining her sobriety by attending treatment. However, in the midst of her addiction she accrued several fines that resulted in her license being suspended. She is now having trouble getting to and from services as well as having trouble accomplishing daily parental duties as her driver's license has been suspended. Please help this mom cover her court fines so she can get her driver's license.
A 10 month old baby boy was recently placed in a newly certified foster home who has not received their first foster care payment. The baby is higher on the growth chart for his age and has outgrown the current car seat. The child is now in need of a 5 point car seat so he can be transported safely and for the placement to be maintained.
Mother of three has taken placement of four children who are related to her. These children were removed from their past placement and in need of immediate care. Maintaining this placement would keep the children near family and reduce the trauma of relocation. In order to effectively keep them in her care she is in need of transportation that would accommodate all seven children, two of which are still in car seats and one in need of a booster seat. She currently drives a car that seats five and is unable to coordinate transportation to and from school or even take everyone out for fast food. DHS is hoping to at least be able to assist foster mom with a significant down payment or tax and title for her to purchase a vehicle that would meet their needs. However ideas for assistance of any type would be welcome.
This need is for a mother and child who have recently reunified. The mother frequently rides her bike or takes the bus. This one child bike trailer/stroller would allow her child to not have to walk so far to catch the bus and enable her to take the bike when necessary. The one that I found to be the best bargain is at Walmart and is the Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Child Bicycle Trailer & Stroller. It does not need to be this specific brand and can be donated one that is donated rather than purchased new.
We have a family, whose children have been put into a kinship placement. Two of the children are school age and to be able to get them from their kinship home to school, which is about a 45 minute drive each way, they need monetary assistance in the form of gas cards.
Young mother is trying the get her driver's license reinstated. The Department of Public Safety requires that she take a drug and alcohol assessment to do so. The cost for the assessment is $160. Mother is being very vigilant is engaging with her treatment plan for the Department and has been testing negative for our treatment plan. However, the DPS requires a very specific drug and alcohol assessment in order to issue a driver's license for individuals with prior convictions.
Please help strengthen this father. He has lost his job and place to live. He only has his car left and is need of assistance with his car payment, so he can get to and from services for substance abuse treatment. Please help strengthen this father by assisting with his car payment so he can get to and from treatment.
Please help strengthen this single mother of two. Mom has separated from the father of her children, and is gaining her independence. She does not have a driver's license, and is in need of driver's education. Please bless this single mother by paying for driver's ed course. Blessings.
Worker has a low income family that is in need of a bunk bed to help house their three girls in the same bedroom. Currently, the child is sleeping on the living room couch, and the family does not have the funds to be able to meet the need. A triple bunk bed would be ideal for the family if at all possible.
Location: Sand Springs, OK 74063-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #OK-DHS Child Welfare-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$439
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