Saturday, April 14, 2018

What Womenade Shared April 1st - April 15th


April 2:  RTA day passes so a Veteran can get to his first 2 days of work at a new job.  Referral:  Stephen Schill, HUD/VASH ($11) 4799 3 more days ($16.50) 4812 1

April 2:  Partial rent for a single mom who just had emergency surgery and won’t be able to work until next month.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4800 2

April  2:  Groceries for a 64-year-old patient who had a recent spinal surgery due to stroke complications.  Her daughter, who is her Midi-Cal paid caregiver, did not receive payment while the mom was in hospital and rehab, so their finances are tight.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($205.95)  4801 2

April 2:  Groceries for a very low income 69-year-old patient who has severe pain in her pancreas and is now transitioning from a feeding tube to solid food.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($205.95)  4802 1

April 2:  Partial rent for a senior who has had major medical problems that has exhausted her funds.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4803 1

April 2:  Partial rent for a family whose parents have recently been unable to work.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 4804 5

April 2:  Partial payment for specialized glasses for a client who is disabled.  Referral:  Rachel Oertel, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($110) 4805 1

April 2:  Bed rail for a senior who has difficulty getting in and out of bed due to chronic arthritis.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($64.99) Debit 1

April 4:  Gas money so a patient who lives alone on a limited income can get to chemotherapy appointments.  Referral:  Viridiana Ruiz, SLO Oncology and Hematology ($75) 4807 1

April 4:  Partial payment for custody costs so grandparents can care for their 4 grandchildren.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($300) 4808 3

April 4:  Gas so a single mother can take her child to UCLA for his final check up after surviving cancer.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($75) 4809 2

April 4:  Partial rent for a Veteran.  Referral:  Rob Heinlein, PATH/VASH ($50) 4810 1

April 5:  Diapers, wipes, and gas for 2 families.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($216.15)  4811 4

April 4:  Company-specific clothes for a woman who has just gotten a new job.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($205.95) Debit 1

April 5:  Dental appointment for an elderly woman who is suffering dental pain.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) 4813 1

April 5:  Partial rent to prevent a woman from being evicted tomorrow.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4814 1

April 5:  Car registration for a woman who needs her vehicle to get to appointments.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions-Mental Health ($152) 4815 1

April 5:  Partial rent for a woman who is unable to work during cancer treatments.  Referral:  Jennifer Davis, Marian Cancer Care ($300) 4816 1

April 6:  Partial rent for a woman who works as a motel housekeeper and work is slow in the off season.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($315) 4817 1

April 6:  Partial payment for a grandchild to attend YMCA care during break so her grandma who is raising her could work.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($100) 4818 2

April 9:  Clothes, backpacks, and personal items for 2 brothers in a homeless family that lost all their belongings.  Referral:  Jeannette Palazuelos, County Mental Health and Family Care Network, and shopping by Judy Obermeier ($)

April 9:  Clothes for a man who only has one set of clothing.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($200) 4819 1

April 9:  Partial room rent for a single mother who works in the fields.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ($225) 4820 3

April 9:  Partial rent for a family of 4; father’s work hours in the winery fields have been cut.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, 4821 4

April 10:  Diapers, wipes, and gas to drive to County Behavioral Health, and clothes for 7 families at Judkins and Mesa Middle Schools.  Referral:  Silvia Santini, LINK ($550) 4822 14

April 10:  Partial RV park rent for a mother and her daughter who has had a recent surgery.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Amanda Brown, County Social Services ($300) 4823 2

April  11:  Shoes for brother ages 5 and 6 who are homeless.  Referral:  Ashley Totah, Child Welfare Services and shopping by Judy Obermeier ($)

April 11:  Partial rent to prevent a mother and her 3 children from being evicted.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 4824 4

April 11:  Emergency food for a mother and daughter who are struggling for food; they have gone to Food Bank distributions.  Referral:  Karin Trub, Big Brothers Big Sisters ($200) 4825 2

April 11:  Partial rent for a family of 3; father was injured at work.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 4826 3

April 11:  Food for a single mother of 3 who lost her 2nd job.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 4827 4

April 11:  Storage unit payment for a mother who used these funds for gas to take her daughter to a hospital out of the area for emergency surgery.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($89) 4828 2

April 11: Emergency partial rent to prevent eviction of a pregnant cancer victim whose husband was taken by ICE.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4829 2

April 11:  Partial rent in a garage apartment for a brother with cancer and one whose field work hours have been reduced due to weather.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($275) 4830 2

April 11:  Partial payment for property taxes for a senior woman who is going through several surgeries, and has incurred medical bills.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Wilshire Community Services ($300) 4831 1

April 11:  Month bus pass so a violence survivor can schedule medical appointments.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($68) 4832 1

April 11:  Insurance payment so an elderly woman doesn’t lose prescription coverage.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($88.50) 4833 1

April 12:  Towing fees to move a trailer to a place where a homeless family can park it safely.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($320) 4836 4

April 12:  Gas, personal hygiene products, and food for patient who is homeless and beginning chemotherapy.  Referral:  Viridiana Ruiz, SLO Oncology and Hematology ($150) Debit  1

April 12:  Partial rent in a Sober Living house for a woman who just received a full time work position and is doing well in treatment.   Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 4837 1

April 13:  Clothing and gas for a single mother who is struggling to care for her 3 children.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($250) Debit 4

April 13:  Ultrasound to detect pelvic problems for a housekeeper in a local motel.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4837 1

April 13:  Gas so a family can take their child to Cottage Hospital on Monday.  Referral:  Elena Chaavez, LINK ($75) Debit 4

April 13:  Work clothes for a woman who just started a new job.  Referral:  Michael Sheard, CAPSLO ($200) 4839 1

April 13:  Clothes for 2 boys whose aunt and uncle have just taken guardianship of them.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($200) 4840 4

April 13:  Gas for a family to make multiple trips to an out-of-county hospital to see their child.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($100) 4840 3

April 13:  Clothing so a woman can start a new job.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($100) 4841 1

April 13:  Household items for a single mother with 2 children who is moving to housing after fleeing a violent abuser.  Referral:  Yesenia Alonso, Stand Strong Now ($200) 4842 3

April 13:  Underwear and shoes for children in a struggling family.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($100) 4843 4

April 13:  Partial payment for a camera for a high school senior in a low income family who is taking photography classes and wants to be a photographer when he finishes school.  He and his single mom have worked to raise half the funds.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($250)

Items Donated:  mattresses from Linda Holland and Judy Riener; children’s books and games from Wendy Daly; highchairs from Marylou Gooden and Nasim Delavari; comforter from Barb Farber; food for Los Osos Backpack program from Baywood Navy and shopping by Jay and Carol Devore; delivery by Sue McCutcheon; handmade children’s quilts from Katie Perez; diapers, wipes, and new baby clothes from St. Joseph’s Church in Cayucos; new onesies from Nancy Loe; a bounty of clothes and shoes from Myla and Kathleen Corey; boys clothes from Terra Clayton; clothes, toys, and shoes from Dawn Campbell; pack and play and delivery by Jayne Auchterlonie;

Admin Funds Donated:
  Leslie Grigsby, Nancy Shearer, Jacque Fondren, Jacquelyn Miller, Sue Girard, Sue Gibler, Karen Blum, Mariam Shaw, Sarah Coplen, Dana Easton, Leslie Jones, Judy Riener, Diana Foch, Ellen November, Wendy Daly, Carolyn Niblick, Ann Palmer, Karen Tallent, Susan Updegrove, Dana Starkovich, Vicki Wyne, Naomi Blakely, Lainie Wachter, Catherine Marvier, Bonnie Heikes, Kathy Long-Norris, Marilyn Wills, Cindy Hahn, Nancy Loe, Mary McMullen, Madeline Fay, Raye Fleming, Stacy Murphy, Peti Johnson, Paula Schroeder, Claretta Longden, Rita Erwin, Vivianne Jones, Kat Tuculet, Debbie Jergens,  Piyal Patel, Kathi Foster, Dee Ann Hoskins, Polly Gammons, Elaine Gardiner, Anonymous, Pat Cano, Janet Kourakis, Martha Chivens, Marylou Gooden, Candace Guldeman, Marcy Owens, Karen Morgan, Joy Becker, Debbie Bennett, Diane Ludin, Liz Wilkes, Sylvia Drucker, Anonymous, Mona Tucker, Kristi Ross, Shelly Johnson, Vicki Carroll, Susan Hood, Darlene Krouse, Carol Devore, Karen Muschenetz, Lynda Allen, Jana Coulston, Roz Phillips, Donna Jeberjahn, Marla Lee Eaton, Jayne Devencenzi, Debra Jackson, Anonymous, Kathie Hendricks, Pat Grimes, Carol Winger, Judy Eisenhard, Diane McKeague, Facebook Network For Good donations will be posted after they are mailed to us

Funds Donated:  Tidelands Counseling, Wendy Castleman, Patty Aguilar, Movie Group via Judy Riener, Lisa Bertrand, Leslie Grigsby, Dana Easton, Jayne Devencenzi, Barbara Torrey, Jean Steel, Donette Dunaway, Anonymous, Karen Kolba, Diana Henderson, Elise Wheeler, Linda Bishop, Michele Williams, Kathy Greer, Dana Paquin, Mary Parker, Nancy Terrell, St. Joseph’s Church in Cayucos, Fred Donati, Heather Macfarlane, Nancy Meyer, Debbi Smith, Barbara Rosenthal, Deborah Whitson, Jeannette Powles, Lynda Allen, Evelyn Ruehr, Karen Muschenetz, Carol and Jay Devore in memory of Sam Mednick, Anne Tiber, Maribeth Peterson, Darlene Krouse, Susan Hood, Jana Coulston, Donna Jeberjahn, Kathleen MacLane, Ellen Morrison, Donna Sullivan, Celeste Gray,

Saturday, March 31, 2018

What Womenade Shared March 16th - March 31st


March 16:  Clothes for a 12-month old baby girl being cared for by her grandmother.  Referral: Lizzy Dembosz, Kinship Center ($150) 4733 2

March 16:  Light weight high chair for a baby to sit and eat.  The mom had a difficult pregnancy and can't carry heavy things.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse, and donated by Marla Lee Eaton

March 16:  Bus pass to work for a man and his bike.  Referral:  Laura Lewis, Goodwill, Central Coast ($23.50) 4734 1

March 16:  Home heating gas bill payment to prevent shut off on Monday for a woman with a minimum wage job who has been clean and sober for 2 years.  Referral:  Laura Lewis, Goodwill Central Coast ($232) 4735 1

March 16:  Partial deposit and rent to move a senior woman living in her car to housing.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Wilshire Community Services ($300) 4736 1

March 16:  Payment of utility bills for a family with a medical emergency that left them low on funds after their son was hospitalized.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Los Osos Community Resource Center ($188.57, $98.23, and $50) 4737, 4738, 4739 4

March 16:  Choir t-shirt so a student can attend her choir field trip.  Referral:  Rocio Hernandez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($14) 4740 1

March 16:  Partial rent for a man who is currently not working due to the rains.  Referral:  Eileen Murta, Trinity United Methodist Church ($300) 4741 1

March 19:  Partial rent for an older couple.  The husband works at a car wash which has been closed due to the rains.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4742 2

March 19:  Partial rent for a 62-year-old woman who missed work at the fast food restaurant where she is employed due to illness.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4743 1

March 19:  Partial rent for a 60-year-old woman who hasn’t been working in the fields due to weather.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4744

March 19:  Gas so parents can take their son for special treatment at Children’s Hospital in LA. Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) Debit 3

March 19:  Gas so a mom can drive her son to North County to have his wisdom teeth out today.  Referral:  Karen Borges, Jack’s Helping Hand ($50) 4745 2

March 19:  Partial payment for car repair for a single mother and her son who are homeless.  Referral:  Robin Kirby, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education ($300) 4746 2

March 19:  For a family with several children, baseball pants and shoes so 2 can participate and diapers and wipes for 2 of the other siblings.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200) Debit 11

March 19:  Partial rent for a victim of theft for a woman suffering from depression and a physical disability.  Referral: LMFT ($300) 4747 1

March 19:  Partial payment for a car manifold for a single mom who needs her car for work and taking her children to school.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 4748 2

March 20:  Specialized food for an elementary girl who is staying with a neighbor with limited resources while the grandmother who cares for her is in an extended care facility for 1-2 months after being in the ICU for a week.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($105.95) 3

March 20:  Partial rent for a senior woman who has just recently been released from the hospital.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Wilshire Community Services ($300) 4749 1

March 20:  Partial rent for a woman in a Sober Living house who is doing well in her treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 4750 1

March 20:  Partial rent for a pregnant woman doing well in treatment at her Sober Living house.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($285) 4751 2

March 21:   Bus past so a middle school student can get to school.  Referral:  Silvia Santini, LINK ($34) 4752 2

March 21:  School clothes for a middle school girl who has been unable to find ones her size at Teen’s Closet and Oceano Community Resources.  Referral:  Silvia Santini, LINK ($100) 4753 2

March 21:  Gas so a mother living in a campground can get to her job cleaning houses.  Referral:  Shelley Shields, Community Counseling Center ($100) 4754 4

March 21:  Food for an elderly woman who is struggling to make ends meet.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) 4755 1

March 21:  School clothes for a middle school boy who has outgrown the Operation School Bell clothes and is being teased because he smells.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 4756 2

March 21:  Partial payment for car repair for a family that works in the fields, but has had no hours recently because of the rain.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 4757 4

March 21:  Partial motel payment for a family with 3 children who will be moving to housing the first of April.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($285.95) Debit 5

March 21:  Gas card so a mother homeless with her family in a campground can take her children to school and herself to work.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($100) Debit 3

March 21:  Gas and food for a family struggling to make ends meet.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($155.95) Debit 4

March 22:  Storage fee payment to prevent a woman from losing all her belongings.  Referral:  Hailey Ruby,  County Social Services ($332)  4758 1

March 22:  Partial rent for parents and their 2 children; mother works in the fields and dad for a vegetable farm and the rains have prevented them from working.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4759 4

March 22:  Partial rent for a single mother and her children ages 6 and 7; mom works in the winery fields.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4760 3

March 22:  Partial rent for a family of 5; both parents work in the winery fields.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4761 5

March 22:  Partial rent for parents who are low income and unable to work in the fields due to rain.  Their newborn has to be taken to a hospital out of the area.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker, and delivery by Nancy Loe  ($300) 4762 4

March 23:  Partial hospital payment for a man who was injured and uninsured at the time.  He works a minimum wage job.  Referral:  Karen Florian, CAPSLO ($300) 4763 3

March 23:  Medical test at CHC for a mother who is surviving on $50 a month once she pays for the room she rents for her and her young son.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($25) 4765 2

March 23:  Partial payment for car repair for a family with 2 young children.  The father needs the vehicle to get to his job in the fields.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 4766 4

March 23:  Crock pot so the mother of a 7-year-old can make warm meals.  Mother had a home accident, and suffered burns.  Gas card so she can return to the Burn Center in Bakersfield.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools and new crock pot from Linda Bishop ($100) 4767 2

March 24:  Keck Suites at USC stay for a patient who needs to have follow up appointments with his surgeon.  Referral;  Nancy Walters, Conifer Health/Sierra Vista Hospital ($282.15) 4769 1

March 24:  Motel stay for a homeless high school student.  Efforts are being made to get her into a shelter.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($205.95) 4770 1

March 24:  Tires for a car donated to a domestic violence victim so that she can get to her job.  Referral:  Cody Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300.95)  4771 1

March 24:  Electric outlet safety covers to keep a toddler safe.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($6.01) Debit 2

March 26:  Home gas bill payment for a grandmother who is taking care of her 3 grandchildren while their mother is in prison.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($250) 4772  4

March 27:  Sober Living rent for a week for a man who just started a new job.  Referral:  Rosie Armendariz, County Adult Treatment Court ($175) 4773 1

March 27:  Soccer clothes for a middle school student in a 1 parent home with a history of domestic violence.  Referral:  Silvia Santini, LINK ($80) 4774 2

March 27: Partial rent payments for 2 breast cancer victims who are unable to work due to treatment demands.  Referral:  Jennifer Davis, Dignity Health ($300 and $300) 4775 and 4776 2

March 27: Partial payment at a child care center for a child with 5 siblings.  Parents are students and Veterans who work part time.  Referral:  Flor Ponce, CAPSLO ($300) 4777 8

March 28:  Two tires and gas for a woman who is struggling.  Referral:  Janel Chavez, County Adult Mental Health ($284.64 and $25) 4778 and 4779 1

March 28:  Tub bench for a 63-year-old patient who suffers from COPD, asthma, diabetes, depression, and anxiety and who has been recently hospitalized.  Referral:  Lisa Salopek, Central Coast Home Health ($50.88)  4780 1

March 28:  Shower chair for a 73-year-old man with a recent below the knee amputation with wound complications who also suffers from vascular disease, diabetes, and shortness of breath.  Referral:  Rose Levinson, Central Coast Home Health ($50.88) 4780  2

March 28:  Tub chair for a 75-year-old man with lung cancer, weakness, and history of falls and fractures.  Referral:  Lisa Salopek, Central Coast Home Health ($50.88) 4780 1

March 28:  Gas so a mother of a 2-year-old can get to job interviews.  Referral:  Stacey Scott, Eckerd ($50) 4781 2

March 28:  Food and utility payment for a family suffering after a death in the family.  Referral:  Suzanne Balderrama, Paso Robles Unified Schools ($304.94) 4783 4

March 29:  Gas so an abuse victim can take her children to and from school.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($75) 4784 3

March 29:  Food for a homeless mom and her family staying in a motel for 27 days.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($105.95) 4785 4

March 29:  Clothes for a female Veteran.  Referral:  William Heinlein, PATH/VASH ($200) 4786 1

March 29:  Partial payment for car repair for a Veteran mom with 4 children who lives in a rural part of the county.  Referral:  Tammy Hancock, VA ($300) 4787 5

March 29:  Medical insurance payment for a single mom and her family who are struggling.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($221.66) 4788 2

March 29:  Clothing for a sexual assault victim fleeing the area.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman ($100) 4789 1

March 29:  Groceries for a young woman who is disabled and had unforeseen medical expenses.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($205.95) 4790 1

March 29:  Partial rent for a formerly homeless man who has been out of work due to the rains.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Los Osos Community Resource Center ($200) 4791

March 29:  Partial DACA fees for a young woman who is a victim of a crime.  Referral:  Alondra Ortiz, Catholic Charities ($200) 4792 1

March 29:  For a single mom and her child, a motel stay near the child’s school.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($295.95) 4793 2

March 29:  Utility payments for a client at risk of having services shut off.  Referral:  Danielle Friedrich, Transitions-Mental Health ($105.55 and $78.57) 4794 and 4795 3

March 30:  Water bill payment for a man who is low income.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($95) 4796 1


March 30:  Registration and insurance for a formerly homeless man so his vehicle will not be towed from where he is now housed.  Referral:  Michael Ostash, HUD/VASH ($35.65 and $151) 4797 and 4798 1


Items Donated:  baby clothes from Adriana Imus; stroller and clothes from Erica Garcia; delivery by Kat Tuculet; household items from Fred Donati; baby clothes from Marlene Clanton; jeans and children’s books from Darcy Ryan; high chairs from Nasim Delavari and Susan Updegrove; formula from Amethyst Ehrler; baby formula from Dana Paquin; new clothes from Dona Griswold; suitcase from Holly Holliday; beds from Marney Briggs and Sara Bartlett;  couch from Shelia Hart; suitcases, plates, dinnerware, wipes and diapers from Mary Dean and Gatherings Thrift; high chair from Jayne Auchterlonie;

Funds Donated:  Marilyn Dippell, Kat Tuculet, Stephen Kuhn, Valerie Glahn, Leslie Jones, Frank and Florence Simon, Fred Donati, Melaleuca, Naomi Blakely, Toni Andre, Carol Lopes, Nancy Norwood, Gaye Donovan, Diane Wettlaufer, Lauren Ruda, Sarah Coplen, Naomi Blakely, Barb Evanish, Ros McQuade, Judy Fitzgerald, Diana Foch, Ellen Morrison, Nancy Hurd, Madelyn Millholland and Warren Lowry, Rosemary Cleaves, Sue Smith, Leslie Rotstein, Mark King/King Gardening Services, Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show, Inc., Artista Muerta, Maggie Ragatz, Kathy Gisler, Amanda Sorensen, Tracey Vardas, John Harmon, Melodianne Duffy, Cindy Hahn, Bob and Carol Kerwin

Saturday, March 17, 2018

What Womenade Shared March 1st - March 15th

March 1:  Medical doctor payment in order for a Veteran to receive a skin graft on a golf ball sized wound immediately to prevent infection and the loss of his foot.  Referral:  Tammy Hancock, HUD-VASH ($183) 4688 1

March 1: Diapers and gas for children in a young family of 6 and gas for transportation.  Father works, but mother needs to be home for 1 of her children.  Referral:  Cece Vahedy, CAPSLO, Cuesta Head Start Preschool ($121.70) 4689 6

March 2:  Partial medical payment for a 34-year-old mother diagnosed with BRAC Gene and needing a double mastectomy.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4691 3

March 2:  Partial medical payment for a 68-year-old man with prostate cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4692 1

March 2:  Partial rent payment for a 30-year-old woman being treated for Leukemia at UCSD.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4693 1

March 3:  For a caregiver who will be unable to work while undergoing a knee replacement, medical doctor payment for required forms to apply for disability and a temporary handicap placard.  Referral: Niki Kepins and Belinda Benassi, County Social Services ($95) 4695 1

March 3:  Partial rent for a young couple and their child; father has been unable to work due to illness.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($280) 4696 3

March 5:  Partial rent for a man in his 30s moving to Sober Living.  Referral:  Michael Sheard, CAPSLO ($155) 4698 1

March 5:  Thyroid testing for a woman being treated at the Noor Clinic.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($201 and $32) 4699 and 4700 1

March 6:  Partial rent in Sober Living for a man who is working hard in treatment and employed in the evenings.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, County Intensive Outreach ($200) 4701 1

March 7:  Emergency ultrasound of the uterus for a college student whose insurance has a $3,000 deductible.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4702 2

March 9:  Gas and food for a family with 5 children.  Mom lost her part time job, The gas is needed to bring her son to medical appointments in San Luis.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK 4203 7

March 9:  Gas card so a family here for political asylum can go to Santa Maria for the first appointment with Immigration.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK 4203 4

March 9:  Phone bill payment for a single mother who is homeless with her 2 young children.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($65.95) 4704 3

March 9:  Gas bill for a single mother and her children; she just had surgery, and won’t be back to work until the end of the month.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($113) 4705 3

March 9:  PG&E payment for a single father of 5 children.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ( $70) 4706 6

March 9: Bike and red hoodie for an 11-year-old boy. He and his 8-year-old sister are being cared for by his grandmother, and he has been wearing his sister’s hoodie.  His bike melted in a recent fire in their apartment, and he used it to ride to school every day. Referral: Danilda Reyes, LINK and hoodie from Mary Anne Morgan and Madeline Fay ($200) 4707

March 9:  Partial rent for a single mother and her 3 children.  Referral:  Francesca Sanchez, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4708 4

March 9:  Medical payment so a single woman on limited income can see a dentist.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($50) 4709 1

March 12:  Gas and food for a family with 5 children.  The father has to take off work to care for his wife after the motor vehicle accident she had on her way to work.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and delivery by George Libby ($205.95) 4710 7

March 12:  Partial deposit for an apartment for a family with 2 children; father’s job is currently part-time.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 4711 4

March 12:  Student bus passes for a month for 2 middle school siblings.  Referral:  Silvia Santini, LINK ($68) 4712 3

March 12:  Gas to get to her job and diapers for her toddler for a single mom sharing rent payments with her parents.  Referral: Silvia Santini, LINK ($100) 4713 4

March 12:  Motel stay for a family who just lost their home; they are looking for a place to stay.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($185.95) 4714 4

March 13:  Food, medicine, and gas for a 45-year-old woman with learning disabilities who is going through a divorce.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health  ($255.95) 4715 1

March 13:  Partial payment for an ultra sound for a woman suffering abdominal problems.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($206) 4716 1

March 13:  Partial rent for a family that is not getting enough field work due to the rains.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 4717 4

March 14:  Birth certificates for a mother and her child so that they can qualify for housing and she can enter a work program.  Referral:  Public health nurse ($28 and $28)

March 14:  Partial rent for a 59-year-old woman who works in the winery fields.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4720 1

March 14:  Partial rent for a single mother of 2 children who has had fewer work hours in the fields due to the rain.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4721 3

March 14:  Partial payment for a rented room for a family with 2 children; Dad works in the fields and Mom in a fast food restaurant.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($285) 4722 4

March 14:  Partial rent for a single mother with 3 children who works full time, but had to use rent funds to repair her car.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 4723 4

March 14:  Month RTA pass so a woman can get to treatment session.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($68) 4724 1

March 14:  Partial payment for window repair and installation for a family with 2 children suffering with the rain and cold weather in their apartment.  Referral: Daniela Garcia, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($215.50) 4725 4

March 14:  Clothes, shoes, and rain jacket for an 18-year-old 12th grader living on his own.  Referral:  Heather Bakich, Atascadero High School ($175) 4726 1

March 15:  Medical tests at CHC for a mother who is ill and very low income.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 4727 4

March 15:  Partial rent for 3 women who are currently going through cancer treatments that prevent them from working.  Referral:  Jennifer Davis, Dignity Health ($300 and $300 and $300) 4728 and 4729 and 4730 3

Items Donated: boxes of new Legos from Kathie Hendricks; infant toy from Megan Kyle; boxes of food and food gift card from Sue McCutcheon; toys for a family on the Coast with nothing from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids Toys; boxes of toys and books from Anonymous; toiletries from Gwyneth Stewart; diapers and wipes from Dawn Tyra; 2 cases of diapers and a case of wipes from Anonymous; delivery by Janice and Ed Chagoya; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; bags of clothes and toys from Anonymous; diapers from Anonymous; boxes of household items from Betsy Umhofer; cases of diapers from Vy Pierce and Mia Tedone-Kuhn; children’s items from Anonymous; stamps and 4 sets of dishes from Mary Dean; diapers and paper goods from Gatherings Thrift via Mary Dean; Women’s hygiene items for Hope’s Village Shower from Cindy Hahn, Jordis Dagle, Vy Pierce, and Nasim Delavari; 2 cases of diapers from Vy Pierce; activity mat and diapers from Amy Schwartz; diapers and baby clothes from Rachael Letter’s birthday celebration for her 3-year-old daughter; adult depends, bed liners, pads and bed alarm from Tracy Airth; grocery bags and nail polish from Sharynn Chirpich; delivery by Rosemary Cleaves; delivery by George Libby; high chair from Nichole Brandow; diapers from Patrick Madden’s diaper drive; diapers from Megan Duke; 2 cases of diapers from Kathie Hendricks; a bounty of toiletries from New Life Church via Judy Eisenhard;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated: 
Wendy Castleman, Tidelands Counseling, Patty Aguilar, Gwyneth Stewart, Debra Jackson, Sandy Amborn in memory of Peggy Rudnick, Arlene Versaw, Carrie Zinn, Jean Steel, Barbara Torrey, Jayne Devencenzi, Lisa Bertrand, Joann and Stan Benson, Donette Dunaway, Peti Johnson, Lynn De Leo, Susan Demma, Michele Williams, Dana Paquin, Kathy Greer, Susan Murray, Nancy Terrell, First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, Mary Parker, Anonymous, Mary Dean, Jacquoline Williams, Heather MacFarlane, Lori Johnston, Kathleen MacLane, Ellen Morrison, Anonymous donations from Trilogy bunco event, Betty Scully, Sharol Tarabini, Nancy Trudeau, Lori Brief-Chavez, Marna Lombardi, Deborah Art, Eva Chavez, Otilia Costa, Myra Akel, Natalie Goguen, Gail Ryan, Jo Ann Kandel, Patricia Minter, Lynn Sidor, Carole Moyer, Tania Schepper, Dorothy Hollibaugh, Carol Kraiss, Nancy Palmer, Sharon Thacker, Priscilla Smith Dym, Janet Wood, Sandra Merrill, Nancy Kraus, Gayle Nix, Terri Einhorn, Susan Zweig, Patricia Hunt, Patricia Rallis, Kay Gardali, Angela Braun, Arlene Shinderman, Myra Akel, Janet Nord, Robin Schneider, Patricia Dauer, Karen Horst, Ann Miller, Jayma Newland, Jessica Griffiths, Jennifer Langford, Polly Gammons, Jean Moelter,

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What Womenade Shared February 1st - 28th

February 1:  Partial payment for car repair for a cancer patient needing her vehicle to drive to work.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4580 1

February 1:  Partial rent for a single father of a 2-month-old who had to take some time off from work.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH ($300) 4581 2

February 1:  Diapers and gas so a friend can drive a single mom and her special needs son to Madera for her son’s appointment.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($73.69) 4582 4

February 1:  Food for a 21-year-old who has been on the streets since she was 11, a victim of human trafficking.  Plans are in place to find support and a shelter for her.  Referral:  Matias Bernal, RISE ($205.95) 4583 1

February 1:  Food for a 34-year-old with diabetes, neuropathy, and kidney disease who is going on dialysis soon, and getting a kidney transplant in March. He is living in a garage at a friend’s house.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($205.95) 4584 1

February 1:  Partial rent for an 83-year-old woman whose husband passed away 3 weeks ago and she can no longer afford her $920 rent without his portion of their monthly Social Security.  Referral:  Amanda Servin, County Adult Protective Services ($300) 4585 1

February 1:  Adult diapers for a man who is waiting for urgent urology surgery at USC.  Referral:  Nancy Walters, Sierra Vista Hospital, and shopping by Steve and Jayne Devencenzi ($)

February 1:  Partial rent so a single mother and her daughters, ages 8 and 5, can move out of the shelter and into housing.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($300) 4586 3

February 1:  Partial electricity payment to prevent shut off for parents and their 3 children; all of the father’s paycheck is going to rent.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 4587 5

February 1:  Partial rent to cover the week a father was forced to take off work because he got injured on his job.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($200) 4588 6

February 1:  Gas so single mom with 3 children can get to appointments.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($50) 4589 4

February 1:  Gas and food for a homeless family with 7 children.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($150) 4589 9

February 2:  Partial rent for a woman doing well in her Sober Living residence.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Care Outreach ($200) 4590 1

February 2:  Partial rent to prevent a woman from being evicted.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4591 1

February 2:  Payment to reconnect electricity for a single mother and her 3 small children.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($151.55) 4592 4

February 2:  Blood work at the Community Health Center for a farm worker who is currently not working.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($132) 4593 1

February 2:  Partial payment for emergency detached cornea surgery for a gentleman who works in the fields.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4594 1

February 2:  Partial rent for a woman who has graduated from treatment and her roommate moved out.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 4595 1

February 7:  Partial storage payment for a woman who is homeless; efforts are being made to help her figure out why her Social Security payments stopped.  Referral:  Alisha Dozier, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($57) 1

February 7:  Bus pass to allow an abuse survivor to get to her appointments.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE and shopping by Noami Blakely ($68) 1

February 7:  Partial rent for a single mom with 2 middle school daughters.  Referral:  Silvia Santini, LINK ($300) Cashier’s Check 3

February 7:  Partial past due health insurance payment for the middle school student of a single mom; the dad changed insurance without notifying her.  Referral:  Silvia Santini, LINK Cashier’s Check ($100) 2

February 7:  Partial motel payments for a grandmother needing to take her granddaughter to the San Francisco Cancer Center ($306.00) 2

February 8:  Partial rent for for an elderly couple who work in the fields, but there hasn’t been work for the last week.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) Cashier’s Check 2

February 8:  Food for an elderly woman who had to pay for expensive diabetes supplies earlier this week, and this has now wiped out most of her budget for the rest of the month, including the money she would have used for groceries.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($206.00) 1

February 9:  Comforters, pillows, and mattress covers so brothers aged 3 and 4 can move to housing.  Referral:  Sara Zepeda, County Behavioral Health, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($) 3

February 9:  Partial payment for dental work for the 13-year-old son of a single mother who works as a housekeeper in a hotel.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4600 2

February 9:  Partial payment for cremation for a Hospice patient who was very low income with no family, and just a friend who is also low income.  Referral: Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($300) 4601 2

February 9:  Bariatirc tub transfer bench to make bathing safer for a low income patient.  Referral:  Rose Levinson, Central Coast Home Health ($129.25) 4602 2

February 9:  Partial payment to have a Veteran’s remains shipped home from Washington state.The VA does have burial benefits for veterans being laid to rest in a VA Cemetery, but no cremation services or transport of cremated veterans.  The Veteran was riding on a train, and had his medical emergency, and ultimately passed away in a community hospital in Washington.  His daughter can’t afford the huge expense of cremation and transport back to SLO county.  Referral:  Michael Ostash, HUD/VASH ($300) 4603 2

February 9:  Partial rent for a mother of 3 who lost work during the time when her abuser was arrested and the restraining order was granted.  Referral:  Yemeni Alonso, Stand Strong Now ($300) 4604 4

February 9:  Partial rent for a cancer patient on the Coast who was recently divorced and is not currently able to work due to treatments.  Referral:  Jennifer Davis, Marian Cancer Care ($300) 4605 1

February 9:  Special glasses for a 29-year-old nearly blind man with Keritaconus.  Referral:  Lori Eister, Transitions-Mental Health ($199.75) 4606 1

February 9:  Partial payment for a root canal for a low income woman whose husband is not currently working.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($300) 4607 2

February 9:  Partial payment for rent for a single mom working 2 jobs and going to school who just found out she has breast cancer, and is having surgery Monday.  Referral:  Jessica Michelsen, Cuesta College ($300) 4608 3

February 9:  DMV registration so a man who got hurt in the fields can drive to a medical facility in LA.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 4609 1

February 9:  Current ID so a 50-year-old woman can enter a jobs program and look for work.  Referral:  Carmela Roman, America’s Jobs ($30) 4610 1

February 12:  Food for a very low income family whose 30-year-old  relative is on Hospice in a skilled nursing facility and simultaneously they are facing a major home disaster water/leak damage and can’t reside at home.  Referral:  Jessica Messapesa, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($205.95) 4611 4

February 12:  Diapers for a child in a family with 4 children; father has lost his job and they have subsequently lost housing.  Storage unit opened for their possessions.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($23.69 and $137) 4612 and 4614 6

February 12:  School soccer clothing for a student working on challenging behavior issues.  Referral:  Silvia Santini, LINK ($100) 4613 3

February 12:  Partial rent for a father who recently became a single parent, and the separation caused a huge financial problem.  A budget has been made going forward.  Referral;  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4615 3

February 12:  Outstanding Verizon bill for a woman who is homeless due to a brain tumor.  Referral:  Karla Esquivel, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 4616 1

February 12:  Baby monitor and home safety kit for so a low income mom can keep her baby safe.  Referral:  Marivel Flores, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($31.59) Debit 2

February 13:  Partial payment for the Teen Summer Road Trip through Camp Ocean Pines for a 14-year-old boy whose parents are special needs and have no income.  Referral:  Mat Chirman, Tidelands Counseling ($300) 4617 3

February 13:  Household items for 2 clients moving out of the shelter into permanent housing after graduating from the shelter program.  Referral:  Matias Bernal, RISE ($100) 4618 2

February 13:  Motel stay so a homeless student and her child can have a shower and a clean place to stay for a bit.  Referral:  Hunter Perry, Cuesta College ($205.95) 4619 2

February 13:  Emergency medical alert device with GPS for a very low-income senior woman who has dementia and is at risk of getting lost or falling.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($80.95) 4620 1

February 13:  Partial emergency storage payment to prevent a single mother’s belongings from being auctioned.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($200) 4621 3

February 13:  Partial rental deposit to move a family of 9 out of the shelter and into housing.  Referral: Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($300) 4622 9

February 13:  Food and clothing for a mother and her 3 children ages 3, 4, and 5, who have escaped domestic violence and currently have no access to any of the household money.  Referral: Lachelle Hannickel, Sequoia Head Start, Morro Bay ($305.95) 4623 4

February 13:  Car insurance payment for a mother who had to leave her job due to her son’s behavioral issues.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($288.12) 4624 2

February 13:  Partial PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a single mother of 2 children who works in the fields.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($277.00) 3

February 13:  Partial car insurance payment for a woman who has finished cancer treatment, but is not able to go back to work yet.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4626 1

February 14:  Partial softball gear payment for the daughter of a father who is barely able to pay rent and is feeling overwhelmed and filled with shame and guilt.  Referral:  Lindsey Cunha, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 4627 2

February 14:  Food for a woman who suffers from Schizophrenia who recently found she is $143 over the income guidelines to continue to receive medical benefits for the medications and psychiatric care she needs.  Her husband is not working due to traumatic brain injury.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, LMFT ($205.95) 4628 2

February 14:  Food and diapers for a single mother of 1 and 4-year-old sons; her husband recently passed away in an accident.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, LMFT ($235.59) 4628 3

February 14: Partial deposit so a single mother who works in the fields can move her family to housing.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 4629 3

February 14:  Gas bill payment for a single mother of 3 girls; mother has been sick and unable to work this month.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($150) 4630 4

February 14:  Registration and a month enrollment for a gymnastics program for 2 little sisters.  Parents work hard, volunteer at school, and pay for speech and language classes for their children.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness and Shannon Pimentel Oceano First 5 Preschool ($188) 4631 2

February 14:  Radiology payment for a breast cancer patient.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($60) 4632 1

February 14:  For a 53-year-old cancer patient, a Bi-Pap for a sleep study so she can safely have chemotherapy treatments.  Referral:  Michelle Blanc, Twin Cities Hospital ($300) 4633 1

February 14:  Rent for a senior couple who used their rent money for 2 nights at UCLA where the husband had knee surgery.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4634 2

February 14:  Gas card so a grandmother living in Carrisa Plains can take her grandson to several urgent dental appointments at Tolosa Clinic.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($50) 4635 2

February 14:  Partial rent and auto insurance payment for a Veteran needing to travel to a doctor in LA.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Los Osos Community Resource Center ($75 and $41.06) 4636 and 4637 1

February 15:  Partial car payment for a 72-year-old woman who lost her job and has a health problem that is making it difficult to find other work currently. Referral:  Lisa Lazarra, Attorney ($300) 4638 1

February 15:  Partial rent payment for a woman who lives in a board and care.  Referral:  Quentin Smith, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 4639 1

February 15:  Partial propane payment to fill the tank half way for a family with 5 children; the husband just got laid off work.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 4640 7

February 15:  Initial start of propane service for a family moving from homelessness to housing.  Referral: Alycia Payne, LINK ($226) 4641 1

February 15:  Eye glasses for a 64-year-old woman who doesn’t have means to pay.  Referral:  Joe Eister, Transitions-Mental Health ($200) 4642 1

February 16:  Clothes and food for a family with 4 children who have nothing.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 4643 6

February 16:  Food for an elderly woman who just started taking expensive medication, and had to use her grocery money as payment.  Plans are in place going forward.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($205.95) 4644 1

February 16:  Partial payment for dental treatment at Noor Dental Clinic.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($100) 4645 1

February 16:  Partial rent for a single mother with 2 children in a workforce development program who used her available funds to take care of her car.  Referral:  Barbara Wigney, Eckerd Connects ($150) 4646 3

February 16:  Partial rent for a single mother with 2 children who has just recently gotten housing.  Referral:  County Child Welfare, Belinda Benassi and Maribel Martinez ($300) 4647 3

February 16:  Car payment for a woman facing financial problems due to legal issues.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($255.36) 4648 1

February 16:  Gas and food for an at-risk woman needing to leave the area for her safety.  Referral:  Jamie Hutchcraft, Community Counseling Center ($305.95) 4449 1

February 16:  Clothes and food for a medically fragile 7-month pregnant woman with a broken kneecap whose husband was just arrested, leaving her with no resources.  Referral:  Audrey Fleming, Noor Clinic ($305.95) 4450 2

February 16:  Partial payment for dentures through Noor Dental Clinic for a Veteran.  Referral:  Kate Zeiss and Stephen Shill, HUD/VASH ($300) 4651 1

February 20:  Diapers for 4 families.  Referral:  Public Health Nurses ($51) 4652 4

February 20:  Gas and food for an elderly woman on Chemotherapy whose cash aid has been reduced.  Referral:  Viridian Ruiz, SLO Oncology ($150) 4654 1

February 20:  Utility bill payment for a deceased patient’s family.  Since he passed at the beginning of the month, the family had to return the Social Security check.  Referral:  Vanessa Swier, Central Coast Hospice ($300) 4655 4

February 20:  Partial rent for a single mother who has been in the hospital for a month and will have surgery next week.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 4656 3

February 20:  Partial rent for a single mother who missed work due to the flu.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($250) 4657 3

February 20:  DMV registration for a single mother of 3 who has overcome many obstacles.  Referral:  Laura Lewis, Goodwill ($248) 4658 4

February 20:  PG&E bill payment for a grandmother raising her grandchild and having difficulties with the family and with her own health issues. Referral:  Marta Nielsen, Seneca/Family Ties ($133.61) 4659 2

February 20:  Partial rent for a single mother of 2 teen boys whose father died and she had to use rent funds for travel and funeral expenses.  Referral:  Shelly Belmont, Eckerd Connects/CalWORKS ($300) 4660 3

February 20:  Electricity payment for a single mother and her family; she recently lost her job, and will start a new one March 3rd.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 4661 3

February 21:  Food, gas, and diapers for a family with 8 children.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($250) 4662 10

February 21:  Clothes for a boy starting a new school; current clothes have holes, wear, and discoloration, and a functioning cell phone to contact his single mother who is disabled.  Referral:  Rachel Robertson, County Mental Health, Therapeutic Learning Classroom ($305.95)  4663 2

February 21:  Partial payment for a tongue biopsy for a 69-year-old farm-worker.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($200) 4664 1

February 21:  Storage unit for the belongings of a guardian who took in her niece who was severely neglected and abused, and was then evicted from her apartment because of the extra child living there.  Referral:  Jessica Baza, CAPSLO ($250) 4665 4

February 21:  Life alert system for an elderly oxygen-dependent woman who lives alone.  Referral:  Kelly Allen, Dignity Health ($199.77) Debit 1

February 21:  Video baby monitor for a 91-year-old woman who is taking care of her husband who sleeps in the living room in a hospital bed.  Referral:  Kelly Allen, Dignity Health ($106.67) 4666 2

February 21:  Work clothes for a pregnant young mother.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($150) 4667 3

February 21: Food for a 42-year-old patient who is developmentally disabled.  Referral: Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($150) 4668 1

February 21:  Motel stay and diapers for a single mother and her 2 children who are living in their car.  Referral:  Sandra Lozano, CAPSLO ($305.95) 4669 3

February 22:  Utility payment minimums for a family of 5, one child with autism that requires the mother stay home to care for him.  Referral:  Patty Ramirez, Transitions-Mental Health ($150 and $130) 4670 and 4671 5

February 22:  School clothes, underwear, and socks for a 9-year-old living homeless with his mom.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($150) 4672 2

February 22:  Gas, food, and a lock box for medications for a patient with limited income who is coping with her health and her grandson’s who is hospitalized in Fresno after an accident.  Referral:  Brooke Cone, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($205.95) 4673 3

February 22:  Formula and diapers for the 5-month-old child of a single mom.  Referral Public Health Nurse ($38.98) 4674 2

February 22:  Gas for a grandmother with severe financial needs.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($50) 4674 1

February 22:  Gas for a mother who is dealing with medical needs.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($50) 4674 2

February 22:  Partial rent for a single mother who lost her job; she has one child who is medically fragile.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 4675 2

February 23:  Gas so a man can get to his new job until his first payday.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($75) 4676 1

February 23:  Hotel stay for a single father and his mother who need to stay near UCLA to learn how to care for his daughter after her brain tumor was removed.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($305.95) 4677 3

February 23:  Partial rent for a hard-working housekeeper who is actively looking for new clients.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4678 1

February 23:  Food for a family that had to use grocery money to repair their car.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools, and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($100) 4

February 23:  Motel stay for a pregnant mother and her 2 children while the shelter is full.  Referral:  Suzanne Balderrama, Paso Robles Schools ($)

February 23:  Gas so a client can get to treatments regularly.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment ($50) 4679 1

February 24:  Diapers and a double stroller for a single mother with 2 children who walks along the highway a great distance to the bus stop.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness, and new stroller from Nasim Delavari ($23.69) 4680 3

February 24:  Diapers and wipes for a 6-month son of a single mother.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE Donated

February 24:  Partial payment for a sofa for a woman who is developmentally handicapped to sleep on.  Referral:  Megan Richter, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($105.95) 4681 1

February 24:  Partial payment for housing for a man who will have specialized surgery at USC.  Referral: Nancy Walters, Conifer Health/Sierra Vista Hospital  ($305.95) 4682 2

February 27:  Food and gas for a hard-working family of 6 whose newborn with Down’s Syndrome will be in the NICU for a while with feeding issues.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker, and delivery by Jayne Devencenzi ($205.95) 4683 6

February 27:  Gas so a homeless family from North County can visit their newborn who will be in the NICU for a month or more because of methadone while in utero. Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and delivery by Jayne Devencenzi ($150) 4683 3

February 27:  Motel stay for a homeless family while their 4-year-old is in the hospital pediatric unit due to influenza B.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($305.95) 4684 3

February 28:  Food for a very low income family of 5 who were in a car accident; the father who works the most was hurt the worst and won't be able to return to his job for at least 3 months.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and delivery by Naomi Blakely ($305.95) 4685 5

February 28:  Blankets and comforters for a single mother and her children aged 12 and 13 who are very cold in North County.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Jocelyn McCurry, Child Welfare Services Donated 3



Items Donated:  new sleeping bag from Stephen and Deronda Burdette; warm children’s jacket from Megan Kyle; diapers from Susan Updegrove; phones from Stephen and Deronda Burdette and Candace Guildeman; children’s items from the United Methodist Children’s Center via Susan Updegrove; 2 high chairs from Lynn De Leo and Marla Lee Eaton; bike from Katie Crabb; linens from Anonymous; linens from Ellen November; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; delivery by Linda Bishop; dresser from Kimberly McGrath; bike from Mat Chirman; recliner from Leslie Jones delivered by Terry Elfrink, dining table and chairs from Alison Neff; pack and play from Sam Presto; linens, pans, pool from Betsy Umhofer; household items and shoes from Mary Dean; delivery by Janice Chagoya; children’s books from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids Toys; train table and train from Dave Louw; food from Jayne Auchterlonie; stroller from Kristen Stewart via Jayne Devencenzi; activity center, bumbo, and nursing pillows from Amber Wiehl; flatware, dishes and coffee filters from Susan Updegrove; refrigerator from Kathie Guthrie; boy and girl clothing and accessories from Janet Alexander; backpack food from Penny Hobson; women’s clothes from Janet Emmons; crib linens from Amethyst Ehrler; linens, stroller, and household items from Paula Ramey; new children’s clothes and cases of diapers from Kathie Hendricks; 2 comforters from Ginny Kenny; diapers from Anonymous; new double stroller from Nasim Delavari; copies and detergent from Rosemary Cleaves; comforter, clothes, books, and children’s items from Kristina Fleming; crib from Terry Elfrink; Target cards from Madeline Fay and Mary Anne Morgan; grocery bags from Marcie Lindvall; delivery by Sue McCutcheon; diapers from Kemay Eoyang; diapers from Joann Stevens; 2 twin beds from Bob Shanbrom; clothes, quilt, and household items from Michele Brooks; clothes from Jackie Johnson;


Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Dana Easton, Rita Erwin, Jayne Engle Allen,

Funds Donated:  Patty Aguilar, Wendy Castleman, Tidelands Counseling, Mary Anne Morgan, Elise Wheeler, Lisa Bertrand, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Barbara Torrey, Gary and Cathy Anderson in memory of Marty Thomas, Anonymous, Cindy and Russ Nelson, Donette Dunaway, Dana Easton, Naomi Blakely, Nancy Terrell, Michele Williams, Dana Paquin, Kathy Greer, Peti Johnson, Linda Albright and Alan Baer, Elaine Gardiner in memory of Peggy Rudnick, Gail and Stan Dryden in celebration of Linda Bishop, Mary Parker, Central Coast Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors in honor of Peggy Lin Rudnick; Heather MacFarlane, Rose and Christopher Russo in memory of Peggy Rudnick, Ellen Morrison, Kathleen MacLane, Frank and Sandy Richardson in memory of Jerry Hannula, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, Ann Miller, Jayma Newland, Jessica Griffiths, Jennifer Langford, Judy Riener, Marcy Owens, Doreen Wetzel in memory of her mother Dorothy Wetzel, Mary Dean, Sylvia Drucker, Marilyn Dippell, Stephen Kuhn, Kat Tuculet, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Paula Garcia, Anonymous, Genii Myers, Sharon Mayhew, Mary Kelly, Sandra Wortley, Sarah Coplen, Lauren Rueda, Ilse Outcalt, Sue McCutcheon, April Hyder, Grace Nagel, Mary Weeks, Lori Connolly, Marla Lee Eaton, Nancy Forrest, Barbara Deel, Ardith Julien-Heinrich, Carol Chenot, Nicole Pazdan, Mary Lynn Browning, Pizza Republic, Lisa Delaney, Leslie Jones, Dyann Campagna, Madeline Stevenson, Nicki Bywater, Heidi Boatman, Janice Chagoya, Marilyn Knollenberg, Cheryl Garnsey, Judy Eisenhard, Rosemary Cleaves, Karla Cool, Wendy Hallin, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Kathy Dautremont, Loretta Sonnabend, Barbara McPherson, Candace Guldeman, Jan Jones, Janice Battaglia, Sandi St. Pierre, Douglas Viehmann and Ann Vivian in memory of Marty Thomas, Rosemary Cleaves, Leslie Rotsein, Maggie Ragatz, Artista Muerta, Anouk Novy, Network for Good, Madelyn Millholland and Warren Lowry, Jane Larkin, Liz Johnston, Lynn Heinrich, Madeline Stevenson, Joann Stevens, Kathy Gisler, John Harmon, Gabriele Weidner, Melodianne Duffy, Cindy Hahn, Bob and Carol Kerwin,

Thursday, February 1, 2018

What Womenade Shared January 16th - 31st

January 16:  Tires so an elderly man can drive his wife safely back and forth on Cuesta Grade to chemotherapy treatments for cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4489 2

January 16:  Electricity payment to prevent shut off for a single mother who is going to school to get a better job.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($273) 4490 3

January 16:  Motel stay for a homeless single mother and her 11-month-old son.  Counselors are working on finding a safe place for her and her child.  Referral:  Ana Hernandez, CAPSLO ($305.95)  Debit 2

January 16:  Motel and food for a family who had to leave their jobs because of their immigration status and are staying in their car with their 2 children.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($305.95) Debit 4

January 16:  Gout medications for a man who has no insurance.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($200) Debit 1

January 16:  Emergency gas cards for a family who needed to travel to Stanford because their toddler was transported by helicopter to the hospital there, and they had no money for gas to make the trip.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and gas cards donated by Kat Tuculet

January 16:  Food for an elderly couple whose refrigerator broke.  They just used their food stamps to stock up, and all the food spoiled.  Referral: Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing, and shopping by Nancy Loe ($150) 4533 2

January 17:  Registration and smog check for a homeless family living in their truck.  Mother just had a new baby last month.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($64 and $201) 4491 and 4492 3

January 17:  Gas so a client can travel back and forth to San Luis from Cambria for treatments.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($100) 4494 1

January 17:  Partial rent payment for a woman who missed work due to a severe case of the flu.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4495 1

January 17:  Partial payment for a storage unit for a family doubling up in another family’s house.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($200) 4496 4

 January 17: Payment for a tire for a single mom so she can safely drive her children.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($200)  4497 3

January 18:  Gas and food for a family.  The wife is newly diagnosed with cancer and her husband just had hip replacement surgery.  Referral: Viridiana Ruiz, SLO Oncology Health Center ($150) 4499 2

January 18:  Gas so a woman newly diagnosed with cancer can be driven to treatments by one of her sisters.  Referral: Viridiana Ruiz ($50) 4499 2

January 18:  Partial payment for car repair so a single mother can transport her children safely.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($115) 4500 3

January 18:  Partial mortgage payment for a father who is battling throat cancer; his wife is disabled.  He is self-employed, does not qualify for State disability, and they have exhausted all their savings on medical payments.  He will return to work in March as soon as he can learn to eat again.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($300) 4501 2

January 18:  Partial propane payment for an abuse victim who is going through the court process and is hoping she will be receiving spousal support. Her son will be helping her with bills and rent starting in February.  Referral: Janett Garcia, RISE ($200) 4502 2

January 18:  Partial rent for an uninsured woman who is 4 months pregnant and has to use her available funds to pay for an ultrasound and other medical costs.  Referral:  Lindsey Cunha, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 4503 2

January 19:  Gas so a woman can travel from Nipomo to San Luis Obispo for a work experience program to help her achieve success.  Referral:  Barbara Wigney, Eckerd Connects ($75) 4504 1

January 19:  Gas and food for a family with 5 children.  Father is having chemotherapy 3 times a week for pancreatic cancer.  Referral:  Elizabeth Barbosa, CAPSLO ($300) 4505 7

January 19:  Insurance payment so a homeless family with a high school student can register the van that is their home.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($220.54) 4506 3

January 19:  Partial DACA legal fees for a a woman who was brought here by her parents when she was 7, her mom died of Meningitis when she was 12, her father visited Mexico and was not allowed back in to our country, and, therefore, when she was 17, she took sole care of her younger brother.  She currently holds a low-income professional job and attends Cuesta College.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($300) 4507 2

January 19:  PG&E payment for a single mother who works in the fields and has had her hours reduced.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($277.36) 4508 3

January 19:  PG&E payment for an abuse survivor whose mother recently passed away.  She missed work due to depression.  Referral:  Maria Mendez, Stand Strong Now ($284.43) 4509 1

January 19:  Partial rent for a patient with breast cancer who has been unable to work because she was in a head on traffic collision.  Referral:  Jennifer Davis, Mission Hope Cancer Center ($300) 4510 1

January 19:  Partial rent for a woman diagnosed with breast cancer and unable to work due to treatment demands.  Referral:  Jennifer Davis, Mission Hope Cancer Center ($300) 4511 1

January 19:  Mobility walker for a significantly disabled woman; she has received donated walkers, but none are safe enough to prevent falls.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($113.42) Debit 1

January 19:  Partial rent for a woman in a Sober Living home who is looking for work and doing well in treatment.  Referral:  Alicia Reyes, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($175) 4512

January 19:  Gas so a mother who is moving from Sober Living to Section 8 housing can keep her children in their neighborhood school.  Referral:  Alicia Reyes, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 4513 3

January 19:  Truck registration and smog check for a man in Sober Living who is unable to work due to health complications and is in full compliance with treatment.  Referral:  Lindsey Cunha, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($255) 4514 1

January 19:  Food and gas for a single mother and her children ages 2 and 6 who is homeless after losing her job due to unfortunate events out of her control.  Referral:  Sandra Lozano, CAPSLO ($200) 4515 3

January 19:  Gas so a man can see oncology specialists at UC Davis.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($100) 4516 2

January 19:  Gas so a young man who lives in a rural area and is doing well in treatments, maintaining sobriety since April, can continue to attend sessions regularly.  Referral:  Nancy Jambor, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($75) 4517 1

January  19:   Gas so a young self-employed father struggling financially can get to treatments regularly.  Referral:  Nancy Jambor, County Drug and Alcohol Services, ($75) 4517 4

January 22:  Dental treatment payment so a young boy can be seen.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina  ($225) 4519 2

January 22:  Partial car payment for a 53-year-old disabled survivor of domestic violence.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($200) 4520 1

January 22:  Twin mattress for a senior on a fixed income with both mental and physical disabilities.  She is currently sleeping on a box spring.  Referral: Tricia Righetti, Transitions-Mental Health and shopping by Nancy Loe ($332.67) 4534 1

January 23:  Partial payment for medication, Harvoni,  for Hep C treatment for an older man.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($305.95) 4521 1

January 23:  School clothes for a 14-year-old and 10-year-old whose mother fled their abuser.  Referral: Diana Howard, RISE ($200) 4522 3

January 23:  Emergency food, gas, and diapers for a family of 7 that fled in the night from their abuser.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK  ($250 and $32.30) Debit and 4530

January 24:  Partial rent for a single mom who is disabled.  She has not been able to access her money due to identity theft.  Her family can’t help her any more, and she has received an eviction notice.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($275) 4523 3

January 24:  Partial rent for a young couple with 2 small children who have had recent medical bills.  Referral:  Magda Williams, LCSW ($300) 4524 4

January 24:  Partial first month’s rent for a family with 2 children. They had to pay first, last, and deposit to move to housing.  Referral:  Magda Williams, LCSW ($300) 4525 4

January 24:  PG&E payment for a mother with a young child and a newborn.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($222.24) 4526 3

January 24:  One week’s rent and a bus pass for a woman who is 6 weeks clean from drugs and alcohol.  She is an abuse survivor who lost her children to adoption.  Referral;  Marina Garza. LMFT ($225 and $68) 4527 and 4528 1

January 24:  Clothes and food for a survivor of domestic violence.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($150) 4529 1

January 24:  Anger management classes for a man who is working full time and hoping to move out of the shelter soon.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($250) 4531 1

January 24:  Clothes and personal items for a woman at the shelter because she was asked to leave her house for being a lesbian and her girlfriend at the time physically and verbally abused her.  Referral:  Matias Bernal, RISE ($150) Debit 1

January 24:  Clothing for a single mother of 6 who had to flee her abuser, leaving everything behind.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK Debit ($200) Debit 7

January 24:  Emergency school clothes for a middle school boy from a homeless family.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($150) Debit 1

January 24:  Utility payment to prevent shut off for a mother of 3; she lost work hours when she had to take her child with Downs Syndrome to the hospital.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($174.76) 4532 4

January 25:  Gas and food for parents and their children; 1 child is a 4-month-old in the pediatric unit at Sierra Vista Hospital after having already spent a month in the hospital in Madera.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social workers and delivery by Nancy Loe ($200) 4533 6

January 25:  Baseball uniform, equipment, and a jacket for so a Foster youth can play with her team.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, and Nancy Kuster, County Social Services ($250) Debit 1

January 25:  Restoration of electricity for a family with 2 children under age 7.  Mom’s current work hours have been reduced.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($116.08) 4535 4

January 25:  Partial rent, electricity, and gas for a single mother who has been seriously ill with the flu.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($132, $172.74, and $71) 4536, 4537, 4538 3

January 26:  Gas so a mother of a toddler can get to her new part-time job.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($50) 4539 2

January 26:  Diapers, training pants, and gas for a single mother with 2 developmentally delayed children who needs to take the children from Nipomo to San Luis for their therapy.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($123) 4539 3

January 26:  Gas so a domestic violence survivor with a 5-year-old child can access medical care.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($50) 4539 2

January 26:  Emergency formula for a 6-month-old baby; parents, due to language barriers, didn't understand WIC vouchers are just for the baby.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($47.08) 4540 3

January 26:  Gas and food for a single mother and her 2 elementary children who are homeless, sleeping at other people’s houses.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($150) Debit 3

January 26:  Partial payment for a gentleman's prosthetic leg,  His doctor has greatly reduced the price.  Food for him and his wife since they have only $60 to last until February 15th.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health ($300 and $50) 4543 and Debit 2

January 26:  Bed for a woman in her 50s who just got housed.  She raised 5 children who are grown, and works hard, but is on a limited income.  Referral:  Michael Sheard, CAPSLO ($300) 4544 1

January 26:  Dance classes for a 26-year-old woman homeless for 6 years, and suffering with Schizophrenia.  She danced as a young girl, and hopes are that classes will be therapeutic for her and she will be open to medication going forward.  Referral:  Lori Eister, Transitions-Mental Health ($175) 4545 1

January 26:  Room rent to move a man with throat cancer to housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($200) 4546 1

January 26:  Room rent for a single mother and her 3 children; she has just taken a lesser-paying job at a fast food restaurant because field work is scarce.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4547 4

January 26:  Partial placement for chemotherapy port placement for a breast cancer patient.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4548 1

January 26:  Partial deposit to move a mother and her 4 children to housing.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 4549 5

January 26:  Car battery and repair so a man who is disabled with pain and physical problems can get to his medical appointments.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($183.18) 4550 1

January 26:  Medication for a 55-year-old gentleman diagnosed with stomach cancer.  The doctor prescribed Valsartan, but Medi-Cal wouldn’t cover it.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($230.95) 4551 1

January 26:  Partial payment for a PG&E bill in their collection department for a woman who is a survivor of domestic violence who lost her home through the situation.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($300) 4552 1

January 29;  Diapers and partial rent for a single mom with 3 little children; she is working 2 jobs, but 1 of the children got sick, and she lost work time.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($40.23 and $300) 4553 and 4554 4

January 29:  Partial rent for a young woman whose field work hours have been greatly reduced.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4555 1

January 29:  Emergency partial rent for a 59-year-old gentleman in threat of being locked out of his rental.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 1 4556

January 29:  Deposit to move a mother and her son, who has multiple health problems, to housing.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 4558 2

January 30:  Partial payment for an endometrial biopsy at the Community Health Center for a mother having significant side effects to birth control devices.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($284.75) 4559 3

January 30:  Car repair for a family homeless with 2 children ages 3 and 7.  Dad is working and mother is looking for a job.  Referral:  Karina Ayala, CAPSLO ($300) 4560 4

January 30:  Partial rent for a woman whose husband moved out due to domestic violence, leaving her with late fees due.  Referral:  Diana Howard, RISE ($300) 4561 1

January 30:  Storage payment for a single mom homeless with 2 children.  She just started a new job.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK (225) 4562 3

January 30:  Gas card so a mother can bring her children to and from school until her first paycheck.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($50) 4563 3

January 30:  Gas card for a single mother with 2 children who just got a part time job at a hotel.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($50) 4563 3

January 30:  Partial rent for a single mother who lost wages when her son had to have surgery to repair a surgery that didn’t heal correctly.  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($300) 4564 2

January 30:  Partial rent for a graduate student who lost funding eligibility and is trying to resolve her situation.  Referral:  Ryan Shurson, Cal Poly ($300) 4565 1

January 30:  Martial Arts classes for a youth looking for a part time job.  Referral:  Lauren Lederer, County Mental Health ($150)  4566 1

January 30:  Clothes for a boy whose parents are having financial difficulties.  Referral:  Lauren Lederer, County Mental Health ($155.95) 4567 3

January 30:  Gas so a family can bring their student from Nipomo to Loma Vista School.  Referral:  Lauren Lederer, County Mental Health ($50) 4567 3

January 30:  Food for a family with none in their home.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($105.95) Debit 4

January 30:  Partial rent for a family with 5 children.  Dad has a part time job in a restaurant.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes ($300) 4568 7

January 30:  Partial rent for a single mom working 2 jobs; she lost her night job, and is looking for another.  Referral:  Nicole Janikowski, Independent Living Resource Center ($300) 4569 3

January 30:  Water bill payment to prevent shut off for a family with children.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($231.97) 4570 4

January 30:  Partial rent for a single mom who has missed work due to breast cancer treatment demands.  Referral:  Jennifer Davis, Mission Hope Cancer Center ($300) 4571 2

January 30:  Partial room rent for a family of 4 who just moved here from Yuma in search of a better future; the dad will begin working at a fast food restaurant.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4572 4

January 30:  Partial room rent for a senior man facing eviction; he had unexpected bills in January.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4573 1

January 30:  Emergency gas payment to prevent service shut off for a disabled senior.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($83.05) 4574 1

January 30:  Partial first months rent for a a hardworking family that had an unfortunate event that led to homelessness.  Both parents are now working and daughter is in school.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($300) 4575 3

January 30:  Partial rent for a single mother with 2 daughters who had emergency surgery last week.  Referral:  Tonya DeRose North County SAFE ($300) 4576 3

January 31:  Gas so a woman living in a safe house in North County can get to her new job.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($50) 4577 1

January 31:  Gas and food for a single mom struggling due to car repairs that took much of this month’s check.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($105.95) 4578 3

January 31:  Car repair for a family evicted after an extended hotel stay.  They have a student attending Loma Vista Community School.  Referral:  Robin Kirby, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education ($230) 4579 3

January 31:  Bed rails to assist a senior in poor health having difficulty getting in and out of bed.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People's Self-Help Housing ($59.99) Debit 1




Items Donated:  4 RTA passes from Rocio and Joseph Willard; Radio Flyer tricycle for Learn.Connect.Play Preschool from Dana Easton; clothes from Annabelle Ioiannides; stroller from Meredith Rubin; bed and linens from Judy Gilbert; bed, blankets, kitchen items, and towels from Susan Updegrove; crock pot and kitchen items from Suzie Walsh; furniture, booster seat, and children’s clothes and shoes from Erika Schuetze; diapers from Meg Spierling; baby clothes from Lainie Wachter; pots and pans from John Sonksen; washer and dryer from Nancy Olson; bike and boys clothes from Shari Fraser; clothes from Andrea Bowers; bike and clothes from Shari Fraser; children’s clothes and toys from DeLynn Morgan; women’s and children’s clothes from Gigi Sawyer; clothes, toys, and bike from Jesus and Maria Hernandez; driving by Linda Jankay; 2 twin beds from Ken and Elsie Casida; delivery by Sue McCutcheon; Target card from Dawn Tyra; washer and dryer from David Stiff; delivery by Rita Erwin; women’s clothes from Rachel Pruett; backpack food from Peti Johnson; clothes and shoes from Quinn Brady; clothes and funds from Betsy Bettencourt; clothes from Brittany Battala, Terra Clayton, Erika Schuetze, Stephany Martin, Brandy Ryder, Allyson Sneed, Desiree Stegner, Marylou Gooden, and Joan Fusco; dishes and kitchen items from Mary Dean; cases of diapers from Vita Miller; shoes from Kathleen Corey; clothes and gift card from Lisa Lazzara; clothing from Brandy Rider and Judy Pinkston; 100 cloth bags from Linda Thompson; toiletries and cloth bags from Jayne Auchterlonie; household linens and kitchen ware from Paula Ramey via Susan Updegrove; futon from Sandra Heimel; linens from Jayne Devencenzi; sheets and towels from Lesa Smith; delivery by Sue McCutcheon;

Funds Donated:  Kat Tuculet, Stephen Kuhn, Marilyn Dippell, Jayma Newland, Melaleuca, Jennifer Langford, Jessica Griffiths, Diane Wettlaufer, Libbie Agran, Rosemary Cleaves, Sharon Lechner, Meg Spierling, Sally Woelper, Joan Rice, Rosemary Cleaves, Nancy Hurd, Judy Fitzgerald, Mary Anne Morgan, Richard and Dianna Van Houten, Jennifer Thompson, Judy Eisenhard, Elaine Williams, Donna Gang, Peggy Freehauf, Janice Chagoya, Anonymous, Lauren Ruda, Sarah Coplen, Jody Hollaway, Patricia Hays, Women’s Health Event at Joy, Frank Guillot in honor and memory of Marty Thomas, Jim and Mary Eckardt in honor of Marty Thomas, Artista Muerta, Maggie Ragatz, Madelyn Millholland and Warren Lowry, Network for Good/Facebook, Don and Mary Holcomb in memory of Marty Thomas, Nipomo Presbyterian Women; Carrie Zinn, Gene and Leslie Rotstein, Kathy Gisler, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Kathy Cohl, Julie Schultz in memory of her mother Patricia Meyer, Fred Donati, Cindy Hahn,

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What Womenade Shared January 1st - 15th


January 2:  Partial rent for a single mother and her children.  Referral:  Jerry Mihaic, Independent Living Resource Center ($250) 4441 3

January 2:  Restoration of water service for a woman who is low income.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($150) 4443 1

January 2:  Restoration of electricity for a family with children.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($200) 4444 4

January 2:  Partial U-Haul payment so an abuse survivor and her 3 children can move to another city where she will have support from her parents.  Referral:  Katie Harris, Stand Strong ($300) 4445 4

January 2:  Motel stay for a woman and her son who are living in their car; mother is having surgery at UCLA.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 4446 2

January 2:  Partial rent for a family with 4 children; the parents’ work hours were reduced over the holidays.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 4447 6

January 3:  Gas so a a family can take their daughter to San Francisco to see a specialist for a urinary track infection.  Mother has missed a lot of work taking care of her child.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($50) 4448 4

January 3:  Work clothes so a responsible young couple can start new jobs.  Referral:  Michael Sheard, CAPSLO ($200) 4449 2

January 3:  DMV registration for  a resident who is low income and handicapped, and has been dealing with health issues.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($175) 4450 1

January 3:  Critical dental work for an elderly woman who is unable to afford treatment.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($235) 4451 1

January 3:  Partial rent for a single mother of 4 who is very sick and can’t currently work.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 4452 5

January 3:  RTA pass so a woman can get to and from her job.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($68) 4453 1

January 3:  Partial rent for a family with a child diagnosed with cancer.  Mother has had to reduce work hours to get her child to appointments and hospitals out of the area.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($350) 4454 4

January 3:  Work shoes, pants, and eyeglass repair for a single mother of 1 who is starting work at a fast food restaurant.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($150) 4455 2

January 4:  Partial deposit so a mother and her sons, ages 6 months and 6 years, can move to housing.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($300) 4456 3

January 4:  Partial rent for a 71-year-old woman who works in a nursery but has been put on stand by until February.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($325) 4457 1

January 4:  Partial rent for a 69-year-old field worker whose hours have been reduced.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 4458 1

January 4:  Partial rent for a 49-year-old father recently diagnosed with colon cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4459 4

January 4:  Partial rent for a 27-year-old single mother who has had her field work hours reduced.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($275) 4460 4

January 4:  College EOP fees for a Cuesta student whose single mom is working 3 jobs to care for her 4 children. One of her children was just diagnosed with Valley Fever.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($315) 4461 5

January 5:  Dental surgery down payment for a child of a single mom who also has a special needs child.  Referral:  Suzanne Chasuk, County Health Department/WIC ($150) 4462 3

January 5:  Partial storage payment for a mother who is homeless, staying in ECHO shelter with her children.  She lives on $577 cash aid, recently enrolled at Cuesta, and is looking for a part time job. Referral:  Sandra Jimenez, Department of Social Services ($300) 4463 3

January 5:  Home oxygen for a month for a 70-year-old woman living on a limited income of under $1,100 a month.  Referral:  Drew Washer, French Hospital ($193.95) 1

January 6:  Partial mortgage payment for a woman who has cancer and kidney failure.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 4465 1

January 6:  Partial rent for a mom who has to take her 4-year-old daughter to Santa Barbara for surgery.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 4466 2

January 8:  Car repair so parents can continue to see their 7-year-old who has been in the hospital at USC for 2 months.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($320) 4467 4

January 8:  Motel stay for a mother and her teen son who are survivors of abuse and have timed out of a local shelter.  Plans are in place going forward.  Referral:  Mari Daschian, District Attorney's Office, Victim-Witness ($305.95) 4468 2

January 8:  Diapers and a gas card for a low income mother of an infant.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($73.69)  4469 2

January 8:  Partial car repair payment for a mother and her 3 children who live in the vehicle.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 4470

January 8:  Food for an elderly man who is blind and partially deaf who used all his funds for deposit and first month’s rent after moving out of the shelter.  Referral:  Kari Bowron, Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center ($100) 4471 1

January 8:  Food for a Veteran who moved from homelessness to housing and used all his money.  Referral: Referral:  Kari Bowron, Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center ($100) 4471 1

January 8:  Food for a Veteran man who moved to housing and is on a special diet.  Referral:  Referral:  Kari Bowron, Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center ($100) 4471 1

January 8:  Partial rent payment to prevent the eviction of a single mother who is a domestic violence survivor.  Referral:  Alycia Payne, LINK ($277) 4472 3

January 8:  Partial rent for a family of 4; the father’s work hours were reduced.  Referral: Rocio Hernandez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 4473 4

January 8:  Partial payment for glasses for a mother who struggles to make ends meet for her family.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($140) 4474 3

January 9:  Partial payment for a refrigerator for a mobile home at Fort Hope for teen survivors of human trafficking while receiving counseling from County Department of Social Services.  Referral:  Pat Loomis, Fort Hope ($300) 4475

January 9:  Food and gas for a family with 2 children; mother is working a low-wage job and the father is looking for a new job in the fields.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($205.95) 4476 4

January 9:  PG&E payment for a family in rural North County struggling due to expenses from a failed septic system.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Behavioral Health ($200) 4477 4

January 9:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single mother and her 2 children ages 2 and 5.  Mother’s field work hours have been reduced.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($300) 4478 3

January 9:  Gas, diapers, and formula for a single mother with 3 daughters here for political asylum.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($192.39) 4479 4

January 9:  Partial payment for car insurance deductible for a single woman who works for low wages and who suffered a collision.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Los Osos Community Resource Center ($300) 4480 1

January 9:  Partial rent for a family of 8: the father had his work hours cut and will be laid off in February because the business is closing.  Referral:  Flora Bolivar, SLO ALPHA ($300) 4481 8

January 10:  Tools for a man in a Sober Living home who has been working as a tile setter and had all his tools stolen from his truck.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($205.95) Debit 1

January 10:  Computer from Exploration Station for a single mother who graduated high school last month and is starting Hancock College.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($30) 4482 2

January 11:  Birth certificate so a woman with no money and no family can complete her paperwork for Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Deanna Franklin, County Health Department ($28) 4484 1

January 11:  Payment to restore gas service to a single woman’s apartment.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($192) 4485 1

January 12:  Gas and motel for the mother of a son in the hospital in Fresno with burns over 70% of his body.  Referral: Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($305.95) 4486 4

January 12:  Partial deposit so a woman can move from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($200) 4487 1


January 15:  Partial first rent so an elderly woman can move out of the shelter and into a senior residence.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($300) 4488 1

Items Donated:  4 bins of children’s clothes from Scott and Amy Jacobs; quilts from Ellen November; baby clothes and blankets from Lindsay Miller; new bumbo and tray from Paula McGrath; high chair from Carol Devore; stroller from Carol Zarek; pop up canopy loan by Lisa Wearda; pack and play, sheets, diapers. and blankets from Lois Crotser, Bea Ingwerson, and Roberta Kassak; delivery by Carol Devore; clothes, books, and toys from Anonymous; children’s clothes from Judy Pinkston; 2 gas cards from Kat Tuculet; clothes and children’s items from Viridiana Ruiz; 2 pack and plays from Jayne Auchterlonie; children’s items from Jennifer Kincade; children’s clothes from Jenna Draine; clothing from Rebecca Kingman; blankets from Ellen November; clothes from Yael Gott; clothes and shoes from Amanda Sorenson; clothes from Judy Pinkston; clothes from Lisa Lazzara, Janet Emmons, and Heather Segal; bassinet from Lynne Mastin; diapers and wipes from Jackie Johnson; children's and women's items from Amy Gray;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, Karen Blum,

Funds Donated:
  Tidelands Counseling, Patty Aguilar, Wendy Castleman, Jean Steel, Jayne Devencenzi, Barbara Torrey, Irene Annoni, Donette Dunaway, Shanti Gooden as a holiday gift for Marylou, Patti Taylor, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, D'Elaine Patrick, Sharlee Carnes, Deanna Riedlsberger, Elizabeth Apfelberg, Anne McMahon, Mary Parker, Peti Johnson, Kathie Hendricks, Dana Paquin, Kathy Greer, Michele Williams, Nancy Terrell, Pam and Butch Fisher, Heather MacFarlane, Frank and Sandy Richardson in memory of Marty Thomas, Mia Page, Naomi Blakely, Michele Avant, Carol Devore, Pat Avant-Kern, Isabel Kirsch, Maribeth Peterson, Diana Foch, Nancy Loe, Darlene Krouse, Karen Blum, Vita Miller, Jocelyn Williams, Marilyn Fuller, Judith Harris, Diane McKeague, Marlylou Gooden, Elisa Feingold, Vicki McPartland, Gail Schwartz, Robert Wolf, Linda Quesenberry, Liz Curren, Anonymous, Kathleen MacLane, Ellen Morrison,Tim and Colleen Spafford in memory of Rob Jameson, Colleen and Tim Spafford in memory of Betty Spafford, Mary Dean, Debbie Bennett, Anonymous, Elisa Robles, Celeste Gray, Karen Horst, Sue Smith, Joann Burrows, Ann Miller, David Ford,