The Rock Of KC

12750 N Winan Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64163
Team Leader(s) Melissa McFarland, Chasey Geran, Jessica Geran
Partner in the Platte County Community

Open Requests

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Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
2
Critical Request
We are working with a family that could use a hand up at this time. Mom had emergency gallbladder surgery, resulting in 3 weeks off work recovering without pay. Dad also recently took a cut in pay, so this family is struggling financially. They are currently $447.31 past due on their electric bill. This is causing the family a lot of stress, as keeping the electricity on is critical in preventing the removal of their child from the home. Any amount toward this need would be greatly appreciated and will be a preventative measure to avoid the disruption of this well-bonded family unit.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66106 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $447
No Responses
Needs 3 Needs / $447 to go!
Utility bill
$149 out of $149 still needed
Utility bill
$149 out of $149 still needed
Utility bill
$149 out of $149 still needed
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
4
Normal Request
Children’s Division is requesting assistance for a relative that is caring for 2 children on a safety plan. The children are currently staying with a relative, but is needing some assistance with Daycare while the children are in their home. The relative is paying $200 a week total for the children in daycare, while they work. The children were placed in their home as part of an emergency safety plan, therefore the relative was not accepting to provide for daycare on short notice. If the need is met this would help the relative financially until further arrangements can be made, along with Children’s Division and the family coming up with a more permanent solution
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152 - County: Platte - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $400
2 Responses
Tracey: Northside Christian will put 200 towards this need. Please let me know how to proceed.
Northside Christian Church. 1 day ago
Janet: Restore can also do $200 to help with childcare
Restore Community Church - Park Hill. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Daycare help
$400 Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
2
Critical Request
Grandmother and homeless grandson need financial help for motel to stay together. This will keep grandson from going into foster care.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66112 - County: Leavenworth - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $393
1 Responses
An Anonymous Responder: I can cover it. KG
Christ Community - Olathe. 7 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Rent Assistance
$393 Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
5
Critical Need
Single mom with 4 children is in critical need of a place to stay. She has triplets that are 6 months old and an 18th month old as well. She is getting out of a domestic abuse situation and will be out by the end of this week. She is a strong mother who is looking to turn her life around and get herself in a position to take care of herself and her children. We are looking to move her into a home that is very suitable for what will be best for her and her children. In order to do this, she is needing help to pay the rent. She has not been able to work due to the chaos that has been taking place. Paying the rent will allow her to move into this home and transition into this new life she has been hoping for.
Location: , MO 64109 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 4 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1300
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $1300 to go!
Rent Assistance
$1300 out of $1300 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
5
Critical Need
Single mom with 4 children is needing assistance in paying rent. She has gotten behind because she has not been able to work due to her mother being in the hospital and then having to stay at home once she was out to take care of her. She is living paycheck to paycheck and needing help to get back on her feet. She is a great mother who is trying to take care of her children to the best of her abilities. Helping pay her rent would allow her to continue to take care of the needs of her children, like paying for food and other important necessities.
Location: , MO 64109 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 4 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $3122
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $3122 to go!
Rent Assistance
$3122 out of $3122 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
5
Critical Need
Mother and father with their 3 children (ages 7 months, 7 years, and 5 years old) moved to Kansas City from Houston recently and are homeless. We have been keeping them in a hotel for the past week and we are needing to extend their stay for an additional week so they have more time to figure out their next move. The parents are very dedicated in trying to figure out work and a living situation so they can go about and take care of their 3 children. We would love to bless them with another hotel stay for a week, and would appreciate any help!
Location: , MO 64109 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1140
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $1140 to go!
Hotel Stay
$1140 out of $1140 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
5
High Urgency Request
Need 6 gallons of white paint A family who is currently working to improve the living conditions of their home to ensure ongoing safety and wellbeing of all children in the home. They need 6 gallons of white paint
Location: Kansas City, KS 66104 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #KS- DCF - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $350
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $350 to go!
6 gallons of white paint
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
4
Normal Request
A family consisting of four ( two kids aged 4 and 6) want help with cleaning their home. The father was very tearful and asking for support/help. Assisting with this need will allow a fresh start for the family. The family is requesting trash bags, a mop, disinfectant and magic erasers (the little ones have colored on several walls and appliances).
Location: Dearborn, MO 64439 - County: Platte - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $30
4 Responses
Jan: i can buy supplies, how can i get them to you?
First Baptist Church. 2 days ago
Stephanie D.: The DiPasquale Moore Law Firm would like to meet this need.
DiPasquale Moore Law Firm. 1 day ago
Lisa: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Christ's Church KC, Community Lead Church. 2 hours ago
Lisa: Thank you for your generosity! We will get items to the family!
Christ's Church KC, Community Lead Church. 2 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Supplies
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
2
Critical Request
A relative placement of a 5 month old girl has had her electricity disconnected and needs assistance to help turn it back on. Her minimum payment is $5.04, there is a $30.00 reconnect fee, and $60.00 to keep her from getting disconnected again for one month. KVC has recently assisted her in obtaining WIC to assist with formula which will help her to be able to pay her bills to maintain placement. Any assistance is much appreciated.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66111 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS- KVC - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
1 Responses
Lawrence: I can pay the electricity bill
Christ Community Leawood Campus. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$100 Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
2
Normal Request
I am working with a single mother and child who are on the path to recovery. The mom is a army veteran and has suffered severe trauma from her deployments. She was without her daughter for some time but they have worked hard to be reunited. Her daughter is also diagnosed with very serious and specific mental health concerns that require a counselor with very specific skills. We were able to find this counselor but it requires a 2 hour drive (both ways) each week and the mother is on disability through the military so has a limited income. We would like to be able to provide her with a $200 gas card to help her get back and forth without causing a huge strain to her budget due to current gas prices. Any amount would be helpful and very much appreciated! Thank you for considering this request and for all you do in our community to strength our families and support workers like me!
Location: Leavenworth, KS 66048 - County: Leavenworth - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $200
1 Responses
Sheila: $120 has been received for this request so far
Sacred Heart-St. Casimir Parish. 2 days ago
Needs 1 Need / $80 to go!
Gas Card
$80 out of $200 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
4
Normal Request
Single mother of 11, 7, and 5 –year-old works full-time but still struggles to provide needs for herself and children. IIS is requesting the following items to assist the family: -Small window unit/air conditioner for upstairs (location of children’s bedrooms) -Queen size mattress and box spring (family has the frame) -7 year old BOY clothing: shorts/pants (size 1), shoes/sandals & socks (size 1), XS underwear , small shirts/tanktops *summer clothes preferred but some jeans/pants acceptable for school. -5 year old GIRL clothing: Size 5-7 girls shirts, shorts, & pants, and size 12 girls shoes/sandals -Unscented Dove soap, hair de-tangler, and bath toys for ages 3+ The family is in severe poverty and cannot afford summer fun/activities but would benefit from the following: -Admission to one of St. Joseph’s pools (Krug Park is most convenient) -Admission to Belt Bowl for bowling, lazer tag, Etc. *Family would appreciate any entertainment opportunities! VBS, Children’s church events, Day camps, Etc.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64505 - County: Buchanan - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1080
No Responses
Needs 5 Needs / $1080 to go!
Window AC Unit
1 out of 1 items still needed
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description for details)
2 out of 2 items still needed
Family Bowling
$130 out of $130 still needed
Queen Mattress & Box Spring
$500 out of $500 still needed
Family Pool Admission
$40 out of $40 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
Normal Request
Mother has a two year child who has severe special needs; he recently had G Tube Insertion procedure so he can eat more efficiently. He has trouble maintaining necessary weight so he is involved in multiple clinics at Children's Mercy Hospital and usually has two or more appts per week at CMH. He recently was accepted into Ability KC Pre School which means he will go to Ability KC Pre School each weekday for Occupational and Physical Therapy and care each day. He has medical diagnoses of Periventricular Leukomalacia, Brain Disease- death or damage or softening of the white matter the inner part of the brain which transmits information.... and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia., Chronic Lung Disease of Premature Babies. The parents are responsible for getting the child to Ability KC Pre School each day. The Ability KC Pre School is a prestigious program that kids have to qualify for based on their medical needs and disabilities. The automobile that the mother has access to at this time does not belong to her and it is not running well. Mother is afraid that the car will break down soon, and she has no control over the owner of the car who is prone to leave the home and not return so she can take her son to appointments.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64117 - County: Clay - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1500
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $1500 to go!
Vehicle
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
1
Normal Request
This child has recently finally found a wonderful placement to live with who adores her and wants the best for her. This placement wants to include the child in everything that they do as a family. The whole kinship family had purchased season passes to Worlds of Fun before the child came to live with them. The family doesn’t want to leave her behind when they use their passes, but they can’t afford to purchase a season pass for her. The family is asking for assistance to purchase a season pass for the child who is new to their household so that they can all go and enjoy Worlds of Fun together.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $110
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $110 to go!
Worlds of Fun season pass
$110 out of $110 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
2
Normal Request
I am currently working with a teen that has started a lot of different services for mental and medical health. With multiple appointments and gas prices, there as been an increase in the cost of travel for the mother that she was not expecting with her income. I am asking for a donation (of any amount) to go toward a gas card to help the family afford the gas for transportation to and from these multiple weekly appointments. Thank you for considering this request and for all your support in our community. I am amazed as the support our cases receive through CarePortal and cannot thank all of you enough for stepping up to help us work with families to achieve their goals!
Location: Kansas City, KS 66101 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #KS-DCCCA - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $200
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $200 to go!
Gas Card
$200 out of $200 still needed
Help improve a child's safety/well-being
5
Critical Need
Mother and father with their 3 children (ages 7 months, 7, and 5) moved to Kansas City from Houston recently and are homeless. The job he came here for fell through. With this extreme heat going on, we are trying our best to keep them in a cool, safe living environment. We are looking to have them stay at a hotel for a couple nights until we can come up with a long term plan for this family. By helping them with a hotel stay, we can allow them time to figure out their next move. We would also love to help them with groceries and other necessary items!
Location: , MO 64109 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1468
2 Responses
Erika: Icare will fund this
ICARE VILLAGE OF HOPE. 1 week ago
An Anonymous Responder: We can cover the groceries.
Community Responder. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Hotel Stay
$968 Met in full!
Groceries (see description for details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
4
Critical Request
Family with 2 kids. The entire family had COVID-19. The family lost jobs and housing due to these events. We have secured the family housing and helped the gather secure a good job with the post office that will carry his family’s bills on going. The family is in need of rental assistance until his checks become regular. They are truly grateful to be out of the hotel and into a home. Any assistance provided will be greatly appreciated!!!
Location: Kansas City, KS 66109 - County: Wyandotte - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #KS-Made Men, Inc. - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1750
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $1750 to go!
Rent Assistance
$1750 out of $1750 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Normal Request
Single mom is need of a washer and dryer for her home.
Location: Holt, MO 64048 - County: Clinton - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $960
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $960 to go!
Washer
1 out of 1 items still needed
Dryer
1 out of 1 items still needed
Stabilize Housing Insecurity
6
High Urgency Need
A family of 6 is struggling to pay their rent this month due to a recent increase in other expenses. There are 4 children, 3 boys ages 14, 7, 1, and 1 girl age 6. They need assistance with food, clothing, and this month's rent. They have paid all the rest of their bills. Dad is the only one working so their budget is tight. Mom does not speak english as they have only been in the US from Guatemala for just a year. The children sizes are 14-16 boys, 7-8 boys, 18 months boy, and 6X girls. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Location: , MO 64128 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 4 - Adults Served: 2 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1648
4 Responses
Erika: Icare will pay for groceries
ICARE VILLAGE OF HOPE. 3 weeks ago
Erika: Icare can take care of the clothing as well
ICARE VILLAGE OF HOPE. 3 weeks ago
Nicole: Evangel Church can fund $500 of rent assistance. Are there a couple of churches that could contribute $100 or $150 to complete this need?
Community Responder. 1 week ago
Maddie: World Harvest was able to help with the shoes!
World Harvest Ministries. 6 days ago
Needs 1 Need / $500 to go!
Rent Assistance
$500 out of $1000 still needed
Groceries (see description for details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description for details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Shoes
4 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
4
Normal Need
We responded to a CarePortal request for this family back in September. Bio family had just reintegrated with their two female children ages 5 and 4 and were needing help with rent and two dressers. We were able to connect on both of the needs and met this sweet family in person to deliver the items. Soon after, a car battery installation was needed and before we even had a chance to have one of our volunteers get over there to help, dad had already taken care of it himself. They have a strong desire to be independent. We have been staying in touch with them and they recently let us know that the vehicle had broken down for good. Thankfully, they have another car they can use if the past due payment on it is made. They are able to afford the monthly payments on their own, they just need help getting caught up. Any amount is appreciated and will help get them closer to self-sufficiency again.
Location: , MO 66106 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $503
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $503 to go!
Car Payment
$503 out of $503 still needed
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
2
High Urgency Request
Platte county has an infant in foster care who has been placed with their grandmother. The Grandmother is working to get licensed as a relative provider so she can continue to have the infant in her home. Grandma does not currently have car insurance and this is needed for licensure. Grandma is unable to get this started due to financial barriers. If she is unable to get car insurance, she may not be able to continue as placement for her grandchild. She states that if the first two months are covered, than she will be able to keep it going. She has called around and the amount needed for the first two months of coverage is $235.00.
Location: Platte City, MO 64079 - County: Platte - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $235
2 Responses
Melissa: Please let me know how to get this paid. :)
The Rock Of KC. 1 month ago
Susan: Please let the grandmother know about the SPEAC Food Pantry. This may help with her expenses. If she calls(###) ###-#### and tells them she was referred by Care Portal, they can likely set her up for groceries. Additionally, SPEAC is having a drive-thru event on Sat May 21 from 9-11am at the Parkville Presbyterian Church 819 Main St (lower level off 9 highway). All are welcome at the drive-thru event (while supplies last).
Parkville Presbyterian Church. 1 month ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Car Insurance
$235 Met in full!
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Response Team Stats

Responders
31
Responses
65
Requests met
49
Children served
113
Economic impact
$38,027