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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
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
A foster youth caring for her toddler and baby is moving out of her home into a new home. She is doing well and needing a toddler bed, toddler mattress, and toy organizer that will fit in her new smaller space. She is Spanish speaking
Mattress for bed
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.
The client is a single mother, 64 years old caregiver raising her 3 nephews, ages 16, 15 and 12. The client is working with the YMCA Kinship Support Program to access ongoing resources but is currently in need of two twin beds with mattresses. The caregiver is having financial struggles and she only has money for basic needs. When this need is met, client will be able to provide adequate bedding for the children.
Location: San Diego, CA 92113-County:San Diego-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$820
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
We are requesting help on behalf of a formerly homeless mother working to reunify with 7 children. One child is 17 and about to age out of the dependency courts, she will be returning home soon. Additionally, the mother has been making significant progress in her case plan and has obtained housing for herself and her children.
Mother has recently acquired a new apartment but has nothing to speak of in terms of furniture. Mother has made efforts to acquire furniture and provide for herself, by looking for work, applying, and searching for donations with other organizations.
We are asking for the most essential items, as the mother is hoping to get an approved transition for her visits with the children to the home. The couch and table we are requesting would need to be a larger size since there are seven children in the family.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90004-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 7-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$850
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.
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
3 Siblings are grieving the lost of their mother who passed away on November 11th due to surgery complications. The eldest is 20 yrs old and taking the responsibility of the other siblings sister 16yrs old. and bother 13yrs old. They are in need during this season, gas for the car to run errands and groceries so they can have food during this school / holiday break. They have been invited for thanksgiving dinner with mothers friends. She has a utility bill that is due in a week. The 20yr old has been thrown into adulthood and is accepting the responsibility to keep her siblings together. The funeral services will be in Syracuse, NY which is where they are from. They have decided they want to remain in California as they have lived here for the last 15yrs. Please pray for the family ....
There is a urgent placement issue that needs immediate attention to avoid five children from being adopted. The relative caregiver needs assistance with rabies vaccination and license for four puppies gifted to the children for coping support, four dresser drawer, and payment assistance for two adults to live scan ,emergency kit, and fire extinguisher. These items are needed to assist the caregiver with finalizing adoption. The caregiver has a limited source of income and is unable to gather all items listed above. Although, the caregiver is having that challenge, the caregiver is able to meet the needs of the children. Furthermore, the caregiver is committed to providing the children with a loving and safe home environment. During my work with caregiver I have identified the following strengths: she advocate for all children inside the home, is attends to the children social emotional needs, and have a bond with all three. For these reasons, I am advocating for caregiver to have the need identified met. The main reason I am requesting this need to be fulfilled is because to assist with finalizing adoption for all the children. If the needs are not met the caregiver wont be able to finalize the children with a permanent plan.
This is a teen who is placed in a foster home. Despite all odds, this child is doing his best to thrive in his foster home and is a very ambitious child. He has straight A's, is taking AP classes, and is working hard to maintain his mental health despite being a system involved youth. Although he does have the support of his foster home, he has been on waitlists to have boxing classes funded through the Department. He still needs boxing shoes and a mouth guard alongside the membership itself.
Many foster youth feel as if they are not entitled to extracurricular activities or other recreational passions that other children get to experience simply because they should be grateful for what they have. But clubs, sports, and other physical activities are so crucial for youth development and are considered one of many rights system involved youth should have. Any funds to help assist in his passion for boxing would be very much appreciated!
Location: Lancaster, CA 93534-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Children's Law Center-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
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