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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.
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!
Recent victim of physical domestic violence, mother of six children is seeking monetary contribution for utility payment to provide heat for her children and herself in their modest mobile home. Children's father is currently incarcerated and unable to provide financially for his children. Cutoff date for the payment due in the amount of $336. is due by Friday, January 27, 2023. With colder weather expected soon, it is critical for the safety and well-being of the children for this to be completed at the earliest possible timeframe. Thanking you in advance on behalf of this lovely group of children and their grateful mother.
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.
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
Hello there. I have a family who is in need of some assistance paying their water bill. Two weeks ago, one of their children (he is 2 years old with a birthday coming up in April) came down with a very bad case of RSV. He had to be hospitalized for 3 nights. As he began to recover, the rest of the household became ill. As a result, the family has faced some unforeseen financial hardships (caregivers missing work, multiple doctor's visits, paying for medications, etc.). This family would really appreciate any kind of help you may be able to provide at this time. Thank you so much in advance for your time and consideration!
Hello there. I have a family who is needing assistance with some bills. They have had some unforeseen financial challenges over the past month and could really use some help. The family is currently in trial reunification and they have been working very diligently to become a happy, healthy, successful family unit again. Any assistance you may be able to provide would be immensely appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!
We are currently working with a family who is working hard to improve their environment and provide stability and structure for their child. The family includes mother, father and a little boy aged 4. Parents have disabilities and have very limited resources. The mother is currently in school learning about medical coding to be able to provide more opportunities for her family. This family has been able to find new housing that will drastically improve their situation. Unfortunately, due to roach and bedbug infestation, the family will be discarding most of their belongings to avoid bringing pests with them to their new home. This includes leaving behind beds, dressers, couches and even electronics. We are asking for any assistance, specifically for a bed for parents and toddler bed for their son and bedding. Any assistance with storage for clothing or other furniture would be greatly appreciated, but BEDS are TOP Priority. This family has put in a lot of effort to ensure the needs of the family are being met and would be appreciative of any assistance with furnishing their new home. Thank you for your ongoing support!
I am working with a foster family who has placement of an 11 month old boy. He is becoming mobile, and the family has been able to obtain some safety devices for the home to help with physical safety. However, the foster family is still lacking a baby gate and has requested assistance in getting one. The space where the baby gate is needed is 90 inches in length, and would greatly help this family. We appreciate any assistance that can be offered.
A local group home would love to make a day trip for a teen very special. An outing in February is planned for this teen and the GH staff would love to make this a day just for him. They plan to attend an event he is very interested in; the Monster Truck Jam. They also plan to go out to eat, buy souvenirs, and just make the day very special for him. This young man has been in this home for a number of years and he has formed many friendships. Some of his group home peers have moved on however, and they're move has put a damper on his spirits. The staff at the GH would really love to make the day very special and just for him.
I am currently working with a maternal grandmother who has taken placement of her two young grandchildren, ages 17 months and 3 months. This foster mother/grandmother is in need of a dresser to help store all of the baby items such as clothing, diapers, wipes, etc. for the children. She has utilized some of the space she has, but is currently folding clothes and lining them along the wall as she does not have anywhere to put them. This grandmother would greatly appreciate assistance in obtaining a dresser so she has a place to put the children's items. Thank you in advance for whatever assistance can be provided.
I have a family who is attempting to get reunification of their three children. They could use assistance with heaters as they do not have heat in the home. Additionally, due to dad working lawn care, their income is very limited right now so they could use assistance with groceries. Also, they have a window in their home that needs replaced. They could use assistance with a new window and/or installation of the window.
Hello! I am an OKDHS Family Centered Services child welfare specialist. I am reaching out on behalf of a family currently involved in a FCS case. This family consists of 4 small children and a single parent. The parent has asked me to assist in obtaining some items to help make their house a home. Some things they are in need of are: Cleaning Supplies, 2 Medium sized couches, a dining table and 4 chairs. Some other items that would greatly assist in the parent sompleting all necessary case plan tasks are: Work Shoes and a Buss pass. The children are in need of Toys for ages 1-10 yo and pull ups size 3-4. Thank you for all that you do!
Hello, I have a family that is starting reunification with their children. It is two parents and three teenagers. The mother is paralyzed and in need of new bedding, and currently only has an old hospital blanket to lay under. The mother stated they did not have sheets and blankets for the beds in the home. The children are also in need of new bedding. This family is trying hard to get back to their normal and I wanted to try and help with a little of the stress by allowing them to be able to sleep on new sheets and blankets. Thank you in advance for any help out there, and always know OKDHS really appreciates all the help we receive for our families.
The client is the natural mother to a two year old male. The natural mother has been granted a second chance to correct the condition that led to the removal of her child from her care. The natural mother does not have her own means of transportation and would be greatly benefited by having a bus passes to attend visitation and services.
My client is a single mother who is working her DHS treatment plan and is desperately needing a bus pass so she can get to her weekly appointments. She would appreciate a one month unlimited bus pass. Thank you in advance for helping this mother complete her court ordered services.
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