Team Leader(s) Melody Hernandez, Kristin Tracey, Heather Hasenyager
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A young mother, currently unemployed due to job loss, and her one year old child, are in need of a toddler size bed set for the child and adhesive latches to child proof their home. The child is approaching two years old and no longer fits comfortably in his crib, and therefore is in need of a toddler size bed. The home is also in need of being child proofed to assure a safe environment for the child. As the mother lost her job last month and the father is no longer in the home due to domestic violence, the family is experiencing financial stress. Mother is closely bonded with child and has been receptive to supportive services to better the functioning of the family and support the mother with employment related goals. Mother is also currently in school, although plans to obtain a job as well to continue supporting herself and the child. If the mother is able to receive support from the Care Portal Community with obtaining the child's bed, she will be able to demonstrate to the child protection services agency servicing her, that she is able to provide the child with basic necessities. Any support would be greatly appreciated, and thank you in advanced for the consideration in supporting this family.
Location: Compton, CA 90221-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$315
A single mother of four children, who just moved out on her own is in need of items to assist with setting up her new apartment where she will live independently with her children. The mother recently re-entered the work force and furnishing a new apartment was not in the budget as she is just rebuilding her life. The mother maintains a positive outlook for her future.
She and the children would benefit from the following items:
- bunk beds for teen boys
- a tall 4-5 drawer dresser for storing clothes
- a small kitchen table with a bench and 3 chairs if possible. a standard 4-seater would also be fine.
The children are happy to remain in the care of the mother. The items requested will help maintain the biological family and help the mother to establish a nurturing home for the children.
Thank you in advance for your assistance!
This young survivor we support has undergone tremendously stressful and unsafe circumstances within the last couple of months. She has been harassed by the father of her child, but has taken extreme measures to prioritize the safety of her life as well as the life of her two young children. She's worked hard to leave her current housing location, so that she can start over in a new city away from her past, and has fortunately received great news about an approval to a new apartment! As her team continues to support her with this transition to new beginnings, she has been out of work and needs a lot of help with her rent before leaving. She is very sensitive with this topic, so we ask that partners would be delicate during conversations, but the ask is for support with paying the rest of her rent so she can transition out of her current housing on good terms. Anything helps! Thank you in advance for your help and prayers.
I am currently working with a family consisting of a foster parent who is currently a stay at home parent due to caring for two children. This foster parent needs assistance with purchasing a car seat to support with being able to meet the child's needs. This foster parent needs a car seat to transport child to medical appointments and other services to support with meeting the child's emotional and developmental needs. Foster parent hopes that by supporting the child's emotional and developmental needs now, she can learn to regulate better and will support with strengthening their attachment. Thank you for your support.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90047-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
The family consist of 6 children, and they are from Mexico and the children are currently residing with their father. The 6 children were detained from mother and reside with father, this is a Domestic Violence case involving mother. The father is doing his best to provide all the necessary care for the children as he is a single father. As the CSW, I’m currently working with the father and trying to help him obtained some necessities he needs for his children. The family is in need of a double stroller as he has 2 young children, and the stroller will assist the family in transporting the children to and from visits and when the father has to run errands.
Single parent holding down a full-time job is utilizing all available resources for child care and living expenses. Parent has been compliant with court orders and at the next court hearing we expect for judge to made a Home of Parent order. The child's continued participation in the Compton Cowboys program would be beneficial. Parent cis in need of the assistance to pay for the fee to keep the child in the program. Updated on September 19, 2023 by an Agency Worker We could still use this assistance.
Location: Compton, CA 90221-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
We are asking for immediate assistance if possible, for a single father. He is 62 years old, on a very limited income with a teenager he is raising at home. The father is working to reunify with a 2-year-old daughter who was detained from mother, at birth, and placed in foster care, then kinship care. Father has been working on reunifying for 2 years now, and it is crucial that he keep attending consistently to his visits. The car repair is a desperate need, as the car is not drivable and has been left parked on the street, which is subject to parking fines during street cleaning. The vehicle is a Ford, and it needs the replacement of wheel bearings and brakes.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90003-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$675
An Anonymous Responder:
I can pay for the car repair.
Maybe the person posting this need, or a friend who has AAA coverage, can get the tow accomplished for free by accompanying the man during the tow process for 20 minutes?
Community Responder. 1 week ago
There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Gardena-Torrance Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 week ago
Gardena-Torrance Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 1 week ago
Hello, I am working with a 19-year-old in high school that recently moved in with another one of her classmates from another state. The student does not have the means necessary to purchase a bed where both can sleep in. The room they will both be sleeping in is relatively small and has no room for a bunk bed. I have assessed the situation and visited the student in order to determine their need. The current need is a full-sized mattress and box springs. Both of their mothers are low-income and are unable to afford purchasing a suitable bed for both of them. If the student is not able to obtain a bed for both of them, she will be unable to stay there, hence, there is no room to sleep on the floor. The student I am servicing recently signed up for therapeutic services and she looks forward to obtaining the tools needed to accomplish future goals independently. I have attached weblinks of the mattress and box springs for the full bed. The measurements for the bed are specific and the weblinks are in accordance with them. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Location: Hispanic, CA 90002-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$415
The family is Colombian, they are fairly new to the country. Unfortunately mother was involved in a domestic violence relationship with father. It came to also father physically hitting the children. Father was given a removal order and is ordered to take court order for reunification. At the time of the removal the family was already in a shelter as they had been in a home where they were renting, and had gotten evicted. The family was previously working on their immigration status and due to their financial status, they weren’t able to continue paying for their immigration lawyer, and weren’t able to receive their ITN number to be able to work in the country. Father was the primary provider as he and mother would take odd jobs, as in selling cookies, keychains, whatever they can get to be able to sell. Mother has taken the primary financial responsibility as father has not provided for the family. Due to the family being undocumented they don’t qualify for DPSS which provide for hotel vouchers, etc. Their previous shelter was provided by la family housing, but due to a language barrier with the case worker, and misunderstanding of information, they weren’t able to provide adequate housing and were given an exit date of the shelter on 9/8/23. Mother has continued to seek other jobs like in cleaning homes to be able to provide enough for the children. LA Family Housing has been contacted but due to immigration status & lack of available services and have recently been denied
Location: Van Nuys, CA 91405-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #DCFS-LA Van Nuys-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$800
This request is for a mother and two children who were recently homeless and are now renting a low-income apartment. While homeless, they had to dispose of all their belongings. The mother is starting from scratch and needs the basics to set up their household, such as a broom, dustpan, mop, sponges, Lysol or Mr. Clean cleanser, floor cleaner, Ajax cleanser, dish soap, scrubber, scrubbing brush, dish towels and laundry detergent and softener.
I have a box of household items, especially pots and pans. There may be other items in the box. It is in a uhaul of furniture items and needs to be dropped off asap today. Please advise where to bring it Thx
The children were removed from father during the month of July 2023, and placed with the maternal uncles. During a home visit the caregiver and children reported having the following needs..
Eleven year old girl shared having the following needs:
Hairbrush – wet brush brand if possible
rubber bands for her hair
scrunchies (black white and red )
socks - low crew size 7
The caregivers reported the following needs:
underwear 9 year old boy (2XL) , 11 year old girl Medium
socks 9- year old boy (6b) 11 year old girl (6b)
toothbrush 3, toothpaste, 3, deodorant 3, toilet paper as much that can be provided
kitchen cups and plates
Bedsheets, (queen) pillows (3)
air conditioner (portable if possible)
pencil, pens, notebook for school.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90023-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Metro North-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$451
The parents are in need of assistance with an electric bill and a toddler bed. The parent have been experiencing financial stress and utilize community resources but occasionally fall short. Additionally, the family is soon anticipating an addition to their family and the primary provider will be out of work. Although the parents are having this challenge, they are committed to working hard and providing the best possible upbringing for the children and maintaining the family together. During my work with the parents, I have identified the following strengths: parental resilience, knowledge of child development, utilizing community resources, and a strong bond between the parents and children. I am requesting this need to be fulfilled so that the family may continue to meet the basic needs of the children and provide a safe environment for the children. DCFS is requesting assistance on behalf of the family to soften the financial stress so that they may maintain their home, remain in their home, and continue to meet the needs of the children. DCFS has assisted the family by providing diapers, clothing, backpacks, toiletries, and referrals to other community support agencies. DCFS will continue to link the family to community services such as food banks, counseling, etc. in order to ensure the family continues to remain in their home with all of their needs being met.
Sixteen year old youth residing with mother, and recently court ordered Family Maintenance services. Mother is employed but she does not have steady employment and is unable to support youth's personal interest-nail art that hopefully will garner employment after graduation. In addition, youth struggles with stabilizing her mental health and history of several risky behaviors that include running away from home and engaging in drug use, as well as, concern for CSEC. Therefore, in order to stabilize her mental health and decrease incidents of risky behaviors she is requesting nail supplies. She is interested in learning the skill of nail art/nail care and acknowledges it reduces bouts of anxiety and decreases depressive symptoms. The following nail kit items are being requested in the amount to $225.33. In addition to a $200 gift card for additional nail supplies and equipment through Amazon.
• Beetles Gel Polish Nail Set 36 Colors Lingering-34.99
• Saviland Kolinsky Acrylic Nail Brush Set- 4pcs-19.99
• Practice Hand for Acrylic Nails, Mannequin Hands-14.99
• Young Nails Nail liquid Professional Grade-32.38
• Wisdompark LED Nail Lamp 220W for Gel Nails 22.99
• Belle Professional Nail Drill Machine Electric-99.99
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90031-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Metro North-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$220
I am working with the family who is need of a toddler bed. Family is in reunification status and need a little help with stabilizing the home and making sure the child has his needs met. The parents are working at this time but need a little assistance. Your help with this family would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Chino, CA 91710-County:San Bernardino-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CA- San Bernardino CFS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$285
Maternal Uncle began caring for his 2 nephews after their Legal Guardian, maternal Grandmother passed away. The transition was difficult, but the maternal uncle has been a steadfast and loving caregiver. The maternal uncle moved the boys in with him, and his fiancée at the time, and they were able to provide the boys with a loving home environment along with the emotional and social support they needed to thrive. Maternal Uncle and the children were recently displaced from their home due to the relationship separation between maternal uncle and his fiancée. The maternal uncle was able to find a new place to live, however their belongings in the home are sparse and the family is in need of a dining room table. This will allow the maternal uncle to continue to provide the boys with a nurturing home environment. This will allow them the opportunity to have furniture in their home along with a place to sit and share meals together in order to strengthen their bond.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90003-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #DCFS-LA Hawthorne-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
A mother is working hard in her recovery program in efforts to reunify with her 1-year-old daughter. She has a job lined up but needs to obtain her birth certificate so she can get her California Identification card so she can start working to save money. A certified copy of her birth certificate costs $32
Location: Victorville, CA 92392-County:San Bernardino-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CA- San Bernardino CFS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$32
Foster mother is in need of infant car seat to take child home from hospital.
Foster mother would benefit from an infant car seat and stroller to have easier access when transporting to well baby visits and further appointments of new child.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90047-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #El Nido Family Centers-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$175
Client with health issues and inability to work, had been attending her court-ordered services but because her health deteriorated she missed days. For client to be able to re-enroll in services, she needs to pay her past due fees. Being able to assist this family with financial assistance will move client closer to reunification with her children.
Location: South Gate, CA 90280-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
Family had a case of bed bugs and is in need of a full-size mattress, box spring and bedding for a teenager. Family consists of a single mother raising four children, with minimal support. Mother receives minimum wage and is unable to afford to refurnish the teenage child's bed. The teenage child's room was the most affected.
The mother was in a abusive relationship with the children's father and since the divorce the mother is struggling financially but was recently approved for subsidized housing. The mother and children do not have beds and are currently sleeping on the floor because this working mother only has enough to pay for the rent and previsions. The children's clothes were clean but their clothing is run down and could use some new clothing.
Location: Moreno Valley, CA 92553-County:Riverside-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CA- Riverside DPSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$620
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