Team Leader(s) Kyle Duncan, Lori Carpenter, Jessica Nunley
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The mother is homeless and sometimes lives out of her car. Mother sees her children every other week unsupervised and needs assistance with gas money to see the children due to her having to drive a long distance. We are requesting $100 dollars for gas for one month's visit. A $100 could be broken down to two $50 dollar parts or four $25 parts.
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.
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.
A foster family is in need of assistance with their electric bill. The foster parent is currently struggling with finances and has not been fully approved for foster care maintenance payments at this time. Any assistance would help this family maintain placement.
OKDHS is currently working with a young man who has exceeded the limit for replacement glasses this year that are covered by the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority. He would benefit from having a backup pair because he is all-boy and can be rough on them. Without his glasses, he squints and struggles to read, which would lead to issues in the classroom. There is currently a "bundle" deal going at a nearby eye doctor where you can get two pair of glasses (with bi-focals) for $140.07. We felt that this might be a great option to help him get through the remainder of the year! If you or a group could assist, we would be very grateful! Thanks so much!
Location: Sand Springs, OK 74063-County:Creek-Children Served: 1-Agency: #OK-DHS Child Welfare-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$140
Is it possible to upload his rx and get the glasses from a website? Eyebuydirect.com or Zenni.com sells prescription kids glasses starting at around $20… just thought I would pass this on in case the family didn’t know??
Community Responder. 3 days ago
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Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church. 2 days ago
There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 2 days ago
Gilcrease Hills Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 2 days ago
Hi! I have a sweet girl on my case load who has recently started playing the flute. The family she is placed with is in need of assistance paying for the flute monthly. The family would be extremely grateful to any financial assistance that could be provided that would go to the cost of her instrument.
Hello! I have a father who is in need of an assessment at DVIS! This father has fell on some hard times with his truck breaking down and losing his employment. Due to this he does not have the money for the initial assessment which is $95 dollars. I am in the process of getting him a bus pass but it would be extremely helpful if his assessment could be paid for as it is part of his service plan. If anyone is able to help out this Dad it would be much appreciated! Thank you!
Mother in this case needs assistance with paying her electric bill. The electric bill is $315.00. Mother is in reunification with both of her children. If this need it not met it could cause her electric bill to be turned off. Mother has completed services required.
This 15 year old has already been adopted 3 times and has been abandoned again. The family that is taking him was a previous placement for him in the state of Kansas. He was dropped off with nothing and they were not prepared to take a child. As of today he has been in an unapproved placement with the family due to technicalities of needing out of state checks completed. The family will not receive any financial relief for at least another 15 days as foster care hopes to have him in an official placement today.
He needs uniforms for school: black or Khaki pants with no holes. Shirts: black, grey, red or white polos preferably long sleeve as the child has a issue with his arm that he prefers to cover. He can also wear anything Okmulgee spirt wear. He needs pajama pants or sweats, socks, underwear and tennis shoes. Sizes: Pants (30X32), Shirts: medium, Hoodies: large, Shoe: 10 or a 10.5
He also needs a twin size bed with bedding. They family is about to move from a fifth wheel to an actual house and he will not have a bed to sleep on. This will be needed within the next week. He likes the color grey and the NFL team KC Chiefs. Updated on September 07, 2022 by an Agency Worker the bedframe and mattress are no longer needed. One has been located for him. We are still requesting bedding for his bed.
My client is a single father who lives with his great grandmother and the grandmother has been paying all the bills while her grandson works his DHS case. His two, 2 year old twin children are in Trial Reunification with the father and he is a wonderful, loving father to his children. However, the father has struggled with maintaining employment. The great grandmother has supported him and the children for the past year and has run into financial struggles due to this. She has asked DHS for help with her rent this month. Her rent is $650. DHS is hoping two churches could split the cost and pay $325 each. This grandmother will do anything for her grandchildren. She is so embarrassed that she had to ask for help as she has always been able to pay her rent. Thank you in advance for helping this family.
Kinship foster family in need of support for new placement. This is will be her first time having children in the home and she has graciously opened her home to a 2 year old and newborn. This placement was last minute for this aunt and any support will help alleviate stress on her. Thank you in advance for your continued support for our families!
Newborn Babygirl-- 0-3 months
clothes, onesies, socks, jacket
blankets, burp clothes, baby bath towel, bath tub, diapers wipes
Car seat with stroller, crib and matteress, crib sheets
bottles for colic babies, formula, pacifier
2 year old boy. 3-4T clothes, size 7 diapers and 5/6 shoes
cardigans or jackets
baby nail clippers
Worker spoke with a biological mother who the department is working on reunifying a 15 year old child with her mother. Biological mother has done everything asked of her by the department which includes multiple UAs and services. All of this have been recommended and not court ordered. Biological mother is willing to do anything asked of her in order for her child to return home. She is needing additional assistance such as a dryer. Her dryer went out and she does not have the funds to buy another one. She is also needing a lock box and a medication divider. This is to help with her 15 year old daughter medication once she is placed in the home so that her daughter takes it as prescribed and not as any self- harm attempts like she has done in the past.
This request is to provide back to school clothing assistance for two children. The children will be attending Tulsa Public Schools where they will need uniforms and potentially school shoes. The children are the following; 9 year old girl, size 8/9 shirt and 6/7 pants ; 7 year old boy, size 7/8 shirt and 6 pants. Both children were recently placed in trial reunification with their natural mother after almost two years of being in a foster home. The family would welcome any assistance whether it was through purchased clothing items or a gift card. We would welcome any amount of financial assistance for the newly reunified family.
Currently a mother engaged in a Family Centered Services case is working on getting out of a domestic violent relationship. She is currently waiting to hear back from an employer to start work and was able to get her child enrolled in daycare. This parent is currently needing $75.00 for the tuition cost, this will help keep the child in daycare and provide support for the family.
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