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I am working with a family who has a 6 year old child, that is living in two separate homes. The parents need assistance in ensuring the child is safe at all times, and receiving disciplinary measures that are not creating a harmful environment for the child. This request will help the family, who is struggling financially to provide a doorknob with no locks, and indoor cameras. Links to items needed are below.
Location: Fountain, CO 80817-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$40
The department is working with maternal grandparents who are trying to provide for their 3 grandchildren ages 17 who has a 2 years old baby, 7 years and 5 years old. The family is struggling financially and is asking for some assistance with a gift card for gas $500 to ensure the children are able to attend school and important appointments. Also a gift card for food $500 to assure the children get good nutrition.
The 7 years old has Down Syndrome and a vascular brain disease. He had 2 brain surgeries. “Moya Moya syndrome”. Prognosis with treatment and monitoring overlaps with spectrum down syndrome. He has been having seizures since he is 18 months, but now they are under control. He has an intellectual disability. He is not verbal, expressing aggression and physically struggling to go up and down stairs. The 5 year old has behavioral issues and is in therapy. Assistance with gift card for gas for $500 and $500 gift card for food is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80921-County:El Paso-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
El Paso County Department of Human Services is working with a single mother and her three kids. Their apartment recently flooded and they had to get rid of all of their beds. Mom kept one mattress but it is not good any more. They are in need of a queen size mattress, box spring and frame. They would like it to be delivered by church members. Thank you for you help!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80905-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$660
A parent is struggling financially. Their child just returned home from foster care last month. They recently had their car broken into which damaged her ignition and impacting her ability to be able to work. She is employed but not currently receiving any income. She was reluctant to ask for help and and feeling defeated due to a cluster of circumstances. She is in the process of getting the ignition repaired, however, she is now behind on her rent in the amount of $2200. This parent is currently working with a life skills worker and has attempted to utilize additional community resources but has exhausted many. Client is asking for assistance in paying rent.
Location: Fountain, CO 80817-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2200
A teen youth that has been in care for a significant amount of time is working towards building independent living skills and would like to be able to access professionals and build responsibility. He has requested assistance getting a monitored cell phone equipped with safety and parental controls. He is not currently able to work due to his complete new independent tasks such as walking to the park alone, participating in new activities, and building accountability. This youth has goals to become more healthy, develop positive boundaries, and reconnect with informal supports to help build his support network while he is in care. The link to review and purchase is below. Thank you for your consideration
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80907-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
The department is working with a family that will be kicked out of their grandma's place on November 30th, where two kids were residing with their mom. Mom of the kids is unable to start applying for places to live until 7 days after they will be kicked out from their grandmothers home due to need the 6th pay stub. The mom and the two kids are in need of a place to stay until they can apply for a new apartment. We are asking for some gift cards to provide the family a safe and temporary place to live for the time being. With the gift cards, mom can pay for a hotel for 7-10days. Thank you all for your generosity! It is highly appreciated by the family. The family is looking for a safe place to live until they transition to their new home.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
This case involves a friendly 10 year old boy with autism who was abandoned by his family. He was brought into a caring foster home, but he did not have any extra clothes with him because his family had taken his clothing from him. His foster parents have gotten him some more clothes, but this child is still in need. Cold winter weather is here, but this special needs child does not have winter boots due to his clothing being taken from him. A gift card to Wal-Mart would help this child's feet stay warm and dry and give him a much more comfortable winter. Your generosity would mean so much and would be so deeply appreciated.
Location: Peyton, CO 80831-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$40
This request is for a single mother who is actively working towards becoming reunified with her son. This mother is struggling with her finances, transportation, and communication. After speaking with the mother, she is in need of a cell phone and minutes to be able to stay in communication with all parties of this case and to be able to schedule for appointments as well as spend family time with her son. Mother is very motivated to become an active part of this case and would greatly appreciate this barrier being removed. This phone will also assist her in becoming self sufficient as she will be able to utilize community resources to better her current situation. A phone and minutes card from Walmart is appreciated.
Thank you for your generosity! It is highly appreciated by the family.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80920-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
The LOFT, (formerly known as The Family Visitation Center) which is the the area of DHS that starts family time with families when children are initially removed from their home. We are located within the DHS building at 1675 GOG Rd. During the week prior to Christmas, The LOFT staff would like to share some holiday spirit with the families we serve. To do this we are in need of some holiday games, crafts to make, and gifts to give. The LOFT will be closed December 22-26, so we will be having all families come in prior to their regularly scheduled time in order to make sure the families get to see each other before the holiday. We will be having our holiday celebration with families the week of December 18th-21st, so the soonest y'all would want to start givings gifts! On average we have about 25-35 families coming to have family time during a week. Age ranges of children are from newborn to 17, but on average children's ages are newborn to 13 years old. The LOFT staff would love to be able to provide games, crafts, and even give the children some small gifts during the week prior to Christmas to make this time special for the families. The parents of these children are not always able to buy anything for their children so any help with these items would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
This request is for The Department of Human Services to help support family time. This can be delivered to DHS.
Location: USAF Academy, CO 80840-County:El Paso-Children Served: 24-Adults Served: 20-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
The department is involved with a single mother who is requesting assistance with a deposit on an apartment. This will aid the children in returning home!
The mother is fully engaged with her team and actively working through her treatment plan. She has 3 children 13 year old (F), 12 year old (F), and 2 year old (M).She is currently working for a company that is putting her on the schedule 2 days per week and actively donating plasma two times a week to make ends meet. She has a new job lined up to begin 12/7/2023 with a pay raise and full time hours to cover the cost of rent and any bills associated with the apartment. Your donation of a gift card for any amount towards the total $500 due is greatly appreciated; thank you for your time and consideration.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
A mother and her two children ages 6 and 2 yrs old are experiencing a number of hardships due to escaping from an abusive husband/father. Due to the nature of the family's situation, mom does not have a cell phone and she does not have any transportation currently. We are asking for 2 unlimited ride bus passes for one month and a prepaid phone and minutes. The child will need a 31 day special ticket that is $31 and the mother will need a 31 day ticket that is $63. The links for you to be able to purchase these things are below. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$188
The Department of Human Services is working with a family that needs some help purchasing 4 air tags to help keep their 9 year old son at home and safe. The link to purchase these is listed below. Thank you!
Location: Manitou Springs, CO 80829-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$90
A mother and daughter have been evicted by the father and sought shelter. They identified an apartment and were able to get in right away. Mother is now 30 minutes away from her job and daughter's preschool. Mother is needing help with firsts month's rent so she can have a safe and secure place to live. Mother is starting over with new furniture and belongings around the holidays which has been a financial burden. If this need is met, she will have a roof over her and her daughter's head and can save money this month to afford rent in January 2024.
If this is picked up the lease can be provided for payment needs.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1217
We have a student that is living with a distant family member due to significant family challenges over the past year. The family member has a hard time supporting our student and isn't recieving any extra financial support to do so. Our student had some credit deficiencies last year with having a tumultuous home life, family refusing to bring her to school, and being in small living conditions with many siblings. She is working hard to graduate this year but has a lot of credits to make up online. We are requesting a lap top (or gift card to purchase the lap top) so that we can support her when she is at home, to work on obtaining the credits she needs to graduate. Thank you so much for your consideration!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #D49 Title Programs Team-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Help a family in need by providing a Christmas tree for them this year! Despite continuous challenges, this mom wants to make Christmas special for her kids. She is working so hard to support her children and make things as normal as possible this year. We would be so, so grateful to have a Christmas tree donation or a gift card to go get this family a tree. They are without transportation so they would need it delivered by either the donator or the school. Thank you SO much in advance!!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80910-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Harrison School District 2-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$80
This family is in need of some bus passes for the family as they continue to be without transportation. They have had a lot of obstacles this year including the death of a parent, eviction and their car being totaled. As the Winter Break comes up, they will need transportation even more when the kids are out of school. Thank you SO much for all of your help and support of our families!!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80910-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Harrison School District 2-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$156
Hello, a 19 year old female in the unaccompanied refugee minor foster care program is requesting a gently used laptop, or a gift card to help pay for a portion of a new laptop. This youth is currently enrolled in college. She will begin her college journey in the spring semester of 2024. This youth is also working full time and currently helping her four sisters with living expenses and hopes to save money to purchase Christmas gifts. We appreciate any assistance that may be offered. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80903-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Lutheran Family Services El Paso County-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$180
CASA has a case that has been open almost three years with five children on it. The children were removed due to parents' ongoing substance use and domestic violence. Four of the children live with maternal grandma and one child lives with a family friend. Both caregivers are struggling to provide groceries and food this time of year. Both use food pantries and other resources but it is not enough. CASA is request two- $200 gift cards to Walmart or King Soopers to help with food. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80903-County:El Paso-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- CASA of the Pikes Peak Region-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
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