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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
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.
The client is a single mother, 64 years old caregiver raising her 3 nephews, ages 16, 15 and 12. The client is working with the YMCA Kinship Support Program to access ongoing resources but is currently in need of two twin beds with mattresses. The caregiver is having financial struggles and she only has money for basic needs. When this need is met, client will be able to provide adequate bedding for the children.
Location: San Diego, CA 92113-County:San Diego-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$820
The client is a single mother who recently ended her relationship with the father due to ongoing domestic violence. The mother is strong a resilient. To continue to ensure her child's safety, the mother would like to purchase cameras to place in her window to provide further surveillance for her home until she can move to a new apartment, however, she currently does not have the funds for the expense. As such, I am requesting Target/Walmart/Amazon gift cards to assist the mother with the cost of cameras.
Location: Anaheim, CA 92802-County:Orange-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
3 Siblings are grieving the lost of their mother who passed away on November 11th due to surgery complications. The eldest is 20 yrs old and taking the responsibility of the other siblings sister 16yrs old. and bother 13yrs old. They are in need during this season, gas for the car to run errands and groceries so they can have food during this school / holiday break. They have been invited for thanksgiving dinner with mothers friends. She has a utility bill that is due in a week. The 20yr old has been thrown into adulthood and is accepting the responsibility to keep her siblings together. The funeral services will be in Syracuse, NY which is where they are from. They have decided they want to remain in California as they have lived here for the last 15yrs. Please pray for the family ....
A single Dad has been working diligently, and has been for years, to have his 3 children (ages 11, 10, and 9) returned to his care. Dad is paralyzed from the neck down, wheelchair bound, due to a spinal cord injury he sustained in 2014. He was living in Nevada when his children were removed from their mother's care due to her involvement in a violent relationship with her boyfriend. As soon as he could, Dad and his support network (his mother and sister) relocated to California in hopes of reunifying the family. Unfortunately, due to the COVID19 pandemic, he could not secure stable housing. He maintained close contact with the children, while living in motels or staying with various relatives. He was finally able to secure stable housing and has a 2-bderoom apartment. PGM lives close by and is a significant support to the family. He and the kids have been enjoying weekend visits at the home. The kids and Dad want nothing more than to be able to be together, especially since the Holidays are approaching. Dad has overcome so many obstacles. The family needs bunk beds and 2 dressers in order for the kids to be placed with Dad.
A low-income father was recently displaced from his apartment and is renting a small bedroom with his two children. The father is under Family Maintenance services and has been participating accordingly. The father has recently fractured his foot from a work related injury and is out of work for the time being, making his finances tight and he is now in need of further assistance. The father is in need of a compact studio apartment sized refrigerator (not a mini fridge) in order to accommodate the groceries and needs of his children. The father is also in need of any financial assistance being offered in any form, such as gas gift cards or groceries and grocery gift cards. Any assistance is much appreciated.
Location: Santa Ana, CA 92707-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1160
The family recently had their children returned to them. They have three children. They are need of a bunk bed (new or used) for the two older children and a pack and play style crib/bed for the baby. The children will have reliable beds and the pack and play will make things easier for the mother.
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-County:Riverside-Children Served: 3-Agency: #CA- Riverside DPSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$470
A family was recently reunified, and mother spent all of her resources in order to obtain and apartment to get her children returned. However, she is currently in need of a refrigerator as the one she was gifted recently broke, and she cannot afford to purchase another one. It is important that she has a refrigerator in order to meet the needs of her children and be able to store and prepare food. A refrigerator would greatly impact this family by helping the mother to meet her children's needs and keep this family together. The mother has worked hard to get her children returned, but all of her resources are currently going to rent, utilities, and basic necessities. A refrigerator could help the children from reentering care by allowing the mother to meet her children's needs. Your help is greatly appreciated to help keep this family together and help this single mother care for her children. Thank you for your help and consideration.
Location: Hemet, CA 92543-County:Riverside-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CA- San Bernardino CFS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$960
City Net outreach organization is preparing to house a family of six who were formerly homeless. Four children, (2) two-year-olds and (2) 1 year olds. are in need of a number of items.
Other items needed are basic items like owels, etc.
Location: San Jacinto, CA 92581-County:Riverside-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #City of San Jacinto HARP-Disaster Relief: COVID19-Estimated Value:$1150
This is a kinship placement that began when this young girl was 8 months old. Her mother was 16yrs old and could not imagine being a teen mother. So this grandmother has been in a shelter with her grandmother for almost 1year. Grandmother was approved for an housing program , Housing Key! This provision provided her with the approval for a 2 bedroom townhouse. She has absolutely nothing to go in the home. The 16 yr old child is an excellent student and has not allowed these challenges to stop her from excelling in school. They assistance will allow them to have a fresh restart and enjoy her junior year of high school. Grandmother is so grateful to be out of the shelter and ready for her new home.
The client is a single parent in her late 40s caring for her 15yo bio-son and her 4yo daughter (who is biologically considered a Non-Related-Extended-Family-Member). While the client does receive a little financial assistance/help around the house from her long-term best friend/roommate, the client has been raising her daughter since she was just a few months old with no official financial assistance. Though the client is looking into applying for CalWORKs, those funds wouldn’t kick in for a least another few months. Since raising her, the client has co-slept with her daughter. While this has worked in the past, as her daughter continues to grow, the client has been hoping to get her, her own “big-girl” bed. Ideally the client would like a Twin sized bed/mattress so that it will continue to fit her daughter as she grows. The family is also requesting a $150 gift card to Target if possible. Those funds would go towards bedding and pillow for the daughter, as well as other household needs—hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, etc. The client has expressed her gratitude with whatever assistance the family is able to get.
Location: El Cajon, CA 92019-County:San Diego-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$560
Single mother, veteran, struggling financially due to job loss. Mother has two children in high school. Mother cannot pay the rent this month, plays catch up every month and can't get ahead. Rent is $2200. She has $1000 and is short $1200. Any help would be appreciated.
Location: Temecula, CA 92591-County:Riverside-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #RCOE - Temecula Valley Unified School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1200
The client is a single mother, 48 years old caregiver raising her 2 cousins, ages 6 and 3. Client is working with the YMCA Kinship Support Program to access ongoing resources, but is currently in need of a $200 gift card for Walmart in order to purchase groceries and other basic needs items. Caregiver is out of work right now because she had a work injury. When this need is met, client will be able to provide food and basic needs for her cousins.
Location: San Diego, CA 92102-County:San Diego-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A mother has recently reunified with her two daughters, ages 4 and 2 by successfully by meeting her case plan goals after substantiated allegations of substance abuse during her last pregnancy. The mother is requesting car seats for the children. Mother currently takes the bus to get around using County-issued bus passes. However, the mother would like to travel to events with her daughters via car but is in need of car seats. When the mother travels around for her support services, the mother would like having a stroller wagon so both girls can sit in the stroller and can rest if needed. The mother recently moved into a new apartment and received bunk beds from a community agency. The mother is in need of a comforter so the girls are able to sleep comfortably.
Location: Santa Ana, CA 92701-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$729
Our youth has transitioned out of foster care and needs immediate assistance for hard goods. The youth has been exceptional at working hard to keep their employment during this transition. We have assisted the youth in securing, appropriate and affordable housing for their budget. However, the youth is now in need of a bed, dresser and refrigerator for their new home. Thank you for your assistance
Location: Ontario, CA 91762-County:San Bernardino-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CA- San Bernardino CFS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
I have a student that has a difficult family relationship and he is currently living with a friend (per guardian's knowledge). Student is having difficulties with consistent transportation. Student is in need of a bus pass.
Location: Perris, CA 92570-County:Riverside-Children Served: 1-Agency: #RCOE - Perris Union High School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$90
Small family, Mother and her two teenage sons, have been residing in a domestic violence shelter and were finally able to secure a safe apartment. They are in need of basic furniture as they have none and are starting over. This furniture will ensure the family can ease back into independence and strengthen their family unit.
Location: Huntington Beach, CA 92648-County:Orange-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$515
Our agency is working with a single mother of 2 14 and 7 years of age. The family is facing eviction. The mother has come up with $4,000.00 of the 6,200.00 that is needed. The Landlord would not except partial payment. The mother is asking for some assistance with the rent. We as an agency are reaching out trying to get her all the help she needs so her and her sons will not end up homeless.
Location: Ontario, CA 91764-County:San Bernardino-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #PCS Family Services, Inc.-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
A single mother who is a sole provider for 5 children ages 15, 14, 11, 5, and 4. Mom needs assistance with bunk beds for the children. Mom just moved into her home recently and she is currently working to provide for her family. The mother has already used available resources to obtain furniture for their new home.
Location: San Bernardino, CA 92410-County:San Bernardino-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CA- San Bernardino CFS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
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