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A single mother raising two children has been facing difficulties finding work because of health issues and not being able to drive. She's reaching out for help to get a new mattress and box spring for her family. However, just mattresses will work fine as well. The family's current beds are almost a decade old, falling apart, and were hand-me downs. On top of that, the mother deals with Psoriasis and Arthritis, and her pain has been worsening because her bed doesn't provide enough support.
Unfortunately, the family hasn't had success getting help from local resources for beds. They urgently need a Queen-sized bed and two twin-sized beds.
If they could get assistance with this, it would greatly improve their sleep, relieve the discomfort of sleeping on worn-out beds, and ease the stress the mother feels from struggling to find suitable beds for her family.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64132-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Phoenix Family-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
A family is in need of immediate food resources, the family has tried to call food banks and community resources but has not had success. We are looking for gift cards to grocery stores or assistance with boxed food.
Location: Independence, MO 64050-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Jackson County Public Health-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
A mother that has recently reunified with her daughters just had her lights turned off and needs assistance with getting her electricity turned back on. Thankfully her heat is powered by natural gas, but she and the kids need to be able to use power to cook and do homework. Mom is struggling to figure out how to turn on her lights and pay rent for December, when her next pay check doesn't come until 12/10. Any assistance for this family would be greatly appreciated. With it being winter and the holidays, most assistance options have been pretty well exhausted.
DCCCA is currently working with two teen mothers who are in critical need of baby monitors. One of them has a 13-day old, beautiful baby and she is a teen mom that could benefit from having a monitor to effectively care and attend to her sweet baby girl. Unfortunately, this teen mom is a migrant who came with no family and has no support. Our second momma has multiple babies who are in need of constant monitoring as they are now fast and tend to wander around. Keeping them safe is important and necessary. Please consider helping these beautiful children and young moms. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you for reading and God bless you!
This request is for a sibling group of 3 that have been in care for over 4 years due to parental drug use and mental health issues. They are currently placed with an aunt and uncle in KS that are going to adopt them. This family already has 3 children of their own. Unfortunately since taking on the other 3 children they have been struggling financially. They are requesting help with groceries so we are requesting a Wal-Mart gift card to allow them to purchase food for their family.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64108-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A bio dad that recently found out he had a son, and is going to soon reintegrate the 1 year old home to him. Dad has never had a baby before and needs some basic items to get his son home to him. Dad did not know about his son and was not expecting a baby to come live with him and so soon. So any and all baby items are needed.
Location: Kansas City, KS 66104-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$650
Large family consisting of 7 children, is in need of financial resources. Two of the seven children are medically fragile infants (twins) as they were born prematurely. One of the babies has not been home in its nearly year long lifespan, and the other has been hospitalized multiple times. Any contributions will be used to help the family pay for rent and utilities. Needing assistance by the 4th in order to avoid eviction. Thank you so much!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64130-County:Jackson-Children Served: 7-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2400
Older youth, age 19, rents her own apartment. Youth's rent is $1500.00. She recently became ill and was hospitalized for a brief period of time causing her to miss several days from work. The youth's rent is due on December 1st. She needs financial assistance for her rent payment. The youth reports to have 50% of the rent payment saved.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$750
Family ( mother, father, and their 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 night by tomorrow 11/28/2023 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.
Family ( mother, father, and their 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 night by tomorrow 11/25/2023 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.
Mother is on a THV with her 2 year old son She has made lots of progress of the year and has stable housing and is drug free. Her son is growing quickly and unfortunately all the clothes she was given he has out grown, or he just only has 3 pairs of socks for example. I asked Mom send me a list of the clothing she needs for her son. this is the list, 10-15 pairs of 2t socks, 4 pairs of 3t jeans, 4 pairs of 3t sweats, 4 pairs of 3t hoodies, 4-5 shirts sized 3t, a winter coat, snow boots, 2 sweaters 3t, and 2 pairs of tennis shoes size 6. I have went upon myself and research how much each of these things would cost at Walmart. Socks are $19.99 for a 12 pack, Jeans are $15 a pair, sweats and hoodies we can do bundles a matching set for $12.53 for the hoodie and sweats or $20.76 for a three pack of sweats or $11.98 for one hoodie, Shirts $17.92 for a 4 pack, winter coat is $23.98, snow boost size 6 are $28.99, tennis shoes size black neutral pair $16.87 colorful pair $18.44, and sweaters would be $11.64 each. After calculating it all up the total was $279.80. I'm asking for $300 for Mom for any extra taxes or fees and to make sure her son can get everything he needs. I will accompany her on the clothing hall so we make sure we get the right items priced on this form.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
This family is trying to find housing for the rest of the month until December 1st where they have a plan for where they are going to live until they get stable housing of their own. They are living in a hotel and have it paid up until the 25th but need assistance trying to get the hotel paid for until December 1st. The family has a plan to get themselves in a position to be stable but needs this assistance to make their plan happen. They get paid on the 1st of the month and have a plan to get stable housing and a cheap car with this money. If this family can make it until December 1st in the hotel they will be able to get a car and stable housing.
Location: Lees Summit, MO 64086-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
One of the children on my caseload is being disrupted on and will need to move placements by December 20th, the child would like to move with her older sister and brother in law, who would also like to have her but they are needing to get a bigger place to make this happen they currently only have a one bedroom , they have found a new place in which the deposit is 700 but they would also have to break their lease and pay 1410 they are needing assistance with getting these paid even if it is not the whole 2100, but at least the deposit would be okay
Location: Kansas City, KS 66102-County:Wyandotte-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #KS-Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$700
17-month old medically complex kiddo needing medical equipment for newly placed g-tube. G-tube will provide adequate nutrition as their medical situations make it difficult to feed them otherwise. Needing gastrostomy tube, extension tubing, and gravity bags per medical provider.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64124-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$80
Mom was let go of her job, but was able to find a new one a couple of weeks ago. However she is $300 short on her November rent payment since she was in between checks at the time. She is needing help with this last payment so she can have sustainable housing moving forward.
Location: Independence, MO 64053-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$325
A 17-year-old girl, eldest of her family, expressed feeling frustrated because her car needs repair. At 17, there are a lot of things she is buying for her senior year that she needs money for (college applications, basketball shoes, fees on her school account, senior pictures, etc) but without a car she is hardly able to work as she has no way to get there. She lives in a single parent household with four siblings and helps mom with running errands and taking kids to and from school. This young woman is a A+ student and is very involved in her community.
She said it would be a little over $250 to fix her car but any assistance would help tremendously.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
A child has been placed with his grandmother. The child is 2 years old and needs his own bed. The home also needs smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher to be able to meet the needs of an appropriate placement.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64114-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Cornerstones of Care-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$130
Three youth have recently made the wrestling team at their school. This is the first time they have been allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. Their placement is unable to purchase them wrestling shoes due to their costs.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$180
This request is for a family with 3 siblings, 2 boys (10 and 3) and a girl (7). They have been in care almost 3 years due to parental substance abuse, lack of housing and criminal issues. The grandmother has placement of the oldest child and has agreed to be a permanent resource for all the children, but is need of a few items to make that happen. They need a twin bed, a toddler bed and 2 dressers. If they obtain these items, the 2 younger children will be able to be placed with them and hopefully permanency will be achieved for these children.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64132-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Jackson County CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$620
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