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Family with a 2 year old needs help with groceries, pet food(cat), pull-up(hypoallergenic), shampoo(hypoallergenic), wipes(hypoallergenic), socks, crib sheets, gas card for childs doctors appointment. Family is in need because food stamp card and all money was stolen during domestic altercation with other family members.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64503-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$270
Family of 7 is lacking transportation to and from medical appointments, work, and a grocery store. They live out in the country so a bus pass will not be sufficient. They just bought a car and do not have enough to pay sales tax to get it registered. We are estimating sales tax and registration to be $150. The family is also struggling with mice in their home.
We are seeking a card with $150 for sales tax and registration as well as a few mice traps.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64503-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 4-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$165
Family starting trial home placement. Four boys from 1 - 8, single mom. The family needs a kitche table with four chairs (baby has a high chair). In addition, a booster seat for the 2 year old would be helpful.
THe apartment has a bar counter wth two chairs, very high and difficult for the boys to use as a table. It is not a safe or family like arrangement for meals. Mom wants to eat meals together to begin building family bonding. Mom works full time, pays her own rent and day care, making money tight.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64503-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$240
I have a single mother of two children that has fallen on hard times and currently has had her lights shut off, in order to keep the children in the home she needs help paying her light bill to have her lights turned back on.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$227
Bio Mom has recently been reunited with her two boys and also has a two month old newborn baby girl. Mom is doing very well, but unfortunately recently lost her job due to the boys having some behavior issues with their daycare. Due to loss of job, Mom has a couple of physical needs to help with baby girl and one of her boys. Mom is attempting to go out daily with the boys to help them with their energy level and get some physical playing time. She needs a stroller to help transport baby girl during these outings. The stroller would be best if a car seat could be supported in it and then when she is not in her car seat, she could be supported as well in the stroller. She is still very small, but will grow and hopefully the stroller could accommodate her growth. Her oldest boy is also in need of a pair of tennis shoes. Size 9, preferably easy to put on and take off, Velcro closure type design. Updated on September 21, 2023 by an Agency Worker The car seat that Mom is currently using is a Snug Ride 35 Lite.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$95
A child who has been temporarily placed into a relatives home is in need of a few clothing items. Parent wont let child have any more of her clothes from the house. Child is in need of shirts, shorts and socks to get her through.
Child wears 2X in adult sizes. Typically wears basketball shorts, t-shirts, plain socks.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64505-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$70
Single mom needing help paying Evergy bill. Mom is attending school raising children on her own plus trying to move. Mom has limited income dad was excited from the home he was the main money provider in the home. Mom is also trying to secure a part time job in the home so she can home school 1 child. The family is resilient and want to be self sufficient. If the responding church will contact this worker i can provide bill information to have bill rectified. Thank you and be blessed.Chuck
A family of 4 is in need of a few items until Ps pay day. Parent noted that she doesn't get paid until the first and her son is starting a job and has to get pants for his orientation. P also asked for help with a microwave as theirs gave out (used or new) and a bottle of shout spray.
Mens casual black pant/jeans: size 28x30
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64506-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$115
Student and father live with paternal grandfather and paternal uncle due to father being disabled and not able to make decisions for the home. The family was evicted from their rental house due to the landlord wanting to sell the house. The family has found a new place to move into but that home is not available until October 1, 2023. The family has been staying at a motel, but do not have enough money to stay there until the new house is available to move into and still be able to pay the first month rent and the deposit on the new house. The family only has enough money to stay at the motel until 9/21/23 and then they are not sure where to go after that and are trying to figure out 9/22-9/30. Requesting a motel voucher or place to stay so the family is not split up for the remainder of days between the last day paid for at the motel until move-in date at the new house of 10/1/23.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64506-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #MO- St. Joseph School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$540
Single mother of three children needs assistance with decluttering her apartment so her children can return home. Mom struggles with anxiety and depression and has difficulty maintaining a clean residence. The family also has two pet dogs and the carpet needs a lot of TLC, especially the stairs leading to the upstairs.
A young couple and grandparents are struggling to get by and provide for their son and grandson. The family would benefit from wipes, size 1 diapers, and a grocery gift card. Providing these items will help them financially.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 4-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
Mom and Dad needs help with hotel stay and furnishing a new place. Family is currently in a hotel but we are working on an apartment in October. There are 7 children, ages1, 3, 5, 8, 10,14 & 14. They need beds, bedding,, living room and dining room furniture. Anything you have will help or perhaps a donation to cover another week and a half of hotel stay until apartment is ready. God bless you.
CD is working with a family with severe sanitation issues in the home. The home is very dirty while Dad is taking care of two kiddos and Mom who is bedridden. The family just needs some cleaning supplies and an exterminator to really get on their feet and move forward. Zip Zap Termite and Pest Control has given an estimate of $400 for the needed treatment--the initial treatment and 1 to 2 follow ups. ZipZap is in the area where the family resides. Thank you for any help you can give.
Location: Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$450
We have a foster provider who is caring for an non related kinship 15 year old boy. She has been working very hard on her foster care license, she is only in need of a couple more things, one of them being a CO2 director. She is not able to work right now due an injury but has skimmed and saved to get everything else she needs for the foster lisince. We are hoping to provide this just ease this final financial burden.
It does not have to be an expense option, one like the below would be great!
A grandmother is the relative placement of her three grandchildren who are in foster care and her oldest grandson (age 17) has recently been placed in foster care and he will be placed in her care as soon as he is released from the hospital. This grandmother has been helping with her grandchildren (ages range from 10-17) ever since they were born. Her grandson is needing a bed, a bed frame, bedding, and a dresser when he moves in. This grandmother has been a constant and reliable caregiver for her grandchildren through every season of life they have been through and would appreciate the help to give her oldest grandson a place to sleep at night.
A family is currently living in a RV and is trying to get back on their feet. They have a newborn baby. The baby needs Smiliac 360 formula and clothes anywhere from 3-12 months, especially fall and winter clothes. The family assistance will free up financial resources for them.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64504-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Parents need the help with cost of Depends diapers for their special needs child. The child currently is in middle school and goes through roughly 8 diapers a day. The child wears Depends diapers size Youth medium/Junior Size. The parents' insurance does cover some of the cost but it will take quite a bit of time to be reimbursed. Thus, putting a financial strain on the family. This request is to assist the family as they wait for insurance to start covering the cost. The child recently started needing this type of diaper due to size and was previously wearing a different type of undergarment. The price of each pack of package is approximately $20 depending where they are purchased.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64157-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Mom shared with her parent educator that her husband left them and moved to another state. She has 5 kids. She speaks only Spanish, is unable to work, and doesn’t have a car. They will soon find themselves in a crisis situation as she isn’t able to pay the rent for their home. They haven’t paid the rent for August and the landlord is threatening eviction. Her rent is $865.
We to mom about how she can file for child support. Parent educator educated mom on filing for child support (If it goes through, she will only receive support for the youngest child. The dad of the older 4 children was deported.) Mom stated they have enough food for now because they get food stamps and WIC. Parent educator is working alongside mom to access resources.
Children's ages are: 19 months, 3, 4, and two elementary aged children.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64506-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- St. Joseph School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$865
A 16 year old male, that has recently come into care is in need of a twin bed, twin mattress, twin bedding, towels, wash cloths and any possibility to obtain a gift card for clothing items, due some of his clothing being stolen from his stay at an emergency residential care facility (he has already used his clothing voucher).This child was brought into Children’s Division's care due to him being picked up by a police officer in downtown St Joseph. The officer reported that he looked lost and confused. Prior to coming into CD's care, this child was living with his father, until the family was evicted from their home and the child's father being placed in jail. This child is low functioning and has a speech delay.
This child will be moving to an ISL in Liberty, MO and is in critical need of a twin bed and mattress which is needed for the ISL he will be moving to.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$365
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