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The family has an open FM case and consists of the parents, and 2 minor children, 17 and 10 years old. The family has an open FM case due to substantiated allegations of general neglect due to hygiene concerns and domestic abuse. The mother is currently unable to work due to health concerns and it awaiting surgery. The child has developmental disabilities and his behavior can be challenging to manage. The father is in an out of the home but is not working and helps care of the children and take them to school and other appointments. The family is struggling financially due to the mother not working and the children are in needs of tennis shoes and warm winter clothing. The assistance would alleviate stress for the parents and would make the children happy to have new clothes and tennis shoes. The mother shared that the child has wide feet and struggles to find tennis shoes that fit his feet. Mother shared that the child also needs a new backpack and school supplies.
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92627-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$340
This family consists of two parents and three children. The boys are ages 9 and 8 and the girl is 6 years old. The family recently immigrated to the US and are asylum seekers as they have been displaced from their homes in Guatemala due to violence and poverty. They reside in one room in a house rented from a friend. The father works as a laborer while the mother is actively looking for employment but has encountered barriers in finding something consistent due to her being undocumented. The mother currently attends English classes in hopes of improving her communication skills. They are receiving support and assistance from a local family resource center. The services include food distribution, financial coaching, counseling services for the parents and children. This will also be the family's first holiday away from their family in Guatemala. The parents currently sleeps on the floor and the children share and rotate an air mattress. The family is in need of clothing and shoes. Mom pants size 16, tops size XL, shoes 7.5. Dad: shoes 9.5. Boy: clothing size 9, shoes size 1. Boy: clothing size 8, shoes size 1. Girl: clothing size 6, shoe size 12.Thank you!
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92627-County:Orange-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1020
Please help a family in dire need of somewhere to live for the next two days. The family consist of mother and her four young children. They were living in an apartment but there are some issues that do not allow them into the apartment for at least the next two days. The weather has turned cold and the family has nowhere to go. Shelters were contacted but they are waitlisted. Please help the family stay in a safe environment for the next two days. We are requesting hotel stay for two nights.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90032-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Belvedere-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
Mother is a single mother due to father getting deported about 5 years ago. Mother is unable to receive any government assistance due to both children being undocumented. She has little to no family support and only has an maternal great aunt who helps her in the afternoons with caring for youngest child. Mother works Tuesday-Friday from 3:00pm-9:00pm across the street from the home due to needing to also be close by due to maternal great aunt being elderly. Mother does not have a working refrigerator and is using a mini one to store all her food, she is unable to purchase anything due to her very limited income. Currently they are unable to store much in the fridge due to it being extremely small. Mother is also struggling with buying groceries and on occasions goes to food banks to obtain food.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90063-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Belvedere-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1060
Mother has been receiving basic needs services at local Family Resource Center has recently moved from a DV Shelter to a 2 bedroom with her 2 . Mother was given a bed that the family has been sharing. Family has 1 complete bed they sleep on together, recently mom was given 2 twin mattresses and bed frames but no box springs. The bed frames require a box spring to hold up the mattresses. Family would benefit from two twin box springs and dressers for clothes & belongings. Currently she is putting items in bins and boxes on the floor.
Location: Westminster, CA 92683-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
Parents were able to successfully obtain their own place, but need assistance with some furniture for the children to be able to start their overnight visits and to be able to return home to a safe environment. Parents have been successful in completing their services. The children are looking forward to being able to reunify with their parents successfully. Providing them with this furniture would be a big help to the family and the reunification process.
Location: San Bernardino, CA 92404-County:San Bernardino-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CA- San Bernardino CFS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$350
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
Working with a parent who is part of the DCFS workload, the worker reached out for a bit of assistance with his mother's situation. We helped create a plan that ensured the mother/minor's safety and well-being. The family is currently homeless and living in their car. Mother has stage two cancer and custody of her children. DCFS is currently in the process of securing stable housing for the mother. However, it will be two more weeks before the family can move into their home. As a result, the worker reached out for assistance in any way she needed, such as paying for a hotel room. DCFS is able to provided coverage for a week. And we are wondering if someone might be able to cover the second week which would be 11/28/2023 through 12/05/2023. The cost is $99 per night, a total cost of $693 for 7 nights. She is currently at the Bellflower.
Location: Bellflower, CA 90706-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Del Aire Community Development-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$693
A three year old boy is approaching overnights with the father to reunify after the agency became involved due to allegations of neglect by the mother and father. The father has made significant progress in following through with his case plan goals and court ordered services. The father has been applying to new positions as he currently has two interviews scheduled. The father has been doing small jobs in the meantime so as to continue to have some type of income. The father has had the support of his family whom have provided food and other utilities for him. The father has also reached out to local churches and or free produce (fliers) the undersigned has provided him with. The father is in need of $500 for his November rent. If granted the funds to help with one month’s rent, the father will be able to catch up with rent and continue to make his payments afterwards, thus enabling the father to continue to progress, be able to provide stability for the child, and continue with liberalizing the father’s visits to overnights by the end of the month and eventually reunify.
Location: Laguna Hills, CA 92653-County:Orange-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
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
Hello, I am making this request for a family of 9. This family recently reunited and the Department is working on stabilizing the family. The mother was provided housing by the Family Reunification Program, and is in great need with assistance to furnish the home. Previously, the mother and the children were living with the maternal grandmother, which was causing a lot of discomfort, due to there being a large amount of people living in the home. The children have stated they are thrilled to be living in a home for themselves, and are looking forward to making their new home, feel like home. The mother is currently employed, but is only making enough to support the children and additional bills. The children's ages include: 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 5. The mother is hopeful she can have a large sectional couch, in order to be able to sit the children during family time.
A child that is five has been reunified with his father. He and the father sleep in the same room. The father is currently rebuilding his life as he now sleeps in a twin bed. The family is requesting a toddler bed and mattress for the youth so he and the father can sleep comfortably.
The client is a single mother who recently ended her relationship with the father due to ongoing domestic violence. The mother is strong a resilient. To continue to ensure her child's safety, the mother would like to purchase cameras to place in her window to provide further surveillance for her home until she can move to a new apartment, however, she currently does not have the funds for the expense. As such, I am requesting Target/Walmart/Amazon gift cards to assist the mother with the cost of cameras.
Location: Anaheim, CA 92802-County:Orange-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
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
Mother was a foster youth as a child. Mother now has 3 children; however, due to domestic violence and the parents being unable to follow court orders mother was unable to remain custody of her children. Since then, mother has worked tirelessly to learn, grow and gain insight about the circumstances which led her to DCFS involvement. Mother has completely turned around her focus on learning from this experience and has completed the court ordered programs. The only barrier at this time to Mother’s reunification is to secure housing for herself and the children, which she has now successfully completed. Now mother is in need of support for the purchase of a refrigerator and a dining table for the home. Once she has secured all utilities and appliances, DCFS can walk on a request to reunify the children with Mother.
We are asking for financial assistance for a mother, 31 years old, who is ill and placed in a nursing care facility due to her critical medical issues. Mother is blind in one eye and has 9% kidney function. Despite her medical condition, Mother continues to work on reunification. The mother visits with her children at the nursing home facility, but due to her medical status, she is unable to work and has zero source of income. Her children are older, 14 and 16. We are requesting a financial donation for a mother to use on her visits with her children. The mother would like to be able to offer the children a meal, go out of the facility, buy them something, or purchase things she and the children can use during the visits. Any financial assistance received will be used to strengthen the bond and quality of the visits with the children, while they still have their mother. The mother has a parent partner assigned who is helping her come up with activities she can do during the visit with her children. It is unknown if the mother will receive a transplant donation, so the time of the visits is crucial for these children.
Location: Pomona, CA 91767-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$350
Single mother and 15 year old child are homeless. The mother recently had stomach surgery and they were at a shelter while she was recovering. The shelter houses family for limited amounts of time and the family has no other options. Additionally, the mother was just diagnosed with a heart problem. The mother is extremely overwhelmed. The family is in great need of motel assistance.
Location: La Habra, CA 90631-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
I recently received the case of this single mother of 3, two of the children reside with mother, and the other resides with her uncle. Mother is supporting the children on her own as well as getting them to and from school and the babysitter. She is doing her best to support her family but due to appointments related to the case, court case, medical and other services that DCFS is requesting the family to do, the mother has had to take a lot of time off, and since she just started the job she has no paid time off. Mother is of need of Rental assistance of $1671. By assisting the family with the rent, it would be helpful from preventing the family from being evicted and for the children and mother being homeless. Thank you for your consideration.
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