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Hi! I have a foster mother who is in need of financial assistance with her electric bill. This foster mother has three children in the home and her husband has recently had some unexpected medical issues arise and he is not working at this time. This foster mother would be grateful of any assistance that could be provided. I have a copy of the electric bill to provide to anyone who donates. Thank you so much!
Bio mother of 4 children is in need of assistance with obtaining a bus pass. She is currently working services on her treatment plan and needs a bus pass so that she can continue to attend services, work, and family time with her young children. Any assistance with meeting this need would be greatly appreciated.
Foster father recently lost his job due to a medical issue. He is having short term memory loss and is unable to go back to work until he completes further testing. Foster family currently has a cut off notice for their electric bill. It was $500. They were able to pay $300 of it. I do have a copy of the bill and any funds donated can go directly to the electric company. Thank you.
Worker is currently needing assistance to help a kinship foster home with grocery money. The foster parent is attempting to get the 17 year old male child on their food stamp case and there has been some issues OKDHS is attempting to work out. In the meantime, the foster parent is very concerned because she doesn't have the ability to provide all the food this child is needing. The child is doing well in the home by going to work, attending school, keeping his grades up and staying out of trouble. Worker would really like to relieve the stress of this foster family is having due to these new challenges. Thank you so much for your time and have a wonderful day.
A family with four young children (ages 1, 3, 4, and 5) could use help obtaining a toddler mattress and a playpen. They were able to obtain beds for the other three children, but did not have sufficient funds to purchase a toddler mattress and a playpen. The mother is also requesting educational toys, "I know that's extra, but I would really love to be able to get them educational toys if possible." The family does not have much furniture in the house, although they will be receiving two dressers and an arm chair through a previous request. They could also use a couple more dressers, something like plastic ones for children would work great. Thank you for your generosity, this will make a big impact on this family!
Hello, please help this family by providing them with assistance with gas and/or groceries. The children are living with their uncle and Grandmother. The uncle works full time but is needing aid in providing for the two extra children in his home. The grandma is unable to work at this time due to her health. The family is confident if they had a little assistance with some basic needs within the month he would be able to catch up financially and maintain the care for the children. Please help provide this family usually shops at Walmart for groceries or Quick trip card for gas. This will be a great aid to the family as they get settled into their new arrangements. If the family is unable to establish themselves financially with the children the kids may have to live elsewhere which would be detrimental to their emotional state after finally getting comfortable in the home with their family.
Foster mother is need of help paying for daycare registration. Her husband recently lost his job due to medical reasons. He was on over the road truck driver and started suffering from short term memory loss. He was forgetting loads and the company let him go. He is now home and undergoing testing to see what is happening. The foster family is struggling financially due to the loss of foster dad's income. The daycare name can be provided by the worker and the money can be paid directly to the daycare. If the registration is not paid today the baby cannot return to daycare until the fee is paid.
Biological mother in need of a bus pass in order to get the Family Time with 1 year old child, and attend medical appointments in addition to DHS services. Mother is working toward reunification with child and is in need of a bus pass as soon as possible. Worker able to pick up and deliver pass if needed.
Parents, natural mother and father need help with transportation to services and asked for help with bus passes. It will help them to continue to work towards reunification with their child. Parents are working services together and eager to stay engaged with services.
Biological Mother is in need of hair follicle to start trial reunification with her 5 children. Biological Mother is not working currently and has two job interviews scheduled. Biological Mother has completed most of her service plan and has demonstrated behavioral changes to reunite with her children. $75-5 panel test is needed completed by Tulsa Drug Screening.
The family is currently participating in a Family Centered Services case to prevent higher levels of intervention. The family had a vehicle stolen that was recovered by law enforcement. The vehicle is currently at a mechanics shop, their insurance company covered a small portion of the cost. The family is needing $300.00 to pay the remaining cost to get their vehicle out. Having the vehicle will help the family maintain jobs and engagement with service providers. Also any resources to help with fuel cost will be beneficial for this family to be able to continue providing care and transportation for their family. A QuikTrip gas card for $20 would be extremely helpful.
We have a single local foster mom who has been providing emergency respite/placement for teens in need that would otherwise be spending nights in the office. She has opened up her home for well over 20 kiddos since she has been fostering and has been spending her own money to buy clothing and toiletries for teens that usually only have one set of clothing and often times even shoes that don't even fit. She will often take the children to Walmart to buy the children the essential items they need and can take with them while going home to home until permanent homes can be found. The foster mom and children would benefit greatly from any sort of donations such as Walmart/Walgreens gift cards so she can buy these teens clothing and essential toiletry items they need and can take with them.
The family is currently involved in a Family Centered Services case to prevent potential intervention through the court system. The family is needing assistance with their utility bill to ease some of the financial strain they are experiencing as there are three children and the family has to get children to appointments throughout the week. The family's utility bill is currently $202 past due and any help would be greatly appreciated to alleviate one stressor in their lives.
Young single mother who recently moved into a new home is in need of a few items for her home. She is in need of pots and pans, dressers, an oven, standard curtains (she has rods), gasoline and groceries. This mother has recently moved out of a dangerous situation and has been doing well to ensure the safety of herself and her child. Thank you for any help! She would very much appreciate it.
Hi there! We can help with a variety of things, but we are local and are wondering if you could help put us in contact with the mom? I would like to communicate to her and see what she needs most.
Client in need includes natural mother and her two year old son. Natural mother is engaged in family time with her son and is dedicated to reunifying with him. However she does struggle with poverty and lack of transportation. She would love to attend her necessary treatment services but struggles finding a way to get there. Helping this mother with transportation via uber assistance would go a long way in ensuring she attends treatment which would assist her in reunifying with her son. Her and her son have a strong, loving bond so reunification for this case is key and lack of transportation right now is a major barrier.
Two foster children are entering new placement and are in need of a bunk bed, 2 mattresses, and bedding. The two teenage girls have moved around from home to home, and unfortunately do not have any sheets, blankets, pillows, or other bedding for themselves. The girls will be sharing a room with each other and would benefit from having a bunk bed (and mattresses) in order to save space.
A new foster parent, older in age, took placement of two teens who are infested with head lice. She is overwhelmed with all the washing and cleaning of the home. One child who has very thick hair has to have it professionally treated at the lice clinic, as well as have a haircut. This is a major expense, along with all the continuing of washing. They will receive a discount for having Soonercare.
Please help us strengthen this family. Grandmother has taken in three of her grandchildren. Grandmother is now taking on the responsibilities of getting the children to and from school, counseling, as well as other daily tasks required for the children to be in her home. She is currently two months behind on her car payment and in need of assistance to bring it current before her car is repossessed. Please bless this family!
Boy age 6 in need of a weighted/autism sensory compression vest and weighted blanket (8-10lbs). Child appears to (attempt) self soothing, similar to children with autism. Child appears to get overwhelmed/overstimulated at school and a weighted calming vest may help alleviate this concern. Kinship foster parents are attempting "least restrictive" methods and/or other alternatives to sedative medications.
An adult sister has placement of her teenage sister and her biological 3-year-old daughter. Foster care payments have not started yet and the teen is eating a lot more and adding to the grocery and electric bills. Her current electric bill is $281. Any help with this older sister-turned-foster mom's electric bill would be a blessing for this family.
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