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This request is to assist a single mother with transportation to and from evening group and therapy sessions. This biological mother is working with DHS and trying her best to change the conditions which placed her child in custody. This mother is having difficulties with evening transportation due to groups and sessions lasting later in the evening than Tulsa Transit runs. This worker would like to advocate an UBER card for this mother to assist with her transportation needs. Any consideration and assistance with this need will greatly help this mother move closer to completing her requirements with DHS.
Location: Broken Arrow, OK 74012-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
We have a youth who is currently in the office without placement. This youth is pre-diabetic and for the past week has not been able to have access to healthy foods. We are in need of some healthy, diabetic friendly snacks and meals that she can enjoy that are also beneficial to her. Her only known food allergy at this time is kiwi. She enjoys shrimp, grilled chicken, salad, tuna salad, carrots, broccoli, and various fruits. She is not a picky eater. We do have access to a microwave, stove, and fridge so perishable items could be an option as well. At this time, she has no placement, so at minimum a few days worth of groceries would benefit her greatly. We appreciate anything that can be offered for our girl so that she can maintain a healthy diet and her pre-diabetes until a placement is found!
Location: Tulsa, OK 74134-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
DHS is working with a Dad and his little boy who has developmental disability services. Dad has been working very hard and has been able to be reunited with his son in trial reunification. He is caring for him diligently but does not have the gas to take his son to school and his medical appointments this week. In order for Dad to meet his son’s educational and medical needs this week, he is in need of a gas. In fulfilling this request, you would be helping a father meet his son’s needs and keep this family together. Thank you for partnering with DHS in caring for our vulnerable population.
Location: Broken Arrow, OK 74014-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$30
I have a mom who has recently reunified with her three children, all of whom are teenage/preteen. She is currently employed part time receiving about $200 per week. Her husband has lost his job and they could use help paying their rent which is $1200 per month. Additionally, mom has not been able to get the family on SNAP as his income previously made them over income. We are requesting a gift card/groceries to help them until she is able to finish the reapplying process.
A sweet family agreed to take placement of four children that they didn't know. They were sought out because they had fostered in the past and reopened without any financial assistance to provide emergency care. They were not told originally that any of the children had lice. The children arrived at the home, and the family was told two of the children had lice, but they had been treated. They were told there were no lice or eggs found on the other two children. All children had a severe infestation of lice. The family worked for two days to rid the lice with chemical lice treatments. They were told that Lice Clinics of America (LCA) accepts Soonercare. However, this was also incorrect. They discount for Soonercare, but the cost for the treatment is still very expensive. The family took money assigned for other bills to rid the lice at LCA under the impression that DHS would reimburse them. The cost of the lice treatment was $566. The family is in need of this money back for their bills. They owe $407 to PSO, $70.79 to ONG, and $290 to the City of Sand Springs. We are only asking for enough to be paid towards the bills to offset the amount paid for the lice treatment $566. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74134-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 4-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$566
We are currently working with a mom who has found a stable home for her and her two kids (ages 1 and 5). She was approved for the home, but just needs help with her deposit so she can move in as soon as as possible. Mom just returned home from completing her out-of-state treatment, so does not have the ability to come up with the deposit in the time needed. She is needing assistance with the large deposit of $500. This home means a lot to her. It will allow her to have a stable place to reside while she secures a job that gives her a steady, reliable income and allows for her to maintain the home. She is looking forward to engaging in the rest of her services and is hopeful to being reunified with her children. If you feel that you can assist in any way, even partially, I would be happy to connect you to mom.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74134-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
Biological mother in need of financial support to help pay a past electric bill from years ago in order to get a new apartment and reunify with her children. Biological mother is unable to work at this time due to just having a baby girl. This mother has worked extremely hard to correct conditions and is currently receiving unsupervised visits. The only barrier to reunification at this time is housing.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74135-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
A single father has been working very hard to have his children back with him. He has been working full time and successfully completing his services. He visits with them as often as possible and his children want nothing more than to be back with him full time. He has been living out of a hotel up until now which was standing in the way of reunification. He has been able to find an apartment and is needing help with his deposit and first month's rent in order to get set up and work toward getting his children moved back with him.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74114-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$950
Hello, we have a teenager who is needing specialized cognitive testing. The cheapest I have found is $200, because insurance will not cover this need. We are asking for this $200, in order for this child to receive the help she needs. This child is soon to age out so, time is of the essence. We are wanting to give her the best foundation we can as she transition into adulthood. Thank you for your time. The donor will call the child's doctor and pay directly to their facility. Worker can share those details at the time of gifting. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this request.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74134-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
I have a mother who is working on her treatment plan and is needing assistance with paying for her random UA's. She is required to take 4 random drug test a month which cost $14.00 per test. We are hoping to get assistance for her for the next 60 days to allow mom to get on her feet. The mother has just recently obtained employment and housing so she is having difficulties financially.
Location: Claremore, OK 74017-County:Rogers-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$112
Help support a new foster family! We have an Okmulgee family who recently accepted placement of a teenage boy. The family is a newer home and is not currently receiving monthly stipends. They are in need of some assistance with groceries until they begin receiving additional support. Let's fill their fridge!
Location: Okmulgee, OK 74447-County:Okmulgee-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
I have a kinship family, foster mom and dad, who has placement of their three godchildren, ages 16, 11, and 6. The foster mother is the only driver in the home. They only have one vehicle. The foster father is actively working on getting his driver's license so he can help with transporting the children. These three children are thriving with these foster parents. They have been through a lot of trauma and are doing quite well. The 16 year old in particular has really grown and thrived. She is making straight A's and has many goals set for herself. The foster mother has the children in excellent schools to meet their needs and needs a way to transport them to and from school as well as get to work herself. On Tuesday, 09/28/2023, the foster mom and two of the children were in a car accident. They are physically fine but the car was seriously damaged. If you happen to have a car you could donate to this family we would be eternally grateful. We thank you in advance and God Bless.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74135-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$3000
Natural parents are in need of rent assistance in order to maintain housing. At this time, they are being evicted from their apartment and due to mental health issues struggle to maintain stability. They have also struggled with transportation due to lack of employment due to their mental health issues as well.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74135-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2190
Natural mother is currently in need of bus passes to help attend family time with her son. Natural mother struggled with substance abuse and mental health needs however has been able to maintain her sobriety and manage her mental health. Natural mother's child has exceptional medical needs, and she will be participating in learning about his care and will also need transportation to make appointments.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74128-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$90
I have a mom who is fixing to be reunited with her children in need of a twin size mattress and a crib mattress. This will alleviate the burden off of the mom and allow her to concentrate on other needs she is trying to meet without having to ask for assistance. Any new or gently used donations would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Okmulgee, OK 74447-County:Okmulgee-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Family includes a mother, father and their six children, all under the age of 8. Parents are doing great in their treatment services but lack transportation that makes it difficult to attend these services. The bus system takes far too long to be a practical alternative so DHS is asking for uber gift cards to assist the parents in getting to and from their necessary treatment services. Helping this family financially and making it more accessible for them to receive treatment will greatly enhance their ability to reunify with their children in a safe and timely fashion
Location: Tulsa, OK 74134-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
This family includes a mother and father and their six children, all ages under 8 years old. Mom and dad are doing fantastic in their treatment services and are on the path to reunification and extended, unsupervised family time. However, they are needing assistance in getting beds for the children. They are needing assistance in obtaining two twin size mattresses. Meeting this need will greatly improve the family's well-being and help reunify this family in a faster, more timely rate.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74134-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 6-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
A grandmother who has become foster parent for her grandchildren is in need of assistance. In accepting placement of her grandchildren and establishing them in her home she has become behind in her utility bills and has received a cut off notice. This family needs help in keeping their electric turned on during this time of transition. If you can help it would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Broken Arrow, OK 74011-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$393
Hello, Please consider helping support a kinship placement to remain stable and safe. This foster parent is a single parent and works full time. She is providing care for a small male child. The foster parent was in a car wreck recently and the pack n play for the child was destroyed. She needs another one to continue safe care for the child. Thank you!
Location: Morris, OK 74445-County:Okmulgee-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$65
14-year-old male relocated from California to Oklahoma to be adopted by his paternal relatives. Since arriving in Oklahoma, he has hit a growth spurt and OKDHS is attempting to help the family with clothing as they pay for adoption attorney. Your blessing would bless this Youth and his adoptive family. The youth likes athletic leisure ware, he is into Champion/Nike/Addidas/Under Armour jogger pants (does not like jeans), Sweatshirts, Hoodies, T-shirts (both long and short), and wears a size Medium Men's bottoms and Men's Medium top. Please feel free to contact Permanency Worker to arrange shipping or meeting up. Thank you again for your consideration of meeting this youth's needs and supporting an adoptive family.
Location: Tulsa, OK 74135-County:Tulsa-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Oklahoma Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$350
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