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14 year old teen girl in foster care has recently been able to reunite with her sisters (E, 11 and R, 12), stepdad, and step-grandmother! The grandmother has been the primary caregiver to E & R, as well as her own sister who has been sick. The grandmother also lost her son recently. Despite all the grief, the grandmother has enthusiastically accepted the 14 year old into her home, but is concerned about keeping up with bills as well as providing a good Christmas. We are looking for Christmas decorations, gift cards, and teen girl items.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$800
A mother who has been dedicated to reunifying with her four children is facing some very hard times. The mother was able to find reliable transportation and housing, however with her not being employed at the moment, she is high risk of losing her vehicle due to outstanding balance. The mother has been involved in medical appointments and any educational decision making. This family is close to reunification; however the mother is struggling to pay bills since her recent injury. The mother has tried to keep her bills paid to ensure she has proper housing for herself and for the children. At this time, the financial request would be towards the mother's car payment, which also allows for the mother to visit with her children consistently.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
Mom and son, 2 yrs, does not have a car and isn't working enough hours to pay for transportation to get to the places needed. Mom had to chose between transportation and rent and chose to pay rent. In preparation for getting custody, mom had paid her rent ahead and saved up to be a month and a half ahead because she knew she wouldn't have day care and would need to apply for assistance so she could go back to work full time. At that time she was working Full Time for Burger King and attending online school. She is now working for Wendy's part time and has gotten her certificate from online schooling.
Mom has been working to improve her life situation and has been a role model, regularly attending 12-step sobriety meetings and is the house president in her Oxford Home. She also was provided a trip to Washington DC for a national Oxford convention paid for by Oxford this last October. She also got her certificate as a Clinical Medical Asst. 10-31-23. She has nearly successfully graduated from SFM Substance Abuse Out Patient Services with a month to finish.
Multiple resources in the community have been explored to help fill in for this mother and son. A few items needed are:
Dillon's Gift Card for Groceries
Rent Assistance to Oxford House for 3 weeks at $130 per week
Assistance with transportation for mom for appointments as needed if someone would like to donate time and resources to transport.
Thank you for your consideration in helping this mother and child!
Mom regained custody of S, age 2, in Sept. of 2023. She did not have his birth certificate and SS card to apply for assistance and is still struggling to get SNAP, TNF, & daycare assistance. She has progressively been working to try and get the documentation and continuously running into roadblocks in the process. Mom's job has her down to 9 hours per week. She doesn't have any family in the area to assist her. She did have her best friend from childhood baby sitting for her to try and get more hours but that friend was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer and had surgery on 12-4-23. Mom has been getting some assistance from Jessica's Diaper Depot for diapers. She is not able to apply for the Salvation Army Angel Tree as they require a social security card. Mom just needs a hand up to get further up in her goals and some assistance getting some needed winter wear and Christmas presents for little man.
Baby Items requested --
New or gently used:
Winter coat for boy size 24m-2T
Winter clothes for boy Size 24m-2T
Winter boots size 5 for a 2 year old boy
Diapers size 5 unscented baby wipes
Christmas toys: S loves Little People and Coco Mellon
Children Division is assisting a family who has faced some housing hardships with their home conditions and had to throw clothing away for the children. Mom has no income and can not afford to replace the children's clothes for school and everyday wear. The children in this family need school uniforms and warm winter clothes with undergarments. This family also asks for eight storage bins to store the new clothes to prevent them from getting ruined. The children in the home can attend school with clean clothes by meeting this need. Thank you in advance for meeting this need.
13-Year-old boy: Shoe size: 18, Shirt size: XXL
Pants: 40x32, Underwear: XL Socks & coat
10-Year-old Girl: Shoe size: 5 Clothes size: 14 girls
8-year-old girl: Clothing size:14 Shoe size: 9
Location: Kansas City, MO 64128-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Good afternoon. I am requesting community assistance to help support an older youth on my caseload currently in the care of the MO Children's Division. At this time, My youth is needing financial assistance to help with vehicle repairs. My youth is in need of $360 + Tax to help with replacing an Accelerator Pedal and clean Throttle Body in her 2008 Chevy Impala. There is also a hub bearing growling/hum noise that changes with speed that needs to be addressed. The estimated cost is $360 plus tax to address these issues. My youth's car has broken down once already and had to pay almost $800 in repairs. My youth's job requires her to have stable transportation for work and I am worried her car may break down again if these issues are not addressed. My youth plans to seel her car and finance a newer one once these repairs are made.
Any financial assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a blessed day!!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64111-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$360
Mother who has just moved to Kansas City from Honduras about 6 weeks ago. She has just welcomed a new child but has no supplies for baby. Mom is expecting to discharge from the hospital today and is need of a car seat to leave the hospital. Thank you for your assistance in advance.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64127-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$160
Woman with three sons (ages 10, 4, 2) employed and recently separated from domestically physically violent spouse who breaks boundaries of the instated protection order. Woman is living temporarily with her mother until her own housing unit becomes available on 12/17/23. All furnishings are in place and available in the new house with the exception of a full size refrigerator.
Woman needs a full size fully operable refrigerator for her to store and protect food in need of freezing and refrigeration for herself and the three children.
DCF has multiple families that struggle during this time to provide small children with gifts during Christmas. The agency would like to provide a small gift of $20-$25 gift cards to Walmart or Target to help families in need buy children gifts for Christmas.
Two children (Boy age 9 and Girl age 8) are living with their biological grandparents after their previous adoptive home fell through. The grandparents are doing a wonderful job of taking care of the kids and getting them the supports and services they need. The children's school is offering a holiday day camp while school is out of session for the Christmas holiday. The family would like financial assistance getting them enrolled so that the elderly grandparents can keep the children in their routine as much as possible for the children's mental health. The program has a $75 enrollment fee per child, and a cost of $30/day/child. This would total to $450 for the two children for the 5 day program.
Location: Bonner Springs, KS 66012-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$450
2-month-old baby boy who has been in the NICU since birth, discharging home on Wednesday (12/06) with complex medical needs and significant medical equipment (feeding tube/pump; suction machine; cough assist). Family already has a stroller (double stroller) but this stroller is not safe for baby due to positioning needs. The family has been encouraged to obtain either a carseat with bassinet attachment (and bottom shelf for equipment) or a wagon to help transport baby. Any help in obtaining this item that family was not expecting to have to need is greatly appreciated. Please reach me at(###) ###-#### to discuss plans for assistance.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
I work with a family at our school who is a single parent and is employeed and just barely making ends meet. Their bank account information was stollen last week and she is in crisis trying to pay her bills. Her car tag fee is one bill she cannot pay and they are expired by a few weeks and she is worried she will get in trouble. She relies on her vehicle to get her children to school and to drive to her job. The amount of the tags is $245. If anyone is able to help this family, they have a lot on their plate and this would enable the mom to prioritize other bills and expenses this holiday. Thank you for considering!
Family ( mother, father, and their 7 years old and 3 year old child), need assistance paying for their hotel where they have been staying at since becoming homeless. the family does try and work but father recently lost his job. Family will have no income until the first of November and they need to pay for another week or they will be on the street. Family and their workers have explored hotel vouchers, homeless shelters, and any family assistance but so far they have not come up with any. amount below will cover a week, by which time, they will have income on the 1st of December. hotel is the Super 8 by Wyndham Lees Summit.
We are coming to you with an immediate need regarding a mother who is unable to pay her phone bill. This is a more immediate need because mom is currently unstable and needs to have access to her phone to reach out for mental health support if needed. She is engaged with our adult services and is slowing engaging due to severe anxiety, issues related to parenting a child who struggles with severe emotional disturbance and an abusive husband she is trying to separate she and her children from. For her safety she is in need of $110 to pay her phone bill before it is shut off. We are hoping you may have a donor interested in helping this mother. Thank you for your quick responses to the needs of those we serve. You’re blessing many lives!
This family is in need of items for their home. The mother has been able to not work due to maternity leave and needs items from her home; she has been trying to maintain the bills and the home with the little income that she has until she is able to work. She has made huge progress over the past six years despite going through tough times and has really shown significant progress with the program during my time with her. I have noticed there are things that the home needs when being there for visits with the family, along with looking over the rooms. The mother has recently moved into this apartment and really started with nothing. The home has maintained staying clean, and I would like to get Mom a few items so she does not have the financial burden of trying to come up with money while parenting three young children (including a newborn). I hope you can help me. This would greatly be appreciated by the family!
See the identified needed items, which would include a high chair, beds for the kids, dressers, clothes, etc.
The sizes for the family include :
Girl #1- size 4/5 or S
Girl #2 - 3T
Boy- 0-3months, 3-6 months
Diapers are size 6
The family is also in need of curtain rods and curtains for the home, if possible, since there are a lot of windows within the apartment- 84-inch curtains and adjustable curtain rods.
Thank you so much for considering to help!
Location: Independence, MO 64056-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1635
I am a Foster Care Case Manager and I have a 24-year-old woman who is foster placement for her 14-year-old niece. She was unexpectedly brought into this position, and she is in need of a full-size bed frame for her niece as she is currently sleeping on a bed on the ground.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64145-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$235
Good afternoon! I have an 18 yr old youth currently in the custody of the MO children's Division that I am working with to help her transition to adulthood. To that end I am requesting community assistance to help my youth pay off her current phone bill so she can get off her parents plan and get her own phone plan. For context, My youth is currently in a transitional living program and has her own apartment in Jackson County. She has a job and is working on transitioning to living independently without assistance from others.
At this time, My youth has a phone but her phone plan is still on her parents. The parents themselves are homeless, and not financially dependable to pay the family plan (despite my youth paying her end each month). This has resulted in my youth losing service numerous times due to her parents being unable to pay the entire phone bill. My youth does not have internet in her apartment, and she needs reliable phone service to request stay in communication with me, request ubers, and have a lifeline in case of emergency. Currently only $400 remains to pay off her phone. Once she has this, she will be able to go to phone store with her parents and pay the remainder of her phone which will allow her to switch service providers. My youth plans to switch to mint mobile.
My youth's phone is currently off so any assistance to help support this youth would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
m, 14 yr old, only has a pair of slides for shoes that she is wearing with socks in this cold weather. She also has no winter coat and is only wearing a light jacket in this cold cold weather. Her shoes size 8 and a winter coat size 2XL. She does not have a permanent placement at this time.
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