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Kinship foster parents have unexpectedly taken in a family of four children including a set of newborn premature twins. The twins have breathing issues that require the foster parents to keep a very close eye on them. Three of the children are under the age of 1. A stroller is needed this will allow the foster mother to be able to take them to the store or doctor appointments. The oldest child is 4 and able to walk when in public. However; when one of the foster parents has to take the 3 younger children anywhere alone (as the other foster parent is at work), it is very difficult. A stroller that has 2 infant carrier spots plus a spot for the 1 year old would greatly help this family.
A grandmother has her grandchild placed with her that came to her home with only one outfit and shoes. His mother is not letting the grandmother have his clothes but they are to small anyways. He needs a winter coat in size XL boys. He also needs pants, tops, underwear, and socks. He wears a size Large in pants and XL in tops. He wears a size men's 8 in shoes. TFI worker was able to donate a new pair of tennis shoes.
5 year old child with PTSD/ODD is in need of additional emotional support through positive play activities. Child participates in weekly individual and family therapy and has a 504 Plan at school. "Mightier" games are designed to reward kids for staying cool while they play. There are several payment options up to a one-time payment of $366 for one year. ($204 for 6 months and $40 for one month). Only a one-time payment is being requested. Any assistance with this is much appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Working to help foster parents cover damages sustained to their plumbing as a result of a special needs child flushing items down the toilet. Parent had to call a plumber out the day before their wedding. Plumber attempted to clear the system but plumbing will require additional repair. Estimated between $400-$800, to be assessed further as repair continues. This estimate includes $250 already paid for the inspection and clearing attempt. OKDHS would like to help assist the family with these unexpected costs associated with providing care to a child with special needs. Child in the home has autism and has recently taken to playing with the toilet. 3 Total foster children reside in the home, including a set of siblings.
The family of 7 has one car, a small SUV as their only transportation that is currently not working. The family has been advised it may be the the computer system, but not sure. The family is needing a reliable mechanic to diagnose the issue and complete the repairs with financial assistance including labor and parts. The family needs reliable transportation to assist in working the treatment plan by attending services and moving towards reunification.
Mom has been in rehab and then sober living. She has gotten into her own apartment and was able to pay all the deposits and 1st months rent. Mom needs help furnishing her apartment. She needs all kitchen items, living room items, and bedroom items. Mom has a toddler bed for the child, toys and her clothes. Mom has worked really hard to get this far and just needs some extra support.
This child was recently placed in this county along with a new school away from her home. At first she was having troubles being in a new place away from home, but she is starting to get adjusted. She informed the worker she is wanting to run for homecoming and is wanting a dress in order to wear the dress to. The child would be very grateful to have a dress because the one dress she has no longer fits her. She does not have a specific dress she is wanting yet because she has not tried anything on and is unsure of her size.
Foster mother is caring for a 2 year old girl who is very curious and asks a lot of questions and her 1 year old brother who has the biggest smile. She is requesting assistance with Stride Rite shoes that is 6.5 or 7 in toddler size. Thank you in advance.
A single mother is preparing to begin reunification with her 1 year old daughter and she also gave birth to a new baby girl 5 weeks ago. She needs assistance with diapers and wipes for both children (Size 1 and 4). It can be any brand. Natural mother has also been advised of other organizations in the city to get infant items for free. Natural mother will be starting work again and needs the extra help to pay for her electric bill. Any help is greatly appreciated!
The family is currently involved in a Family Centered Services case to prevent potential intervention through the court system. The family is needing assistance with their utility bill to ease some of the financial strain they are experiencing as there are three children and the family has to get children to appointments throughout the week. The family's utility bill is currently $202 past due and any help would be greatly appreciated to alleviate one stressor in their lives.
A biological mother has been maintaining recovery and working toward reunification with her children. She recently began having unsupervised visits and is in need of a refrigerator in the home. She has recently been able to move back into her home and clean it out. She is working hard toward service on her treatment plan so she can be reunified with her children. Mom works full time but does not make enough money to purchase large appliances.
Client in need includes natural mother and her two year old son. Natural mother is engaged in family time with her son and is dedicated to reunifying with him. However she does struggle with poverty and lack of transportation. She would love to attend her necessary treatment services but struggles finding a way to get there. Helping this mother with transportation via uber assistance would go a long way in ensuring she attends treatment which would assist her in reunifying with her son. Her and her son have a strong, loving bond so reunification for this case is key and lack of transportation right now is a major barrier.
Two foster children are entering new placement and are in need of a bunk bed, 2 mattresses, and bedding. The two teenage girls have moved around from home to home, and unfortunately do not have any sheets, blankets, pillows, or other bedding for themselves. The girls will be sharing a room with each other and would benefit from having a bunk bed (and mattresses) in order to save space.
A new foster parent, older in age, took placement of two teens who are infested with head lice. She is overwhelmed with all the washing and cleaning of the home. One child who has very thick hair has to have it professionally treated at the lice clinic, as well as have a haircut. This is a major expense, along with all the continuing of washing. They will receive a discount for having Soonercare.
Please help us strengthen this family. Grandmother has taken in three of her grandchildren. Grandmother is now taking on the responsibilities of getting the children to and from school, counseling, as well as other daily tasks required for the children to be in her home. She is currently two months behind on her car payment and in need of assistance to bring it current before her car is repossessed. Please bless this family!
I have 2 fosters that are in need of some size 4-5 pull ups please and wipes. They are 2 and 4 years of age and almost potty trained. Worker takes product to them very 2 weeks. Fosters have requested that OHS help them weekly. Worker is planning to take them some more by Sunday.
Boy age 6 in need of a weighted/autism sensory compression vest and weighted blanket (8-10lbs). Child appears to (attempt) self soothing, similar to children with autism. Child appears to get overwhelmed/overstimulated at school and a weighted calming vest may help alleviate this concern. Kinship foster parents are attempting "least restrictive" methods and/or other alternatives to sedative medications.
An adult sister has placement of her teenage sister and her biological 3-year-old daughter. Foster care payments have not started yet and the teen is eating a lot more and adding to the grocery and electric bills. Her current electric bill is $281. Any help with this older sister-turned-foster mom's electric bill would be a blessing for this family.
A foster family is in need of assistance with their electric bill. The foster parent is currently struggling with finances and has not been fully approved for foster care maintenance payments at this time. Any assistance would help this family maintain placement.
OKDHS is currently working with a young man who has exceeded the limit for replacement glasses this year that are covered by the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority. He would benefit from having a backup pair because he is all-boy and can be rough on them. Without his glasses, he squints and struggles to read, which would lead to issues in the classroom. There is currently a "bundle" deal going at a nearby eye doctor where you can get two pair of glasses (with bi-focals) for $140.07. We felt that this might be a great option to help him get through the remainder of the year! If you or a group could assist, we would be very grateful! Thanks so much!
Location: Sand Springs, OK 74063-County:Creek-Children Served: 1-Agency: #OK-DHS Child Welfare-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$140
Is it possible to upload his rx and get the glasses from a website? Eyebuydirect.com or Zenni.com sells prescription kids glasses starting at around $20… just thought I would pass this on in case the family didn’t know??
Community Responder. 3 days ago
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Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church. 2 days ago
There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 2 days ago
Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 2 days ago
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