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There is a multi-racial family (Hispanic and African American) that consists of a mother, father and their three children ages 7,1 and 9 months old. Both of the parents work and do their best to provide for their kids. There is a need for baby supplies consisting of diapers, wipes and formula. The baby supplies will help the infants wellbeing and would be much appreciated from the family.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64156-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$70
Mom just gave birth to a new baby. CD had to unfortunately become involved when baby was born at the hospital. Mom loves her baby very much and CD only has a concern for sleeping habits of the baby. We are requesting a bassinet with no fitted sheet, a baby monitor and formula. Thank you so much!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64119-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$165
I am a school social worker at Gerner Family Education Center. Our building services ages 3-5 all of which have a variety of needs that are accommodated via special education or meet income requirements for our programming. One area that we have seen as a huge need is for diapers and pull ups. Because WIC limitations and the every rising cost of these items, we have experiencing several families that are not able to provide the appropriate amount of pull ups and diapers to meet the needs of their child. We have had several families that have to stretch their diapers beyond their use time which is causing potential skin rashes and overall discomfort for our already disadvantaged children. By having a supply of readily available pull ups and wipes for classroom and parent use would drastically fill a huge need. The size of diapers are as follows: Size 1 (infant) 2 boxes
Size 3T, 4T and 5T pull ups... Enough to give one box to each classroom. Happy Bottoms has been a great resource however with a need this large they are not able to assist.
The size of diapers are as follows: Size 1 (infant) 2 boxes
Size 3T, 4T and 5T pull ups... Enough to give one box to each high need classroom (we have around 10 high need classrooms)
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 20-Adults Served: 5-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$490
This family had their water shut off. There was a leak back in April and May that the landlord fixed, however, there was miscommunication about the over due amount and who was responsible for the over due amount between the family, the landlord and the water company. The water company will not negotiate to work with family on a payment plan because the water is officially shut off and they can not do a payment plan if the account is in shut off. The total amount owed is $4313.46. Mom is able to pay $1000 on it and she has reached out to another resource that said they would pay $600 if she found a way to come up with the other amount. Mom also applied for the LIHWAP and will be waiting to hear back but that can take up to 30 days. Mom has reached out to several other agencies that have shared they are unable to help. Mom is very interested in budget counseling to ensure this does not happen again.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64151-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2713
A grandmother is the primary caretaker of her three grandsons, one of whom is already adopted and the other two are in the process of being adopted. In June of 2023, the family lost their home to a fire and were unable to save any personal items. They have recently found housing and have some furniture, but they are needing more. The family is needing a full size mattress and bed frame for the grandmother, 3 dressers for each of the boys, a tv for the living room, and a washer and dryer.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66104-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2015
Single mom with child on the way. Needs help paying Kansas Gas Service bill . Mom cares for her two teen boys also. Mom has severe mental health issues but is starting therapy. This bill being paid will simply bless this family. If you contact this worker i can get you a copy of the bill to make payment for this family. Thank you and be blessed. Chuck
A mom and her three children, ages 13, 5 and 3 are needing to stay in a hotel for the next 2 nights (9/20 and 9/21). She plans on checking in at the Drury Inn at 7900 NW Tiffany Springs Road. There are extreme circumstances, where the mom fears for her and her children's safety. There is a pending child custody order as well as a full order of protection against her ex-boyfriend, the father of the 2 youngest children. Her finances, phone, email and means of communication have been allegedly compromised and she is in the process of filing additional police charges. School resource officer and Social Worker spent 2 hours with mother on 9/20/23.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
Lice treatment kits are needed to restock the school social worker's office to be able to provide lice treatment resources to families and students that do not have the financial means to be able to afford these products on their own. Being able to provide these resources to the family as soon as lice are found allows for treatment to begin quicker and for students to return to school as soon as possible once treatment has begun.
Please bring to our front office between the hours of 8-5 Monday - Friday, or drop off can be arranged with social worker.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64151-County:Platte-Children Served: 15-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$375
An 8yr old boy with Autism gets out of the house and runs towards a pond that is close to the home. The mom would like for child to have swimming lessons so that if he is around water he will be safe. The child does not know how to swim or float. The mom has found somewhere for children with Autism to have swimming lessons, Platte City YMCA. The sessions are 208.00 a session, and the mom feels that if he goes to a couple and she can observe that she will be able to work with her son alone
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$436
Hello there, we just placed a fifteen-year-old child with her great grandmother. The great grandmother is on a fixed income and is in need of a twin mattress and box spring for the child that we placed with her today. The great grandmother is also caring for another grandchild that she has adopted.
The grandmother has had the child that we placed with her today since she was a baby. We are hoping that someone could possibly donate this item and deliver it to her home. She lives on the 5th floor at an apartment building, and it would be difficult for her financially as well as physically to get. Thank you so much for your consideration.
A relative placement is requesting assistance with food. She has recently taken in another one of her grandchildren unexpectedly. Getting some assistance with food will help the family while things get settled and adjusted to feeding another growing teenager.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64118-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
I'm working with a single mom who recently moved to the Kansas City Area with no family support. She and her two daughters are currently living at a motel until they are able to secure affordable, safe housing. She had an unexpected car repair and is needing assistance paying the rent for her motel room. Parent currently is working and will be able to pay for the room moving forward. Helping this family will ensure that they do not end up living in a shelter.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64153-County:Platte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$395
Single mom needing help paying Evergy bill. Mom is attending school raising children on her own plus trying to move. Mom has limited income dad was excited from the home he was the main money provider in the home. Mom is also trying to secure a part time job in the home so she can home school 1 child. The family is resilient and want to be self sufficient. If the responding church will contact this worker i can provide bill information to have bill rectified. Thank you and be blessed.Chuck
Hello, I have a 19 year-old female on my Case Load that is in the process of moving to a new placement with other adults with disabilities. This youth is needing this type of living arrangements to help with a permanency location to live so that the youth may exit the foster care system.
The youth is required to furnish their own bed(frame and mattress) and a dresser for their clothes. This youth does not have have the abilities to provide for this themselves. The youth is unable to enter this program if these needs are not met.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$370
I am working with a family from Micronesia that has a son with Cerebral Palsy. The parents have struggled to be able to maintain Dr. appointments for their child due to having to work to ensure that they are able to pay their bills.
Currently both parents are employed and medical appointments are up to date.
In order to maintain their momentum they could use some assistance to help pay some (or all) of their outstanding utility bills.
Currently their water bill is $1049.13, $890.80 of that amount is past due.
Last month the family was able to put $200 towards the bill. They seem to be capable of covering their monthly bills, they are having a lot of difficulty though recovering from when they were not able to.
The extra support from the community will help ensure that they don't have to neglect medical appointments in the future due to not being able to afford to take the time off of work.
Their son could also use his own twin sixed bed frame and bedding (he loves Spiderman!!)
Any assistance towards this would be greatly appreciated. The family knows that it is a large bill and is grateful for any support they can get.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64118-County:Clay-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1190
Single mother of three children needs assistance with decluttering her apartment so her children can return home. Mom struggles with anxiety and depression and has difficulty maintaining a clean residence. The family also has two pet dogs and the carpet needs a lot of TLC, especially the stairs leading to the upstairs.
Single mom of three recently moved from Colorado to live with her mother due to being unable to financially provide on her own. The two older kids have been taking turns sleeping on the floor and at the end of the bed and have had difficulty staying awake at school.
Location: Liberty, MO 64068-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Liberty Public Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$745
Children's Division is currently working alongside a recovering single mother who has been a lifelong abuser of drugs. She is currently 60 days clean with the intentions of remaining clean for her son. Currently she is residing in a sober living home with her child She is going to be starting a program with Pawsprerity in a few weeks, but is in need of financial assistance. In order to stay in her sober living home, she is required to pay "rent". Her need is $600, but any amount would be greatly appreciated by the family. Mom is doing her best to better her life for herself and her child.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
Mom and Dad needs help with hotel stay and furnishing a new place. Family is currently in a hotel but we are working on an apartment in October. There are 7 children, ages1, 3, 5, 8, 10,14 & 14. They need beds, bedding,, living room and dining room furniture. Anything you have will help or perhaps a donation to cover another week and a half of hotel stay until apartment is ready. God bless you.
Child in care with natural hair locs in need of detox and retwisting. Hair is matted and has not been cared for in several months causing it to be severely tangled and unmanageable required professional care. This is affecting the mental health of the child. Child has been bullied due to her upkept hair. Child is in a residential care facility with other peers and meeting this need will aid in her improved mental state..
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