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A single foster to adopt mother of two plus an adopted child in the home, has been having to take time off work (unpaid) in order to get one of the foster children psychiatric help. Due to the loss of income and due to the extra expenses of having to travel to the facility weekly where the child is inpatient for family therapy, the foster mother is struggling with meeting all her monthly financial obligations. The foster mother is committed to engaging in all that is required in order to get the foster child the help needed. This permanency worker is advocating for grocery assistance to help lessen the financial burden on the family. Any assistance in meeting this need will be greatly appreciated by the family and DHS.
A single foster to adopt mother of two has been having to take time off work (unpaid) in order to get one of the foster children psychiatric help. The facility where the child is inpatient is requiring the foster mother to attend in person family therapy. The facility is a three hour round trip drive. The foster mother is committed to engaging in all services that is required in order to get the foster child the help needed. This permanency worker is advocating on the family's behalf for a gas card to help foster mother attend weekly therapy sessions. Any assistance in meeting this need will be greatly appreciated by the family and DHS.
Hi there! I have a non-paid kinship placement that is in need of some financial assistance. They have fallen behind on some bills and would greatly benefit from any help that you may be able to provide. Again, this is a non-paid kinship placement and they have been such a blessing to the girls placed in their care. Any help you may be able to provide would immensely appreciated. Thank you so much in advance for your time and consideration!
This need is for a mother and child who have recently reunified. The mother frequently rides her bike or takes the bus. This one child bike trailer/stroller would allow her child to not have to walk so far to catch the bus and enable her to take the bike when necessary. The one that I found to be the best bargain is at Walmart and is the Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Child Bicycle Trailer & Stroller. It does not need to be this specific brand and can be donated one that is donated rather than purchased new.
We have a family, whose children have been put into a kinship placement. Two of the children are school age and to be able to get them from their kinship home to school, which is about a 45 minute drive each way, they need monetary assistance in the form of gas cards.
Hello there. I have a family who is in need of some assistance paying their water bill. Two weeks ago, one of their children (he is 2 years old with a birthday coming up in April) came down with a very bad case of RSV. He had to be hospitalized for 3 nights. As he began to recover, the rest of the household became ill. As a result, the family has faced some unforeseen financial hardships (caregivers missing work, multiple doctor's visits, paying for medications, etc.). This family would really appreciate any kind of help you may be able to provide at this time. Thank you so much in advance for your time and consideration!
Hello there. I have a family who is needing assistance with some bills. They have had some unforeseen financial challenges over the past month and could really use some help. The family is currently in trial reunification and they have been working very diligently to become a happy, healthy, successful family unit again. Any assistance you may be able to provide would be immensely appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!
A local group home would love to make a day trip for a teen very special. An outing in February is planned for this teen and the GH staff would love to make this a day just for him. They plan to attend an event he is very interested in; the Monster Truck Jam. They also plan to go out to eat, buy souvenirs, and just make the day very special for him. This young man has been in this home for a number of years and he has formed many friendships. Some of his group home peers have moved on however, and they're move has put a damper on his spirits. The staff at the GH would really love to make the day very special and just for him.
Hello, I have a family that is starting reunification with their children. It is two parents and three teenagers. The mother is paralyzed and in need of new bedding, and currently only has an old hospital blanket to lay under. The mother stated they did not have sheets and blankets for the beds in the home. The children are also in need of new bedding. This family is trying hard to get back to their normal and I wanted to try and help with a little of the stress by allowing them to be able to sleep on new sheets and blankets. Thank you in advance for any help out there, and always know OKDHS really appreciates all the help we receive for our families.
My client is a single mother who is working her DHS treatment plan and is desperately needing a bus pass so she can get to her weekly appointments. She would appreciate a one month unlimited bus pass. Thank you in advance for helping this mother complete her court ordered services.
My client is a single mother who is currently seeking employment and is desperately needing a gas card. This mother is needing the gas card to be able to get to visits with her baby girl. This mother is actively engaged in her DHS case. Please help this mother be able to drive to her visits to see her daughter who is at her aunt's home. Thank you!
We have three children who are living with a safety plan monitor at this time. The safety plan monitor reported that the children do not have many uniforms for school and she is unable to provide them as she is on a fixed income. We would like to provide the children with gently used or new uniform shirts and pants. We are in need of Navy Blue, Red, White and Gray polo shirts are plain t-shirts and Navy blue, Black or khaki pants. Sizes: slim 7 for (girls) and size 7 (girls) for shirts. Size 10 (boys) in pants and 10-12 in shirts (boys). Than you.
A mother and 4 children are needing assistance with furnishings for their new home. After escaping a domestic violence situation, they have nothing left. The mother has worked tirelessly to achieve her goals, including obtaining employment and obtaining housing. But, now they are in need of furnishings. By providing furnishings, this will help the family feel safe in secure in their new home.
A family has taken placement of their female infant relative. The child has outgrown her car seat and they are needing a new one. The family has found a Cosco Easy Elite All-in-one convertible car seat that is amour colored at walmart for $99.98. This car seat can be adjusted as the child grows and prevent the family from needing to get another new carseat.
I have a family that is currently homeless and staying at a local shelter. Their car recently broke down and the father lost his job because he was not able to get to work. They are not sure what is wrong with car, but think that it might be the battery. The family is needing someone to be able to look at the car and check it out to see if it can be fixed. This will help the family be able to run errands and help the father get a job so they will be able to move out of the shelter.
A mother and 2 children that have escaped a domestic violence situation is in need of assistance. Because of the situation, almost everything was left behind, including furnishings. The mother was able to obtain housing, and by providing this need you help further her support of being self-sufficient and successful in her new journey with her children.
The family that needs help is a single adoptive mother, with two small relative children. Her adoption finalized on 10/31, however there was a delay with getting child care set up for the family, so there are several days not approved for child care for these two children. Child care services is not able to back date payment so the family is requesting assistance. This adoptive mother just started a new job and won't be paid for 4 weeks. She isn't able to pay the amounts due for child care. Any assistance would be a huge blessing for this small family. The amount due for one child is $660 and the amount due for the other child is $576.
Payment can be paid directly to the child care facility.
A nonverbal autistic child in foster care is in need of an iPad. There are special apps for iPad that allow nonverbal individuals to improve the ability to communicate. The iPad would allow the child to put words and symbols together and eventually create sentences using images.
A family who has opened their hearts and home to three siblings is in need of a set of bunkbed (twin over twins bed). By supplying this need you will be helping these foster children by giving them a safe and comfortable place to sleep at night.
I have a family where the parents are disabled and do not drive. They have two children in their home. They could use Uber or Lyft gift cards to help them not relay so much on relatives for transportation.
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