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Family recently moved away from their church friends and family to a new home that offers more space for our fostering journey. We hope to add a play set and outdoor things for kids to enjoy on the few acres we have now. We also hope to be able to extend support to foster families in the southeast ks area similar to what we were so blessed with. We have started an intervention program , the first in the area. We are so excited to help the community here but miss everyone we moved away from. (foster parent, 3 kids)
2 boys, aged 10 and 14, were taken into protective custody Friday 01.27.2023. They have been placed with a family member. The 14 year old has a significant bed wetting problem and the family is needing a mattress protector, extra full size sheets, and/or mattress pads. Neither child has ever attended a school before and will be attending Plattsburg School District. The boys are in need of back packs, notebooks, pencils, pens, or other school items. The family has been connected to the food stamp program for help acquiring food for the children however, this will take about 1 week to have in place. They are in need of food items. The boys do not have basic cooking skills and the relative placement works full time. If possible, the food should be something they can make.
A relative placement is in need of a 5 pound fire extinguisher for licensure requirements to continue to keep the two children under two in their home. Assistance in payment or getting one for them would be appreciated! This is needed by Thursday February 2, 2023.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64155-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$60
Working with a foster and adopt conference local to Kansas City families from all over are coming to be able to spend some quality time with other foster families, have some spiritual growth and learn from many speakers on adoption and fostering.
Families are coming from as far away as Florida, and as close as Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.
Some of these families are asking for assistance with Gas cards to help with travel expenses. I would love to be able to help donate gas cards to these families who are attending this powerful weekend conference.
My friend has attended these conferences before and have found them to be life giving to her foster home! I would love to donate gas cards totaling $250. Please let me know what dollar increments and gas station is preferred.
I am working with a homeless student who is currently living in Hillcrest's Young Adult Transitional Housing Program. Thanks to Hillcrest's help, he has taken driver's ed and is preparing to take his test to obtain his driver's license, something he would not have been able to do without their support as the only living adult he has remaining in his life is incarcerated. He is a very responsible young man and has been working very hard to save his money, but he is having trouble finding an affordable used car to purchase. He also needs it to be sold by someone willing to sell to a 17 year old, as he does not turn 18 until this summer. He is looking for a reliable vehicle within the $2000-$3500 range. So, we are asking if there anyone out there who might have a good vehicle that fits this description that would be willing to let him take a look? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Platte County R-3 School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$10
Single mom of 3 children is in need of getting birth certificates for her children so they can enroll in a new school. This family has been homeless, and by staying at many different homes, she has lost a lot of important information. We have been helping her get her ID, SSN, and now birth certificates for her and her children. This transition for the kids has been tough and she believes them switching schools to where they are now will help them become more stable. This process is all part of her getting a job, housing, etc. We are wrapping around this mom to support her in this process!
A teenager is in need of a new comforter and sheet set for a queen size bed. Her current ones are worn from different placements, but still do the job for now. Her favorite color is green and she has a bubbly personality.
The placement is also in need of a doorbell camera as well for their safety. There have been instances that have made them feel unsafe, and they would like to be able to tell who is coming to their door in case they need to call the cops.
Grandma has placement of three of her grandsons from Missouri foster care, ages 16, 13, and 12. A pipe in her front yard burst and needed to be replaced. She then was hit with another large bill in December when she needed to fill her propane tank to heat the house. Grandma is needing financial assistance to help with these unexpected bills. This would allow her to avoid going deeper into debt and ensure the family will have heat.
Single widowed mom with high school teen girl and 6 year old autistic son. is only able to work part time due to her own mental health crisis's and her sons autism. mom needs school fees paid for daughter so she does not get further behind on bills.
This worker has a copy of the bill if the supportive church will contact me so i can get you the needed information.
Thanks and be blessed.
My client's mother (71) passed away and she was in the home of reintegration. My client is needing help getting all the clutter out and sorting and organizing and getting her mother's belongings packed, sold, given, or thrown away. She was a hoarder. The mother was planning on moving to Thornton Place (a retirement community) and then passed away. More information will be provided once someone is able to help with the next 2 weeks.
KVC is requesting assistance housing an 18-year-old female and relative placement after a landlord failed to pay taxes on their property. This child and placement were evicted through no fault of their own when a bank foreclosed on the property without the landlord notifying the family. This child is attempting to set her life up for post-care and is working long hours in a different city. $1200 is requested but any amount will help.
We would like to submit a request to assist a needy family with paying lot rent (600.00) and electric bill (317.00). This is a single parent family with mom and two young boys ages 7 and 9. Mom is unable to work due to a diagnosed seizure disorder that also leaves her unable to drive. We are in process of applying for Social Security Disability for mom and her two boys who struggle with developmental delays as well as PTSD and ADHD. We are assisting mom with mental health support at BNC as well due to a history of childhood trauma. This family escaped a domestic violent situation in Texas to return to Kansas where there are some family members located for natural supports, unfortunately family is poverty stricken and unable to assist them financially. Any assistance would be beneficial to this very deserving family. You’re blessing many lives.
We are currently working with an 8 year old child who is diagnosed with several mental health concerns. She has hallucinations and struggles with feeling safe in any environment. The family is very caring and working with her to help her in every possible way. She also has mental health services and treatment. While working with the family, we were able to identify 3 tools they could use to help the child feel safer. Both parents are working but with normal expenses and extra expenses for the child, they are living paycheck to paycheck. I am asking for help to purchase these needed items. I've listed the items that can be purchased through Amazon by any donor or I will happily order these with any donations received. Thank you for considering this request and for all of your support for our families and workers!!
Child needs a light switch for the hallway in her home. She is afraid of the dark and being alone. The family rents and cannot make any renovations so we found a light switch that links to the actual light and doesn't require wiring: ($19.99 and tax).
Child needs a dimmable night light for her bedroom and bathroom so that she can control the amount of light in her room but have a reliable light during the night: ($17.99 and tax)
Child needs a camera in her room to record her activity at night for her therapist and psychiatrist: ($29.99 and tax)
A young name is in need of a new futon. He has been offered a bed, but he prefers a futon for when he has friends over. The one that he currently has is broken. He is wanting one that is more comfortable like a bed as well. Getting this futon will allow for him to not only get a good night's rest, but it will also allow for him to socialize with his friends.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
a mother recently reintegrated with her boys - she is needing a vehicle or assistance with purchasing a vechicle to transport her boys to and from school, doctors appointments, and mental health appointments
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$4990
I have a 15 year old foster child on my caseload who currently has braces but has been unable to get the brackets replaced and be seen by the orthodontist as her step-mother has not been financially able to make the monthly payment. The 15 year old's braces were put on in 2020 when she was residing with her biological father and step-mother. Since coming into care with three of her siblings (there are 5 kids total- one is not in care), the step-mother has not been able to pay the monthly bill due to other priorities (rent, utilities, food, gas, after school programs, sports, etc). The step-mother is employed full time but still does not have the finances to get caught up on the 15 year old's braces.
Assistance for the braces is greatly needed as the 15 year old's is starting to struggle with the lack of services required to maintain her braces. I do have the billing from the orthodontist office for verification of pricing.
To get the plan re-open, the cost will be $500. To pay off the total amount for the braces and receive current maintenance for the braces is $2300.00
Family foster home in Lawrence recently had a check done for bed bugs. The bug man didn't see any active bugs but recommended the family get a treatment done since they have been having issues with bed bugs. The company is giving the family a discount at 700 dollars for this treatment. KVC is asking for help paying for this treatment service- the full amount is 700 but any amount would help!! it is important that the bed bugs get taken care of as one child is almost at reintegration and cannot have bed bugs in bio home in order to reintegrate (visits in home are occurring) and the family just took a sibling set of 4 for placement and don't want to have bed bugs be an issue anymore. Thank you!
This request is for one of three youth in care in this home. The youth is needing a mattress so that he can be moved to his own bedroom with his own bed. Updated on January 29, 2023 by an Agency Worker This request is for a full size mattress and bed frame. Updating to show current need for the home.
Family preservation is assisting mother with getting her finances in order along with assisting with the clutter and hoarding like conditions in the home. She currently is renting her washer and dryer that she has, which she is struggling to pay month to month. If she had a washer and dryer she would eliminate that extra expense freeing up funds to pay her bills accordingly. Two children are in the home and one has special needs with a feeding tube.
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