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A teen youth that has been in care for a significant amount of time is working towards building independent living skills and would like to be able to access professionals and build responsibility. He has requested assistance getting a monitored cell phone equipped with safety and parental controls. He is not currently able to work due to his complete new independent tasks such as walking to the park alone, participating in new activities, and building accountability. This youth has goals to become more healthy, develop positive boundaries, and reconnect with informal supports to help build his support network while he is in care. The link to review and purchase is below. Thank you for your consideration
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80907-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
The department is working with a family that will be kicked out of their grandma's place on November 30th, where two kids were residing with their mom. Mom of the kids is unable to start applying for places to live until 7 days after they will be kicked out from their grandmothers home due to need the 6th pay stub. The mom and the two kids are in need of a place to stay until they can apply for a new apartment. We are asking for some gift cards to provide the family a safe and temporary place to live for the time being. With the gift cards, mom can pay for a hotel for 7-10days. Thank you all for your generosity! It is highly appreciated by the family. The family is looking for a safe place to live until they transition to their new home.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
The department is involved with a single mother who is requesting assistance with a deposit on an apartment. This will aid the children in returning home!
The mother is fully engaged with her team and actively working through her treatment plan. She has 3 children 13 year old (F), 12 year old (F), and 2 year old (M).She is currently working for a company that is putting her on the schedule 2 days per week and actively donating plasma two times a week to make ends meet. She has a new job lined up to begin 12/7/2023 with a pay raise and full time hours to cover the cost of rent and any bills associated with the apartment. Your donation of a gift card for any amount towards the total $500 due is greatly appreciated; thank you for your time and consideration.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
A mother and her two children ages 6 and 2 yrs old are experiencing a number of hardships due to escaping from an abusive husband/father. Due to the nature of the family's situation, mom does not have a cell phone and she does not have any transportation currently. We are asking for 2 unlimited ride bus passes for one month and a prepaid phone and minutes. The child will need a 31 day special ticket that is $31 and the mother will need a 31 day ticket that is $63. The links for you to be able to purchase these things are below. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$188
A mother and daughter have been evicted by the father and sought shelter. They identified an apartment and were able to get in right away. Mother is now 30 minutes away from her job and daughter's preschool. Mother is needing help with firsts month's rent so she can have a safe and secure place to live. Mother is starting over with new furniture and belongings around the holidays which has been a financial burden. If this need is met, she will have a roof over her and her daughter's head and can save money this month to afford rent in January 2024.
If this is picked up the lease can be provided for payment needs.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1217
We have a student that is living with a distant family member due to significant family challenges over the past year. The family member has a hard time supporting our student and isn't recieving any extra financial support to do so. Our student had some credit deficiencies last year with having a tumultuous home life, family refusing to bring her to school, and being in small living conditions with many siblings. She is working hard to graduate this year but has a lot of credits to make up online. We are requesting a lap top (or gift card to purchase the lap top) so that we can support her when she is at home, to work on obtaining the credits she needs to graduate. Thank you so much for your consideration!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #D49 Title Programs Team-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Help a family in need by providing a Christmas tree for them this year! Despite continuous challenges, this mom wants to make Christmas special for her kids. She is working so hard to support her children and make things as normal as possible this year. We would be so, so grateful to have a Christmas tree donation or a gift card to go get this family a tree. They are without transportation so they would need it delivered by either the donator or the school. Thank you SO much in advance!!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80910-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Harrison School District 2-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$80
This family is in need of some bus passes for the family as they continue to be without transportation. They have had a lot of obstacles this year including the death of a parent, eviction and their car being totaled. As the Winter Break comes up, they will need transportation even more when the kids are out of school. Thank you SO much for all of your help and support of our families!!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80910-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Harrison School District 2-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$156
Hello, a 19 year old female in the unaccompanied refugee minor foster care program is requesting a gently used laptop, or a gift card to help pay for a portion of a new laptop. This youth is currently enrolled in college. She will begin her college journey in the spring semester of 2024. This youth is also working full time and currently helping her four sisters with living expenses and hopes to save money to purchase Christmas gifts. We appreciate any assistance that may be offered. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80903-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Lutheran Family Services El Paso County-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$180
CASA has a case that has been open almost three years with five children on it. The children were removed due to parents' ongoing substance use and domestic violence. Four of the children live with maternal grandma and one child lives with a family friend. Both caregivers are struggling to provide groceries and food this time of year. Both use food pantries and other resources but it is not enough. CASA is request two- $200 gift cards to Walmart or King Soopers to help with food. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80903-County:El Paso-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- CASA of the Pikes Peak Region-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
We have a single mom to four children. She is currently working two jobs to help ends meet; however this is still not enough for the family to get by. One of her kiddos who is a full-time high school student has started a job to help pay for some of the bills. When mom is at her night job, the same student is in charge of caring for the other kids in the house (dinner, bathtime, bedtime, etc). We have been able to rearrange the student's schedule to accommodate her need to work and help watch her sibling's at home. However, this new schedule means more online classes and the family is currently without internet or the ability to purchase a computer for the online work. She needs these resources in order to stay on track for graduation. Any help that you can provide this student would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #D49 Title Programs Team-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A youth in the emancipation program has requested a gift card for Christmas/his birthday. He is currently working toward his independent living goals and is residing in a host home. He has no ongoing communication with his birth family and all of his support comes from his professionals and host home provider. He struggles with following social queues and has very limited informal supports. He has recently found some stability with his host home. His primary goal is to become a chef. This year, he has been able to begin his first job, finish high school, and complete driving school.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80907-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
We'd be delighted to contribute towards a portion of his gift card, with the hope that our support aids him in achieving his goals. Additionally, we are eager to assist by sending a care package to the agency to have you all give to him in support of him as he ages out. Please contact us via email if this arrangement is feasible.
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A biological mother is requesting a YMCA membership so that she can have her weekly parenting time with her daughter out in the community. A YMCA membership would allow for this mother and her daughter to swim and play basketball together during their visits. Their time together would be more fun and meaningful. The child already has a membership. We are asking for a 4 month membership for now. Thank you! We checked YMCA's website and the join fee is waved for adults right now!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80909-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
15 yo female is placed in a kin like placement. At this time she has one end of the basement as her room, the area does not have a wall or a door. The family has 4 other children living in the home and this is the only appropriate space for the child to have her own space. A family friend who is a contractor is willing to put up a wall and door for the child to have their own privacy and is donating their labor but are requesting the $500 in materials to be covered. This would help to preserve this placement as a long term permanency option for this young woman. Requesting a $500 gift card to Lowes or Home Depot to purchase the materials.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80909-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
The department is working with a family and all kids were removed from moms care. Mom is currently homeless and trying to get back on her feet. In order for mom to get caught up financially, she will need help paying for a hotel room at Laquinta for one month. We are asking for gift cards to pay for this. With a stable place to live we are hoping mom is able to get back on her feet and take steps towards reunification with her kids. She is greatly appreciative of any help. Thank you! Mom priced out how much it would cost to stay in this hotel, and with taxes it is just under $2000. Thank you for your consideration
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2000
A primary caregiver needs assistance with paying rent for next month, December. She has fallen ill and cannot work due to the illness. She is supported by family members, but at this time they cannot assist her with rent.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$650
This mother is navigating becoming the only parent in the home, with her 3 children. She works full time. This mother is in need of a gas card, as a family member is her only form of transportation currently and cannot afford to transport for free. The family car was wrecked in a hit in run, at no fault of the family. The children enjoy visits with their father, and the gas card will ensure mother can get the children to visits to keep the family bond strong. The mother also needs the gas card to ensure she can secure rides to pick up her kids from school everyday, also.
Gas card- $100
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
The department is working with a fostered youth who is currently in foster care. Currently the youth has no way of being able to pay for a monthly phone bill while attending school full-time. She has a phone she just needs gift cards to pay for a monthly service, once she gets established with either T-Mobile or Cricket. The youths phone is how they stay in contact with supports outside the foster home that keeps them going. Thank you all for your generosity! It is highly appreciated by the youth.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
The department is working with a kin--like placement who is trying to provide for their youth. The family is struggling financially and is asking for some assistance for gas cards to ensure the youth is able to attend school and important appointments. The kinship placement is in Peyton and the child attends school in Colorado Springs. The family does not want to see the youth negatively impacted by not being able to attend school regularly and appointments that help the youth a great deal. The family greatly appreciates any help. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
This family has an infestation/cockroach problem and they don't have enough money to get the house sprayed. There are many members of this family residing in this mobile home and there are also 4 children residing in the home and the grandparents are now their legal providers. Grandparents reported that they have sprayed, set traps, and have done what they can to get rid of the bug infestation but they have been unsuccessful in getting rid of them on their own. The cockroaches are getting into the food and crawling all over their mobile home, and it scares the children. In order for the children to be healthy, eat well, and for the infestation not to spread in the mobile home area, the house will need to be professionally sprayed multiple times. Also, Grandfather wants to get rid of all the items, junk which has accumulated in the house and the yard. A big trash bin is needed in order to get rid of all the junk where the cockroaches also accumulate. Grandfather will coordinate the fees with his trash company and he will make the arrangements with pest control. Gift cards to pay for this, is what the family is asking for. Thank you and God bless!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916-County:El Paso-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 4-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
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