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The birth mother is a young 18 year old who has qualified for extended foster care services up to the age of 21. She was removed from her birth mother as a minor and has been in foster care since 2019 when there were allegations of general neglect and mother was intoxicated in Los Angeles County. This young mother is now enrolled in American Career College to become a medical assistant, and is on leave for three months after giving birth to her first baby girl in September 2023. The mother will resume school in three months and has submitted the required documents for school to justify leave. This client is being submitted for services/support/referrals in meeting her dental needs as she did not get braces prior to the age of 18 years old. She is willing to use her existing foster care checks to make payments, therefore she is requesting assitance in locating community resources for reduced orthodontic care for foster youth. She is also a new mother and has requested a playmat for her young baby who will benefit from a stimulating mat. This young lady is trying her hardest to carve a better future for her child by attending school and trying to better her circumstances. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Items requested: Assistance/referrals for braces
Playmat for infant daughter
Location: La Mirada, CA 90638-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CA- Juvenile Defense Panel-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$800
Mother of 5 with two 11 month old twins is currently struggling with feeding time with twins. Family is struggling with providing a safe space for twins to eat and at times need to place them in car seats to feed them. Family would benefit from receiving two high chairs for safe feeding of twins.
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90003-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 2-Agency: #El Nido Family Centers-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
This birth father has worked hard to reunify with his two very young children. He successfully completed all required case plan activities and is ready to be a single father. The court agreed with this and placed the children back into his care full time this week. The father's youngest child (boy) is 1 1/2 years old and is special needs, which requires multiple ongoing medical appointments and therapy. The father will need a car seat to assist with transportation to and from these appointments. Therefore an infant car seat is being requested on his behalf. The father is very grateful and has declined any other needs as he was able to get a car seat for his daughter (age 2 1/2) and a double stroller for them. He is very humble and knows he has to be there for his young children since they have been in foster care for over a year. He is dedicating his full attention to their needs and will be a stay at home father until they are school aged.
Client was seeking abortion due to being concerned about financially being able to care for her 2 children and pay her bills while pregnant. She began her pregnancy with two jobs and then dropped down to one. She is now on maternity leave as baby is coming any day now. Advice & Aid is helping with bills but client needs assistance for food this month. Groceries or gift cards for groceries will work. client typically spends about $600 a month on food.
This request is for 19 year old foster youth who is in need of a longer bed due to his large stature. He is 6'3" tall and has outgrown his twin bed. He is a great youth who attends college, plays on the college football team, and works part time at the school helping disabled students. He is a resilient youth who was living a transient lifestyle with his mom and siblings due to his mother's unresolved history of substance abuse. He has little outside support but identifies his former foster parents and the social worker as lifelong connections and they are able to attend his football games and encourage him. He is now learning independent living skills and moved into a transitional housing program located in Los Angeles County.
Request: Extra long twin bed or Queen size bed and bedframe
Bedding for the larger bed (sheets, pillow case and comforter)
Location: San Dimas, CA 91773-County:Los Angeles-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CA- Juvenile Defense Panel-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$825
Pregnant mama with a 1 year old is struggling to make ends meet due to relationship difficulties and losing her job. She has few resources in the area and is trying to get back on her feet. Requesting a booster/high chair that straps to a chair and has a tray on it.
Location: Grandview, MO 64030-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
Hello, I have a 17 year old, male, who would love to spend his Christmas break with his older brother and extended family in Minnesota. Child has not seen his older brother in years and would really like to go. This child's goal is to age out in May 2024 when he graduates high school. Child's plan is to age out and move to Minnesota where his older brother will be able to be a huge support to him and help guide him as he navigates adulthood. Spending his winterbreak with his family would be a great opportunity for them to strengthen their bond and spend time together before child's next big step of aging out. Any help towards a round trip airplane ticket would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Mom, grandpa and 8 month old baby are in need of help. They were evicted today and need a hotel room for a couple of nights while the trailer is being moved to its lot. Mom is also in need of diapers (2-3), sensitive wipes as her food stamps and WICC have not renewed. Also needed are shoes (1), gloves, hat, coat and some warm clothes for baby size 6-9 months.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64504-County:Andrew-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$360
A family of 4 needs help with household needs. There is a 4 yr, 2yr, and 1yr with a 23 year old mother. They are in needs of beds, beddings, living room furniture, dining room items, towels, clothes, plates and cups. They are in needs of basically everything in the home.
Single mother and daughter (5 years old) are in need of support. They were previously homeless and were recently housed through a local agency. The mother is searching for employment. The daughter is autistic and often wets the bed and would benefit from a waterproof queen mattress cover. The family is also open to gently used items such as a couch.
Location: Stanton, CA 90680-County:Orange-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$230
The mother is a single parent with 4 children (ages 2, 3, 6 and 12). The biological fathers are now involved in the children's lives. The mother works full time and she got her own apartment after 6+ months of living in a shelter. She is need of a queen bed frame and a couch.
Location: Anaheim, CA 92805-County:Orange-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Orange County Social Services Agency-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$720
A family is in need of a meal/food for when they come to court from Wichita to Kansas City (all day), the family does not have the proper funds to buy food, so the family is in need of a one time restaurant gift card for potential restrurants (Wendy's, McDonald's or Burger King).
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$50
Parents are having financial struggles due to dad's work being very slow. 15 year old high school student is in need of clothes therefore lacking motivation to get to school. Student wears a sweatshirt size medium, shoe size is 6 in women's and 32x30 in pants or a 5/7 in juniors. Mom is also in need of small bunk beds for her 2 younger kids, 10 year old son and 4 year old daughter with not much room space.
Family of 4 transitioning from homelessness. The family has been homeless since February of 2021 and has secured stable housing. The have most recently stayed with a shelter and report that the shelter is helping them with living room furniture but all other household items including cleaning supplies that one needs to live independently are needed. Any assistance that could be offered would be greatly appreciated. The girls will be sharing a room and there is no preference between twin over twin and twin over full. I chose twin over twin for this request. We can adjust bedding to match whatever need is met. The miscellaneous supplies are for a shower rod and curtain and for bath towels and wash clothes for a 4.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64131-County:Jackson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- Park Hill School District-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2552
A single mom with 3 young children has fled a violent situation and is trying very hard to get back on her feet and support her family. Her current vehicle has been very unreliable and has required multiple service repairs. It is also not large enough to properly accomodate 3 carseats. Both mom and I realize this is a very big ask, but if you know someone that has a reliable and safe vehicle that they are interested in donating to a very sweet and gracious young mom who could really use the support, please let me know. Or, if you would be willing to help with the cost of her current car repairs, please let me know and I will provide further details. Thank you!
Location: Overland Park, KS 66213-County:Johnson-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Blue Valley Schools-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1500
This request is for a Mom and Dad that have a 2yr old daughter and 6mo old son and expecting in mid-July. They have fallen on hard times. She is a stay-at-home Mom, and he is employed only part time. They are needing clothes for the children and themselves. Needing the love of the community to help them through these challenging times.
The clothing for the children can be given in the actual clothing as the sizes are 5T for a girl and 9mos. for the baby boy with gift receipts in case something doesn't fit and underwear-pullups for the toddler (pull-ups size 5) and diapers (size 5) for the 9mo old. The Mom and Dad can be given gift cards at the following places (Walmart, Target, Kohls, JC Penney's) so they can go shopping for themselves and get the appropriate sizes. They are also needing a double stroller to accommodate the baby due in July and the other baby.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64152-County:Platte-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Parkville Women's Clinic-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1240
A disabled individual is needing assistance for a bed bug infestation. This individual is wanting to received treatment for an injury however due to recent bed bugs the service provider is unable to attend appointments. The individual is asking for assistance financially with extermination / inspection. Once this is complete the individual can resume their needed services.
Location: Blue Springs, MO 64015-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Jackson County Public Health-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
I am licensing a Non-Related Kin for a sibling set of 5 children. The NRKIN is needing help with affording a car sear for 3yo, and 1 booster seats for the 5yo. The NRKIN has been so great with the children and is needing some extra help with these needs regarding transportation. Anyone's donation
These children are so kind and want to continue to be placed together. The NRKIN is willing to take all 5 children however it needing help with extra beds. Anyone's donation for carseat/booster seat or monetary donation would be appreciated to help maintain this foster placement.
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