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The mother is homeless and sometimes lives out of her car. Mother sees her children every other week unsupervised and needs assistance with gas money to see the children due to her having to drive a long distance. We are requesting $100 dollars for gas for one month's visit. A $100 could be broken down to two $50 dollar parts or four $25 parts.
Family has been living in the shelter for an extended time. Mother has been working very hard at getting an apartment and resources for her children. Family is moving out of the shelter and into an apartment on 9/21/22. Family is leaving the shelter with few items for their new apartment. Family would be appreciative of the help making their apartment a home.
I have an 11 year old who is in need of a Chrome Laptop, tablet or something of the matter to help her with her homework. Foster parents are not able to provide at this time and stated the child has homework at night that uses google classroom. She needs either a laptop, tablet or ipad that will be able to download the apps she will need for school.
I have two parents who are separated and need gas to make it to and from visits with their four children. The children are placed in two separate traditional foster homes and from where the homes are located as well as where the parents resides is a significant distance and they are struggling financially. This will allow them to see their children more often.
The family is currently involved in a Family Centered Services case to prevent potential intervention through the court system. The family is needing assistance with their utility bill to ease some of the financial strain they are experiencing as there are three children and the family has to get children to appointments throughout the week. The family's utility bill is currently $202 past due and any help would be greatly appreciated to alleviate one stressor in their lives.
Client in need includes natural mother and her two year old son. Natural mother is engaged in family time with her son and is dedicated to reunifying with him. However she does struggle with poverty and lack of transportation. She would love to attend her necessary treatment services but struggles finding a way to get there. Helping this mother with transportation via uber assistance would go a long way in ensuring she attends treatment which would assist her in reunifying with her son. Her and her son have a strong, loving bond so reunification for this case is key and lack of transportation right now is a major barrier.
Two foster children are entering new placement and are in need of a bunk bed, 2 mattresses, and bedding. The two teenage girls have moved around from home to home, and unfortunately do not have any sheets, blankets, pillows, or other bedding for themselves. The girls will be sharing a room with each other and would benefit from having a bunk bed (and mattresses) in order to save space.
A new foster parent, older in age, took placement of two teens who are infested with head lice. She is overwhelmed with all the washing and cleaning of the home. One child who has very thick hair has to have it professionally treated at the lice clinic, as well as have a haircut. This is a major expense, along with all the continuing of washing. They will receive a discount for having Soonercare.
Please help us strengthen this family. Grandmother has taken in three of her grandchildren. Grandmother is now taking on the responsibilities of getting the children to and from school, counseling, as well as other daily tasks required for the children to be in her home. She is currently two months behind on her car payment and in need of assistance to bring it current before her car is repossessed. Please bless this family!
I have 2 fosters that are in need of some size 4-5 pull ups please and wipes. They are 2 and 4 years of age and almost potty trained. Worker takes product to them very 2 weeks. Fosters have requested that OHS help them weekly. Worker is planning to take them some more by Sunday.
An adult sister has placement of her teenage sister and her biological 3-year-old daughter. Foster care payments have not started yet and the teen is eating a lot more and adding to the grocery and electric bills. Her current electric bill is $281. Any help with this older sister-turned-foster mom's electric bill would be a blessing for this family.
A foster family is in need of assistance with their electric bill. The foster parent is currently struggling with finances and has not been fully approved for foster care maintenance payments at this time. Any assistance would help this family maintain placement.
High Chair Needed for baby up to toddler years. Car Seat needed for 2 year old child. This is a non-traditional kinship that was approved. The home was willing to accept both children even though they were only approved for the newborn, so they don't have the needed items for the two year old.
Hello! I have a father who is in need of an assessment at DVIS! This father has fell on some hard times with his truck breaking down and losing his employment. Due to this he does not have the money for the initial assessment which is $95 dollars. I am in the process of getting him a bus pass but it would be extremely helpful if his assessment could be paid for as it is part of his service plan. If anyone is able to help out this Dad it would be much appreciated! Thank you!
My client is a single father who lives with his great grandmother and the grandmother has been paying all the bills while her grandson works his DHS case. His two, 2 year old twin children are in Trial Reunification with the father and he is a wonderful, loving father to his children. However, the father has struggled with maintaining employment. The great grandmother has supported him and the children for the past year and has run into financial struggles due to this. She has asked DHS for help with her rent this month. Her rent is $650. DHS is hoping two churches could split the cost and pay $325 each. This grandmother will do anything for her grandchildren. She is so embarrassed that she had to ask for help as she has always been able to pay her rent. Thank you in advance for helping this family.
Kinship foster family in need of support for new placement. This is will be her first time having children in the home and she has graciously opened her home to a 2 year old and newborn. This placement was last minute for this aunt and any support will help alleviate stress on her. Thank you in advance for your continued support for our families!
Newborn Babygirl-- 0-3 months
clothes, onesies, socks, jacket
blankets, burp clothes, baby bath towel, bath tub, diapers wipes
Car seat with stroller, crib and matteress, crib sheets
bottles for colic babies, formula, pacifier
2 year old boy. 3-4T clothes, size 7 diapers and 5/6 shoes
cardigans or jackets
baby nail clippers
Worker spoke with a biological mother who the department is working on reunifying a 15 year old child with her mother. Biological mother has done everything asked of her by the department which includes multiple UAs and services. All of this have been recommended and not court ordered. Biological mother is willing to do anything asked of her in order for her child to return home. She is needing additional assistance such as a dryer. Her dryer went out and she does not have the funds to buy another one. She is also needing a lock box and a medication divider. This is to help with her 15 year old daughter medication once she is placed in the home so that her daughter takes it as prescribed and not as any self- harm attempts like she has done in the past.
An adoptive foster home urgently needs assistance in converting a section of their garage into a bedroom. They are requesting the supplies as well as assistance with the labor. There are two custody children in the home who previously shared a bedroom but cannot continue to for safety reasons. There are no other viable sleeping arrangement options in the home. In order to continue with adoption of the two children, they need an 8x12 bedroom built for one of the children to sleep in.
This request is to provide back to school clothing assistance for two children. The children will be attending Tulsa Public Schools where they will need uniforms and potentially school shoes. The children are the following; 9 year old girl, size 8/9 shirt and 6/7 pants ; 7 year old boy, size 7/8 shirt and 6 pants. Both children were recently placed in trial reunification with their natural mother after almost two years of being in a foster home. The family would welcome any assistance whether it was through purchased clothing items or a gift card. We would welcome any amount of financial assistance for the newly reunified family.
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