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The family has been homeless and living from one relative’s home to another for several months. The family had heavily relied on paternal aunt for housing and childcare which allowed both parents to work to be able to pay for food and gas. Recently, paternal aunt is no longer able to support the family due to the needs of her own children, and the family is in a state of crisis. They can stay with another paternal aunt at least for the rest of the month, however mom had to quit her job to be able to be with the children during the day. While the family does have food stamps, they have not been able to make it through the month without additional support. Parents have been taking the children to local kitchens for meals and pantries for food to bring home but are now struggling to pay for the gas needed to go to and from community resources. Dad is still working as much as possible, however they are struggling especially between paychecks.
Asking for any amount of gas gift cards.
A family, mom (21) and dad (21), and their three children (5,1,10 months) could greatly benefit from CarePortal's help. Dad works full time and mom is currently working on completing her high school diploma while caring for the children at home. This worker had a home visit last month and when asked where everyone sleeps in their new rental home, the mom disclosed their oldest child 5 (male) is sleeping on the couch and does not have his own bed in the home.
This family also recently lost access to transportation affecting Dad getting to work every day. Mom shared that while she was driving over a hill in their 2011 Buick she hit a brick and it tore a large hole in the transmission. Any help from a car repair shop or funds to go towards a transmission repair would be life-changing for this hard-working family.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #YWCA of St. Joseph-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$465
A young couple is expecting their second child and needs a pack and play with a bassinet for the new baby. Dad is working on going back to school to better provide for his family, currently money is tight. The family is limited on space, therefore the pack and play option would best accommodate their living situation. They are excited to bring a new life into the world and enjoy all that parenthood has to offer. Meeting this request would help ease the financial burden the family is facing and ensure the new baby has a safe space to sleep and grow.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64109-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #Phoenix Family-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$120
Mom has worked extremely hard over the past year to battle multiple barriers including healthy relationships, substance abuse and stability. She has been working full time, but due to past debts and financial hardships, she is struggling to pay her rent and secure the necessary childcare assistance needed due to the early hours of her employment. We are asking for any help toward the remainder of her rent ($150) and the cost of the early morning childcare ($250) so we can better set her up for a successful reintegration of her 11 year old daughter this month.
The Jackson County Children's Division: Investigations Office is in dire need of a refrigerator. Our team has recently greatly increased in size and our current refrigerator no longer supports the team as we've outgrown it. With this fridge, we would be able to nourish and keep the protectors of our county's children fed. With your help, we can keep this group of hardworking heroes moving sharply and making accurate judgements when considering the safety of our youth-- anything would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Location: Kansas City, MO 64133-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 15-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$375
Bio mom is in need of help getting her security deposit covered. Mom has been battling homelessness for a few years. the children were brought into care sue to lack of housing, food and clothing. Bio mom was approved for an apartment recently, but mom is still struggling to gather the deposit. She is working toward obtaining the deposit. She is seeking help from several different directions with no luck so far. By gathering the deposit mom will be able to move in, and she will be able to work toward having more visits with her children in her own home.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 5-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1700
We are seeking help for a newborn infant that has been put into care with her Great Aunt. Her Great Aunt is needing help with items as she has never had children and does not own alot of baby items. The family is trying to help as much as they are able too. They could use help also with baby clothes 1-3 months for the new born baby. The baby is 8 1/2 lbs. Pack-n-play with a bassinet in it.
Youth is almost 15 and wants to attend Johnny Rolands driving school to help her to obtain her permit. The family is able to pay half, but are asking for the other half as assistance. This child has good grades and has just gotten a summer job. She also participates in several sports, so being able to drive soon will help her greatly.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64106-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A family is in need of assistance to help them get caught up so that the children do not enter care. The kids are staying with a grandparent and the family has recently lost a family member. The kids have come to stay with them unexpectedly. and they are tryig to navigate their new financial situation. In the meantime they are needing some assistance. There are multiple utilities that are overdue. Some of the other things that have been requested are gas cards, food vouchers, clothing for the kiddos, as well as twin size blankets. The kid's sizes are girls 5 to 6 and boys 7 to 8.
16 yo Female that is home with mom who has been having difficulties with running away, and her mom has to stop working in order to keep her eye on her. Is needing her utility bill paid which is in disconnect status of April 27th. This will help her to be able to stay home until she can get back to work, and her daughter can get it together.
The Clay County Children's Division is requesting 20 drug vouchers be purchased from Northland Dependency. These vouchers are $20 each and can be pre-paid by contacting Northland Dependency in Liberty and asking for Bridget or Kayla. These vouchers are used when drug use is a concern on open cases and can help assess parental capacities and help ensure safety of children. Once purchased, someone from Children's Division can pick up the vouchers.
Single mother of two who lives with extended family would benefit from 2 window AC units.
There are a total of two children and four adults in the home.
The family unit would benefit from cleaning supplies to maintain the home’s sanitary living conditions.
The mother would benefit from a small amount of personal hygiene products including 3 toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant and a razor for her legs.
Rat traps for the home.
With AC units and cleaner home, the children should have better sleep and better overall mental health improvement. All people in the home would benefit from living in a clean, cooler home.
2 window AC units
Carpet fresh, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Dish Soap, Liquid Laundry Soap, Vacuum Cleaner,
4 towels, wash cloths, and hand towels.
Female Razor, Deodorant.
3 toothbrushes and toothpaste
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64507-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 4-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$600
Single mother currently experiencing homelessness and limited resources - caring for her newborn son alone. Financial hardship and transportation issues. Requesting assistance with baby supplies (baby wrap/carrier; summer clothing items for baby (premie - newborn sizing); baby swing.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64110-County:Jackson-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO-Children's Mercy Hospital-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Two pre-teen siblings are in need of financial assistance to attend a 9-week summer program. They are in need of $250 which is $125 per child for 9 weeks. This program will provide needed supervision while their placement is at work. This program will also provide outings in the community, educational and social opportunities.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64134-County:Jackson-Children Served: 2-Agency: #MO- Crittenton-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
A teenager is in need of $180.00 to attend a two-day football camp that is from June 4th 2023 until June 5th,2023. This camp will help this young person continue to hone their skills in football. Football is a major outlet for this young person to release stress and to work on communication and team building skills with a team.
A new mother needs a pack and play for her newborn. She is currently using an old pack and play that is very soiled and unable to be cleaned. This need being met will help provide a clean and safe space for this newborn.
Location: Saint Joseph, MO 64501-County:Buchanan-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #MO- DSS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$65
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