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Family recently moved away from their church friends and family to a new home that offers more space for our fostering journey. We hope to add a play set and outdoor things for kids to enjoy on the few acres we have now. We also hope to be able to extend support to foster families in the southeast ks area similar to what we were so blessed with. We have started an intervention program , the first in the area. We are so excited to help the community here but miss everyone we moved away from. (foster parent, 3 kids)
The family of two, has a mother who uses her vehicle for work to make deliveries , and this is her only form of transportation . The vehicle due to lack of an oil change is dragging and the mother does not want to drive it further until she can afford an oil change but she needs the vehicle to make money to get the oil change. Asking donor to please assist with getting this vehicle an oil change so this mother can continue to support her daughter .If possible she does need to replace two tires in the front. The used tires estimate for two /150.00 the Oil change for Dodge Truck 100.00 if you know a better price that will be great, thank you.
UPDATE:( Family has received 2000.00 towards rent ) so awesome yes Lord. God is so good so good ' We serve a big God and this is a big request. So lets see what happens. Single mom undocumented dad has been charged with sex crimes against step daughter. Dad was the only income so the family has been relying on churches to pay bills for 8 months While the family's rent although through dads brother has remained unpaid. There was false promises made by KERA to help they never did. Also false promises by other agency's that have left mom kids and landlord uncle in a financial crisis. He told me last night mom is behind 14,000.00 in rent. So he is in a huge bind. So my hope is that several churches can come together to get some back rent paid. This is a sad situation where the system has failed this family. So...... big God big need very likely uncle will need to evict soon if no help is given Pray hard and lets trust God and see what he does. Blessings Chuck
A single mom of a kindergartener needs immediate housing due to a fire. Belongings are almost a total loss. Mom has not requested assistance prior to this experience, despite mom having a lot of unfortunate events occur that were beyond her control. A year and a half ago, both of mom's retinas detached causing vision impairment among other medical issues. Due to this, employment and thus income became limited. As a result mom does not have savings to use towards emergency housing needs. At the urging of this school social worker, mom found an affordable apartment with an immediate move in date. The leasing office and mom completed a budget and confirmed the targeted apartment is a good financially sustainable fit for the family. Additionally, if able to rent, the kindergartener would not have to change schools. Mom immediately needs $210 (deposit & application fee) to secure the apartment. Within 10 days of approval in order to move in, mom needs $500 towards deposit and $1055 which is one month's rent and utilities combined. Any help towards this will be greatly appreciated.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1765
A relative placement is in need of a 5 pound fire extinguisher for licensure requirements to continue to keep the two children under two in their home. Assistance in payment or getting one for them would be appreciated! This is needed by Thursday February 2, 2023.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64155-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$60
I am working with a homeless student who is currently living in Hillcrest's Young Adult Transitional Housing Program. Thanks to Hillcrest's help, he has taken driver's ed and is preparing to take his test to obtain his driver's license, something he would not have been able to do without their support as the only living adult he has remaining in his life is incarcerated. He is a very responsible young man and has been working very hard to save his money, but he is having trouble finding an affordable used car to purchase. He also needs it to be sold by someone willing to sell to a 17 year old, as he does not turn 18 until this summer. He is looking for a reliable vehicle within the $2000-$3500 range. So, we are asking if there anyone out there who might have a good vehicle that fits this description that would be willing to let him take a look? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Location: Platte City, MO 64079-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Platte County R-3 School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$10
Single mom of 3 children is in need of getting birth certificates for her children so they can enroll in a new school. This family has been homeless, and by staying at many different homes, she has lost a lot of important information. We have been helping her get her ID, SSN, and now birth certificates for her and her children. This transition for the kids has been tough and she believes them switching schools to where they are now will help them become more stable. This process is all part of her getting a job, housing, etc. We are wrapping around this mom to support her in this process!
A teenager is in need of a new comforter and sheet set for a queen size bed. Her current ones are worn from different placements, but still do the job for now. Her favorite color is green and she has a bubbly personality.
The placement is also in need of a doorbell camera as well for their safety. There have been instances that have made them feel unsafe, and they would like to be able to tell who is coming to their door in case they need to call the cops.
This family has struggled to reunite and secure an appropriate apartment. They now have an apartment but had fallen behind in rent and utilities. They have now caught the utilities up and believe that going forward they will be able to satisfy their monthly rent and utilities. Both mom and dad work full-time. They are requesting $670 for February rent to insure they go into the month with all bills paid and they believe they will be able to manage all going forward.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$670
Grandma has placement of three of her grandsons from Missouri foster care, ages 16, 13, and 12. A pipe in her front yard burst and needed to be replaced. She then was hit with another large bill in December when she needed to fill her propane tank to heat the house. Grandma is needing financial assistance to help with these unexpected bills. This would allow her to avoid going deeper into debt and ensure the family will have heat.
We are currently working with an 8 year old child who is diagnosed with several mental health concerns. She has hallucinations and struggles with feeling safe in any environment. The family is very caring and working with her to help her in every possible way. She also has mental health services and treatment. While working with the family, we were able to identify 3 tools they could use to help the child feel safer. Both parents are working but with normal expenses and extra expenses for the child, they are living paycheck to paycheck. I am asking for help to purchase these needed items. I've listed the items that can be purchased through Amazon by any donor or I will happily order these with any donations received. Thank you for considering this request and for all of your support for our families and workers!!
Child needs a light switch for the hallway in her home. She is afraid of the dark and being alone. The family rents and cannot make any renovations so we found a light switch that links to the actual light and doesn't require wiring: ($19.99 and tax).
Child needs a dimmable night light for her bedroom and bathroom so that she can control the amount of light in her room but have a reliable light during the night: ($17.99 and tax)
Child needs a camera in her room to record her activity at night for her therapist and psychiatrist: ($29.99 and tax)
Mother Needs a two Chest of drawers for her children's clothing. Children are 9, 7, 2. Childrens Division is looking to reunite this family in the very near future. This would be of great benefit to the family and would greatly benefit the smooth transition.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
A young name is in need of a new futon. He has been offered a bed, but he prefers a futon for when he has friends over. The one that he currently has is broken. He is wanting one that is more comfortable like a bed as well. Getting this futon will allow for him to not only get a good night's rest, but it will also allow for him to socialize with his friends.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
a mother recently reintegrated with her boys - she is needing a vehicle or assistance with purchasing a vechicle to transport her boys to and from school, doctors appointments, and mental health appointments
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$4990
I have a 15 year old foster child on my caseload who currently has braces but has been unable to get the brackets replaced and be seen by the orthodontist as her step-mother has not been financially able to make the monthly payment. The 15 year old's braces were put on in 2020 when she was residing with her biological father and step-mother. Since coming into care with three of her siblings (there are 5 kids total- one is not in care), the step-mother has not been able to pay the monthly bill due to other priorities (rent, utilities, food, gas, after school programs, sports, etc). The step-mother is employed full time but still does not have the finances to get caught up on the 15 year old's braces.
Assistance for the braces is greatly needed as the 15 year old's is starting to struggle with the lack of services required to maintain her braces. I do have the billing from the orthodontist office for verification of pricing.
To get the plan re-open, the cost will be $500. To pay off the total amount for the braces and receive current maintenance for the braces is $2300.00
A mother is very close to reunifying with her children; she just needs one more bed! She would like a daybed or a bed that works as both a couch and a bed since she will be sleeping in the living room to make space for her children.
She would also like a Ring doorbell as a safety precaution to ensure the perpetrator of the children's abuse does not come to the home and to help the children feel more safe.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$365
Youth is involved in Independent Living services. He has a spinal cord injury due to a neurological condition, which has left him as a quadriplegic. He is 18 years old, in a motorized wheelchair, and is currently residing in a rehab facility. Upon discharge he will need extensive caregiver support in the home. Requesting to see if someone has a rental that is either already handicapped accessible or could be made handicapped accessible. Also requesting assistance looking for caregiver’s when he is discharged. He is open to living anywhere in WYANDOTTE, JOHNSON or LEAVENWORTH county Updated on January 19, 2023 by an Agency Worker We need your help! Requesting to see if someone has a rental property that is either already handicapped accessible or could be made handicapped accessible. Also requesting assistance looking for caregiver’s when youth is discharged.
Single mom of four is working hard to provide for her family. Last week she took temporary custody of her deceased sibling’s teenage children. She is without transportation and has to Uber to work. A church partner has a minivan for sale that would greatly benefit this hard working mom! The cost of the van is $1500 but a donation of $2000 would cover taxes, titling, and initial insurance cost.
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