Sunday, March 15, 2015

What Womenade Shared from March 1st to March 15th

March 2:  Clothes and shoes for an 18-year-old who has been homeless for 2 years and is putting herself through school.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($305.95) 1778

March 2:  Partial rent for mother of 3 living in a small trailer.  Her fieldwork hours are reduced during the rain.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($350) 1779

March 3:  Car repair for a single mother of 4 children.  Referral: Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($309.07) 1780

March 4:  Partial rent for mother who is currently at Stanford with her daughter who in undergoing chemo after brain surgery.  Referral:  Jack’s Helping Hand ($250) 1781

March 4:  Van repair for high-risk family with 6 children.  Referral:  PHN ($300.01) 1782

March 5:  Diapers for a 2-year-old who is living with his mother at a women’s shelter.  Mother works 6 days a week, so childcare is a great expense.  Referral:  Tomoko Rhoat, mental health therapist, Martha’s Place ($39.95) 1783

March 4:  Partial rent for a father with lung cancer.  Weekly chemo is making him too severely ill to work.  Last month the Cancer Society helped.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar School District ($300) 1784

March 4:  Registration fees for 2 homeless teens to play Club Soccer.  ECHO is providing the gear.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($150) 1785

March 5:  Clothes and shoes for the son of a single dad whose work hours have been cut, so all money goes to bills and rent.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($250) 1788

March 6:  Baseball cleats and pants for 2 boys playing their first game tomorrow.  One of the boy’s fathers just died in a horse accident.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco and Scott Schalde, Laguna Middle School and delivery by Kathy apRoberts ($160) 1789

March 6:  Partial payment for back car registration for single mother of twins; the mother is a victim of domestic violence and the abuser in jail for 10 years.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($300) 1790

March 6:  Partial rent payment for struggling couple; he works for minimal wage and she recently had surgery, so he had to take off to help during her recover.  Referral: Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1791

March 9:  Partial rent for disable woman on a fixed income who is behind this month because she needed a new pair of glasses.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar ($225) 1792

March 9:  Bassinet and linens for a new baby girl.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Kathy ApRoberts ($43.14)

March 9:  Car repair for a couple looking for work and sharing one vehicle that is not running well.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($159.34) 1793

March 10:  Car repair for a single, homeless mom.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1794

March 10:  Partial rent to allow an elderly homeless woman to secure housing in a studio apartment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1795

March 10:  Partial rent to help a disabled woman to move in to a studio apartment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1796

March 10:  Partial first month’s rent for a single mother and her 2 children.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1797

March 11:  Water heater for a family living in an RV and warming their water on a stove to use for bathing.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($250) 1787

March 12:  Diapers for toddler in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN ($16.19) 1798

March 12:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for 60-year-old woman who has been recently laid off.  Referral:  Amber Grimme, CAPSLO ($300) 1799

March 13:  Emergency motel stay for parents and their daughter.  Dad, just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, wanted to be in a motel when he told his family.  He will be selling their car to pay other bills.  Referral: Jose Olivera, LINK, and Jami Wozniak, Lucia Mar school counselor ($345.75) cash

March 13:  Bathtub for new baby girl.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Kathy apRoberts ($19.44)

March 13:  Partial rent for a single father of 3 children who were removed from their mother’s care.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($200) 1800

Items donated by:  diapers, wipes, children's clothes, and toys from Mariam Shah; onesies from Kemay Eoyang; diapers and sleepers from Cathy Swanson; personal products from Lynda Burnsed; cleaning supplies from Judy Eisenhard, Gwen Caron, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Lynn De Leo, and Kathy Lotfi; diapers from Peti Johnson; basketball, pump, and inflation needles from Anonymous; household, food, and paper products from Nell Wade; delivery to Prado and Grizzly by Kat Tuculet; toddler bed from Jayne Auchterlonie delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; school supplies from Bonnie Marzio; diapers from Canyon County 4H delivered by Candy Later; toiletries from Anonymous; clothes and toys from Kate Mavis; cases of diapers and children’s clothes from Shannon Matuszewicz delivered by Teresa Campbell; 2 twin beds with linens from Marcia Nelson delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; cereal from Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert delivered by Myron Hood; clothes for 2 homeless children being bullied because they wear the same outfits daily from Kate Mavis, Mandi George, Laura Fulton, Marylou Gooden, Sarah Levanway, Sarah Johnson, Teri Simmons, Joanne Hatcher, Karen Wood, Lisa Aquino, and Marilyn Banducci; bed and linens from Monica Soren; diapers and can opener from Hospice Hope Chest; teen clothes from Judy Resnick; children and teen clothes from Esperanza Perez Evans; Baby Bjorn from Lisa Aquino; diapers via Amazon from Linda Sandy; backpack and clothes from….  Groceries for Laguna and clothes for Pirates’ Closet from Vita Miller; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin;
Funds donated by:  Carol Pilsbury, Michelle Williams, Sandi Pardini, Carol Thom and The Thom Group, Janis Woolpert, Roger and Wanda Bailey, Judy Barclay, Diana Henderson, Joanne and Phil Ruggles; Linda Jankay, Fran Norris, Linda Sandy, Sandy Hill, Lori Johnston, Amy Sullivan, Lisa Simon, Teresa Simmons, Sylvia Drucker,

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Canyon Country 4H Donates to Womenade

Special thanks to Canyon Country 4H and Cyndy Later for donating a bounty of diapers to Womenade!  Families throughout our county will be served because of this important outreach.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What Womenade Shared from February 16th - February 28th


February 17:  Repair of RV so that woman can safely live in it.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, Homeless Outreach, Transitions Mental Health ($114.32) 1752

February 17:  Payment for 5 days in a motel for family who lost everything when their rental burned down; also, the father has just been diagnosed with cancer.  This will keep them off the streets while he is under hospice care and while Section 8 housing is found.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1753

February 17:  Partial payment of bus ticket so elderly woman and her eight-year-old granddaughter can return to family in Florida.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1754

February 18:  Clothes and shoes for teen forced to leave his home with nothing, and is now living with a family.  Referral:  Anne Keeling, school nurse, San Luis Obispo High School ($305.95) 1755

February 18:  PG&E payment for family of 4.  Mother has been making payments monthly, but utility want remainder or they will disconnect.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($190) 1756

February 18:  Partial rent to prevent mother and her 17-year-old son from being evicted.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 1757

February 18:  Initial medical counseling appointment for 10th grade boy.  Referral; Elena Smith, counselor, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 1758

February 19:  Gas card for a homeless mother in North County to visit her baby in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker and shopping by Ros McQuade ($100)

February 20:  Partial rent for woman who is seriously ill.  Referral:  Linda D’Luco, Healthcare Billing and Bookkeeping Services ($300) 1760

February 20:  Motel stay pending housing placement for a homeless family whose mother is in the 4th month of a high-risk pregnancy.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1761

February 20:  Glasses payment for a developmentally disabled man who hasn’t been able to save enough to pick up his glasses from CHC.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($215) 1762

February 23:  Partial payment of bill gone to collection for woman trying to get a new start.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($139) 1764

February 23:  Utility bill payments for family moving to housing but short due to car repairs.  Referral: Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($91.28 and $99) 1763 and 1768

February 23:  Partial rent for a sober living home for a woman who is 5 months pregnant.  Referral:  Joan Duffy, nurse, Cuesta College ($350) 1765

February 23:  Track shoes for a senior boy who works very hard even though his life situation is extremely difficult.  Referral:  Shelley Benson, counselor, San Luis Coastal ($64.79) 1766

February 24:  Partial water bill payment to prevent shut off for single woman who has lost work time due to her illness and the illness of a client.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($200) 1767

February 24:  Compression socks for 71-year-old woman who is very low income.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($300) 1769

February 25:  Gas bill payment to prevent shut off for single working mom who is going to Cuesta and trying to turn her life around.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($333.01) 1770

February 25:  Phone payment for homeless teen.  Referral:  Jannine Saldana, Teen Academic Parenting Program/CAPSLO ($35) 1771

February 25:  Gas card for family to visit their baby who will be in the NICU for several months.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, delivered by Naomi Blakely ($100) 1777

February 25:  Storage for the belongings of a woman and her children who are now homeless.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($110) 1772

February 25:  Partial payment for car repair for a single mother of 3 whose car broke down and she has a job interview and Head Start appointments soon.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1773

February 25:  Gas card for woman to drive her husband to Stanford several times a month.  He had a benign brain tumor removed, but it has left him severely disabled.  The wife is working 10-12 hours daily just to meet basic needs.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LINK ($100) 1774

February 26:  Two driving lessons for a 21-year-old working mother.  Referral:  PHN ($160) 1775

February 27:  Bassinet for the homeless mother of a preemie infant to use while they stay in a motel.  Referral:  Melinda Sokolowski, CAPSLO, and immediate shopping by Naomi Blakely ($24) 1777

February 27:  Partial 1st month’s rent for a Cal Poly graduate and domestic violence survivor who sees an apartment of her own as a hopeful sign for her.  Referral; Amber Grimme, CAPSLO ($300) 1776

February 27:  Front baby carrier for a struggling mom.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($35.40) 1777

Items Donated:    
Wipes from Lisa Bertrand; clothing and shoes from Andrea Wasko; 15 bags/boxes of clothes and shoes for Pirates’ Closet from Suzanne Morrison and Linda Balmstadt; women’s clothes from Suzanne Morrison and Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert; can openers from Sharon Westray; suitcases from Marylou Gooden; diapers and wipes from Ken and Patti Haines; onesies, diapers, and gift card from Nancy Kraus; bed frame from Susan Updegrove; suitcase, duffle, diapers and wipes from Marylou Gooden; port-a-crib from Amy Jacobs; 3 backpacks from Joan Duffy; children’s toys and clothes, diapers and wipes, from Mariam Shah; onesies from Kemay Eoyang; diapers and sleepers from Cathy Swanson; personal products from Lynda Burnsed; cleaning supplies from Judy Eisenhard, Gwen Carton, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Lynn De Leo, and Kathy Lotfi; diapers from Peti Johnson; blankets and quilts from Katie Perez;

Funds Donated:   
Linda and Roy Rawlings, Mary Bettencourt, Melaleuca, Nancy Schmid, Christi and Gary Nemetz, Linda and Stephen Souza, Sandra and Steve Dubow, Bonnie and David Wolfe, Jane and William Fairbairn, Betty and John Scully, Sue and Robert Smith, Fran and Brent Norris, Elise Caraway, Rick and Cynthia Grenz, Marilyn and Bruce Rolph, Judy and Jim Earnest, Toni and Patrick Mahoney, Robin and Arthur Schneider, Dorothy and Jack Mauger, Jamie Herbon, Sarah and Richard De Young, Patricia and Kenneth Haines, Samuel Saltoun and Yvonne Williams, Shirley and Ron Richard, Amy and Tom Hedges, Brent Scattini, Karen and William Steves, A.L. and Julie Holland, Kristin and Paul Laughton, John and Karen Anderson, Susan Weiss, Jennifer Williams, Rhonda Richard, Judith Thompson, Donna Nisbet, Evi Alford, Nancy Kraus, June and Peter Ward, Anonymous,  Carol Tickner, Ann McMahon, Andrea Wasko, Meaghan Gilbert, Vita Miller, Maribeth Peterson, Gail Sears, Darlene Krouse, Carol Devore, Linda Mueller, Ann Martel, Susan Hood, Evelyn Ruehr, Jacquelyn Miller, Liz Curren, Susan Malmgren, Anneka Scranton, Sandy Baers, Fred Donati, Phyllis Martinelli, Rochelle Becker, Nancy Shearer, Leslie Jones, Leah Gonzales, Ginny Kenny, Mariam Shah, Barbara Deel, Nell Quijano, Lola Zybura, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Gail Applegate, Betty Symons, Nicole Pazdan, Madeline Stevenson, Cathy Hughes, Rosemary Cleaves, Arlene Versaw, Robin White, Phyllis Bettencourt, Lynn De Leo, Marla Lee Eaton, Katy Perez, Judy Eisenhard, Maria Ramirez, Kathy Forenza, Kathy Lotfi, Wendy Hallin, Susan Demma, Christen Zybura, Ann Mathias, Dyann Campagana, Judith Carleson, Catherine Swenson, Ladonna Rinn, Gwenyth Carton, Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Kathy Greer, Gwyneth Stewart,

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Spring Fling to Benefit Womenade

2nd Annual Spring Fling to Benefit San Luis Obispo County Womenade

Sunday, May 17th, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.  $40 per person

Sauer-Adams Adobe, 964 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, across from the Old Mission Church

Live music; taco bar, beer, wine and margaritas; raffle

For sponsorships or tickets
Contact Andrea at 805.801.3086  or

What Womenade Shared from February 1st - 15th

February 2:  Partial deposit for rent for young man who is working as a gardener.  His mom is on the streets, and has substance abuse issues.  Referral:  Dave Platt, County Social Services ($300) 1723

February 2:  Lab payment for dentures for elderly cancer patient who lost her teeth from cancer therapy.  The lab is greatly discounting their work for her.  Referral:  Noor Dental Clinic ($400) 1724

February 2:  Food and clothes for a family that has just moved to our area and has nothing.  LINK is running out of funds for Atascadero.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 1725

February 2:  Clothes for a teen boy whose father passed away last week.  He is now living in a small room with just a refrigerator; we are helping with a donated microwave delivered by Naomi Blakely.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK  ($200) 1726

February 2:  Food and gas for a family of 4.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($150) 1727

February 2:  Bus passes for 2 parents to visit their new baby in NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and delivery by Naomi Blakely ($)

February 2:  Car repair for a single mother of 2 who has just recovered from severe depression.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($250) 1728

February 2:  Partial back rent due to an error made by 2 different agencies for a woman who has cancer and mental health problems.  Referral:  Kelly Hannula, Independent Living Resource Center ($254) 1729

February 3:  Partial room rent for single mom who will be evicted in 2 days without payment.  Her work hours were cut last month.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($350) 1730

February 3: Partial rent for single mother.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($350) 1731

February 3:  Partial payment for food, gas, and lodging for woman to take her seriously ill husband to UCLA for intensive treatment for a month.  Referral:  Dr. Elisa Feingold ($300) 1732

February 3:  Food for single mother and her 5 children who have been left by the husband with no income and without most of her belongings.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, County Mental Health ($300) 1733

February 4:  Partial rent for family.  The father’s hours were cut this month.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($300) 1734

February 4:  Partial rent for mother and her 2 daughters.  She is working hard to get things back together after her husband was sent to jail for domestic abuse.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 1735

February 4:  Food and gas for homeless family.  Dad has found recently found a job.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1736

February 5:  Storage fee for a single mom and her 3 children who are about to lose the belongings due to homelessness.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1737

February 6:  Rental assistance for a single mom who has had her salary reduced because of the season.  Referral:  Stella Medina, family advocate, Lucia Mar School District ($200) 1738

February 6:  Partial rent for a single mother of 2 who was out of work due to surgery.  Her son was in a car accident, and the bills for this also set her back.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 1739

February 6:  Rental deposit for mother and child fleeing domestic violence.  Referral:  Kathleen Martin, Veteran’s Administration ($400) 1740

February 6:  Partial payment for bilateral hearing aids for a 2nd grade boy.   Insurance does not cover this.  Dad is working.  There are 5 children in the family.  Referral:  DeAnn Oliver, nurse, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 1741

February 7:  Clothes for a woman who is down to under 100 pounds due to complicated medical conditions.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($200) 1742

February 10:  Back rent to prevent a single mother of 4 children from losing housing.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, ECHO ($250) 1743

February 11:  Payment to move a 72-year-old woman into a room.  Referral:  Elosia Medina, ECHO ($275) 1744

February 11:  Partial payment of car repair so that a hard-working mother can get to work and take her children to and from school.  Referral: Tim Parker, Food Bank ($300) 1745

February 12:  Diapers for children in 4 families.  Referrals:  PHNs and LINK ($113.29) 1746

February 12:  Cell phone for 2 months while homeless female veteran secures a job.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, Housing Specialist for Veterans, CAPSLO ($70) 1747

February 12:  Food and gas for working mother and teen who have been homeless since the mother’s illness kept her from work.  They will soon be placed in Section 8 housing and just need a little support until that happens.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, Homeless Prevention, LINK ($200) 1748

February 12:  Food for single mom of 3 who needs portable food to carry the family over until they move into housing and their enrollment in Cal Fresh is approved on March 3rd.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, Homeless Prevention, LINK ($100) 1748

February 13:  Gas and food for mother and her teen son.  She is in the Psych Tech program and he is working at Taco Bell.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($100) 1748

February 13:  Partial rent for young family.  Dad works in landscaping but has had fewer hours recently; mother goes to school and works part time and is active in Head Start parents’ group.  Referral: Adriana Marquez, CAPSLO ($300) 1749

February 14:  Partial payment of back rent so that a 39-year-old woman with several mental health issues can get back into a sober living home.  She’s on disability and receives $200 a month.  Referral:  Cynthia Caldeira, Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 1750

February 14:  Work clothes for a young woman who has just been hired to work in an office.  Referral:  Sara Tindula and Linda Rawlings, Family Treatment Court ($200) 1751

February 14:  Payment for 5 nights stay in Motel 6 for homeless woman who just had neck surgery to correct an injury sustained from sleeping in her car for 6 months.  She will be moving into housing soon.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health, and emergency payment delivery by Roberta and Bill Filadelfia ($300) 

Items Donated:  
--> silverware, coffee pot, and other household items from Diane Graham; blankets and jacket from Ilona Stone; children’s clothes from Cindy Cahn, Katie Perez and Jolie Burrows; food for the camping family from Kathy apRoberts delivered by Lynn De Leo; journals and sketchbooks for the camping children from Kathy apRoberts; blankets, onesies and jacket from Ilona Stone; high chair and children’s clothes from Rosemary Cleaves; children’s clothes from Helma Smulders and Darcy Thille; wipes and diapers from Bonnie Marzio; cases of diapers from Tim Parker and the Food Bank; North County delivery by Dee Lacey;  Pirate’s Closet delivery by Sharon Westray; teen clothes from Michele Starling; diapers and onesies from Nipomo Kiwanis;

Funds Donated:    
--> Fred Donati, Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Martina Knight, Teresa Devore in honor of Marina Borgstrom, Frank Miller, Patrice and Zaf Iqbal, Karen Pauly, Libbie Agran, Jen Melton, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Barb Evanish, Keller Williams Realty, Judy Barclay, Michele Williams, Terra Verde Environmental Consulting, Laurie Coggan, Lisa Jouet, Diane Wettlaufer, Kathi Hendricks in honor of Olivia Glidden’s 12th birthday, Lisa Jouet, Leona Sullivan, Peti Johnson, Nipomo Kiwanis,

Saturday, January 31, 2015

What Womenade Shared From Jan. 16th - Jan. 31st

January 16:  California ID to allow man to get a job.  Referral:  Marci Powers, SLO County Anti-Gang Commission ($28) 1687

January 19:  Bouncer and co-sleeper for young family.  Referral:  PHN, shopping by Carol Tickner, and North County delivery by Dee Lacey ($164.08) 1723

January 19:  Potty chairs for children in 2 families.  Referral:  PHN, shopping by Carol Tickner, and North County delivery by Dee Lacey ($26) 1723

January 19:  Partial deposit to allow single woman to move into a room.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($230) 1688

January 19: 2 nights in a motel and a bus ticket to family in Missouri for medically fragile homeless man.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($100 and $206) 1689 and 1690

January 21:  Professional clothes for mother transitioning back to work after completing graduate school.  Referral:  Sandra Bourbon, HASLO ($300) 1691

January 21:  Clothes, gas, and food for a family with 3 children.  Referral:  Jenn Foss, nurse, San Luis Coastal ($300) 1692

January 21:  Electric bill and reconnect fee for family with a 5-year-old.  Mother is partially paralyzed.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($277.19) 1693

January 21:  Formula for 12-month-old San Luis Obispo baby who is 100% dependent on G-Tube feedings.  After age 1, insurance will no long cover formula.  Referral:  Alyssa Canada, Pediatric GI social worker, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital ($300.24) 1694

January 21:  Baby bouncer for young child.  Referral:  PHN, shopping by Carol Tickner, and delivery by Joy Sostrin ($25.92) 1723

January 21:  Car repair to allow man to look for work.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO ($114 and $242.82) 1695 and 1696

January 22:  Partial deposit for single veteran mother who is a victim of domestic violence.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($300) 1697

January 23:  Basketball warm up for hard-working student with good grades.  Dad was recently laid off.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($25) 1698

January 23:  Dorm-size refrigerator and hot plate for single, working mother and her 3 children who are moving long-term to a motel.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($181.42) 1723

January 23:  Home gas bill payment to prevent shut off for widow and her children who are currently at Stanford’s Children’s Hospital where her 11-year-old daughter has just has brain surgery.  Referral:  Karen at Jack’s Helping Hand ($187.88) 1699

January 23:  Car repair to allow a senior citizen on a very low fixed income remain independent.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 1700

January 23:  Rent for a mother with a crisis in her family.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($375) 1701

January 25:  Diapers for baby in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN ($36.70) 1702

January 26:  Partial rent for family of 4; the father did not receive full time hours this week.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 1703

January 28:  Bus passes for a student previously a ward of the court, and now doing her best to make it on her own in order to become a science teacher.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($78) 1704

January 28:  Gas card and seminar fee for a guardian to travel to Orange County to learn strategies to help her emotionally disturbed granddaughter.  Referral:  Autumn Martin, teacher, Morro Bay High School, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($100 and $65) 1723 and 1705

January 28:  Backpack for college-bound youth in foster care.  Referral:  Pieter Neethling, Family Care Network, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($35.61) 1723

January 28:  Partial rent for family with 2 children.  Father has recently been diagnosed with a serious heart problem; mother has requested extra shifts at work.  Referral: Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($300) 1706

January 28:  Motorcycle repair for homeless man’s only source of transportation.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($347.50) 1707

January 28:  Partial rent for disabled veteran who used rent money to repair her car which broke down while she was driving it.  Referral:  Shannon Pacaoan, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($200) 1708

January 28:  Eye exam for homeless child.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($60) 1709

January 28:  Partial rent for homeless gentleman who has found a room.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1710

January 28:  Partial rent for a homeless man who has found an apartment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1711

January 29:  After school activities for a young child needing extra experiences, and appropriate shoes for the activities.  Referral:  Marlie Schmidt, Los Ranchos principal and Mary Kay Stratton, Los Ranchos school counselor ($180 and $60 and $25) 1712 and 1713 and 1722

January 29:  Storage fee for the belongings of a young single mother and her 2 daughters who have just gone homeless.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($300) 1714

January 29:  Car repair for man who is struggling.  Referral:  Lydie Mason, County Behavioral Mental Health ($241.91) 1715

January 29:  Womenade liability insurance.  Paid by volunteers.  ($1,400) 1716

January 29:  Car repair and car insurance for homeless woman living on $172 a month.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, Transitions-Mental Health Homeless Outreach ($148.80 and $165.75) 1717 and 1719

January 29:  Partial payment for cremation of young homeless child killed in an auto accident.  Referral:  Robin Kirby, County Office of Education ($300) 1718

January 30:  Partial rent for single mom and her son.  The father was lost in a car accident.  They have finally found a small studio in which to live.  Referral:  Jose Olivera, LINK ($300) 1720
January 30:  Partial San Francisco school trip payment for 6 middle school students:  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($600) 1721

Items Donated:   items for Pirates’ Closet from Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert; clothes for young children from Anonymous; double jogging stroller for developmentally delayed siblings from Darcie Thille; diapers from Lesa Smith; toiletries and baby safety items from Doreen Wetzel; double stroller donated by Darcie Thille and delivered to North County by Bill and Roberta Filadelfia; swing, pack-n-play with bassinet from Darcie Thille; 4 backpacks from Susan Malmgren; cases of t-shirts from Debbie Melton to Pirates’ Closet; diapers, onesies, and toiletries from KeMay Eoyang; 

Funds Donated:    Diane Wettlaufer, iGive, Leslie Jones, Julie Schultz, Michele Williams, Ingrid Pires, Melaleuca, Peti Johnson in memory of her mother, Leona Johnson,  Judy Riener, Kathy Greer, Roberta and Bill Filadelfia, Candace Guldeman,

Friday, January 16, 2015

Womenade Sharing January 1 - 15

January 2:  Partial rent for single mother trying to start her own business.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, America’s Job Center/Goodwill ($300) 1662

January 5:  Propane for family who are unable to heat their place or cook.  Referral:  Arya Jones, Foster Parent Liaison ($275) 1663

January 5:  Partial rent for mom who had to miss work for almost 2 weeks while her child was sick.  Her sister is coming to care for the child going forward.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1664

January 6:  Partial rent for family whose father has had to use rent money to pay hospital costs.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 1665

January 5:  Crib mattress to go with donated crib for baby due next week.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($)

January 6:  Partial first month’s rent for man moving into a room after being homeless.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1666

January 6:  Partial rent for single mom and her teen daughter.  Medical issues have prevented her from working the 2 jobs she had covered recently, and now her hours have been reduced.  The teen is trying to find a job to help out.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($300) 1667

January 6:  Twin sheets for family of 6 moving from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Rachel Tarver, Martha’s Place Children’s Center, and shopping by Carol Tickner

January 7:  Partial payment for lenses for senior in subsidized housing.  The local Lions club paid $100.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($72) 1668

January 7:  Partial rent for family moving to housing.  They have worked very hard to get most of the rent and deposit.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($200) 1669

January 8:  Gas card for single mom who is struggling to complete her degree to be a psych tech.  She has to travel from South County to North County for the classes she needs.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($100) 1670

January 8:  Partial rent payment for unemployed woman in a job-training program that will allow her to be self-sufficient going forward.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill/America’s Job Center ($300) 1671

January 9:  One night hotel stay for single mother and her 4 children who have timed out at ECHO.  After this night, DSS will be able to help.  The mother is searching for a job after a tragic incident resulted in the loss of her husband.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($67.22) 1672

January 9:  Food and gas for family that has moved in with relatives to prevent homelessness.  Mom has found a job and is currently in the background check process.  Referral:  Daniel Rodriguez, LINK, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($200) 1673

January 9:  Water bill to prevent shut off for family with 4 children.   Father works in the fields.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($140) 1674

January 10: Partial rent to move a family to housing after a sudden vacate notice from their landlord due to mold.  Referral:  Yolanda Acosta, Cambria Head Start ($300) 1675

January 10:  Gas to get to work and food for a family of 4.  Mother works for a school but didn’t receive pay during holiday break, so most money went to rent.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 1676

January 12:  Payment for car repair.  Single woman just got hired and then her car broke down.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($136.60)

January 13:  Up front hospital costs for removal of a kidney stone for a lady.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1678

January 13:  Gas for father of young baby to help him travel around the county clearing trees.  The family has just received a Section 8 voucher.  Referral:  PHN, ($100) 1679

January 13:  Partial emergency payment for dental treatment for a 72-year-old woman living independently on $897 a month.  Referral:  Jim Healy, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($200) 1680

January 13:  Port-a-crib for new baby who will be living in a small space.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Carol Tickner ($)

January 14:  Partial payment for non-verbal child to be trained to use a communication device.  Insurance doesn’t cover speech therapy.  Both parents lost their jobs last year, but the dad is now employed.  Referral:  Elise Carraway, Speech and Learning Coach ($300) 1681

January 14:  Partial rent payment for family of 3 who had to use their money to replace all their clothing that was accidently thrown away by the staff at their housing unit.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($300) 1682

January 14:  Bus pass for mother to visit her infant boy in the NICU daily.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and shopping by Debbie Melton and Cooper Melton with his garage sale money ($44)
January 15:  Emergency gas card for homeless parents to take their child from Sierra Vista to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and delivery by Carol and Richard Tickner within 45 minutes of the request ($100) 1684

January 15:  Utility bill payments for single woman.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($62.98 and $69.45) 1685 and 1686

Items Donated:  Changing table from Judy Barclay; wheelchair from Mark and Lesa Smith and shower chair from Ann Danko for teen with cancer; port-a-crib from Linda Holland; onesies from Helma Smulders; sheets for single mom and her children who have just moved to housing from Miki Martin, Carolyn Anne Goossens, JJ Kni, and Hope Whitehead (San Luis Coastal referral); 2 carloads and 2 truck loads of clothes from Grandma’s Yogurt event delivered to MBHS by Gwen Infante, Beverly Durrer, and Barbara Rosenthal; personal care items for Pirates’ Closet from Gwen Infante; kitchen items for a family of 6 moving to housing from Angela Freberg, Houry Semerdjian, and items in storage delivered by Naomi Blakely (Martha’s Place referral); pack-n-play from Paula Sigman; double stroller; baby clothes from Janice Chagoya; baby clothes and diapers from Kathy apRoberts; toiletries from Marylou Gooden and Marilyn Fuller; activity mat delivery by Naomi Blakely; baby clothes from Sharynn Chirpich;

Funds Donated:  Martina Knight, Karen Muschenetz, Drew Washer, Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Shirley Johnson, Janis Woolpert, Marcy Owens, Rabobank Community Leadership; Su and Ping Tsao, Lisa Jouet, Pismo Beach/Five Cities Rotary, Vivian Levy, Anonymous from St. Timothy’s Catholic Church event, Bonnie Allen, Barbara Munoz, Mary Jo Desio, Jan Goldman, Barbara Jones, Kathleen Ryan, Bonita Thomas, Ruth Vasconcellos, Rachel Hernandez, Abigail Diodati, Leslie Siembieda, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Elaine Gardiner, Kroger, Judy Barclay, Madelyn Millholland, Jacque Wheeler, Naomi Blakely, Marilyn Fuller, Tess Mathews, Leslie Jones, Marylou Gooden, Sharynn Chirpich, Engle Insurance, Ann McMahon,