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Father has been very consistent with the Court Ordered case plan. The father’s progress has demonstrated he is capable of changing his lifestyle. The court recently ordered overnight visits with the children. The Department is currently assessing father’s visits so that we can liberalize and release the children to father. Father is employed through a temp agency and has been consistent with his employer for about three months. Father currently resides in an outpatient housing program with another program roommate so the children would not be able to live there. Since the father is working a full-time job, he is trying to save money to find his own housing so that he can have a home for the children. Father has a suspended license due to unpaid DUI fees and DMV is asking him to pay $1400 and take classes to reinstate his license. He has a vehicle but is not able to drive it. This is challenging for him when trying to pick up kids since he has to find someone (pays them) to drive for him since he cannot drive. The children are very bonded with father and are very happy when they’re with him. He is very hands-on with the children. The social worker has talked to his program case manager and staff and everyone has nothing but positive things to say about this father and his successful progress. He is demonstrating that he is motivated to make a change in changing his lifestyle and any support would be helpful to assist him with reunifying with his children successfully.
Location: Long Beach, CA 90806-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Pomona-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1400
Please consider assisting this client and her two children, who are 7 and 2 years old. Household are immigrants to the US. They have lived in the US for one year and 3 months. Since residing in the US, the clients were living with partner’s family, but as of 6 months ago they began residing in a small studio space. The client’s family has been meeting their needs with her husband’s income, donations, and food banks. However, she expressed concerns with the clothing and shoes from the donations are not fitting properly on herself and her children. The family would be very appreciative of your generous donation as it would assist with improvement of their quality of life.
Please consider helping this family with their basic need for clothing and shoes as it will allow them to have proper clothing during the wintertime.
Location: San Pedro, CA 90731-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #April Parker Foundation-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
Mother is a single mother due to father getting deported about 5 years ago. Mother is unable to receive any government assistance due to both children being undocumented. She has little to no family support and only has an maternal great aunt who helps her in the afternoons with caring for youngest child. Mother works Tuesday-Friday from 3:00pm-9:00pm across the street from the home due to needing to also be close by due to maternal great aunt being elderly. Mother does not have a working refrigerator and is using a mini one to store all her food, she is unable to purchase anything due to her very limited income. Currently they are unable to store much in the fridge due to it being extremely small. Mother is also struggling with buying groceries and on occasions goes to food banks to obtain food.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90063-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Belvedere-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1060
A single mom working to reunify with her 5 children is in need of another pack and play to be able to be fully prepared to start her upcoming overnights. Mom has 2 sets of twins, 11 old girls, 1 year old twins 1 boy and girl and a 4 year old boy.
If possible a bike for mom to be able to get back and forth to work in the meantime would be super helpful, if possible.
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
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).
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
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
I am currently working with a single mother of six children. Family went through a rapid relocation and were only able to retrieve clothing items and small personal necessities from previous home. Mother recently received placement into a new home, but unfortunately due to rapid changes mother does not have funds to purchase twin beds for her children. Parent is in need of four twin beds and a twin bunk bed. Due to current status, children sleep on an inflatable mattress on the floor. Mother hopes to receive beds during the holidays to bring a sense of joy into her children's life's after these difficult times. Mother is working on utilities and additional furniture for their house. Receiving four twin beds and bunk bed would help mother with additional support in stability. The help will provide another level of comfort and support for the mother and family. Receiving beds will assist family to have a safe and warm bed during these cold nights and will help the house feel like a home to them. Thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting this family, any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90037-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1105
Single mother of three is in need of a case of diapers size 4, a case of wipes and toilet paper. Mother is struggling financially and is doing as best she can. Perhaps a $50.00 gift card for groceries would help mother with food for the holidays. Mother completed her case plan, and the children are at home.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90004-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$120
Working with a parent who is part of the DCFS workload, the worker reached out for a bit of assistance with his mother's situation. We helped create a plan that ensured the mother/minor's safety and well-being. The family is currently homeless and living in their car. Mother has stage two cancer and custody of her children. DCFS is currently in the process of securing stable housing for the mother. However, it will be two more weeks before the family can move into their home. As a result, the worker reached out for assistance in any way she needed, such as paying for a hotel room. DCFS is able to provided coverage for a week. And we are wondering if someone might be able to cover the second week which would be 11/28/2023 through 12/05/2023. The cost is $99 per night, a total cost of $693 for 7 nights. She is currently at the Bellflower.
Location: Bellflower, CA 90706-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Del Aire Community Development-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$693
A foster youth caring for her toddler and baby is moving out of her home into a new home. She is doing well and needing a toddler bed, toddler mattress, and toy organizer that will fit in her new smaller space. She is Spanish speaking
Mattress for bed
This family has been participating in the SHIELDS Family Preservation program since September 2023. The mother of two small children are requesting assistance with the purchase of a highchair, a walker, and a large toilet training seat. The 10-month-old infant was born prematurely, so he is developmentally delayed. A highchair would benefit him in being able to sit and learn how to feed himself. Additionally, a walker would benefit the infant in being able to strengthen his leg muscles, as he prepares to learn how to walk. Lastly, a large toilet training seat is being requested for the 2-year-old toddler, as she is overweight and unable to fit in a standard toilet training seat.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90001-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Shields For Families-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$160
We are asking for support for a mother who will be reunifying with her two twin infants. Mother is in need of a crib and mattress. Mother is moving into transitional housing and will stay there for at least the next 6-months. The mother has made excellent progress in her case plan and having the appropriate furniture to care for the child is a key for her to reunify. Mother has been able to acquire one crib and mattress, but she needs another one since she has twins.
Location: Whittier, CA 90604-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$230
We are requesting assistance for our client who is a young mother of two. This family has just secured housing after being homeless for 6 months. As a part of her transition, she has to initiate an account for her utilities. Because this is her first place and she has no established credit she needs to provide a deposit which she was not prepared for. We are asking for financial assistance to help this family get utilities activated in their new home.
Location: Burbank, CA 91505-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Children's Law Center-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
Hello, I am making this request for a family of 9. This family recently reunited and the Department is working on stabilizing the family. The mother was provided housing by the Family Reunification Program, and is in great need with assistance to furnish the home. Previously, the mother and the children were living with the maternal grandmother, which was causing a lot of discomfort, due to there being a large amount of people living in the home. The children have stated they are thrilled to be living in a home for themselves, and are looking forward to making their new home, feel like home. The mother is currently employed, but is only making enough to support the children and additional bills. The children's ages include: 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 5. The mother is hopeful she can have a large sectional couch, in order to be able to sit the children during family time.
A child that is five has been reunified with his father. He and the father sleep in the same room. The father is currently rebuilding his life as he now sleeps in a twin bed. The family is requesting a toddler bed and mattress for the youth so he and the father can sleep comfortably.
This is a CRITICAL situation. I have a family who is being evicted from their home today, November 21, 2023. The mother reported receiving an eviction notice. The mother informed the landlord of mold in the home and refused to pay the rent because the landlord has not repaired the mold in the home. The mother and her two children are currently moving out of the home. The family has no available supports to provide shelter. I have referred the family to Bringing Families Home but this may take some time. Wraparound team is unable to provide Emergency shelter because they also need time to put in the referral. Assisting with emergency shelter until she can receive assistance is crucial to the children’s safety and wellbeing to ensure they have a roof over their heads and a warm place to sleep, especially considering the drop in temperature. One of the children has mental health issues, which can be exacerbated with this current instability. Any help is greatly appreciated. Please advise.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90001-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS LA Vermont Corridor-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
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