Monday, May 16, 2016

What Womenade Shared May 1st - May 15th

May 1:  Clothes for a 2-year-old whose family is in crisis.  Referral:  Jennie Nostrum, RISE ($150) 2694

May 1:   Motel stay for a woman with serious medical needs.  Referral:  Isaac Smith, medical social worker, Central Coast Home and Hospice ($115.80 and $231.60) 2696 and 2697

May 2:  Car window repair for a single mother and her 16-year-old son.  He recently had emergency surgery on his leg due to shattered bones; mom is suffering from anorexia and fighting to stay in recovery ($250) 2698

May 2:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a low-income woman who is working hard to maintain self-sufficiency.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($100) 2700

May 2:  Partial payment to repair a car for parents working as much as they can.  Referral: Daniella Esparza, Martha's Place Children's Center ($300) 2702

May 2:  Partial payment for transportation for a hospice patient who is bed-bound to move from her daughter's home to a skilled nursing facility.  Referral:  Naomi Simpson, medical social worker, Central Coast Hospice ($300) 2703

May 3:  Partial payment of first month's rent for a Veteran and his wife who have have been living in their van, but now have a VASH voucher, so they will be able to maintain housing costs moving forward.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2704

May 3:  Partial rent for a family of 5 whose father, a farm worker, got addicted to painkillers and is receiving treatment.  Mom just started working.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 2705

May 4:  Clothes, underwear, and shoes for a single mother and her daughter.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 2706

May 4:  Motel stay for a single mother and her young son; they left her brother's house after being physically attacked and she been 58 days sober.  Referral:  Cynthia Caldeira, County Behavioral Health ($231.60) 2707

May 4:  Bus pass so a woman who is currently unemployed can get to treatment 3 times a week.  Referral:  Maria Aquino, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Kathy Gisler ($44)

May 4:  Double stroller so a mother with a medical condition can take her children safely with her to the bus when she travels to San Luis for weekly medical appointments.  Referral:  Yesenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness, and stroller donation from Jim and Kathy apRoberts

May 4:  Partial payment for green card renewal for a 57-year-old farm worker who is raising her 2 grandchildren, ages 3 and 9.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 2708

May 4:  Daycare costs for a week for 2 children until their new Foster parents receive their Foster care funds.  The parents must work, and our support keeps the children in the family.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, County Child Welfare Services ($285) 2709

May 5:  Diapers for a newborn.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK (25.99) 2710

May 5:  Motel stay for a mother and her medically fragile son.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women's Shelter ($309.59) 2711

May 5:  Partial rent for  a family whose father and son lost their jobs due to a company take over.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($300) 2712

May 5:  Propane for a single mother with 3 children who had to buy a set of used tires.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($235) 2713

May 5:  Bedding for 2 Foster children who have been taken in by relatives who have beds but no bedding.  Referral:  Tomoko Rhoat, Martha's Place Children's Center ($64.30) Debit

May 6:  Storage unit for a father and his 6-year-old son.  Dad got very sick, lost his apartment, and moved into a studio that won't hold their belongings.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($189) 2714

May 7:  Gas so a family in Cayucos can bring their 5-year-old to medical appointments in San Luis.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($50) 2715

May 7:  Transportation costs so a woman struggling with a life threatening illness can travel to UCLA for an evaluation.  Referral:  Else Mai Curry, County Behavioral Health ($273.70) 2716

May 11:  Phone payment to prevent shut off tomorrow for an elderly lady on a fixed income who is having a hard time.  Referral:  Patty Ramirez, Transitions-Mental Health ($250) 2717

May 9:  Baby items for a newborn boy.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($100) 2718

May 9:  Shoes for a man to wear to work.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($100) 2719

May 9:  Chrome book for a high school junior to complete homework.  She and her family have lost their home and are moving to a motel.  Referral:  Colleen Ryan, Tidelands Counseling ($218) Debit

May 10:  Partial deposit so a mother and her 8-year-old can move to housing.  She is starting a new job.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($270) 2721

May 11:  Storage payment to allow a woman moving to housing to get her belongings.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, T-MH ($128) 2722

May 11:  Partial rent payment for a single mother of 3 children who works in the fields.  Her husband has been deported, and she has had to miss work because 1 of her children is acting out at school because his dad is gone.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300)  2723

May 12:  Medication for a homeless patient who had all her money stolen.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($9.99) 2724

May 13:  Bus pass for a father, living in a motel with his family, to get to work and treatment.  Referral:  Nathaniel Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Kathy Gisler ($44)

May 13:  Partial rent for a domestic violence victim who is working 2 jobs to support her 2 children.  She got behind financially when her son fell and broke his wrist, and she had to take him to urgent care.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, San Luis Obispo County Mental Health ($300) 2725

May 13:  Car battery for a single mother unable to work due to a car accident.  The battery is necessary so she can drive to classes at Cuesta and take her children to school.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($143.63) 2726

May 13:  Food for a Cuesta student who works and goes to school full time, and has no family support.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 2727

May 13:  Gas for a mom on limited income to travel from Paso Robles to be with her sick baby in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($100) 2728

May 13:  Partial payment for a school field trip to San Francisco for a Coast student.  The family's single mother of 3 has been able to save $350 for the trip, but is short the rest.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($150) 2729

Items Donated:  printer and cartridges for Dana Elementary from Barbara Cotton; storage bins from Ann Jones; high chair from Anonymous; high chair, bassinet, nursing pillow from Shy Smith; sewing machine and notions from......; double stroller from Jim and Kathy apRoberts and Amanda Sorenson; plates, bowls, silverware, and cups from Marylou Gooden; bus passes from Vita Miller; sewing machine from Terry Tilton; pack-n-play and stroller from Stephanie Conner; toaster oven from Elise Carraway; children's books, backpacks and costumes from John Hostetter; golf clubs and bag for a high school junior donated by San Luis Obispo Country Club Golf Shop; silverware, utensils and pillow cases from Marylou Gooden; microwave from Linda Blonsley; refridgerator from Jane Wu;

Admin Funds Donated:  Sandra Brill, Bette Kulp, Linda Blonsley, Donna Leach, Dana Starkovich, Ladonna Rinn, Grace Nagel, Marilyn Fuller, Rita Erwin, John Thomas, Susan Austin, Sara Cress,

Funds Donated:  Amy Wagner, Patty Aguilar, Fred Donati, Lisa Bertrand, Sharon Westray, Mary Parker, Greg and Lara Baxley, Stephan Lamb, Wendy Daly, Jacque and Chuck Wheeler, Janice Woolpert, Lisa Wearda, Denise Fourie, Heather Tissue Stevenson/Heather Tissue Design, John and Deb Spatafore, Betsy MacDonald, Whiz Kids Toys, Laura Mullen, Lisa Simon, Dan Carpenter, Marylou Gooden, Linda Blonsley, Fran Norris, Marilyn Rolph, Jane Fairbairn, Francis Wagner, Janet Chaney, Rosemary Nelson, Yvonne Williams, Vivian Chaubet, Christina Martin, Sharon Con, Betty Scully, Darlene Cassell, Judy Earnest, Christi Nemetz, Donna Lacki, Donna Nisbet, Deborah Art, Norah Lee, Nikki Nestor, Robert Swaim, Jimmie Brewer, Adriana Kuhn, Karin Rivers, Freddi Quin, Janine Raby, Nancy Kraus, Shirley Richard, Toni Mahoney, Tania Schepper, Valerie Serbein, Myra Akel, Claudia Sorensen, Cynthia Grenz, Gail Ryan, Eunice King, Arlene Shinderman, Patricia Rallis, Marcia Traversaro, Julie Holland, Jane Mouw, Elizabeth Steen, Carolyn Quigley, Toni Destro, Karen Floyd, Angela Bleier, Janice Paulsen, Amy Hedges, De Hampton, Christine Hammer, Marie Kyle, Valerie Mecchi, Bonnie, Keller, Leslie Bennett, Rita Walls, Beth Ladin, Sharon Thacker, Rhonda Richard, Carol Cape, Verna O'Connell, Nancy Bayliss, Linda Smith, Jayne Devencenzi, Ron Riegier to honor his wife, Doreen and his mother Dottie, on Mother's Day, Elizabeth De Haan, Michele Williams, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Mary Parker, Elise Carraway and Frank Nerli, Peti Johnson, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Barbara George, Vickie and Dan Ebert in memory of Barbara Marcum, Lauren Ruda, Heidi Harmon, Karen Horst, Sue Smith, Teddy Burton, Sandra Gillespie Linda and Peter Jankay, Roberta Kassak, Sibyl Hanson, Pamela Bleisch and Tim Strawn, Susan McCutcheon, Dawn Tyra, Linnaea Phillips, Thao Christman, Lisa Wearda, Celeste Richter, Anonymous, Diane Duenow, Anonymous, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca,

Saturday, April 30, 2016

What Womenade Shared from April 17th - April 30

April 18:  Monthly bus pass so a father can get to his new job.  Referral:  Nathaniel Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($44)

April 18:  Utility payments for a family struggling with emotional health issues.  Referral:  David Lichti, counselor ($121.51 and $48.11 and  $131)  2660, 61, and 62

April 18:  Tires and car repair for a struggling family.  Referral:  Nessa Garcia, nurse, Cayucos Elementary School ($350) 2663

April 18:  Bus pass so an elderly woman can get to treatments.  Referral:  Michael Axelrod, Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($44)

April 18:  College fees for a YouthWorks and AVID student in a struggling family who has been accepted to 5 colleges.  Referral:  Betian Webb, Paso Robles Housing Authority ($400) 2664

April 18:  Partial rent to prevent a Veteran’s eviction.  Referral:  Tephiny Jones, PATH ($100) 2665

April 18:  Partial rent for a migrant family of 4 whose hours in the field have been reduced.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($350) 2666

April 18:  Car fluid change and registration for a young client.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions Mental Health ($81.19 and $83)  2667 and 2668

April 19:  Gas so a parent can take her child to UCLA for treatment.  Referral:  Laura Geisie, Transitions Mental Health ($100) 2669

April 19:  Brakes repair so a mother can get her child safely to services.  Referral:  Magena Ammen and Casey Roos, Martha’s Place ($110.13) 2670

April 20:  Food for a mother and her 5 children who just were in a bad car accident.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women’s Shelter Program ($200) 2671

April 20:  Two twin beds for the children of a woman moving her family to a safe place after domestic violence.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($260) 2772

April 20:  Glasses for an elderly woman with many health issues being cared for by her daughter who is trying hard to find a job.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, CCHH ($149.88) Debit

April 20:  Sober living home rent for a mother of 3 who has been in treatment.  She is unable to return to her home due to an abusive partner who refuses to stop using drugs.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 2673

April 21:  Boots and hard hat so a man who is homeless can start a new job tomorrow.  Referral:  Shawn Ison, Prado  ($115.80) 2674

April 22:  Partial mobile home rent for a woman suffering domestic violence.  Referral:  Marina Garza, LMFT ($300) 2675

April 22:  Auto repair for the mother who is disabled and caring for a teen special needs son.  She needs her car to continue to search for housing and maintain her son’s school and mental health appointments.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($328.20) 2676

April 23:  Clothes and supplies for a newborn baby boy.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, CWS ($100) 2677

April 23:  Gas for a mother to get her child to appointments and school.  Referral:  Magena Ammen, RISE ($100) 2677

April 23:  Diapers for 3 babies served by our Public Health Nurses, and a baby hat to protect a newborn being carried while her mother works in the fields.  Referral:  PHNs ($74.64) 2678

April 25:  Dental treatment for a girl with painful cavities.   Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($187) 2681

April 26:  Water heater for a woman who lives in an RV and is recovering from open-heart surgery.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn and Don Passineau, ARK ($319.50) Debit

April 27:  Prom ticket fee, clothes, and shoes for a senior to attend prom this weekend.  Her father suffers from alcoholism, and her mother left taking all the money the girl had earned working 2 jobs to pay for her senior activities.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($40 and $115.80) 2683 and 2684

April 27:  Gas card so a mother can visit her baby in a long term care facility in LA.  Her husband just got a job, and they are hoping to move to housing.  Referral:  Jennifer Miners, CenCal ($100) 2685

April 27:  Partial rent for a patient and his wife; he has been hospitalized and unable to work for several weeks.  Referral:  Wendy Beres, French Hospital ($300) 2686

April 27:  Crib mattress for a new baby.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($)

April 28:  Partial rent for a woman who had to use part of her rent money to go to Montana to see her dying mother.  She has been working hard and going to school since leaving jail.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, CAPSLO ($300) 2687

April 28:  Partial rent for a family with a new baby on the way who will be able to make payments going forward.  Referral:  Rochelle Fingerson and Barbara Turk, County Family Reunification, Child Welfare Services ($300) 2688

April 28:  Diapers for  a premie baby just released from the NICU after 3 months.  Referral:  PHN ($30.20) 2689

April 29:  Motel stay so a woman who is homeless and coming out of the hospital after knee replacement surgery can have some time to heal.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health ($347.40) 2690

April 29:  Partial deposit so a Veteran who is 100% disabled can move to an apartment.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, CAPSLO Veterans ($300) 2692

April 30:  A weighted vest for a 5-year-old to used with her occupational therapist to help her with her activity level.  Her single mom works full time, but their funds are extremely limited.  Referral:  Tomoko Rhoat, Mental Health Therapist, Martha's Place ($58.27) Debit

Items Donated:  household supplies from the Paso Robles Branch of AAUW; delivery of toiletries to Grizzly Academy by Kat Tuculet; bikes and food for the Children’s Development Center from Cooper and Debbie Melton; bounty of socks for Pirates’ Plaza from Kitty Rice; tv and dvd from Nori Hendry; printer for Lucia Mar from Tess Mathews; blankets, shoes, clothes, toys, hair care items from Anthony Scalzo; diapers from Kim Jeffers and Dawn Jimenez; bed from Andrea Surfleet; cases of diapers and wipes from Central Coast Women’s League; play mat and highchair from Lauryn Delgado; sheets, blankets, and mattress covers from Darcy Ryan; American Girl dolls from Joy Sostrin, couch from Ramneek Kaur; kitchen items, sofa bed and sofa from Pat Cano; table from Monica Carinio; Backpack food from Peti Johnson, Leslie Rotstein, Anonymous, and Anonymous; 3 reams of computer paper and groceries Linda Thompson; 24 bunk beds from the San Luis Obispo First Presbyterian Church and the Presbytery of Santa Barbara via Susan Updegrove to families served by County Child Welfare services; 100 duffle bags filled with toys and books for the children at our Nipomo Food Distribution from The Women of Eta Rho, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority; Grizzly Academy delivery by Kat Tuculet; South County delivery by Dana Starkovich; double stroller from Julie Jones; hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; cases of diapers from Cal Poly student, Laney Turay’s, diaper drive; socks and underwear from Baywood Navy for Pirates’ Plaza - shopping by Carol Devore; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; food certification and training from Dr. Arlene Grant-Holcomb so Womenade can shop at the Food Bank warehouse; shelf, lamp, and heater for a Veteran moving to housing from Adria Beaman: high chair, diapers, and baby food from Sky Smith; board books from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids Toys;

Admin Funds Donated:  Mary Anne Morgan, Denise West, Leslie Rotstein, Ann Palmer, Kat Tuculet, Gini Griffin, Marilyn Wills, Carol Pillsbury, Ros McQuade, Liz Johnston, Mariam Shah, Arlene Versaw, Tess Mathews, Carol Winger, Kathie Hendricks, Robert and Marla Lee Eaton, Jacquoline Williams, Central Coast Women’s League, Kathleen Martinelli, Sarah Hillis, Mary Eltzroth, Elaine Paulson, Laurie Morgan, Anonymous, Gladys Porter, Carol and Jay Devore, Melissa Gilbert and Andrea Wasko, Darlene Krouse, Lynda Allen, Gwen Infante, Maggie Maly,  Karen Muschenetz, Nancy Meyer, Phyllis Martinelli, Diane McKeague, Marilyn Banducci, Karen Kolba, Marcie Lindvall, Kathy apRoberts, Betty Scully, Sharon Lechner, Bonnie Allen, Barbara Cotton/The Cotton Group, Sandra Brill, Anonymous Matching Donor,

Funds Donated:  Kat Tuculet, Lauren Rueda, Ingrid Pires, Melaleuca, Kim Jeffers, Debra Jackson, Dawn Jimenez, Linda Reynolds, Lynda Allen, Karyn Carnes, Judy Eisenhard, Robin White, Annette Freistroffer, Mary Anne Morgan, Rosemary Cleaves, Tom and Kathy McLaughlin, Louise Noel, Anne Tiber, Anonymous, Carol and Jay Devore, Susan Hood, Karen O’Grady, Liz Curren, Anneka Scranton, Evelyn Ruehr, Peti Johnson, Darlene Krouse, Lynda Allen, Sally Ryono, Maggie Maly, Karen Muschenetz, Nancy Meyer, Colleen Spafford, Victoria Roberts, Maggie Ragatz, Lainie Wachter, Sophidion Foundation/James T. Clarke, Marilyn Banducci, Ann McMahon, Kathy Greer, Jennifer Miners,

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fundraiser for Womenade

3rd Annual Spring Fundraiser at the Sauer-Adams Adobe to Benefit

San Luis Obispo County Womenade

Where: Sauer-Adams Adobe (964 Chorro St, SLO)

When: Sunday, May 15 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
(Open House – Stop by anytime)

Cost:
$200 for Platinum Sponsorship (includes 4 tickets)

$125 for Gold Sponsorship (includes 3 tickets)

$75 for Silver Sponsorship (includes 2 tickets)

**a limited number of individual tickets will be available for $30/each**

What: taco bar, margaritas, beer, wine and music

Contact: Andrea Devitt (andrea.devitt39@yahoo.com or 805.801.3086)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

What Womenade Shared April 1st - April 16th

April 1:  Partial utility bill payments for a gentleman living independently who has fallen behind.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($150 and $100) 2597 and 2598

April 1:  Auto repair for a woman making good progress in the co-occurring disorders program.  Referral:  Cynthia Caldeira, County Behavioral Health ($258) 2599

April 1:  Food and gas for a Cuesta student who works full-time and supports his mom who hasn’t been able to work since he was 16 years old.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($200) 2602

April 1: Partial rent to keep a family of 6 housed.  The mother recently lost her job, and is waiting for food stamp approval as well as her tax refund.  Referral: Bianca Terrazas, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($300) 2603

April 2:  Partial rent for a room for a single dad with a 3-year-old daughter; he lost his  job due to downsizing, but will start a new one Monday.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2604

April 2:  Car seat for a 1-year-old.  Referral: Linsey Boncquet, Family Care Network ($97.99) 2605

April 4:  Formula for the baby of a mother who is homeless.  Referral:  Barbara Turk and Ashley Totah, Child Welfare Services ($25.99) 2607

April 4:  Access fee so a Veteran can get his belongings out of storage to move to his new apartment.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO Veterans ($50) 2608

April 5:  Final storage payment for a Veteran whose application for housing will hopefully be accepted this month.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, CAPSLO Veterans ($280) 2609

April 5:  Driving lessons for a young single mother of 2 who was recently housed.  She is working hard on pre-req nursing studies at Cuesta while also seeking employment.  She needs to get her license to get to work, classes, and transport her girls to school.  Referral:  Olivia Silva, Family Care Network ($240) 2610

April 5:  Water bill payment to prevent shut off for a grandmother taking care of her 17-year-old granddaughter.  Grandma works doing childcare, but hasn’t been able to as much recently due to health issues - she is awaiting surgery.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($134.05) 2611

April 5:  Utility payment for a family of 4.  Father was recently laid off for medical reasons.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($34.85) 2612

April 5:  Choir trip to Disneyland for a young girl who as been homeless for quite a while; she and her family just moved to housing, and she is doing well in school.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($220) 2613

April 5:  Shoes and pants for a 24-month-old in an at-risk family.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($100) 2615

April 5:  Emergency motel and gas so parents can take their 6-year-old daughter to LA for a 4 hour EEG to diagnose small seizures the child is experiencing.  Referral:  Diana Ringer, Tri-Counties Regional Center ($234.90) 2616

April 5:  Water bill payment for a single mother and her child experiencing great difficulties.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK and SAFE ($91.05) 2617

April 6:  Emergency humidifier and medication for a little boy moving to live with his grandma.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($105.95) 2618

April 6:  Partial rent for a 59-year-old woman whose income has been greatly reduced after her husband, a Veteran, passed away.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 2619

April 5:  Senior computer for an 83-year-old woman with limited means; she is isolated after an extremely serious surgery left her very frail.   Referral:  Patricia Reading, ARC Rehabilitation Clinic for PT, OT, & Speech Therapy ($322.49) Debit

April 7:  Partial assistance for rent for a single mother.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 2620

April 7:  Food for a woman with mild dementia who is being cared for by her grandson who is currently unemployed.  Referral:  Rose Levenson-Cooke, CCHH ($100) 2621

April 7:  Partial room rent for a single mom and her 13-year-old daughter.  She lost her job, and subsequently lost her home, and they moved to a room in a woman’s house.  The mom starts a new job in May.  Referral:  Mary Squellati, CAPSLO Family Resource Center ($300) 2622

April 8:  Running shoes for 3 children who have been homeless and are now moving to housing.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($150) 2623

April 8:  Gas so that a father living in a motel with his 3rd grade son can drive to a temporary job in Atascadero.  Referral:  Dana Francis, counselor, Cayucos School ($100) 2624

April 8:  Motel stay for a homeless family with a 1-year-old and a new baby due.  It is hoped housing can be found next week.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($317.85) 2625

April 8:  Partial payment to allow a mother who has been laid off to complete her rent.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2626

April 8:  Partial rent for a family whose father has been diagnosed with a serious illness, and it is taking a while to process his disability application.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($300) 2627

April 8:  Payment to restore electricity for a single mother and her 3 children.  Her husband left the family because he was unable to cope with her cancer diagnosis.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($183.06) Debit

April 8:  Motel stay for a family of 6 with a baby coming.  They are on the wait lists for warming shelters and ECHO, and don’t qualify for the 16-day homeless prevention program because the dad works.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($200) 2628

April 8:  School backpack for a first grader at Cambria Grammar School.  His single mother with 2 children has not been working for 2 months.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK, and shopping by Cyndy Later

April 8:  Utility payments for a woman who is a victim of domestic violence.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo County ($114.67 and $101.23) 2629 and 2630

April 11:  RTA bus passes for 2 clients who need transportation to groups and work.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment, and purchase by Cyndy Later ($88)

April 11:  RTA bus passes for 2 new clients who are required to attend Court each Friday and attend meetings 4 times a week, but have no income for transportation. They are working diligently to change their lives.  Referral:  Rosie Amendariz, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($88)

April 11:  RTA bus passes for individuals coming out of incarceration at the County Jail and needing transportation to find work.  Referral:  Dona Wilson, Restorative Partners, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($88)

April 11:  Partial rent for a woman who lost her mother and used part of her rent money to help with funeral costs.  Elaina Chavez, LINK ($400) 2631

April 11:  Eye exam for a very low income woman.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health ($54) 2632

April 11:  Partial rent for a Veteran, his wife, and their developmentally disabled son who have suffered some recent setbacks.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO, Veterans ($300) 2633

April 12:  Gas for a family to take their child to school.  He no longer has the motor skills to ride the school bus.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 2634

April 12:  Emergency gas card for a client to travel to medical appointments out of the county.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, T-MHA ($100) 2635

April 12:  Motel stay for a family of 8 homeless until there is room at ECHO.  The parents work in the fields.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($211.90) 2636

April 12:  Partial rent for a single mother of 3.  She lost her 2 jobs last week, and is starting a new one next week.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK  ($300) 2637

April 12:  Gas and food for parents whose 7-year-old daughter will be hospitalized for some time.  They are field workers who can’t work while they are at the hospital with their daughter.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($200) 2638

April 12:  Clothes and haircut for a 15-year-old girl moving to a new school now that her grandmother has parental guardianship.  Referral:  Christine Flores, Transitions Mental Health ($211.90 and $48) 2639 and 2646

April 12:  Food and a bus pass for the 8-month pregnant mother of a 2-year-old. They have just been moved to housing, and the mother has been walking 5 miles to her new job.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK, and shopping by Cyndy Later ($100 and $44) 2640

April 12:  Gas card to allow trips to Santa Barbara for a man facing cornea transplants in both eyes.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, CAPSLO ($75) 2640

April 12:  Gas card for a woman getting out of a domestic violence situation; she needs transportation to get to work.  She is currently homeless because all shelters are filled at this time.  Referral:  Diana Howard, RISE ($100) 2641

April 12:  Partial payment for car repair for a woman living successfully in a sober living home.  With the repair of her car, she can get to treatment and work.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, CAPSLO ($300) 2642

April 12:  Partial sober living home rent for a man who has successfully maintained his sobriety since October of 2015.  His SSI is pending which resulted in rent shortage.  Referral:  Lorena Gomez, CAPSLO ($300) 2643

April 12:  Football league fees for 2 brothers in a family of 5.  The single mother is a victim of domestic violence.  The brothers are passionate about football and need adult mentoring and positive peer relationships; this program will keep them active from 3:00 - 6:00 and away from serious problems as they transition from junior high to high school.  Referral:  Dianne Bray, Atascadero Junior High counselor  ($250 and $250) 2644 and 2645

April 13:  Partial rent for a woman with terminal cancer.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 2647

April 13:  Car registration so a senior woman living in the shelter can search for housing.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, ECHO ($164) 2648

April 13:  Partial rent for a 52-year-old man with neck cancer - he is receiving treatment and using a feeding tube.  His wife is working 20 hours a week. The landlord has been understanding, but now they are facing eviction.  Referral:  Shelley Kilcoyqne, Central Coast Home Health  ($400)  2649

April 13:  Partial payment to restore water to a family currently living in an RV with a severe water leak.  Referral:  Magena Ammen, Martha's Place  ($219.19) 2650

April 13:  Partial rent for a single mother and her 3 children.  Mom missed work due to the death of her mother and the illness of one of her daughters.  Referral:  Betian Webb, Paso Robles Housing Authority ($300) 2651

April 13:  Partial rent for a woman who is homeless and has now found housing.  She is suffering from a serious illness.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($300) 2652

April 13:  Partial rent for a family facing a 3-day eviction notice.  The single mother has had her work hours reduced.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2653

April 14:  Adult diapers, underwear, and clothes for a Transitional Mental Health resident who recently broke his pelvis when he fell in the shower.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, CCHH ($200) 2654

April 14:  Groceries for a fisherman who recently had an above the knee amputation, and is currently unable to work.  Referral:  Lisa Salopek, Central Coast Home Health ($200) 2655

April 14:  Diapers for the baby of a single mother who is has been out of work after gallbladder surgery.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($26.79) 2656

April 14:  Gas bill payment for an elderly woman with stage 3 kidney cancer.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffmann, LINK ($266.64) 2657

Items Donated:  Stroller from Kate Czek; children’s clothes from Helma Smulders; microwave ovens from Terry Parry, Backpack food from Andrea Bowers, bedding from Pat Lindquist, household and baby items from Betsy Canter,

Admin Funds Donated:
  Dana Starkovich, Nancy Shearer, Rita Erwin, Fran Norris, Peti Johnson, Wendy Daly, Marylou Gooden, Naomi Blakely, Penny Platt, Rosemary Cleaves, Elaine Gardiner, Karen Horst, Tenli Vanrozeboom, Roz Phillips, Leslie Jones, Marie Allen, Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids Toys, Bonnie Heikes, Lisa Simon, Karen Morgan, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, letterhead funds from Joan Duffy, Vicki Wyne, Rose Bowen

Funds Donated:  Carol Tickner, Leslie Jones, Lisa Bertrand, Fred Donati, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Patty Aguila, Amy Wagner, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Ros McQuade, Marcy Owens, Ralphs, Michele Williams, Judy Riener, Judy Barclay, Mila Vujovich-La Barre, Jacque Wheeler, Wendy Daly, Marilyn Fuller, Naomi Blakely, Julie Jones, Karen Blum, Penny Platt, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Gail Sears, Carol Tickner, Kay Postma, Sue Smith, Barbara Rosenthal, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Anonymous, Mary Parker, Karen Horst, Jacque Miller, Lisa Murdoch, Marie Allen, Dee Lacey, Leona Sullivan, Judy Riener, Naomi Blakely to celebrate the anniversary of Tom and Nancy Dwyer, Erin Shurson, Heidi Harmon, Diane Wettlaufer, Madelyn Millholland and Warren Lowry, Cheryl Parker, Pat Stevens, Patricia Abernathy, Ruth Reasor, Beverly Howe, Karen Lamas, Lynne Newhouse, Phyllis Smith,

Friday, April 1, 2016

What Womenade Shared March 16th - March 31st

March 16:  Clothes and shoes for 2 boys in different families who are homeless.  Referral:  Dianne Bray, Atascadero Junior High counselor ($400) 2554

March 16:  Soccer clothes and shoes for a 7th-grader who has just moved into Transitions-Mental Health housing.  Referral:  Dianne Bray, counselor, Atascadero Junior High ($100) 2555

March 16:  Car payment so a man who is homeless can find work, go to treatment groups, and drive to Fresno periodically to help his ailing mother.  Referral:  Cynthia Caldeira, County Behavioral Health ($251) 2556

March 16:  Partial rent for a woman who is a field worker who lost pay during recent rains.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($325) 2557

March 16:  Martial arts down-payment for a 16-year-old who recently completed his high school credit requirements and wants to maintain a positive, structured life.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Youth and Family Treatment ($100) 2558

March 16:  Soccer fees for 6 siblings whose parents are going through a difficult time.  Paso Robles Youth Soccer greatly reduced payment.  Referral: Elena Chaves, LINK ($150) 2559

March 16:  Bus pass for a 15-year-old boy to travel to treatment twice a week; he sometimes misses because his mother works.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Youth and Family Treatment, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($44)

March 16:  Track shoes and socks for a high school girl who has suffered much trauma; she has been accepted to several colleges and offered running scholarships.  Referral:  Manual Barba, County Mental Health ($120) 2560

March 17:  For 2 pregnant teen young ladies, food to eat in their motel room to carry them over until they are approved for food stamps.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition  ($200) 2561

March 17:  Gas card for the father of a family of 3.  His field work is slow due to the rains; he is looking for evening jobs for fast food and stocking shifts.   Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($100) 2561

March 18:  Partial utility payments for a single mother with 2 children who made the rent, but is short.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200 and $100) 2562 and 2563

March 18:  Gas and motel stay to UCLA for an recently unemployed expectant student 25 weeks along who has been referred to Children’s Hospital LA after her baby’s ultra sound showed a serious brain anomaly.  Referral:  Leona Gray, Lucia Mar Unified School District, Hope Program Coordinator, County Teen Parenting ($311.90) 2564

March 18:  Partial room rent for a young family.  She is 8 months pregnant and he just got a steady job working in the fields.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($375) 2565

March 18:  Partial rent for a room for an elderly woman who is disabled who will soon get food stamps and Medi-Cal so she can pay her own rent going forward.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2566

March 19:  Partial rent payment for a single mother with 4 children.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina 2567

March 22:  Partial rent for a single father with 3 boys and 1 girl.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina 2568

March 22:  Gas card for the single mother of 5 children to bring one of them to the doctor in San Luis and food for the family.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($2500) 2569

March 22:  RV campsite for 9 days for a Veteran who received an RV in the RV for Vets program, but he won’t have any funds until the beginning of next month.  Referral:  Larry Feldt and Brandy Bowser, CAPSLO Vets ($62.50 and $25 and $25) 2570, 2571, 2572

March 22:  Utility payment to restore a family's water services.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($222.25) 2573

March 23:  Van registration for a gentleman who is working hard to improve his situation, and has been hired as a driver for the railway.  Referral:  Else Mai Curry, SLO Behavioral Health ($150) 2574

March 24:  Partial payment for new tires for a single parent who has just been hired as a food delivery driver.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($175) 2575

March 24:  Partial security deposit to move a 56-year-old woman in a wheelchair to housing.  She lost her leg to cancer as a young woman.  Referral:  Lori Eister, T-MH/50 Now Program ($300) 2576

March 25:  Car payment for a survivor of long-tern childhood sexual abuse who recently was laid off from her job.  Referral:  Amber Hollarman, RISE ($168) 2577

March 25:  Partial payment to repair a car for a homeless woman at the shelter.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($300) 2578

March 25:  Car payment for a woman who got behind on her bills because of severe kidney problems.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, T-MH ($300) 2579

March 25:  Food for a single mother of 2 children.  Her son is recently on Home Hospital, and she can’t work until he sees a specialist.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 2580

March 25:  Partial rent for a survivor of 5 years of Human Sex Trafficking.  She has 3 children, and is in therapy for severe PTSD.  Referral:  Amber Hollarman, RISE ($300) 2581

March 25:  Stroller for a teen mother of a 1-month-old.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Naomi Blakely

March 25:  RTA pass for a man to attend required weekly court dates and other appointments.  Referral:  Rosie Armendariz, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($44)

March 26:  Motel stay for a gentleman with open wounds on his legs. He currently lives in his car and can’t adequately take care of himself as he deals with serious health issues, diabetes, general weakness, and depression.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($300) Cash

March 28:  Tires for a single dad raising 3 children, so he can take them to school and himself to work.  Referral:  Christine Flores, T-MHA  ($100) 2582

March 28:  Dental exam to allow a woman who is disabled and suffering from serious gum disease to apply for a grant to receive a much needed dental procedure.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($145) 2583

March 28:  Nursing license renewal to allow psychiatric technician to continue to work; she is currently in counseling.  Referral:  Elisa M. Leigan San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health ($300) 2584

March 28:  Partial propane payment to start service for a woman doing well in treatment who is moving to housing.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Outpatient Treatment ($300) 2585

March 29:  Motel stay for a family who is homeless.  They will move to housing Friday.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($160.90) 2586

March 29:  Gas for an approved visit for a mother to see her child placed out of the area with family members.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) 2587

March 29:  Partial car payment for a woman who lost her job, but will be starting a new one in April.  Referral:  Dr. Shapiro ($100) 2588

March 29:  Repair of a broken front tooth on a denture for a woman who is disabled and wheelchair-bound.  Referral:  Sara Alley, Wilshire Community Services ($235) 2589

March 30:  Emergency food for a single mother with 4 children.  Referral:  Lisa Beals and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($200) 2590

March 30:  Emergency food and necessities for an 80-year-old living on Social Security; an error caused her usual monthly income to be $39.40 instead of the $405 she usually receives.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($317.85) 2591

March 30:  Partial security deposit for a mother and her 3 children moving into transitional housing after living at the ECHO shelter and in her car.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County ($300) 2592

March 30:  Partial security deposit to allow a woman getting out of an abusive situation to move to transitional housing.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, WSP ($300) 2593

March 30:  Partial rent for a woman who was formerly homeless; she has a minimum wage job, but is short this month because of problems with her vehicle.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2594

March 31:  Tarp and bungee cords to cover the trailer that a mother and her 2 sons are living in; the trailer leaks and gets very cold.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($134.90) 2595

March 31:  Emergency double stroller for a mother of 2 with no transportation.  Her 3-year-old has been accepted to start a special day class on Monday.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($200) 2596

Items donated:
  pack-and-play from Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich; Backpack food from Lora Goodwin; dining table from Janeen Murphy; diapers from Corey Torczon; rocking chair from Ingrid Pires; linens from Ann Palmer; deliveries by Jayne Auchterlonie; bed and mastectomy bras and prosthesis from Janice Lynch; 2 queen mattresses from Muriel Harkins; sofa and love seat from Anneka Scranton; children’s clothes from Shy Smith; bounty of diapers from Whiz Kids Toys Diaper Drive; stroller from Sharynn and Jerry Chirpich; diapers from Canyon Country 4H; gift cards from Anonymous; towels from Shannon Matuszewicz;; Backpack food from Kathy apRoberts; linens from Cheryl Alikhan;

Admin Funds donated:  Leslie Rotstein, Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, Leslie Rotstein, Monica Soren in memory of Jackson, Jayne Engle Allen,

Funds donated: Peti Johnson, Melaleuca, Karen Diefenderfer in memory of her dear friend Barbara Marcum, Camilla Sloan in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Maggie Ragatz, Kathy Greer, Naomi Blakely to honor Toni Andre on her birthday, Ingrid Pires, Jennifer Miners, Kathleen Friend, Marianne McKeon-Wedell,

Womenade Budget for 2016


Utilities
Cell Phone
$1,070
Internet
$564


Subscriptions
Constant Contact
$295
Godaddy.com
$60


Misc.
Insurance
$2,500
Gorernment fees
$115
Bank Fees (stop payment on checks)
$100


Office Supplies
Stamps
$500
Misc office supplies (paper, printer cartridges, etc.)
$400
Checks
$200
Donation receipts
$200
Note cards
$150
Note card envelopes
$200
Letterhead
$115
Letterhead envelopes
$145


Marketing
Brochures and business cards
$200

Professional Fees
Bookkeeper
$6,000

Total: $12,814

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Whiz Kids Diaper Drive For Womenade

Whiz Kids Toys Diaper Drive For Womenade

This Saturday, March 26th
Calico Critter Party from 10 - 1
Bring diapers for 20% off a single item.
Grateful to Lesa Smith and her wonderful staff!