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This case includes a single mom and her 12 and 14 year old daughters. Mom and the CASA Volunteer work diligently on the family budget every week and Mom is extremely mindful and honest about her income and how difficult it is for her to meet her daughter’s needs with their limited resources. Mom and caseworker identified a great fall overnight YMCA camp that the girls would absolutely love to attend. Mom was able to identify a scholarship that covers the majority of the camp costs and the remaining balance is $100 per girl, so $200 total. This family would be so grateful for your support! Thank you!
Location: Parker, CO 80134-County:Douglas-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
The youth has been involved in a Dependency and Neglect case since 2021 with his five siblings. Through all the ups and downs the past three years in the case, the youth has maintained a positive attitude. Recently, the youth reported he understands that he can do anything he sets his mind to. He can play instruments. Become a car mechanic, do whatever he wants to work at. The youth reports, the Winter Sports Camp is the next activity this youth wishes to explore, and your donation will support his desire to discover all that he can do.
Location: Parker, CO 80134-County:Douglas-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$180
A mother has worked hard to maintain employment and to secure independent housing. As a result of her hard work and progress, she has recently been reunified with her two sons. They have a two-apartment and need some assistance with gathering items the boys need. The most important thing the family needs at this time is bunk beds with mattresses for the boys. The boys are middle-school age, so the preference would be to have a full-bed over full-bed bunk bed set, if possible. This mother is very eager to gather items the boys need for their new house to become a home for all three of them. Having beds and being able to have adequate sleep is essential for the boys’ continued growth and development. They deserve to have a home and a bedroom that meets their basic needs and is comfortable and inviting. This mother has worked very hard to have a place to call their own and needs a little help!
Location: Parker, CO 80134-County:Douglas-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$470
We have a youth that has been separated from his family for over a year. He seems to struggle with peer relationships and overall self-esteem. The CASA has been spending intentional time with the youth to discover strengths and interests. The youth would like to continue piano lessons and we were able to secure a month of lessons, however we are unable to continue lessons for another month. This has been tremendously impactful and engaging for the youth and has truly been the one thing he has taken to for some time.
Location: Parker, CO 80134-County:Douglas-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$140
Single working mother needs a kitchen table. 3 children (ages 2, 9 and 11) currently they're eating all meals on the kitchen floor because they do not have a kitchen table. Mom works hard and has 2 jobs to try and keep food on the table for her kiddos. She can use all the extra help she can get.
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$240
Kin provider took in her 10 year old grandchild again and had to quickly get a bed for her. She has some sheets, but is in need of a comforter/sheet set for the long-term bedding. Kin provider would like for her granddaughter to have a comfortable room since she had to be removed again. She could use help purchasing the $33 bedding off of Amazon, so she can get the items as soon as possible. Any help on this item is greatly appreciated by this family.
Twin Bed in a Bag (Grey) - $33.00
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$38
I have kinship provider caring for her 11 month grand-daughter and is also needing help with her car repairs. She recently had to return to work at the office, after working from home with COVID and is desperately needing her car. Also, the baby has severe asthma and she often has to pick her up from school. The baby sees a lung specialist and has lots of doctors’ appointments along with needing her to transport the baby to and from childcare.
Location: Aurora, CO 80013-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2200
The family needs help with plumbing. Mother and her children had moved back into maternal grandparents so that she would be able to get back on her feet. However, maternal grandfather recently passed away and it has been difficult for the family. It's been difficult not only emotionally, but also financially as the grandfather was the main breadwinner in the home as well as mainly taking care of everything in the home. The bills and other needs have been transferred to mother and although she works she is not able to make ends meet for her family. Recently, there had been a leaking water pipe in the home and the family cannot afford to fix it. There is currently damage to the home. Looking for a plumber to at least look at the damage and provide an estimate and perhaps provide repair at a low cost to help the family.
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$350
This family recently moved to Colorado. The mother has been in an abusive relationship for the past five years with her current husband who is the stepfather to the children. The stepfather strangled the mother last Saturday and ever since this incident she has been trying to call places for support and resources. The mother was able to get a protection order against the stepfather on Thursday and has been trying to serve him with the papers since. On Thursday night the mother and three children stayed at a hotel to avoid seeing him until the protection order was served. While they were staying at the hotel the stepfather threw away all of the boy's clothes and ruined some of the mothers clothes as well. They are in need of support of getting new clothing. If you are not able to fulfill the full amount but are able to help with some of that anything is appreciated!
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80108-County:Douglas-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
CASA Thanksgiving Drive! Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our valued community partners, Advocates for Children CASA has been able to provide the hundreds of children and families we work alongside with Thanksgiving Meal Baskets. This year, our organization is hoping to collaborate with CarePortal and the network of churches to help feed our families. Our mission is to improve the lives of children and youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other life challenges, by connecting them with volunteer advocates and activating community partnerships. If you and your church would like to assemble meal baskets for CASA families, please see the list of items below. Thank you for supporting local children and families!
Thanksgiving Meal Basket List
• Gift card for grocery store to buy turkey ($30)
• Turkey pan (large enough to serve as basket for all items below)
• Canned green beans
• Canned cream of mushroom soup
• Chicken Broth
• Fried onion bits
• Mac n’ cheese
• Canned Yams
• Mashed Potatoes (boxed)
• Canned Corn
• Rice (any kind)
• Gravy (jar or packet)
• Cranberry Sauce
• Cooking oil (i.e. olive oil)
• Flour (bag)
• Sugar (bag)
• Cake or some other dessert fixings. *If you have any questions about Advocates for Children CASA or our Thanksgiving Meal Program, please respond to this request to connect with Ben Simonds.*
We would love to start receiving baskets Monday, November 13th at our office (16965 Pine Ln Suite 120, Parker, CO 80134). Here is a PDF with shopping list & info
Location: Parker, CO 80134-County:Douglas-Children Served: 100-Adults Served: 100-Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$3750
This mother is immensely struggling. We have begun working with this family and have to come to find the conditions they are living in are less than ideal. Currently, the two children and mother are on the floor as they await beds we have ordered. We are hoping to find someone to support the family with 3 complete sets of bedding and pillows. With the colder months quickly approaching we want to provide some warmth and comfort as soon as possible as we continue to address other concerns. We are happy to receive monetary support and purchase through Amazon or we can work with you and direct you to the items online for purchase. Thank you so much for the consideration and support!
Location: Aurora, CO 80011-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
I am working with three children (13, 6, and 4) who are placed with their maternal grandparents who plan to adopt them in the near future.
The 13 y/o is in eighth grade and his school is going on a class trip in May of 2024 to Washington D.C. and New York. My kiddo has never expressed interest in much and he is often shut down and does not like engaging in activities like this, but he has expressed a high interest in going on this class trip. He lost his mother to an overdose about three months ago, so all of us are very excited to see him coming out of his shell a bit more since this difficult loss. The cost is about $2000 and the family understands the cost is a lot and will make whatever payments they need. Any assistance in funding this trip would be appreciated by myself and the family! I put $50 in the needs box, but any amount is appreciated.
Location: Englewood, CO 80112-County:Douglas-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
I am working with two boys (16 mo. and 5 years) who are placed with their grandparents. Their grandparents recently moved into a new home and are looking for some assistance with furniture. Right now, grandmother does not work as she quit her job to stay at home with the kids. I am seeking any assistance with furniture items to help them out to avoid additional costs.
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:$745
I am working with a mom and dad of a 8 mo. old baby. Dad has been without a cell phone for the duration of this case which has caused a lot of barriers to being in compliance with treatment and with communication. He has attempted to get the one he has fixed, but this has not worked. He is also unable to work at this time due to not having a copy of his birth certificate (which has to be requested from Puerto Rico). To assist with the cost of this phone/service and help him with case compliance, I am requesting a cell phone and about a months' worth of service. The phone does not need to be fancy, just enough to help him email and call people. Walmart offers pre-paid phones and Verizon unlimited talk/text gift cards (about $40).
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80104-County:Douglas-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
I am working with a mother of a three-year old. Mom is single and working full time to make ends meet. She recently dropped her phone which caused the screen to shatter. She needs her phone to communicate with professionals and to know about important dates related to this case. To get the screen replaced will cost her about $200, which she does not have right now. I am asking for a replacement phone so that she can be compliant with her case requirements and to avoid costing her too much money at this time. The phone does not need to be fancy, just something she can check emails, make calls, and send texts on!
Location: Parker, CO 80138-County:Douglas-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$75
Mom is is unemployed and struggling with bills for housing, and cannot afford to provide the children with essential winter items.
clothing for children: sizes 8boys, 5t boys, girl 5t and winter boots sizes boys 11, boys 2.5, and girl 9. Family is requesting winter coats and boots
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
Biomother endured a very serious domestic violence incident recently and is a bit behind financially. Biomother has 5 children who are very lovely. Biomother could use some additional support this month with food. This could be in the form of a King Soopers or Walmart gift card or she is willing to send a grocery list to a donner.
Location: Parker, CO 80134-County:Douglas-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
A kinship caregiver took two young children into their home. With fall and winter approaching, the kids are in need of winter coats and winter clothing size 5T, snow boots size 11, hats and gloves. There is one male and one female so both gender items are needed. The female could also use some winter pajamas, size 5T. Purchasing of items or gift cards so the children can pick some of these items for themselves would be ideal.
Location: Castle Rock, CO 80109-County:Douglas-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
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