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This is a family of 4 with 2 young children, 1 year old and 2 years old. The family has been struggling with paying their light bill. Mom recently got a new job and has been requesting to work 3 days but they only give her 2 days. Reduced work hours resulted in lower income and they have been falling behind on bills, especially their DWP bill. The total amount for their bill is $699.35. They are requesting any assistance (in any amount) with this bill.
Location: Panorama City, CA 91402-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #El Nido Family Centers-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
A family is needing help getting by, their two-year-old was diagnosed with tumors on the brain and spine a few days ago. They are currently at Children's Mercy for treatment. They also have a four-year-old. Mom is concerned about paying her bills due to dad being the only one that can work right now.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- St. Joseph School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1573
The family is in need of a window guard that will guard a window that is almost 71 inches wide. Mother is the sole provider of the family. Father is unemployed due to health issues. The family is having financial difficulties and is in need of help to obtain the requested item. The family came to the attention of DCFS as a result of the child falling out of the window and the family’s prior history with the DCFS. Thankfully the child did not sustain critical injuries as a result of the fall, but the family needs to ensure that it does not happen again. The parents have been very compliant and have been meeting the case plan goals. During my work with parents I have identified the following strengths: resiliency, care for the safety of the child, and are communicative and compliant. Parents’ goal is to keep their child safe. The requested item is necessary to ensure the child’s safety in the home and to prevent the child from having another accident. We have explored other DFCS options for funding, but it is requested through Care Portal because unfortunately DCFS does not provide this item and the funding request for such items will take a long time to fulfill. The estimated cost of the need/s being requested is $160 +tax. Please refer to the following link for a full description of the item and its pricing: (Amazon link).
A student needs an Uber gift card to get to NCC when PHS is not in session. When school is not in session, students are still expected to attend NCC. Due to this student not having transportation to get to NCC, they are being penalized for their attendance. This student is in a family with a single mother who cannot transport this student. An Uber Gift Card would assist him in getting to and from NCC and in turn would improve his attendance.
Location: Riverside, MO 64150-County:Platte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
T is 20 years old and has realized her dream of having her own apartment. After years of housing instability and living in group homes and foster homes – she finally has her own place to call home. Unfortunately, she is missing some key items! She is in need of sheets (queen), pillows, a comforter, towels and bathmats and a broom. Can someone assist? We will happily accept any of these items! Her preferred colors are black and grey.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90044-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Children's Law Center-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$260
The caregiver is in the process of having her home licensed. She is a single woman who assumed care of the child, who is also her cousin and 5-years-old, after his mother had mental breakdown. Mother's current whereabouts are unknown, and she has been in and out of mental institutions. Caregiver has had child since birth and is requesting financial assistance to pay her utilities so she can have her home licensed and receive ongoing financial support for the child.
Currently working with a single dad who has been sober for 5 years. He has been fighting to gain custody of his 2 girls for the past 4 years and now the courts have awarded 50% custody. He found an affordable place to live but has nothing since he was staying with family. The pace is really small so he doesn't need to much, he will be sleeping in the living room so a sofa bed or futon will work.
Location: Hemet, CA 92543-County:Riverside-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Path of Life-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1132
6 children were successfully united with grandparents after being separated for 2 months. The Grandparents are not receiving payment for caring for the children for another few weeks. They are need of help with food and hygiene products until they receive assistance from our Department. This helps the family stay connected and celebrate the holidays together until they are able to be reunited with their parents. The family is open to receiving food and/or gift cards to buy food and hygiene products.
Location: Moreno Valley, CA 92551-County:Riverside-Children Served: 6-Agency: #DCFS-LA Compton/Carson-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
We have a 5th grader and parent in need of support, the single parent is the sole provider and working in retail with not many hours of work available to her. They rent a room but will need to move out very soon. The owners of the house where she rents a room have divorced and now per court orders must sell the house. This parent could use support with a money card to provide basic needs for the 5th grader. Not knowing where they will go next she wants to provide a jacket and shoes along with other clothes to keep this child warm. She also could use financial support to provide healthy food to keep child and mother well. A gift card for Walmart would give them assistance with clothing and food at one location. Thank you for any support that can be given to this family in their time of need.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90042-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Partnerships to Uplift Communities Los Angeles-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
This family is in need of support as there are 3 teenagers being raised by a single mother since their father passed away. She works hard to care for her children and herself but she is stretched thin as one of her children has been acting out since losing his father and requires a lot of her attention to manage his behaviors and mental health needs. I would like to make things easier on this family so they can expend energy, finances, and time to other needed things.
Kinship caregiver is needing assistance, child (13 yo) is afraid of the dark and is needing battery operated night lights, and video baby monitor. When this need is met the child can feel more secure and feel safe.
J.H. is placed in the home of a relative on the Kansas/Missouri Border Agreement ICPC. The family has been doing their best to provide everything J.H. needs, although due to J.H.'s level of care needed, she has been forced to take time off work. J.H. is in need of a new bed frame and bedding essentials. She could additionally use a dresser.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$285
Grandmother reached out to the campus recently with concerns for her granddaughter wellbeing. Grandmother has taken over guardianship, but this has caused a major strain to the finances. Grandmother states she is behind on rent and currently has no food, with light and water bill pending. Grandmother is very concerned student will stop attending school as she is also trying to work with her regarding the abrupt departure of her biological mother, she feels bad to have to ask, but does not see any other options to keep a roof over their heads and some hot food on the table, Grandmother is also asking for prayer as this has been a very difficult month and its holiday time, thank you for your support.
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
Household of 4 mother and 3 children. Mother has expressed needing help purchasing a new car seat for 4 year old child as he is outgrowing his current one. Child weighs between 45 and 55lbs for reference. This donation to the family would ensure Child's safety in the car and prevent future worries/DCF involvement if the family were unable to purchase a car seat appropriate for the child.
Household of 8, one parent and 7 children. The kids range from 4 to 12 years old. The family currently only has one full sized bed in their residence and is in need of additional beds for the children as they are sleeping on the couch or on the floor currently. There are seven children so any combination of beds, preferably two bunk beds and a full or queen mattress would ensure that all the kids have an appropriate place to sleep. The family is also in need of bedding (sheets and blankets) for the requested beds and a dining room table if possible. Right now there is very little furniture in the home. All of these items would aid in creating a more functional and appropriate space for the children.
Single mom of 3 needs help paying childcare expenses and 2 months of rent. She has applied for childcare assistance through DCF, which will start Dec 2023. She recently obtained full time employment and will be self-sustaining after receiving this assistance. She has a willingness to to connect to supportive services to develop a budget and to help in other aspects of her life. Childcare $547
I have one High school boy and a middle school boy that needs new twin bed frames. They have mattresses they just need the beds. The family just moved here this year and their beds are pretty shot with all the moving around.
Location: Smithville, MO 64089-County:Clay-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Smithville School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$470
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