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TAY's birthday is coming up and has never had the opportunity to celebrate her birthday due to past traumas. TAY stated having a target gift card allows them the opportunity to make personal choices, fostering a sense of agency and rebuilding a positive connection with their own needs and preferences despite them never having the opportunity to celebrate themselves.
TAY requested Target Gift Card and Bath N Body works gift card
Location: Long Beach, CA 90804-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Children's Law Center-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
The family has an open FM case and consists of the parents, and 2 minor children, 17 and 10 years old. The family has an open FM case due to substantiated allegations of general neglect due to hygiene concerns and domestic abuse. The mother is currently unable to work due to health concerns and it awaiting surgery. The child has developmental disabilities and his behavior can be challenging to manage. The father is in an out of the home but is not working and helps care of the children and take them to school and other appointments. The family is struggling financially due to the mother not working and the children are in needs of tennis shoes and warm winter clothing. The assistance would alleviate stress for the parents and would make the children happy to have new clothes and tennis shoes. The mother shared that the child has wide feet and struggles to find tennis shoes that fit his feet. Mother shared that the child also needs a new backpack and school supplies.
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92627-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$340
The family consists of both parents and three minor teenagers. The family has an open FM case due to concerns of domestic abuse. The family is having some financial trouble and needs help paying for educational costs for the children. The minor twin girls are currently seniors at and need help paying for 2 AP tests $70 each and are in need of 2 pairs of dancing shoes, $120 each, for an upcoming performance at their high school. The twin girls are great students, are actively applying for colleges and are hopeful and determined to pursue higher education and careers in criminal justice and nursing. The parents income is only sufficient to pay for the basic needs, but they struggle to pay and come up with monies to pay for other expenses as mentioned above. The monetary assistance would alleviate stress and anxiety for the girls and the family while providing the girls with the opportunity to reach their educational goals.
Location: Orange, CA 92865-County:Orange-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$380
This family consists of two parents and three children. The boys are ages 9 and 8 and the girl is 6 years old. The family recently immigrated to the US and are asylum seekers as they have been displaced from their homes in Guatemala due to violence and poverty. They reside in one room in a house rented from a friend. The father works as a laborer while the mother is actively looking for employment but has encountered barriers in finding something consistent due to her being undocumented. The mother currently attends English classes in hopes of improving her communication skills. They are receiving support and assistance from a local family resource center. The services include food distribution, financial coaching, counseling services for the parents and children. This will also be the family's first holiday away from their family in Guatemala. The parents currently sleeps on the floor and the children share and rotate an air mattress. The family is in need of clothing and shoes. Mom pants size 16, tops size XL, shoes 7.5. Dad: shoes 9.5. Boy: clothing size 9, shoes size 1. Boy: clothing size 8, shoes size 1. Girl: clothing size 6, shoe size 12.Thank you!
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92627-County:Orange-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1020
The children ages 16 and 13 are in need of winter clothing. The father works full-time as a tree trimmer and the mother is a homemaker. The family is struggling financially as a father has a $12,000 bill for bail and attorney fees.
Location: Stanton, CA 90680-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
The parents recently separated and the mother is moving to a new apartment on 12/5 with the children. The mother is a homemaker and she does not have the funds to purchase a microwave. There are three children in the home, ages 1, 4 and 11.
Location: Anaheim, CA 92805-County:Orange-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$85
Father has been very consistent with the Court Ordered case plan. The father’s progress has demonstrated he is capable of changing his lifestyle. The court recently ordered overnight visits with the children. The Department is currently assessing father’s visits so that we can liberalize and release the children to father. Father is employed through a temp agency and has been consistent with his employer for about three months. Father currently resides in an outpatient housing program with another program roommate so the children would not be able to live there. Since the father is working a full-time job, he is trying to save money to find his own housing so that he can have a home for the children. Father has a suspended license due to unpaid DUI fees and DMV is asking him to pay $1400 and take classes to reinstate his license. He has a vehicle but is not able to drive it. This is challenging for him when trying to pick up kids since he has to find someone (pays them) to drive for him since he cannot drive. The children are very bonded with father and are very happy when they’re with him. He is very hands-on with the children. The social worker has talked to his program case manager and staff and everyone has nothing but positive things to say about this father and his successful progress. He is demonstrating that he is motivated to make a change in changing his lifestyle and any support would be helpful to assist him with reunifying with his children successfully.
Location: Long Beach, CA 90806-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Pomona-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1400
Mother has been receiving basic needs services at local Family Resource Center has recently moved from a DV Shelter to a 2 bedroom with her 2 . Mother was given a bed that the family has been sharing. Family has 1 complete bed they sleep on together, recently mom was given 2 twin mattresses and bed frames but no box springs. The bed frames require a box spring to hold up the mattresses. Family would benefit from two twin box springs and dressers for clothes & belongings. Currently she is putting items in bins and boxes on the floor.
Location: Westminster, CA 92683-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
Working with a parent who is part of the DCFS workload, the worker reached out for a bit of assistance with his mother's situation. We helped create a plan that ensured the mother/minor's safety and well-being. The family is currently homeless and living in their car. Mother has stage two cancer and custody of her children. DCFS is currently in the process of securing stable housing for the mother. However, it will be two more weeks before the family can move into their home. As a result, the worker reached out for assistance in any way she needed, such as paying for a hotel room. DCFS is able to provided coverage for a week. And we are wondering if someone might be able to cover the second week which would be 11/28/2023 through 12/05/2023. The cost is $99 per night, a total cost of $693 for 7 nights. She is currently at the Bellflower.
Location: Bellflower, CA 90706-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Del Aire Community Development-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$693
A three year old boy is approaching overnights with the father to reunify after the agency became involved due to allegations of neglect by the mother and father. The father has made significant progress in following through with his case plan goals and court ordered services. The father has been applying to new positions as he currently has two interviews scheduled. The father has been doing small jobs in the meantime so as to continue to have some type of income. The father has had the support of his family whom have provided food and other utilities for him. The father has also reached out to local churches and or free produce (fliers) the undersigned has provided him with. The father is in need of $500 for his November rent. If granted the funds to help with one month’s rent, the father will be able to catch up with rent and continue to make his payments afterwards, thus enabling the father to continue to progress, be able to provide stability for the child, and continue with liberalizing the father’s visits to overnights by the end of the month and eventually reunify.
Location: Laguna Hills, CA 92653-County:Orange-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
We are asking for support for a mother who will be reunifying with her two twin infants. Mother is in need of a crib and mattress. Mother is moving into transitional housing and will stay there for at least the next 6-months. The mother has made excellent progress in her case plan and having the appropriate furniture to care for the child is a key for her to reunify. Mother has been able to acquire one crib and mattress, but she needs another one since she has twins.
Location: Whittier, CA 90604-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$230
A child that is five has been reunified with his father. He and the father sleep in the same room. The father is currently rebuilding his life as he now sleeps in a twin bed. The family is requesting a toddler bed and mattress for the youth so he and the father can sleep comfortably.
The client is a single mother who recently ended her relationship with the father due to ongoing domestic violence. The mother is strong a resilient. To continue to ensure her child's safety, the mother would like to purchase cameras to place in her window to provide further surveillance for her home until she can move to a new apartment, however, she currently does not have the funds for the expense. As such, I am requesting Target/Walmart/Amazon gift cards to assist the mother with the cost of cameras.
Location: Anaheim, CA 92802-County:Orange-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Single mother and 15 year old child are homeless. The mother recently had stomach surgery and they were at a shelter while she was recovering. The shelter houses family for limited amounts of time and the family has no other options. Additionally, the mother was just diagnosed with a heart problem. The mother is extremely overwhelmed. The family is in great need of motel assistance.
Location: La Habra, CA 90631-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
I recently received the case of this single mother of 3, two of the children reside with mother, and the other resides with her uncle. Mother is supporting the children on her own as well as getting them to and from school and the babysitter. She is doing her best to support her family but due to appointments related to the case, court case, medical and other services that DCFS is requesting the family to do, the mother has had to take a lot of time off, and since she just started the job she has no paid time off. Mother is of need of Rental assistance of $1671. By assisting the family with the rent, it would be helpful from preventing the family from being evicted and for the children and mother being homeless. Thank you for your consideration.
Single mother and her 4 children (ages: 13, 3, 2, and 1). The child who is 2-years-old, attends physical and speech therapy. The child who is 1-year-old attends occupational therapy and the child who is 3-years-old receives Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. Mom’s 13-year-old daughter also attends therapy. Currently, mom’s car is not working. Mom stated that she took her car to the mechanic and mom needs a catalytic converter for her car to be repaired. Mom does not have the funds due to working part-time. Mom has been struggling to take her daughters to the necessary services to meet their needs. Local Family Resource Center has assisted mom in saving money by providing her with basic needs such as food, a bus pass, diapers, and a store gift card. Mom has been getting rides from her neighbor upon availability. Mom explained that she runs late to the appointments or must reschedule due to not having consistent transportation. Due to mom’s car not working and not having the funds to pay for her car, mom has been feeling stressed and her blood pressure was high, so mom had to go to the emergency room and was told to rest and take days off work. Mom has not followed doctor’s orders due to not being able to afford missing work to be able to provide for her children. By being able to have the catalytic converter repair, the mom will be able to have her own functioning vehicle to transport her children to their necessary appointments and reducing the high stress she’s been feeling
Location: Huntington Beach, CA 92649-County:Orange-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
A low-income father was recently displaced from his apartment and is renting a small bedroom with his two children. The father is under Family Maintenance services and has been participating accordingly. The father has recently fractured his foot from a work related injury and is out of work for the time being, making his finances tight and he is now in need of further assistance. The father is in need of a compact studio apartment sized refrigerator (not a mini fridge) in order to accommodate the groceries and needs of his children. The father is also in need of any financial assistance being offered in any form, such as gas gift cards or groceries and grocery gift cards. Any assistance is much appreciated.
Location: Santa Ana, CA 92707-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1160
We have a family who was homeless at one time. They have stable housing now but struggle to keep up with daily living needs especially clothes for their growing three daughters. They are looking for new school clothes for the students so they can go to school with confidence. A gift card to Target or Walmart of any amount would be great.
This request is being made for a single parent and her two young children. The children, ages 6 months and 2 years old, and their mother are currently residing in an apartment that has hard flooring. The mother is asking for an alphabet foam floor puzzle play mat in order to provide her 6-month-old with safer environment while he learns to crawl and navigate around on the floor and continues to develop his physical abilities. The mat would also provide the 2-year-old with a safer play area. The mother is also in need of a double stroller for her two young children. The single parent is on a very limited income and unable to purchase the items on her own. It is our belief that the family would benefit greatly with the addition of a foam floor play mat and a double stroller. The acts of regular floor play are an important stage of development for a 6-month-old with numerous benefits to a child’s growth and development, as well as for a 2-year-old who is full of energy. The parent will also benefit greatly from being able to travel easier and safer with both children seated securely in a double stroller. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: Buena Park, CA 90621-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$240
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