Team Leader(s) Brittany Long, Andy Arends, Penny Mitchell
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A mother and her 2-month-old child will be evicted from their apartment this Wednesday, January 25th. The mother went to court two weeks ago to see if they could get an extension. The leasing agent told them they could do an extension, but the eviction would be on their record, or they would have to leave by this Wednesday, and they wouldn't put it on their record. Mom chose to leave by the 25th. When mom chose this option, she believed she had some prospects on a place to move into. Now none of those prospects are available. Mom has been contacting the shelters to see if they can stay there but as of now nothing is available. Requesting a hotel room for a week until she can figure something out.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64503-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- St. Joseph School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$450
I'm currently working with a family that the father just recently lost his job of 11 years and the mother does not work at this time, the child is diabetic and needs to be seen at Children's Mercy and the family does not have the funds for gas to make it to the child's appointments to make sure they are meeting his health needs and getting his insulin for his pump and to be shown how to work the child's pump correctly.
The family is also in need of some cups and silverware for their family to eat off of and drink out of as they do not have that right now.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64505-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$135
This child is a 10th grade student at webster and currently at Buchanan County Academy (BCA). She is getting ready to go on home passes and will be finishing up her program with BCA in the next 6-8 weeks. The juvenile officer indicated that she has to have a bed at home before she can start her home passes. Father shared he does not have the money to purchase her a new bed as they had a bed bug incident with her inviting friends over and friends bringing it in the child's bedroom. Father reported while she has been in BCA he has made sure to get rid of any and all furniture in the home that had bugs and used his money to clean the home. Father is a single parent and struggles to pay bills and is often late on utilities because he rotates the bills he pays each month so they don't get shut off. He reported he does not have the money to purchase her a new bed and really needs help so she is able to come home from BCA.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- St. Joseph School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$670
Two local children are in custody whose mother resides out of state. The mother is on a fixed income, so we are requesting a $50 gas card to assist with transportation to visits. The mother is engaged in the case and attends court.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
Who: Foster mom, kinship to the child, and the child, 13 years old.
Why: This kinship placement is working beautifully to keep the child safe, drug free and attending school. The child reports feeling cared for, safe and wanted in this placement.
The physical home of the family does not qualify for licensing. The three month of non-licensed kinship placement expired in December. The family is looking for a bigger home that will pass licensing, but cannot move until the lease expires in April. January - April will not provide the monthly maintenance payment for the care of the child. The family is NOT asking the child be removed, the Foster Mom is diligent in keeping the kiddo safe and wants her to remain in her home ,headed towards Guardianship. Money is tight and the stress of it is causing concern for the ability to have fuel to attend appointments, get back and forth to school and purchase healthy food. (Child is recovering from severe medical needs caused by drug use and on a high calorie diet including high protein items.)
This Foster Mom is proud and is uncomfortable accepting handouts. I do not want to embarrass her but do want to assure our kiddos has the nutrients she needs to successful heal as prescribed by her doctors while relieving some of the stress on the family each month until they can be licensed.
What: Request on behalf of the family; four $100 gift cards to Aldi, one for each month; January, February, March and April 2023
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64507-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
A young name is in need of a new futon. He has been offered a bed, but he prefers a futon for when he has friends over. The one that he currently has is broken. He is wanting one that is more comfortable like a bed as well. Getting this futon will allow for him to not only get a good night's rest, but it will also allow for him to socialize with his friends.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116-County:Clay-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
There is a 6 year old boy and a 9 month old infant girl.
The boy needs size 7/8 pants and the girl needs 18 month and 2T clothes.
Getting the children clothes will help the family's finances while they work to get back on their feet.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Single mom with one child. Mom recently was able to obtain a job but her car is having issues which could cause issues with her getting to work. She is also in need of a vacuum to help maintain clean floors.
Mom has a someone who can do the car repairs for $200.00 unless someone is willing to help out with their services instead of financially.
A family of 5 is currently in desperate need of financial assistance with an overdue electric bill ($3,700) and an $800 phone bill as soon as possible. They were staying with the wife's mother, but were recently told that only the children could stay. This forced the husband and wife to go back to an unlighted home, and they are currently living by candlelight (have been since Thursday 9/29). Both husband and wife are unemployed. The husband is interviewing this Wednesday, but the wife is currently awaiting medical clearance to start back at Amazon after an osteoarthritis flair up.
A single mom with an 8 year-old boy and 9 year-old girl coming out of homelessness after losing disability benefits and are in major need of funding for utility bills. Dad is an addict and not in the picture and uncle on dad's side is helping them get stable. They are staying in an empty house owned by a relative of the uncle and he is paying their rent for now but they are living with no furniture, water or electricity. There are past due balances and activation fees on the electric and water that need to be paid in order for them to be turned on, totaling almost $1500, but any amount helps! We are hoping the CarePortal community can contribute some funds to help get the utilities turned on for this family.
We previously helped this family with light bill from a CarePortal Request (53051) - a single mom of an 8 year-old girl with severe anxiety and seizures, and a 6 year old boy with a variety of medical issues leading to immobility, obesity and developmental delays. Mom works literally around the clock to provide all of the extra care they need, on top of having her own medical issues she is trying to address for the first time in years. Since the original request, we have been getting to know the family and providing additional items as needed. Mom is very sweet, thankful and responsible and it has been a joy to support them. She never wants to ask for help but recently shared that bathing her son at his size is very difficult and taxing for her, and that having a special showered and chair would be a huge help and relieve a lot of the stress around caring for her high-needs son. Additionally, their AC went out over the Summer so we are looking for funding for a window unit that was provided to them. Thank you for any help you can provide!
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To: New Life CityChurch's Church Needs Leader
I can provide shower chair and shower head. God Bless.
Community Responder. 1 year ago
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Window AC Unit
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