I am currently working with a single teen mom (17) who is in the process of reunifying with her almost two year old son. This teen mom has had to face many obstacles as she worked hard to get her son back into her care. She is currently a full time high school student and is unable to work due to child's medical needs (needs 24 hour care) Therefore, money is tight. Now that she is ready to reunify, she is just missing a couple of things. One of those things being a stroller. This stroller will help mom and baby go on walks and also come in handy for all of the child's medical appointments as he has many appointments due to his medical conditions. A stroller will give mom the mobility she needs. Thank you!
Location: Independence, MO 64050-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$75
We have a first-time mom of a 7 week old baby who needs help learning to drive. She has a driver's permit and has taken a class on the written portion of the driving test before, but could not afford driving lessons and her parents are unwilling to help her because she chose to parent her baby. She will have access to her boyfriend's car to borrow to get to/from work and to run errands once she has her driver's license. We are looking for a church or one of its members to come along side her and either pay for driving lessons through a driving school or take her driving to get enough practice to test. The cost of this request will be dependent on how it is filled, but could cost up to the $150 range if filled by paying for driving lessons.
Location: Corpus Christi, TX 78415-County:Nueces-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #TX- Pregnancy Center of Coastal Bend-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
Mom works full-time at a hotel and is trying to provide to the best of her ability for her family. M (16-yr-old male), K (15-yr-old male), B (12-yr-old male), J (11-yr-old male), and K (4-yr-old male), and mom do not have beds to sleep in and we would love them to feel more at home by being able to rest at night. They also need help with some furniture please because theirs was falling apart and was no longer usable. Thank you for any new or gently used items that you can help with. We appreciate your help so much and are very grateful to you.
We have a sibling set of children who is in need of a new bunk bed as their current bed is broken. The caregiver continues to provide the children with a stable, safe and nurturing home environment. The CSW would like to support the caregiver as she takes on the challenges of caring for the children by providing new bunk beds for the children. We are requesting a Twin over Full Bunk Bed (the top bed is twin and the bottom bed is full) along with the twin and full mattress.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90043-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS-LA Wateridge-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$775
A 10 year old girl was just removed from her mother due to the mother's unmanaged mental health and her inappropriate behaviors toward the child. She is quiet and scared, but placed with relatives who are happy to have her. She only came with a few outfits and the relatives are asking for help with clothes and hygiene products. She wears size 10 clothes and size 4 shoes. She is in need of hygiene items such as deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, lotion, etc. Thank you.
The children are currently placed in foster care. The mother identified a family friend as a potential placement option, the court asked for CSW to asses and replace the children by 10/3/22. The foster caregiver has been a family friend for over 10 years and the children share a relationship with the other children in the home. This caregiver is willing to monitor visits and transport the children to school should the children be placed with her. DCFS is requesting a bunk bed so that the home can be approved for a capacity increase. The room will be shared with two other children which is why bunk beds are the only option. By providing the family with bunk beds the children will suffer less trauma as the caregiver has already fostered a relationship with the children. The children also feel comfortable and trust the caregiver. By providing a twin mattresses DCFS will be able to place the children with this caregiver which will minimize the amount of trauma children go through after they are removed from their parents.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90022-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Agency: #DCFS-LA Belvedere-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
A family is in need of assistance to pay there rent. If rent is not paid by the end of September then the family is at risk for being evicted. Mother recently just lost her job so they have solely been living off fathers income. There is two adults in the home and 4 young children. By helping out with this rent payment, the family would be able to remain in there home and the children would be able to attend school regularly without any worries.
Mother and the father were living together and there was domestic violence after a severe incident of domestic violence mother up and left with the child and left everything behind Mother was in a shelter and they transitioned her to permanent housing. Mother is in school and has cal fresh. Mother is unable to really work due to her court ordered requirements and the child is regional center and she has a lot of appointments. the family is using most of the cal fresh money to eat out daily which is not healthy for her and the child. Family is in need of a refrigerator and a stove.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90044-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS LA Vermont Corridor-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1680
The Youth is 15 years old. He was recently released from Juvenile Hall. The child has endured many hardships including traveling to the United States unaccompanied and not being able to return home to his home Country. Due to the Youths difficult upbringing and adjusting to a new Country, he has had difficulty adjusting to the culture in the United States and following his caregiver’s rules. In an effort to provide the minor with a long-term placement, the Department has worked diligently with the family members to identify any potential caregivers. The minor has an aunt who has been working hard to become The Youths foster parent. The Youths aunt made the effort to move in to a bigger home so that the youth could live with her. Now that The Youths aunt is moving to a bigger home, and is ready to care for him, she does not have enough money to buy him a bed, mattress and bedding. Without a bed, the youth would not be able to move in with his aunt and would have to be placed in a shelter.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90062-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #DCFS LA Vermont Corridor-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$565
I am working with a bio family with whom we have reunified 3 of the 5 children and are on track to reunify all by the end of this year. Parents have made huge strides in getting better housing, purchasing and maintaining a vehicle, meeting the needs of their children educationally (requiring multiple trips a week to the school of origin even after moving across the city to maintain connections) and so much more. The mother stays home and the father is a long haul trucker, and they have been working on paying down debt and improving their credit scores. Mother has asked for some assistance this week with groceries due to father needing to miss work to attend appointments for reunification purposes. I am requesting a walmart gift card for groceries to sustain the family until next payday (2 weeks).