3609 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, Missouri 64014
Team Leader(s) Jessica Latta, Amy Bartlett
Partner in the Eastern Jackson County Community
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A working single mother of two, who's a client of our agency, desperately needs to purchase a reliable used car. She had a car, but it needs repairs that she can't afford and that cost more than the car is worth. She can put down as much as $1,500 but needs her monthly payment to be between $200 and $300. Her credit is not good because her ex-husband racked up some debts, then disappeared and literally left her holding the bag.
Looking for resources who can help her find a reliable car ASAP. She needs to purchase it within a week.
Single mother of three needs help with her phone and internet. Mother is escaping her neighborhood and abuser and needs to maintain her phone and internet so she can work her at home job so she can keep her children with her. Children all have severe behavioral issues. The new environment would allow them to get more regular treatment. Mother has gotten behind on her bills due to children's severe behavior.
Ms. Draudt is currently set to move to Lee's Summit this week (11/06/2023). She is able to maintain her provider at her new address but needs to pay back her past due bills.
Location: Grain Valley, MO 64029-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$283
Foster child suffering from significant childhood trauma acted out and destroyed foster dad's home. Foster dad is willing to keep child and work with him but is in need of assistance to repair the damages done.
He has priced two new doors which would be around $500, give or take.
Floor is damaged as well, which has been priced around $375.
Please help preserve this foster placement.
Location: Blue Springs, MO 64015-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$875
A family is needing two upright dressers as theirs is falling apart, and the drawers are unusable. The family could use some storage totes or organizational shelfing/drawers to help organize the home. The home is very small and clutters so having things organized would help save space. This family is working towards reunification and have started a trajectory to get their child back in the home. Any help would be a blessing as this family is on a strict budget and could benefit from these items.
Four older youth siblings entered care due to physical and sexual abuse. They were placed with their older brother and his fiancé. They recently moved into a bigger house to accommodate all of the children and are in need of some furniture.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$420
I work with a family who has a child with complex medical needs. The 4 boys were on 2 bunk beds, but both of the bunk beds have broken and are not safe for all 4 boys to sleep. Therefore, currently 2 of the boys are sleeping on the floor. The single mother is asking for assistance purchasing 2 new bunk bed sets. The ones she had were wood and she believes metal would be a better fit for their needs. I saw several twin over twin metal bunk beds for around $150 each.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
A family of 6 needs help. There are 4 children aged 2-12 who need beds. Three of the four are currently sleeping on spring mattresses that have numerous holes in them one of the mattresses is on the floor and children rotate who gets to sleep on that bed since none of the children want to. The 2-year-old does not have a bed. They sleep in a pack and play that is broken. The family recently got denied food stamps. Therefore, they are struggling to keep adequate amount of food. The children all have reported they are low on food.
The children will be so happy to have fresh bedding.
A family of 6 needs help. There are 4 children aged 2-12 who need beds. Three of the four are currently sleeping on spring mattresses that have numerous holes in them one of the mattresses is on the floor and children rotate who gets to sleep on that bed since none of the children want to. The 2-year-old does not have a bed. They sleep in a pack and play that is broken. The children will be over the moon if they all are able to get a good night's sleep with fresh bedding.
A request for beds has been put in for this family.
This child/family is in need of financial assistance in funding the child’s tuition. The father shares that once he’s caught up on the past due tuition for the child, he’ll maintain the weekly cost as he recently started a new job. This child is not only missing school, but he’s missing out on his daily learning opportunities & his social interactions with his friends. The child has continued sharing his wishes to return to school.
Once the tuition is paid in full, the child is unable to return, leaving dad at risk of unemployment. Please consider helping this family! Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
This is a blended family with seven kids and two adults. The family has had struggles with lice, bed bugs, and fleas. They were instructed to throw away all the beds in the home. Now all seven kids are sleeping with blankets on the floor. The kiddos in the home range in ages from 9 years old to 15 years old. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. The family isn't picky and is willing to take new or used mattresses sizes twin, full, or queen.
Mother and father had twins 4 months ago that were born extremely premature. Unfortunately, the parents experienced the loss of patient’s twin sibling shortly after birth. Their only child remains admitted to the hospital, where she has been since birth while she continues to work on breathing and feeding needs. It is not only difficult to have a newborn admitted to the hospital, but to have another one of your children not survive is unfathomable.
This experience has caused even additional hardship for this family. Parents work in the helping profession, so finances have been tight. Both parents returned to work, but due to the stress of the situation mother has had to take some time off work to ensure she is able to be the best parent she can be when baby comes home. Once baby comes home, mother would like to take an additional 6 weeks off work so she can bond and have a true maternity leave experience. This will be unpaid leave for her.
While mother is at home for those 6 weeks, they are at risk of not having enough money to cover their rent. As such, parents would benefit from having the help of at least $1000, which will help cover 2 months’ rent so mother can spend some time at home bonding.
If family can’t get help, mother will have to continue working when patient first comes home, which is heart wrenching for any new parent.
Any help would be great to help family out and I know they will be truly appreciated by them.
This is a two parent family who has struggled for years trying to meet adequate housing requirements. They have a lot of needs, but if we could get help with a few specific things, it will prevent further required action from Children's Division.
The floors of the home are plywood. They are in the need of Kilz to use on the floors and some walls. The family has tried to rid the home of roaches on their own with no success. An exterminator may be too expensive, but we're looking for an extermination of roaches if possible. Updated on November 16, 2023 by an Agency Worker Family still in need.
A single mom with two children who is on disability due to the fact that she has shunts in her brain and will be having her 9th brain surgery soon. She cannot work due to this. They are in need of 1 full-size and 1 twin-size mattress AND bed frames. They also need some bedding for these beds. The girl is 17 years old and could use some full-size bedding (not pink) and the boy age 12 is the twin size and likes gaming themes. Please let me know if you can assist with this request. Thank you! Updated on October 27, 2023 by an Agency Worker Single mom with two kids who relies on disability and cannot work due to a neurological condition that relies on shunts in the brain; her ninth brain surgery will be happening soon. With rent going up, making rent payments has become difficult, and the family is worried with winter approaching. Anything helps!
Location: Independence, MO 64056-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$620
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From the request, it was mentioned that the 12 yr old boy is in need of a twin bed. I have a member at my church who has a twin bed and box spring in good condition that she would like to donate to someone who needs it. Would this family be interested?
I am working with a local family that is in need of assistance with a vehicle repair. Their primary vehicle had the air compressor go out in their car; which affects the cabin air intake, and power steering so it is not able to be driven. They requested a quote for the repair, and it will cost about $2,000. The family is aware that this is an expensive repair and is asking for any kind of assistance to cover part of the bill or help with performing the repair. The family has a child that is in need of medical care and reliable transportation is very important for this family!
Location: Lathrop, MO 64465-County:Clinton-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Lathrop R-II School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2000
A single mom with two children who is on disability due to the fact that she has shunts in her brain and will be having her 9th brain surgery soon. She cannot work due to this. They are in need of 1 full-size and 1 twin-size mattress AND bed frames. They also need some bedding for these beds. The girl is 17 years old and could use some full-size bedding (not pink) and the boy age 12 is the twin size and likes gaming themes. Please let me know if you can assist with this request. Thank you!
Location: Independence, MO 64056-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$815
I have a full bed frame, twin bed frame, twin bed mattress & box spring, plus bedding for both available and would love to help this family. Let me know where to bring those items. I could deliver one evening this week. Thanks!
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