Sunday, February 7, 2016

What Womenade Shared from Jan.16th - Jan. 30th

January 19:  Partial payment for scrubs, stethoscope, and shoes for a woman beginning employment.  Referral:  Debbie Heilman and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($300) 2401

January 19:  Payment for a liver ultrasound for a woman in need.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($159) 2402

January 19:  Gas bill payment to prevent shut off for a single mother of 3 who has been ill.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($296.94) 2403

January 19:  Partial payment for dentures for a man who is doing his best to move forward.  Medi-Cal will only cover half of his dentures, and with our support he will be allowed to make payments on the remaining balance.  Referral:  Nicole Hoist, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 2404

January 19: Gas card for a single mother of 3 sons, so she can visit property management companies in search of housing.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 2406

January 19:  For a father who has found a room to rent, household items and phone minutes to use to return calls from prospective employers.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School  Readiness ($150) 2406

January 19:  Co-pay for a woman who had a pelvic ultrasound.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 2407

January 20:  License reinstatement fee, so a man recently released from jail can look for work.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, CAPSLO ($33) 2409

January 20:  Gas so that a patient can go to Stanford for a procedure.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($100) 2410

January 20:  Emergency formula for a 3-month-old baby.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($63.98) 2439

January 20:  Gas and water/trash payment for a family of 8.  The mother has been battling cancer.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($179.50 and $78.88) 2411 and 2412

January 20:  RTA month pass so a woman with knee problems can get to treatment sessions.  Referral:  Nathaniel Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and purchase by Carol Tickner ($44) 2439

January 20:  Partial rent for a room for a woman struggling with mental health issues.  House visits will be made to help her stay on medication.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 2413

January 20:  Partial PG&E payment for a hospitalized man.  Referral:  Drew Washer and Wendy Beryl, French Hospital social workers ($300) 2414

January 21:  Gas for a single mother who is homeless on the Coast to bring her child to doctor appointments in San Luis.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($100) 2415

January 21:  Gas for a mother to drive to a mental health hospital out of the area to bring her son home, and clothes for him to wear when he leaves the hospital.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($100 and $100) 2415 and Debit

January 21:  Household  items for a woman who is leaving T-MH housing and moving to live on her own with a Section 8 voucher.  She is doing well in recovery, and helping others, as well. Referral:  Nicole Holst, T-MH ($200) 2416

January 21:  Oncology bill payment for a struggling woman.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($287.50) 2417

January 22:  DMV registration for a mother to drive herself to work and her daughter to school.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, T-MH ($115) 2418

January 22:  Dental treatment for a 15-year-old boy whose father just lost his job.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill CDHC ($110) 2419

January 25:  Partial rent to help a woman who has a brain tumor,  She has been homeless, and is now moving to an apartment.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($175) 2420

January 25:  Partial payment to treat severe gum disease for a woman who is low-income and elderly.  A payment plan is in effect going forward.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($300) 2421

January 25:  Partial payment of a medical bill that has been sent to collection for a the mother of 2 who has been ill.  Her husband works, but is not making enough to pay.  Referral:  Araceli Guzman, CAPSLO ($300) 2422

January 25:  Emergency motel stay for 2 nights for a woman who is homeless and recovering from a hospital procedure.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker, and delivery by Carol Tickner ($124.30) 2423

January 25:  Payment of 2 utility bills for a family that used all funds on rent; the father works in landscaping and his hours have been reduced with the rains.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($148.83 and $111) 2424 and 2425

January 26:  Partial rent for a single mother of 6 who left an abusive relationship.  The father is now severely disabled from a motorcycle accident and not contributing to the care of his children.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($300) 2426

January 26:  Bus pass for a single mother to get to treatment.  Referral:  Nathaniel Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($44) 2439

January 27:  Food for a family that had to use all money to take their child newly diagnosed with a tumor to a hospital in Madera.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 2428

January 27:  Emergency medication for 6 days for a patient who is low income and was sent home with a partial prescription that Medi-Cal does not cover.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($95.18) Debit

January 27:  Clothes for a man living in a sober living house so he can seek employment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($200) 2429

January 27:  Partial payment for tires so a mother can get her children to school.  Her husband is in jail until July.  Referral:  Aly Greene, LINK ($300) 2430

January 28:  Motel stay and food for a mother and her 4-month-old baby who are homeless.  They had to leave the shelter because the baby has pink eye.  Referral:  PHN ($265.95 and $51.90) 2431 and 2432

January 28:  Partial rent for a hard-working mother who lost her job and is looking for another.  Referral:  Mary Squellati, CAPSLO ($300) 2433

January 28:  Partial rent for a family of 4.  They are behind because the father's work is seasonal and their car broke down.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2434

January 29:  Car repair and registration payment for an elderly lady who is living in her car.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, ARK ($209.15 and $81) 2435 and 2436

January 29:  Partial rent for a Veteran who was a firefighter in another state.  Having his own place will allow him visitation with his children who were illegally taken out of that state and brought here by their mother.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH/SSVF  People Assisting the Homeless/Supportive Services for Veteran Families ($300) 2437

January 29:  Partial rent for a single mother who is legally blind.  Her benefits were interrupted by error, and it will take a couple weeks for reinstatement.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($300) 2438

January 30:  Partial deposit to house a couple who were evicted because the property owner plans to renovate.  They are both disabled, and the man is deaf.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($250) 2440

January 30:  Auto windshield for a woman with severe PTSD after domestic violence; she needs to be able to drive her teen daughter who is struggling with mental health issues.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, DSS ($240) 2441

Items Donated:  port-a-crib from Laura Fulton; hangers from Madeline Stevenson; coffee maker from Anne Turner; 5 hand-knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; pots and pans from Barbara Rosenthal; diapers from Denise West; blankets from Judy Eisenhard, Cheri Jump, and Anonymous; adult diapers from Anonymous; diapers from Vita Miller; clothes for PIrates' Closet from Vita Miller; LOMS Backpack food from Sue Hood; household items and clothes from Roxanne Pryor; new sewing machine from Phyllis Martinelli; co-sleeper for a newborn's safety from Colleen Spafford; bike for a woman to get to work from Michelle and David Good; diapers, wipes, diaper bags, clothing, and much more from Alison Haupt and United Methodist Children's Center's families and staff; delivery by Jimmy apRoberts; school supplies from Cathy Marvier; 2 port-a-cribs from Carrie Fogo; port-a-crib from Norine Piccardo-Gibbons; handmade quilts and blankets from Katie Perez; training pants from ALPHA via Pat Cano; high chair from Liz Miller;  

Admin Fund Donations:  Leslie Rotstein, Wendy Daly,

Funds Donated:  Madelyn Millholland, Erica Thralls in honor of Jean de Bruyn, Kathleen Torcaso, Nancy and Ed Dumire in loving memory of Jean de Bruyn, Tanc and Nikki Aguis in honor and memory of Jean de Bruyn, Melaleuca, Diane Wettlaufer, Shay Edwards, Joanna Kay, Dianne Webster, Billie Tichner, Rosemary Cleaves, Judy Eisenhard, Patty O'Reilly, Rose Bowen, Sharon Lechiner, Peggy Freehauf, Sally Woelper, Annette Freistroffer, Michelle McGill, Faith Wu, Marcela Ferreira, Sandra Sawyer, Denise West, Jeanne Wilbanks, Cheri Jump, Mischelle Townsend, Donna Gang, Wendy Kreller, Robin White, Kari Cook, Carol and Jay Devore in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Anneka Scranton in honor of Jean de Bruyn, Maribeth Peterson, Karen O'Grady, Liz Curren, Susan Hood, Darlene Krouse, Jeannette Powles, Vita Miller, Donna Howard, Evelyn Ruehr, Maggie Maly, Vivian Levy, Cindy Binkele, Kathie Cohl, Anonymous, Beta Sigma Phi - Susannah Werner, Marian Anderson, Phyllis Bollinger; Michael Giles in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Maggie Ragatz, Linda and John Olson in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Nita La Loggia, Anonymous, Marilyn Fuller, Leslie Jones, Marylou Gooden, Ros McQuade, Gloria Lomax, Diana Foch, Sharynn Chirpich, Lisa Wearda, Bonnie Bruerd, Wendy Daly, Lorraine Hargrave, Barb Evanish, Judy Riener, Kathy Long-Norris, Mila Vujovich-La Barre, Barrie Dubois, Mary Gaule in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Evelyn Greenwald, Anne Tiber, Elaine Gardiner, Bob and Carol Kerwin,

Saturday, January 16, 2016

What Womenade shared Jan. 1st - Jan. 16th. Thank you!

January 4:  Vehicle registration for single mother with 2 children who uses her car for work.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($139) 2365

January 5:  Dental treatment for a 7-year-old boy.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill, CDHC ($110) 2366

January 5:  Personal care items for a cancer patient on Hospice.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Hospital and Hospice ($100) 2367

January 5:  Partial rent for a woman struggling to pay rent and car registration.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People's Self-Help Housing ($176) 2368

January 5:  Partial payment of utility bills for a family whose father was out of work for 2 months due to a work-related injury.  Referral:  Rocio Hernandez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($253.51) 2369

January 5:  Partial rent for a woman who lost her job, but has found a new one that starts soon.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2370

January 5:  Partial rent for a mom who is a victim of domestic violence who had to take time off work because her teen son was in trouble.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($300) 2371

January 6:  Medical specialist appointment for a senior man with diabetes to try to prevent his leg from being amputated.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($175) 2372

January 6:  Gas to help a single father return to school for his high school diploma; he is moving soon, and will be able to ride public transportation.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 2373

January 6:  Partial rent for a single father who is struggling to make payments.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($300) 2374

January 6:  Diapers for a 3-month-old.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($22.75) 2375

January 7:  Partial rent for a family of 5; the father is out of work due to the rains.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2376

January 7:  Partial payment for repair of the car a 76-year-old Veteran and his 47-year-old son live in.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, Sandra Gould, and Robert Ellis, CAPSLO/Veterans ($166.04) 2377

January 7:  Partial payment to repair the car of a the mother of a young child who has moved to a safe house to escape abuse, and needs the car to work.  Referral:  Anabel Ros, RISE ($300) 2378

January 7:  Partial water bill payment to restore service for a working mother and her young son.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($100) 2379

January 7:  Partial PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a hospitalized patient.  Referral:  Wendy Beres and Drew Washer, French Hospital social workers ($300) 2380

January 8:  Gas for a struggling student to get to school.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters ($100) 2381

January 8:  Gas for a daughter to take her father to Stanford for a biopsy of his tongue.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($100) 2382

January 8:  Bunk bed repair materials for a family moving to housing.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, County Child Welfare Services, and repair by Terry Elfrink ($66.29) 2383

January 8:  Mattresses for individuals moving to housing; beds were donated by Terra Clayton.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, CWS, and delivery and set up by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer ($475.16) 2384

January 8:  Car repair for a woman who is homeless to get to her new job.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($126.25) 2385

January 8:  Partial rent for a family whose finances have gone from 2 to 1 income.  Efforts are being made to reduce rent going forward.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 2386

January 8:  Crib mattresses for 3 cribs donated to babies served by our Public Health Nurses from a family of triplets.  Referral:  PHNs, and purchase and delivery by Carol Tickner ($)

January 11:  Household items for a single mother with 4 children who have moved into an apartment:  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($150) 2387

January 11:  Dental treatment for a young boy.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK Health Navigator ($147) 2388

January 11:  Gas to get to work for a woman who just got a job and won't be paid for 2 weeks.  Referral:  Lupe Solis, America's Jobs Center ($50) 2389

January 11:  CPR class for employment for a mother of 4; her husband earns $600 a week.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia/America's Jobs Center/Goodwill ($65) 2390

January 12:  Driver's license reinstatement fee for a woman who just got a new job.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($125) 2391

January 12:  Partial PG&E payment for a family of 5; mother is pregnant and the father works part time.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($50) 2392

January 12:  Work clothes, shoes, and gas for a homeless woman who has found a job.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions Mental Health ($75) Debit and ($100) 2395

January 12:  Car repair for a woman on disability.  Referral:  Amanda Brown and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($96.11) 2393

January 12:  Childcare for 2 grandchildren who are being taken care of by their grandmother who works.  The mother had to be taken to a hospital out of the county for care.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($275) 2394

January 13:  Gas for a man who is homeless and just released from the hospital so he can try to get into a sober living house and travel to treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Program ($100) 2395

January 13:  Tires so a senior woman who is disabled can continue to work as a waitress part time in order to remain self-sufficient.  Referral:  Brittany Caraway, People's Self-Help Housing ($300) 2396

January 13:  Partial payment of visitation fees and a hearing before a Judge that were ordered by the court in a domestic violence restraining order.  Referral:  Sara Madden, Legal Services Coordinator, RISE ($300) 2397

January 14:  Partial rent for an elderly lady to prevent her eviction.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($285) 2398

January 14:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single mother and her 14-year-old daughter.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2399

January 14:  Martial arts class for a 16-year-old young man who just started Juvenile Drug Court, and was given the task of engaging in a pro-social activity.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Youth and Family Treatment Program ($100) 2400

January 14:  Bus passes for 2 17-year-old young women to get to treatment programs.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Youth and Family Treatment Program, and purchase by Carol Tickner ($88)

Items Donated:  Blanket and adult diapers from Linda Thompson; adult diapers from Anonymous; hospital bed and rolling end table from Terry Elfrink and Vicki McPartland; linens from Diane McKeague, Kathie Hendricks, and Anonymous;  2 twin beds donated by Terra Clayton and delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; 3 cribs, jogging stroller, and high chair from Laureen Killenberger and Kris Smeltzer; futon bunk from Julie Mattson; South County delivery by Dana Starkovich; adult diapers from Anonymous;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, Mona Tucker,

Funds Donated:  Jayne Devencenzi, Amy Sullivan, Jean Steel, Michelle Williams, Dan Carpenter, Lisa Bertrand, Leona Sullivan, Linda and Gil Blonsley, Peti Johnson, Judy Barclay, Gail Dryden, Phyllis Martinelli, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Therese Hanlon, Dorrit Karl in loving memory of the beautiful Jean Ann de Bruyn, David Harris in memory of Jean de Bryun, Mark Tettenburn in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Kroger/Ralph's, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Helen Robbins in loving memory of Jean de Bruyn, Kimberley Caffrey in honor of Jean de Bruyn, Cheryl McWilliams in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Mary Parker, Cross Speech and Language, Diana Reginato, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Drew and Grace Washer, Anonymous, D'Elaine Patrick, Jacque Ahern in memory of Jean de Bruyn,

Friday, January 1, 2016

What Womenade Shared December 16th - 31st Thank you!

December 16:  Funds for a single mother in family maintenance and hoping to be awarded her 5-year-old son back;  she would like to buy her son some Christmas toys.  Referral:  Amber Hullibarger, Martha's Place ($100) 2331

December 16:  Blood work for a senior citizen.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($85) 2332

December 16:  Scrubs and gas for a patient who is starting a new job as a medical assistant.  Referral:  Maria Cokes and Dr. Shapiro ($205.95) 2333

December 17: Payment to allow a single mom of 2 toddlers living in a Safe House to return to college; she has one semester before she can apply to the LVN program.  Referral:  Jessica Mondragon, RISE ($300) 2334

December 17:  Partial trailer park rental for a single mom with cancer and her children ages 2 and 4.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Nurse Navigator, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 2335

December 18: Motel stay over Christmas for a mother and her 11-year-old daughter who are homeless.  Referral:  Olivia Silva, Family Care Network ($346.43) 2336

December 18:  Funds for the holidays for a family caring for their child who has a terminal illness; they were forced to move - hospital bed and ventilators and all - and those expenses have set them back.  There are 4 children in the family - 1 daughter going to college.  Referral:  Manuel Barba, County Mental Health ($300) 2337

December 18:  Gas for a man to drive to and from a shelter to his job.  Referral:  Lupe Solis, America's Jobs Center ($50) 2338

December 18:  Motel stay for a family of 6 until they can move into ECHO.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($70) 2339

December 18:  Partial deposit to move a family to housing and away from an abusive situation.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women's Shelter Program ($300) 2340

December 18:  Adult diapers and bed pads for a 61-year old who has suffered a debilitating stroke.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke,  CCHH ($100) 2341

December 18:  Gas for a patient to travel from a rural part of the county to treatment and work in Atascadero.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($100) 2341

December 18:  Bus passes for 2 patients to travel to treatment sessions.  Referrals:  Paterese Reynolds and Nathaniel Reynolds, IOT, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($88) 2365

December 21:  Partial first month rent for a mother with special needs being cared for by her daughter.  The family had to move to a new place after their apartment building was closed.  They are struggling to make the first month rent because the deposit was $1,350.  Referral:  Viviana Meza, CAPSLO ($300) 2342

December 21:  Partial payment for renting a room for a working woman and her disabled boyfriend.  Referral:  Dona Wilson, Restorative Partners ($150) 2343

December 21:  Partial payment for car repair for a homeless mother and her 5 children who are sleeping in this car.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($350)  2344

December 22:  Partial rent for a woman who has used up every penny she has.  Referral:  Brittany Caraway, People's Self-Help Housing ($19) 2345

December 23:  Food and clothes for a mother and 4 children.  The father is in jail; the mom works, but all money goes to bills and rent.   Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 2346

December 23:  Gas to allow a woman with Stage 4 breast cancer to go to her family over the holidays.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($150) 2347

December 23:  Tires for a single woman who has recently been housed and is living on $335 a month.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Heath ($332.28) 2348

December 23:  Tires for a formerly homeless mother just diagnosed with cancer.  She needs to safely make trips to UCLA for treatments and surgery.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, LINK/5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($300) 2349

December 23:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single mom who has started a new job.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 2350

December 24:  Funds to allow a mother to get holiday gifts for her two high-schoolers.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions Mental Health ($150) 2351

December 24: Clothes, diapers, and wipes for the children of a single mother.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, The ARK ($171.59) 2352

December 26:  Partial payment for a kidney procedure for the mother of teen students;  Referral:  Mo McGee, nurse, San Luis Coastal Unified Schools ($400) 2353

December 26:  Car seat for a baby born early.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($54.95) 2354

December 26:  Partial rent for a single mom working 2 waitress jobs who has injured her back picking up one of her children.  She doesn't get paid sick or vacation at either job.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2355

December 28:  Partial deposit so a mother and her 1-year-old can move to different housing due to health concerns.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, LINK ($300) 2356

December 28:  Partial deposit to move a family from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($150) 2357

December 28:  Home house cleaning and carpet removal for a patient being discharged from the hospital.  Referral:  Drew Washer, social worker, French Hospital ($300) 2358

December 28:  Rent assistance for a family whose mother was in the hospital 5 days for a heart condition.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2359

December 28:  Partial rent for a single mother of 2 who just got hired.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 2360

December 29:  Partial rent in a sober living house for a woman who is unemployed and currently disabled.  Referral:  Elexia Estrada, Country Drug and Alcohol ($200) 2361

December 30:  For a woman leaving the hospital after suffering a brain injury, house cleaning and cooking support.  Referral:  Drew Washer, French Hospital social worker ($100) 2362

December 30:  RTA pass for man to travel to treatment.  Referral:  Michael Axelrod, Intensive Outreach Treatment, and purchase by Susan Updegrove ($44) 2363

December 31:  Water bill and housing payment to prevent eviction for a mother of 3 whose boyfriend has left them to escape faacing legal prosecution.  She works full time but is now struggling with one income.  Referral:  Veronica Fletcher, County Child Welfare Services ($297.81) 2364

Items Donated:  coats from Pat Cano; 3 bags of pjs from Central Coast Funds for Children; towels from Anonymous; new toys from Gia Pomerantz and the Jewish Family Service; bike and lock from Jim Ellman; 2 twin beds from Jerry Hempenius, cooking oil and detergent from Madeline Fay and Mary Anne Morgan; cooking oil from Rosemary Cleaves; Winter WomnderSLO family skating pass from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids; twin bed from Sue McCutcheon; holiday gifts from Spokes; crib from Teresa Campbell; chair from Nell Wade; Diapers from Keli Kalichak; toys, books, and children's stool from Judy Barclay; diapers, coloring book, crayons, and toiletries from  Anonymous; knit hats and scarves from Helen Spencer of Breezy Bobbins; sweaters knit with love by Norma Stephenson; binders from Coast National Bank and Grace Nagel; blankets and sheets from Cindy Hahn and  Diane McKeague; hand knit scarves from Nell Wade; 353 pairs of socks from Brooke English and The Sock Drawer bundled and delivered to our community partners by Jim and Kathy apRoberts; sheets from Roberta Kassak.  4th Quarter Total Items Donated:  $12,675

Admin Donations:  Robin White,

Funds Donated:  Leslie Jones, Central Coast Women's League, Pat Cano, Linda Jankay, Marcy Owens, Ken and Judy Riener, Larry and Jeanette Meek, Diane Wettlaufer, HumanKind Fair Trade, Jacque Fondren, Melaleuca, Bunco Angels and Nancy Kunde, Fred Donati, Arlene Versaw, The Dorf Foundation - James Dorf and Jodie Steele, Jim and Deborah Whitson, Julie Moody, Steven and Cathy Francis, San Luis Country Club Aquatics, Sandy Ahearn, Kristi Donati, Catherine Martin, Lynn Hollister, Vicki Carroll, Martha Michalojko, Margo Zink, Kitty Rice, Elisa Feingold, Bonnie Heikes, Maggie Ragatz, Jim apRoberts as a gift for his wife Kathy, Jimmy and Casey apRoberts as a gift to his mom Kathy, Shanti Gooden, Elder Placement Professionals and Nicole Pazden; First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, Gaye Donovan, Toni Andre, Nancy Norwood, Naomi Blakely, Mary French, Barbara Putman, Robin White, Kathy Greer, Jean Dyer, Mary Parker, Carol Dover, Edna Marie Cole, Karen Horst in name of Sue McDougal, Karen Horst, Theresa Schouten, David Good, Anonymous, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Amanda Sorensen, Jen Caffee, Ken and Kathie Hendricks, Frank and Roberta Kassak, Sue Percival, Patricia Griffin, John Thomas, Lola Zybura, Robert and Martha Azevedo, Andrea Waterbury, William and Lorianna Fletcher, Gwen Infante,

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Donations to Families Womenade Serves


  • Michelle Seden and Baker Wine and Grape Analysis have a Holiday Giving tree for Womenade
  • San Luis Obispo Country Club Women adopted 3 families for the holidays and more!  Thanks Donna Jeberjahn!
  • San Luis Children's Museum donated a year-long pass to a formerly homeless family
  • Covered with Love Knitters created scarves, hats, and sweaters
  • Pajamas were donated by Central Coast Funds for Children, Muriel Harkins
  • Filled purses for the homeless from Alexandria Helms and Friends
  • Bear Valley Quilters donated 3 bags of quilts
  • The Doll Ministry created dolls for the children at the Nipomo Food Distribution

Funds from:
Barbara Pruitt's Bunco Group
San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church
Scenic Coast Doll Club
Sharon Leigh Cancer Organization
5 Cities Women's Network
Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande


Grateful to all!

What Womenade Shared from December 1st to December 15th


December 1: Emergency clothes, diapers, and personal items for a mother, a domestic violence victim, and her 3 children who had all their belongings taken by the father.  Referral:  Dr. Erin Parsons ($300) 2296

December 1:  Partial rent for a mom whose husband is in jail.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2297

December 2: Partial rent to move a family from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Kimberley Archie, CAPSLO ($300) 2298

December 2:  Partial rent for a family; the father's medical bills have affected their ability to keep up with payments.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($200) 2299

December 2:  Partial rent for a single mom whose roommate moved away; she has found a new one starting in January.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($300) 2300

December 3:  Gas and motel stay to help a mother, including a young baby, move out of the area to another state where they will have family support. Referral:  Paula Warnes, Paso Robles Schools ($205.95) 2301

December 3:  Payment for a 5th wheel space, so a mother can use her funds to heat it and pay park utilities until the family moves to housing in the new year.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($331) 2302

December 3:  Partial rent to prevent eviction; the family is behind on rent because their son was diagnosed with diabetes, and he had to go to Stanford for treatment.  Referral:  Mary Squellati, CAPSLO ($300) 2303

December 4:  Partial rent payment for single mother who had to use rent money to fix her broken car.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($350) 2304

December 6:  Eye glasses for a woman who hasn't had funds to cover the cost for years and her vision is deteriorating.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, San Luis County Behavioral Health ($125.50) 2305

December 7:  Storage closing fee for a family that is homeless, so they can pick up important papers that are stored there before all their belongings are sold.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($164) 2306

December 7:  Bunk bed for children reunited with their mother.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($305.95) Debit

December 7:  Emergency diapers for a toddler.  Referral:  Vanessa Grenne ($25.91) 2307

December 7:  Car repair so a woman can get to her job.  Referral:  David Smith and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($275) 2308

December 7:  Housing Authority payment so a Veteran can be issued a voucher to find a Section 8 apartment.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH - Support Services for Homeless Vets ($124)  2309

December 7:  Double stroller for mother who walks to all appointments and stores.  Referral:  PHN, Craigslist search and delivery by Susan Updegrove and Amy Sullivan ($75) 2310

December 7:  Partial car payment for a woman whose work hours were reduced, but will go back up in January.  She needs her car to get to her job.  Referral:  Dr. Shapiro ($300.00) 2311

December 8:  Medication for a patient with severe dry eye and photophobia.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($205.95) 2312

December 8:  Partial deductible payment for  a woman whose car was majorly damaged in a hit and run.  She needs her car right away to continue to work.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions-Mental Health ($305.95) 2313

December 8:  Partial rent to prevent a woman from being evicted.  Referral:  Martha Diaz and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($300) 2314

December 8:  Partial rent payment for a Veteran and his family, so they can stay in their apartment.  They can pay going forward.  Referral:  Larry Lichti, CAPSLO/Veteran's Services ($116) 2315

December 9:  Clothes and motel nights for a father and his 2 children who lost all their belongings.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($305.95) 2316

December 9:  Eye glasses for a patient who lost her medical insurance; she will have insurance starting in the new year.  Referral:  Judy Kelly and Dr. Shapiro ($205.95) 2317

December 9:  Partial payment of a sport fine so a single mom's oldest daughter can graduate.  Referral:  Karina Ayala and Laurie Morgan, CAPSLO and SAFE ($200) 2318

December 10:  Bunks beds for a family moving their children to housing.  Referral: Barbara Turk, County Welfare Services ($305.95) debit

December 10:  Storage unit payment so a Veteran and his family can move all their belongings to housing.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($307.00) 2319

December 10:  Emergency treatment for an abscess for a young Foster child,  Referral:  PHN ($220) 2320

December 11:  Sleeping bags for parents and their child living in a tent.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($)

December 11:  Restoration of electricity for a struggling family; they will be able to keep current on payments going forward.  Referral:  Kayla Kerrigan and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($300) 2321

December 11:  Phone activation for a man seeking employment.  Referral:  Alan McKean America's Jobs Center ($250) 2322

December 12:  Food for a struggling family - the mother is facing another cancer surgery soon.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brothers Big Sisters ($200) 2323

December 12:  Stroller for a homeless 2-month-old.  Referral:  Melinda Sokolowski, CAPSLO, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($)

December 14:  Gas card for a student returning to college after turning her life around.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 2324

December 14:  Bus ticket so a domestic violence victim can return to family support in another state.  Gas for homeless friends to take her to the Santa Maria bus station, and travel food.  Referral: Beth Raub, SlO Women's Shelter and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($208.50 Debit, $15 cash for baggage fee, $107.28 for gas and travel food) 2325

December 15:  Dental treatment for a 6-year-old boy.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($147) 2326

December 15:  Partial rent for a mother delivering a new baby this week.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($300) 2327

December 15:  Partial rent for Veteran moving to housing.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO Vets ($305) 2328

December 15:
  Partial rent for a woman moving into Transitions Mental Health Housing.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($300)

Items Donated:  children's clothes from Helma Smulders; tent, kitchen utensils and towels, and toys from Marylou Gooden; microwave from Lihi Kamen, dishes from Janet Allenspach; blanket and toaster from Linda Thompson; pots and pans from Jacque Fondren; North County delivery by Barbara Putman; blanket and baking trays from Amy Jacobs; table from Susan Updegrove; diapers from Nancy Kraus; bottles, kitchen items, and toys from Carrie  Fogo; bed from Linda Holland; cases of diapers from Anonymous; cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang;  Christmas trees from Arianna Ackerman and Sandra Sansoni; household items from Janet Allenspach; jogging stroller from Therese Hanlon via Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich; 4 bags of new blankets from Roy and Marty Thomas and Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich;  kitchen items from Jayne Devencenzi; Christmas gifts for 3 families from the San Luis Country Club Women, shopping by Donna Jeberjahn and Amanda Lombard and delivery by Lee Jeberjahn; yearlong membership for a family donated by The Children's Museum with special consideration from Linda Selig Blonsley; blankets from Anna Watterworth;  pajamas from Sandi Pardini; sheets from Linda Holland; linens and pillows from Janie Holland; high chair and excersaucer from Laureen Wallravin delivered by Kathy apRoberts; stamps from Dana Easton; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; pajamas from Central Coast Funds for Children via Muriel Harkins; 14 bags of care products from Alexandria Helms and her friends delivered to Prado and the Grizzly Academy by Kat Tuculet; high chairs from Phyllis Bettencourt and Madeline Fay; food for Los Osos Backpack program from Lainie Wachter; Christmas tree and ornaments from Lisa Mishoulam; diapers from Barbara Deel;

Admin Funds Donated: 
Dana Starkovich, Leslie and Gene Rotstein, Rosemary Cleaves,

Funds Donated:  Lisa Bertrand, Roberta and Frank Kassak, Rhonda Richard, Nancy Kraus, Judith Thompson, Joanne Guvene, Freddi Quin, Evi Alford, L. Demartini, Patricia Haines, Tana Pedersen, Claire Granbery, Fran Norris, Marilyn Rolph, Karen Steves, Karen Anderson, Nancy Sweet, Julie Holland, Susan Zweig, Janice Paulsen, Frances Wagner, Patricia Kuprewicz, Betty Scully, Leah Clark, De Hampton, Carol Cape, Nancy Warren, Sharee Howell, Nancy Bayliss, Vicki Wyne, Christine Hammer, Kathy Smith-Brown, Dorothy Mauger, Jeanne Little, Beth Ladin, Jamie Herbon, Patti Haines, Amy Hedges, Marie Kyle, Bonnie Keller, Marcia Traversaro, Christi Nemetz, Nancy Warren, Myra Akel, Jo Anne Painter, Sue Bergstrom, Cynthia Grenz, Valerie Mecchi, Claudia Sorensen, Joni Ratts, Bob Brenner, Ruth Steen, Yvonne Morrow, Sandra Merrill, Anonymous, Amy Sullivan, Patty Aguilar, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Tom and Kathy McLaughlin, California Scenic Coast Doll Club, Sharon Leigh Cancer Organization, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Fred Donati, Michelle Williams, Peti Johnson, Penny Hobson, Rooster Creek Tavern, 5 Cities Women's Network, Valerie Stewart, Seronda Senior Services, Carla Muller, Tamara Jones, Mishoulam Insurance Services, Sandra Nichols, Relished Food Holistic Nutrition/Laureen Wallravin, Tenil VanRozeboom, Doreen Curtze, The Keenan Carter Group, Melissa McCreary, Hardy Chiropractic/Patricia Hardy, Kelley O'Neill, Heather Mooney, Terry Merlo, Mary Einkauf, Sue Maccagno Palmer, Sandra Sansoni, Pismo Curves, CJJB Enterprises, Mason Mortgage Services, Linda Bishop, Grace Nagel, Quilt Raffle, Mac and Bonnie Brinton, Evan apRoberts and Melissa Castellano in honor of Kathy apRoberts, Judy Barclay, Carla Haynie, Albert and Louise Schiebelhut, Frank and Florence Simon, Wendy Daly, San Luis Obispo Country Club Women, Katherine Coull, Helen Rehm, Joanne Weber, Muriel Harkins, Argene Tisdale, Darlene De Chance, Gay Mc Cready, Trudi Travis, Arlene Yost, Michele Ferreri-Bleuher, Jose Davies-Toll, Barbara Haupt, Ricki Pace, Leanna Kerston, Terri Ernst, Margaret Budd, Kathie Hendricks, Judith Rutter, Mary Parker, Leona Fairchild, Dana Easton, Barbara Pruitt, Barbara Pruitt's Bunco Friends, Betty Porte, J. Ingwerson, Dan and Tess Mathews, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Chuck and Lois Crotser, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Teddy Burton, Marylou Gooden, Diana Henderson, quilt raffle, Bonnie Rivera, Pam Peters, Susan Demma, Wendy Hallin, Judy Eisenhard, Ginny Kenny, Joy Pickell, Sally Woelper, Barbara Deel, Phyllis Bettencourt, Nell Quijano, Mary Weeks, Rosemary Cleaves, Katie Perez, Mariam Shah, Malka Kutner, Tina Doherty, Dianne Thompson, Madeline Stevenson, Gay Groomes, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Linda Fibich, Janice Chagoya, Lynn De Leo, Anonymous, Helen Powell, Arlene Versaw, Elizabeth Parker, Patricia Streng, Marla Lee Eaton, Connie Holtz, Pamela Dunlap, Carol Chenot, G.Silverstone, Dianne Kring-Sonksen, Janice Owens-Martinez, San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association, Talley Vineyard, Heather Muran,

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Womenade Donation from Davies Company Real Estate

Dawna Davies of the Davies Company made a $1,000 donation to Womenade in honor of their customers.  The Davies Company holiday card features amazing illustrations of the many ways Womenade shares with our community.  We appreciate this thoughtful support!

What Womenade Shared November 16th - November 30th

November 16:  Partial rent payment for mother who is disabled and is having back surgery in December.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions Mental Health ($200) 2263


November 16:  Partial payment for transmission repair for a mom who just got housing, and on the way home from signing papers, her engine broke.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($300) 2264

November 16:  Security deposit for a woman to move to safe housing after escaping an abusive relationship.  Referral:  Lara Laity, RISE ($200) 2265  VOID replaced with 2278

November 16:  Emergency payment for injections for a child who is disabled.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($103)  2266

November 16:  RTA pass so a pregnant woman living in a sober living house can get to OBGYN appointments, and food to supplement what she receives from distribution sites.  Referral:  Heather Sorensen, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($32 and $100) 2267 and 2269

November 16:  Car repair so that a woman with PTSD and Panic Attacks can try to find employment.  Referral:  David Lichti, counselor ($168.55) 2268

November 18:  Holiday turkeys for a single dad with 3 children, and a family of 7 whose dad lost his job, and 2 families of 4 who were homeless.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 2269

November 18:  Food and rent for a mother and her 4 children who are living in a  garage.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK, and Twin Cities Hospital ($100 and $300) 2269 and 2272

November 18: Emergency medical tests for a woman who is ill.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 2270

November 18:  Anti-allergen home bedding for elderly woman with severe allergies.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, People's Self-Help Housing ($200) 2271

November 18:  Partial rent for mother about to deliver her baby; she has been unable to work for the last month.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, Health Navigator, LINK ($300) 2273

November 19:  Emergency formula for a newborn whose mother has run out.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, Health Navigator, LINK ($53.98) 2274

November 19:  Gas card for a man on limited income to travel to LA for treatments after jaw/esophagus cancer, reconstructive surgery, and a tracheotomy.  His friend speaks for him, provides care, and drives him to appointments.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($150) 2274

November 19:  Partial rent so a single mother who is disabled, can move with her 17-year-old daughter into housing.  Referral:  Kimberly Archie, CAPSLO ($300)  2275

November 20:  Household items for a woman moving to housing who has nothing.  Referral:  Kimberly Archie, CAPSLO ($150) 2276

November 20:  Gas and food for a 28-year-old man who lost his job due to health issues, and is now homeless.  He is being seen for facial numbness and brain swelling.  Referral:  Jessica Mezzapesa, Central Coast Home Health ($115) 2276

November 20:  Partial payment for a car for a woman who needs to drive to see her daughters.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, County Family Treatment Court ($300) 2277 

November 20:  Glasses for a 14-year-old boy so he can see the board at school.  Referral:  Jamie Rizzo, CASA ($108.99) 2279

November 20: Past due internet payment to prevent shut off for an elderly woman who needs to finish job training using the computer.  Referral:  Beverly Cook, American's Jobs Center ($44.98) 2280

November 23:  RTA bus passes for a homeless man needing to travel to treatment and a single mom needing to get to appointments and treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment  and purchase by Bette Kulp ($88) 2294

November 23:  Gas for a single mom and her 4 daughters who are homeless and waiting for Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Paula Warnes, Paso Roble Joint Unified School District ($100) 2281

November 24:  Soccer fees for All Stars for brothers ages 9 and 12 who are in Foster care.  Referral:  Jenny Rutledge and Belinda Bennasi, Department of Social Services ($135 and $135) 2282 and 2283

November 24:  Security grab bar for an elderly woman with advanced dementia being cared for by her 2 daughters who have limited income.  Referral:  Rose Gevinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health  ($204.12) Debit

November 24:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single mother and her 2 sons, 1 son has Asberger's.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions Mental Health ($300) 2284

November 24:  Trailer rental for a woman moving out of homelessness.  Referral:  Patty Ramirez, TMH ($300) 2285

November 24:  Formula and diapers for a mother with 4 very young children.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($55.14) 2286

November 24:  Partial deposit for a senior man who is disabled and moving to housing.  Referral:  Kimberly Archie, CAPSLO ($325) 2287

November 24:  Campground fees for a single mom, a victim of domestic violence and her 2 children ages 7 and 13.  They will move to housing in a week.  Referral:  Monique Hoyos, Department of Social Services ($205) 2288

November 25:  Past due payment to prevent a client from losing all possessions.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach ($200) 2289

November 25:  Emergency motel stay for an 87-year-old woman who is seriously ill.  She will move to Transitional Housing soon.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO ($305.95) Debit

November 26:  Supplemental food for  a man recently leaving assisted living to a motel.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health ($100) Debit

November 26:  Supplemental and specialty food due to health issues in a family of 8 that has recently been housed.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, 5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($200) Debit

November 26: Gas for a neighbor helping a Parkfield man to stores to buy medical supplies and food.  Referral:  Naomi Simpson, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 2290

November 26:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a single mom and her 2 children - she is a victim of domestic violence.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women's Shelter Program of San Luis ($183.87) 2291 

November 26:  Emergency motel stay for grandparents who have custody of  their 8-year-old granddaughter who they took to the ER and learned she has Type 1 Diabetes.  They had to stay to learn how to manage this disease.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker  ($305.95) and diabetes kit from Gwyneth Stewart

November 26:  Allan Hancock material and health fees for a woman who is recovering well and starting her life again.  Referral:  Heather Sorensen, Drug and Alcohol Services ($65) 2293

November 27:  U Haul and moving for an elderly woman who just got out of the hospital and moved her possessions out of storage to Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Twin Cities Hospital social worker ($340.71) Debit

November 30:  Partial rent for a family with 6 children; the parent who works is ill.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 2295

Items Donated:  infant bed, blankets and sweater from Sara Fiore; for the HunanKind event sparkling cider from Judy Riener and wine from Anonymous, Linda Rawlings and Biddle Ranch Vineyards, and Karen Morgan; gift cards from Michelle Headrick; delivery by Jayne Auchterlonie; diapers, children's clothes, baby carrier, and stroller from Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich; 5 bikes from Jim Ellman; high chair and blanket from Jeannette Davis Powells; clothing, baby wipes, and toiletries from Katie Merlo; cases of diapers and wipes from Kathie Hendricks; teen gift cards from Linda Bishop and Linda Jankay; new socks from Marian Gregory; children's clothes from Helma Smulders; newborn clothes from Arlene Versaw; blanket and children's clothes from Dawn Tyra; children's clothes and books from Lesa Smith and Dakota Moulton; toys and baby items from Jessica Michelson; toiletries from Liz Johnston; toys and baby safety gate from Erika Schuetz; complete Christmas for a family from Stacy and Jeff LaBarge, Bob and Linda Westenberger, and Meghan and Sam Belongia;

Admin Funds Donated:  Rita Erwin, Dana Starkovich, Leslie Rotstein,

Funds Donated:  Dan Carpenter, Melaleuca, Diane Wettlaufer, Mary Parker, Janis Woolpert, Ann McMahon, Nancy Shearer, Dr. and Mrs. Zorus P. Colglazier, Maggie Raggatz, Carol Tickner, Kathy Greer, Dawna Davies and the Davies Company Real Estate, Lisa Bertrand, Nita La Loggia,