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The family recently moved from Texas to Colorado and they do not have a support system currently. Mother needs some support as she is been filling out paperwork to help her son get into different programs like Developmental pathways, to support him. He has a social-emotional disability and has ADHD. He also has a speech language disability. His mother is overwhelmed and is alone with him often. She is trying to fill out forms required for the programs, however, she needs some support with a computer as well as a printer if possible. She's working hard to make sure her son is getting the appropriate supports.
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
Mom has left Dad due to domestic violence and she and the 3 kids are staying with maternal grandfather in a small apartment. Mom has never worked as Dad has always been the financial provider. The children need winter clothes, snow boots, shoes, coats, diapers and wipes.
male size 10-12, male size 6-7, male size 4t and female size 12m
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$260
A single mom to her 3-year-old son is currently pregnant and expecting her baby at the end of November. She has little support from family and the father of the baby has told her he does not want to support their family. This mom is accessing support from many resources by attending parenting classes and utilizing case management. She is currently facing the possibility of losing her housing but is working with support on this. The mom is asking for help getting the vital items she will need to properly care for her newborn. The client has been able to obtain a crib, but is still in need of a crib mattress and linens. We ask for new items. If the items are gently used, please be prepared to email photos for the mom's approval. Thank you!
This family is in need of a lock box in order to keep medications in it. The mother and both of the children have medical issues and all take medication. The children are both special needs and sometimes try to get into things they shouldn't. This family having a lock box will help ensure the children do not get into medications they are not suppose to have.
Location: Parker, CO 80134-County:Douglas-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$25
Navigator working with a single mother of 3 kids. The family recently went through an eviction but was able to find a new home. Unfortunately, this means the family is starting over. Right now, the family really needs blankets and pillows. Gently used blankets are welcome but new pillows are needed.
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$235
Navigator is working with a single mother of 2 boys who is currently struggling financially. Client needs coats, hats and gloves for her 2 sons. Gently used coats are acceptable or maybe gift cards to help the family purchase coats for the kids. The kids are in kids sizes 9 and 7. I believe these are size mediums.
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$220
I am working with a kin-family who is working towards adoption of their two grandsons. They have placement of a 1.5 year old and a 5 year old.
They recently got the 5 y/o a new bed, but it only came with a mattress and a frame. Because there is no box spring, there is a gap between the headboard and mattress which results in his pillow falling down. The family is requesting a box spring for a twin bed. It does not need to be anything fancy!
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80109-County:Douglas-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$95
Hello! I have a 16 year old male that has been struggling to get to school and has diabetes. The teen has an extensive history of trauma, as his dad passed away of alcoholism and his mother is currently homeless and struggling with substance abuse. The teen is currently living with a family friend that took him in to avoid possible foster care placement, and also has children of her own. The teen has been saving money to get a car for reliable transportation to school, and needs $200 more dollars to purchase the car. If he were to walk to school, it would take him about an hour, and this poses a risk for him passing out due to his diabetes. His caregiver leaves early in the morning for work, and is unable to drive him to school. The teen is wanting to get back on track with his academics and be the first one in his family to graduate from high school. We would greatly appreciate the remaining $200 for the teen to be able to purchase a car to get to school. Thank you!!
Location: Littleton, CO 80126-County:Douglas-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
The Department is involved with this family due to charges for sexual assault by one of the siblings in the home. There is one victim and one other sibling who live in the home. Due to the severity of the criminal charges and allegations, there are very strict rules in the home and the supervision for the perpetrating child is intense. The victim and other sibling are unable to have friends at the home and the criminal case has significantly impacted the family financially and created a great deal of stress for the entire family. There is a great deal of focus on services for the perpetrator and for the most part, the family is pretty consumed with his therapy, criminal hearings, and court/DHS involvement. The other two children in the home have been unable to participate in regular activities unless friends or other family members are able to provide supervision, transportation and often cover the costs for them. They would like to have a joint birthday part at Bowlero in December as they cannot have a party at their home due to the charges against their sibling. This would cover the cost of lane rental, shoes, and snacks for a total of 15 friends and the two siblings.
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80109-County:Douglas-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$550
Navigator is working with a single mother of 6 month old baby. Mother just moved to Colorado to be closer to family only to end up homeless. This single mother is wanting to apply for apartments but can't afford the application fees. This mother could use a visa gift card to help pay for these fees. Any help given is appreciated.
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
A mom with two young children (1 and newborn) is working toward reunification. She is in need of some baby supplies--specifically a baby gate and a double stroller. Her one year old could also use some clothes and socks/shoes for the winter time.
Location: Englewood, CO 80110-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO - Denver Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$335
Winter Jacket for 15 year old
15 yr old is in need of a winter jacket. Could use a giftcard to purchase one his size (Kohls, Ross, Walmart, Target, Amazon). Any amount helps!
15 year old has been moved around from many different homes and has lost most of his clothes in the process. He is very big for his age, so preferably needs help with a giftcard, so he can find his size/style. A giftcard with any amount to a clothing store would be greatly appreciated by this child.
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
The Denver Department of Human Services' annual #BeAGiver Holiday Gift Drive is launching Nov 1 and will go through Dec 9! We are seeking holiday gifts to support families and children in need served across the agency, predominantly in Child Protection, Foster Care or in emergency situations like homelessness. These children and families face great hardship at their time of service and often feel isolation around the holidays, it means a great deal for them to receive support from their community and to know their neighbors have their back in times of crisis. We thank you in advance for any consideration to contribute to their holiday! The kinds of holiday gifts we hope to collect include: Scarf/hat/gloves, Perfume, Music devices and accessories, Action figures, Blankets, Stuffed animals, Small handheld toys/rattles/blocks, Teething toys, Play mat, Small board books, Clothes, Gift cards (any), Jewelry, Books/journals/calendars, Pajamas/slippers/socks, Nail polish and accessories, Hair tools, Bronco’s items, Legos, Super Hero’s Cars/trucks, Educational toys, Pretend play toys, Dolls & accessories, Arts & Crafts, Books, Board games/puzzles, Sports balls, Transformers, Disney toys, Remote control toys
Go to our webpage to view all of ways you can contribute if interested. Go to denvergov.org/give and then click on seasonal drives.
Location: Denver, CO 80204-County:Denver-Children Served: 40-Agency: #CO - Denver Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$900
A single mom is expecting her second child - a baby girl - to be born in December and she is currently raising her son. The client is accessing as much support as she can from a mom's support group, her own grandma and sister, and social services. This mom is working hard with a job in retail and is applying for a second job, but they will not hire her until after the baby has arrived. This mom's car was recently stolen which has added barriers to getting to doctor's appointments and work. After all this mom's efforts to support her family, she is asking for additional help to get a couple of the necessary items she will need for her daughter. She will need a car seat to safely travel with her newborn and this will be a needed item to leave the hospital after giving birth. She is also asking for a pack-n-play as she is looking ahead to the logistics of caring for both her son and daughter together. We ask for new items. If the items are gently used, please be prepared to email photos for the mom's approval. Thank you for your support to this family! Infant Car Seat: Pack-N-Play:
While we don't have access to an infant car seat, we do currently have 2 gently used Packs-N-Play available; the client could choose which one she wants. Also, we are happy to provide diapers and wipes and other infant care essentials. Additionally, we have an abundance of gently used infant clothing, size Newborn to 2T. Please have the client call the Colorado Christian Services office to arrange a time to "shop" for free in our boutique-style Community Resource Room at no cost to her.
A first time mom is expecting her baby to be born in December and she is hoping to prepare for the delivery with the necessary items to care well for her newborn. The father of the baby was originally planning to support the pregnancy and the expecting mom, but they have now ended the relationship and he is no longer willing to be supportive. This mom is working in a warehouse but is limited in hours she can work due to an inability to lift heavy items. She is currently living with her sister, but is also looking into a way to find her own housing for her and the baby. This mom is asking for help getting a stroller, which will equip her to care well for her baby and offer the baby safety. We ask for new items. If the items are gently used, please be prepared to email photos for the mom's approval. Thank you for your support!
A family welcomed their second child into the world 2 months ago. Their older son is 3 and now they are also caring for a premature newborn. They have only a few of the items needed to care well for the children. They are asking for support getting a crib, and crib mattress. This would offer a safe place for the baby to sleep, and put the parent's minds at ease knowing both of their children have a proper bed. We ask for new items. If the items are gently used, please be prepared to email photos for the family's approval. Thank you for your support!
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