Team Leader(s) Brittany Long, Andy Arends, Penny Mitchell
Partner in the Buchanan Co Community
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A family, mom (21) and dad (21), and their three children (5,1,10 months) could greatly benefit from CarePortal's help. Dad works full time and mom is currently working on completing her high school diploma while caring for the children at home. This worker had a home visit last month and when asked where everyone sleeps in their new rental home, the mom disclosed their oldest child 5 (male) is sleeping on the couch and does not have his own bed in the home.
This family also recently lost access to transportation affecting Dad getting to work every day. Mom shared that while she was driving over a hill in their 2011 Buick she hit a brick and it tore a large hole in the transmission. Any help from a car repair shop or funds to go towards a transmission repair would be life-changing for this hard-working family.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #YWCA of St. Joseph-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$465
Single mother of two who lives with extended family would benefit from 2 window AC units.
There are a total of two children and four adults in the home.
The family unit would benefit from cleaning supplies to maintain the home’s sanitary living conditions.
The mother would benefit from a small amount of personal hygiene products including 3 toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant and a razor for her legs.
Rat traps for the home.
With AC units and cleaner home, the children should have better sleep and better overall mental health improvement. All people in the home would benefit from living in a clean, cooler home.
2 window AC units
Carpet fresh, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Dish Soap, Liquid Laundry Soap, Vacuum Cleaner,
4 towels, wash cloths, and hand towels.
Female Razor, Deodorant.
3 toothbrushes and toothpaste
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64507-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 4-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
A new mother needs a pack and play for her newborn. She is currently using an old pack and play that is very soiled and unable to be cleaned. This need being met will help provide a clean and safe space for this newborn.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$65
Single mom with hip issues, making it hard to walk. She is having trouble keeping her house clean. She has to borrows a vacuum from people. Also the upstairs toilet needs new pluming in the tank. (I don't know what its called. Like the flapper and the ball.) Thank you
I have a single mother that is on disability and her child is currently at a facility in Kansas City and ready for discharge. Parent's car is currently unable to make the drive but she does have a family friend that is willing to drive her down if she can provide gas money. We are really just trying to get this child home with her mother so that we can move forward with outpatient therapy for the family.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
A mother and her one year old son have just moved to St. Joseph and are staying with the grandmother. They need assistance with a crib. Providing them with a crib would provide them with more financial resources.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64505-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
A smart & vibrant 10- year old has been placed in the care of her aunt for the past two years. During that time her aunt has taken her in to her home and provided her with a safe, loving and stable home. Her aunt moved into a better neighborhood and school district to provide her niece a better lifestyle. Shortly after moving the aunt lost her job and is now struggling to make ends meet. She has gone through all of the steps to take guardianship of this youth & is awaiting guardianship any day now. The youth is in need of some things that the aunt is unable to provide at this time. She is in need of some summer clothing, girls size 10 tops & shorts, women's shoes size 6.5. or 7 tennis shoes. If you are able to help out with this need it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Single mother of two needs help with securing two new bedroom doors for her room and her son's room. The daughter suffers from mental health issues. Mother and son need to have working doors that can be securely locked from the inside to provide them peace of mind and safety. The doors and installation are needed.
A single mother(20- years -old) and her two daughters (2-year-olds and 5- months- old) moved out of a family member's home and into their own place. Mom works full-time and has been able to independently furnish almost the whole house, but a few items are still needed. The family is in need of a microwave, washer and dryer. Mom would be very grateful for any help.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64506-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #YWCA of St. Joseph-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1140
A family of four, mother (20), father(20), and their two sons ( 3, and 9 months old) moved into a new home. During a home visit, last week this worker witnessed the home was very bare with only two lawn chairs in their living room. Mom and Dad both work full time and recently were scammed out of 800 dollars in April of 2023 by a fake landlord promising them a property that did not actually exist. This family would be so grateful for any help to furnish their new home. The most needed items are a couch, twin size bed for their son ( he is currently sleeping on a toddler bed that is on the floor), and a microwave.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64506-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #YWCA of St. Joseph-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$765
Single mother of a two-year-old who receives no support from child's dad. She recently had to put her mother on hospice and her dad had emergency surgery. She was working at MWSU until she missed too much work taking care of her dad. She has checked several resources, but none were able to help because she is not working. It is hard for her to ask for help, but she is facing eviction. She owes 1,714.00. She is going to check about getting on housing but that won't help with her eviction.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64506-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- St. Joseph School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1714
There is a family that have four children four and under that have been having issues with housing and the current residence where they live. They need cleaning supplies to improve their residence so the family can stay together.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64505-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 3-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
A family is in need of items to help maintain their home and keep it clean. They need a vacuum, broom, mop,2 outdoor garbage bins, toy boxes and organizational shelves, and plastic sheets for the beds.
This mother was working 2 jobs while pregnant and trying to save up before giving birth. Her son came early though and was very premature. She has stopped working to be with him at the hospital and is attempting to breastfeed him since that is best for all babies but especially premature babies, but she now cannot afford her rent. She will likely be off for at least 8 weeks. Her rent is $1,300.00.
The mother may be able to return to work after 8 weeks to maintain her livelihood, but in the meantime needs extra support since she had tried to plan for this event and the baby had other ideas about when to be born Updated on May 10, 2023 by an Agency Worker Mom now has an eviction notice with a baby about to come home from the NICU and this request is even more urgent. Help would allow this baby to go home with his mother.
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