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I am a Foster Care Case Manager and I have a 24-year-old woman who is foster placement for her 14-year-old niece. She was unexpectedly brought into this position, and she is in need of a full-size bed frame for her niece as she is currently sleeping on a bed on the ground.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64145-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$235
This request is to help parents in being able to throw a birthday party for their two year old daughter at Chuck E Cheese. This is one of six children and one of four birthdays in December and January. By covering the cost for the party would alleviate some of that stress the parents experience during this time to make sure their children get to have fun on their birthdays, get presents for their birthday, while also making sure that they are able to get all the children presents for Christmas.
Mother is a single mom and is doing the best she can raising 4 boys. She is behind on BPU bill as she recently moved to Kansas after fleeing from her abusive husband. Mom is working really hard but just needs some extra support. Mother is asking for help with groceries and payment of her utility bill to alleviate concerns for children going hungry, and to ensure they are getting fed properly. It will also ensure their electricity does not get shut off as the holidays and cold weather approach.
A relative family has taken in a sibling group of three, ages 9, 10 and 12 as their pre-adoptive resource. The mentioned family member, a relative to these three kids, moved from the State of Washington two summers ago to adopt her nieces and nephew. The sibling group have been in care for over five years and have finally gained a sense of permanency in the near future with their family. With the household expanding to seven members, the mentioned family is financially struggling with putting food on the table to feed all of their children. We kindly request any donations that may help this family provide groceries, especially with the holidays quickly approaching.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64114-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
DCCCA is currently working with two teen mothers who are in critical need of baby monitors. One of them has a 13-day old, beautiful baby and she is a teen mom that could benefit from having a monitor to effectively care and attend to her sweet baby girl. Unfortunately, this teen mom is a migrant who came with no family and has no support. Our second momma has multiple babies who are in need of constant monitoring as they are now fast and tend to wander around. Keeping them safe is important and necessary. Please consider helping these beautiful children and young moms. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you for reading and God bless you!
This request is for a sibling group of 3 that have been in care for over 4 years due to parental drug use and mental health issues. They are currently placed with an aunt and uncle in KS that are going to adopt them. This family already has 3 children of their own. Unfortunately since taking on the other 3 children they have been struggling financially. They are requesting help with groceries so we are requesting a Wal-Mart gift card to allow them to purchase food for their family.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
J.H. is placed in the home of a relative on the Kansas/Missouri Border Agreement ICPC. The family has been doing their best to provide everything J.H. needs, although due to J.H.'s level of care needed, she has been forced to take time off work. J.H. is in need of a new bed frame and bedding essentials. She could additionally use a dresser.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$285
This is a sibling set of 4 girls ages 5-16. Mom has worked had to get an apartment after being homeless for sometime and is working to get her girls back home to her. Mom has just secured an apartment but will need a bunk bed and a dresser for 2 of the girls.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$805
A bio dad that recently found out he had a son, and is going to soon reintegrate the 1 year old home to him. Dad has never had a baby before and needs some basic items to get his son home to him. Dad did not know about his son and was not expecting a baby to come live with him and so soon. So any and all baby items are needed.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66104-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$650
I work with a family who has been struggling to make ends meet this year. She is a single mother who works in education and is struggling with her car payment and is in danger of losing the car. She owes $630.00 at this time but any portion of that amount would help. Without the car her children could lose access to attending school due to bus issues in our area and driving them is the only option at this time. Any help would help her get closer to getting caught up on this bill.
Location: Overland Park, KS 66223-County:Johnson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Blue Valley Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$630
Young adult still in foster care is close to exiting foster care by emancipation. He has a long-term home and has moved in. However, he only has an old mattress and no bed frame. He has broken his past bed frame as he rocks in his sleep at night, a result from past trauma. Requesting a new mattress and bed frame for this young man as he transitions to the rest of his life so he can have a more comfortable sleeping arrangement in his room and also a rug to go under the bed frame to prevent scratching the floor when he rocks at night during sleep.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66109-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$465
Large family consisting of 7 children, is in need of financial resources. Two of the seven children are medically fragile infants (twins) as they were born prematurely. One of the babies has not been home in its nearly year long lifespan, and the other has been hospitalized multiple times. Any contributions will be used to help the family pay for rent and utilities. Needing assistance by the 4th in order to avoid eviction. Thank you so much!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64130-County:Jackson-Children Served: 7-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2400
Parents are behind on utility bills, 198.45 for electric and 610.96 for gas. Children are currently placed out of the home with relatives, however, if the utilities get shut off parents will not be able to have visits in the home and it could hinder reunification as parents could be subject to eviction for having the utilities shut off. Parents are actively involved with the case and doing all services asked of them to reunify with their children. Having the utilities shut off could be a detriment for the case and cause possible delay in reunification.
Older youth, age 19, rents her own apartment. Youth's rent is $1500.00. She recently became ill and was hospitalized for a brief period of time causing her to miss several days from work. The youth's rent is due on December 1st. She needs financial assistance for her rent payment. The youth reports to have 50% of the rent payment saved.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$750
Family ( mother, father, and their 3 year old child), need assistance paying for their hotel where they have been staying at since becoming homeless. the family does try and work but father recently lost his job. Family will have no income until the first of November and they need to pay for another night by tomorrow 11/28/2023 or they will be on the street. Family and their workers have explored hotel vouchers, homeless shelters, and any family assistance but so far they have not come up with any. amount below will cover a week, by which time, they will have income on the 1st of December. hotel is the Super 8 by Wyndham Lees Summit.
On the children's day of referral into foster care, our kinship department worked tirelessly to find relative connections for these four children to help ensure that they would be able to stay together with their siblings. We were able to find an uncle of the children and his significant other that were enthused to take in the children to ensure that the children were able to go to a home that they were familiar with and people that they had connections to. They were able to be approved as the placement for the children and the children have been safe and stable in their uncle's home since coming into care. However, the family has had a difficult time being able to get beds and mattresses for the children to be able to continue to remain in the home and they are in need of two twin sized bed frames and mattresses and a twin sized bunk bed with mattresses as soon as possible to be able to continue to maintain the children in the home. The family would greatly appreciate any assistance in getting these items to be able to continue to remain placement for their nieces and nephew. Thank you for your consideration and for any help that you may be able to provide.
Struggling family has unexpected bills and has fallen behind on their storage bill. As of Nov 27, 2023 All their belongings will be put up for auction.
Family got behind when living situations changed and family had to start paying all of the rent instead of just 600.00$
Family is now needing to move and pay first and last month rent for a bigger place so their family can be re unified. Already struggling they now have to pay a 1200$ deposit / $250 per fee and first month's rent which is $1225. Not to mention they lost their food stamps and any extra money goes to feeding the kids. Unfortunately, if their unit is lost at auction this will put reintegration even further behind due to having to replace all their belonging. Would you please consider pitching in.
We are so grateful
One of the children on my caseload is being disrupted on and will need to move placements by December 20th, the child would like to move with her older sister and brother in law, who would also like to have her but they are needing to get a bigger place to make this happen they currently only have a one bedroom , they have found a new place in which the deposit is 700 but they would also have to break their lease and pay 1410 they are needing assistance with getting these paid even if it is not the whole 2100, but at least the deposit would be okay
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
A 17-year-old girl, eldest of her family, expressed feeling frustrated because her car needs repair. At 17, there are a lot of things she is buying for her senior year that she needs money for (college applications, basketball shoes, fees on her school account, senior pictures, etc) but without a car she is hardly able to work as she has no way to get there. She lives in a single parent household with four siblings and helps mom with running errands and taking kids to and from school. This young woman is a A+ student and is very involved in her community.
She said it would be a little over $250 to fix her car but any assistance would help tremendously.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
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