Request Details

Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
Normal Request
Who: Foster mom, kinship to the child, and the child, 13 years old. Why: This kinship placement is working beautifully to keep the child safe, drug free and attending school. The child reports feeling cared for, safe and wanted in this placement. The physical home of the family does not qualify for licensing. The three month of non-licensed kinship placement expired in December. The family is looking for a bigger home that will pass licensing, but cannot move until the lease expires in April. January - April will not provide the monthly maintenance payment for the care of the child. The family is NOT asking the child be removed, the Foster Mom is diligent in keeping the kiddo safe and wants her to remain in her home ,headed towards Guardianship. Money is tight and the stress of it is causing concern for the ability to have fuel to attend appointments, get back and forth to school and purchase healthy food. (Child is recovering from severe medical needs caused by drug use and on a high calorie diet including high protein items.) This Foster Mom is proud and is uncomfortable accepting handouts. I do not want to embarrass her but do want to assure our kiddos has the nutrients she needs to successful heal as prescribed by her doctors while relieving some of the stress on the family each month until they can be licensed. What: Request on behalf of the family; four $100 gift cards to Aldi, one for each month; January, February, March and April 2023
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64507 - County: Buchanan - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $400
This request is closed (church/careportal network responded and met the need)
2 Responses
Lanna: Wellspring can cover a gift card for January and February.
Wellspring Community Church. 1 month ago
Tonya: WPCC can provide the gift cards for March and April.
Wyatt Park Christian Church. 1 month ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Groceries (see description for details)
4 Item(s) Met in full!

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