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Hello, I am an Intensive In-Home specialist with Cornerstones of Care, and I am currently working with a pregnant mom and her four children (ages 4,3,2, & 1 year old) to help prevent removal. I am making this request on behave of the family to help family overcome financial barriers. Recently the family experienced a traumatic life-threatening event, that lead to one of the children being hospitalized. Thankfully the child has been able to make full recovery and is home now.
Due to this event family was referral to our Intensive In-home program to help strengthen bio-family and keep children safe. While working with the family I have discovered that mom is in need of some safety items like a car seat/booster seat for her oldest child. Mom shared that she has car seat for her other three children however, not for the four-year-old. During my program I have went over car seat education with mom and due to child's age, weight, and height she very much so needs to be in a car seat/booster with back. But family does not currently have the financial means to buy one. Therefore, I am asking for your help. By helping this family get a car seat you would be helping mom overcome financial stress as well as ensure child is safe while riding in a car.
Thank you for your help.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64132-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$65
Hello, I am an Intensive in-home specialist with Cornerstones of Care, and I am currently working with a young pregnant mother (age 23) and her four young children (ages 4, 3, 2, 1 and unborn child). The family is in need of a pack-n-play for the baby who may be here in the next couple of weeks. Helping family meet this need will ensure that baby has a safe space to sleep and help family practice safe sleep habits. In addition, family could use two baby gates to help keep children out of the kitchen and bathroom. As the children are very young and mobile and like to climb on things. Mother has shared that the two young's children often climb into bathtub and turn on water. This could be very dangerous, as children could unintentionally slip and hurt themselves and or turn on hot water and get burn. A baby gate will help keep children out of the restroom. Lastly, mom has asked, if possible, to get a baby tub for the new baby. She shares that, this is one of the last items she needs for baby and would appreciate the help as her financial situation does not allow her to buy this items.
The mother does work however, does not currently have the financial means to buy these items.
Any help is very much appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read the request and for all that you do.
Pack and play (mom is having a boy)
two baby gates
Location: Kansas City, MO 64132-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$145
Single mom and two kids, ages 16 and 6 are in need of financial assistance to pay gas bill and get gas services turned back on at their home. The children's father was killed on Memorial Day and he was paying the bill for the family. With assistance, the gas will get turned back on in the home and this single mom of two will be able to catch up and start fresh with this bill moving forward through the grieving process.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64129-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$633
I have a family of 6 children ages 1-8 that have been taken into care. The oldest, 8 year old, was taking care of the 5 younger siblings.
They are in need of car-seats for the1, 2, and 3 year olds. Also, in need of 3 toddler beds, 1 twin bed, and a playpen, and a dresser.
Location: Blue Springs, MO 64014-County:Jackson-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2955
I am requesting utility assistance for a family who is close to having their electricity shut off. Mom suffered a stroke and was out of work for several months while she recovered. Because she is a single mom, the family was without their main source of income, and was unable to keep up with their bills. They are now facing a large bill she is unable to pay in full as she has not yet returned to work. She is near to being fully recovered and will return to work soon, but is needing assistance in this short time in between. This utility assistance will ensure the family's electricity and provide great financial relief as she returns to work and is able to recover financially as well.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64154-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Platte County R-3 School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$434
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
The Jackson County Children's Division is looking for support for a mom and her six children. The children have been on a trial home visit, which is the step before the custody being returned to the mom and the case closed for the past two months. Mom currently works two jobs to support the children and get adjusted to all of the bills that come along with having four teenagers come back into the home.
Unfortunately, mom is struggling to pay the electric bill after the high temperatures this summer, her air conditioning breaking, and a pipe breaking in her basement which made her other utility bills spike and is currently at risk for the electricity being shut off. Mom is working hard to get set up on the repayment plan so this does not happen which is $500 and she has been able to obtain $250 of that within the past week. The shut off date for her electricity is anytime between September 26th-October 26th, according to the notice I have seen.
Any help for this family would be greatly appreciated as we do not want there to be any further barriers for reunification for this family that is working so hard. Thank you for all you do for the families of Jackson County, Missouri and beyond.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64132-County:Jackson-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
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
I have a bio family who is in need of immediate assistance with an energy bill. They have received a notice of disconnection in 5 days. There are two kids in the home and mom is expecting but having a difficult pregnancy. As she is of advance age she is struggling with high blood pressure brought on by her pregnancy. She is unable to work full days and medical team is encouraging bed rest. She shared that she is overwhelmed and terrified thinking about having to take an extended maternity leave without pay and having looming bill over the families head. In applying for LIHEAP they instructed her to wait until receiving a disconnect notice from the energy company but then was later denied and now is left without a means to pay.
"I just can't stop worrying about everything which is exactly why I can't get the blood pressure under control, the only cure is delivery but that 15 weeks away. I can't continue like this I really need someone help."
This mother has overcame so many barrier to provide for her children. She has completely turned her life around and has never stopped loving and caring for them. She has always keep the children's best interest at hear even when it was not favorable outcome for her. She completed substance use treatment and has been sober for over a year now. She is a wonderful person who just need some extra support at this time.
ANY AND ALL HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1200
Grandparents have taken in 4 grandchildren, and are in need of resources to help better provide for the children. A gas card would be helpful as they take the kids to and from necessary appointments and activities.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117-County:Clay-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
Single pregnant mother. Client lost her job for a short time and has since obtained employment. During her unemployment she fell behind on her gas bill. She has been diligent to pay on her past due amount; however, her gas service has been shut off. She has paid the bill down to $395 to get her gas service turned back on. Any assistance will help with hot water and for heating as the fall weather approaches.
Single pregnant mother. Client lost her job for a short time and has since obtained employment. During her unemployment she fell behind on her rent. She has been diligent to pay on her past due amount; however, she has recently received an eviction notice. She has been advised that if she pays $400, the eviction will be revoked, and she will have until October 1st to pay the remaining balance owed. Any assistance will help the clint avoid homelessness.
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.
This is actually for a family on the KS in JOCO, but I had to try to find someone to help. Mother and son are going to be evicted and need their rent paid as soon as possible with the last possible day being the 25th of september. Mom was unemployed due to her car being wrecked but recently she has started a new job and should be able to sustain the family going forward after this. Mom is so worried about having to move because they have no support system here and her son really loves the school he goes to, has made a lot of friends, and likes being able to be on a sports team. Mom was able to pay part of her rent but they still owe 1241.80. Mom has not asked for help in the past and when we talked she just said, "it's really hard for me to say this, but I need help. I don't know what else to do".
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1241
There is a young boy who is needing school uniforms that fit him and he feels comfortable in. This young boy has grown exponentially since last year when his single parent bought him new uniforms. It would be greatly appreciated by both the young student and the parent to get him the uniform that he needs. He is needing a couple pairs of pants and two shirts. The parent has provided a link for the clothing items.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$70
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
This family has 5 children and the mother is struggling with mental illness. The father is trying so hard to do best for everyone. When visited, the family did not have one piece of furniture, only one air mattress. Three of the kids are ages 6, 5 and 3. They all need booster seats for their vehicle. The father would appreciate this so very much.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$90
A family is needing help paying rent for next month. The household consists of a mom and a teenage son. The mom had a stroke a few months ago and has not been cleared yet to go back to work, which has made a significant impact on the family's income and ability to pay rent and other bills. With not working and various medical bills to still pay, this family is needing some help paying rent for next month and getting back on their feet. The mom is hopeful she will be able to return to work within a few weeks and bills will become more manageable. Any assistance is helpful and would be greatly appreciated by this family.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64138-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$940
There are three siblings that are in foster care. They are in need of 3 twin mattresses as the siblings are
sleeping on air mattresses right now, by giving them proper mattresses it would help them get a good night's sleep.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64125-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$450
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