Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Diaper Drive From County Drug and Alcohol Services


San Luis Obispo County Drug and Alcohol Services had a diaper drive for Womenade. Paterese Reynolds, from Intensive Outreach Treatment, and her daughter, Karlee, delivered their donations. Grateful!

What Womenade Shared August 1st - August 15 Thank You!

August 1:  Swim passes for parents and 4 children of low income who have been through extreme stress.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($94.50) 2940

August 1:  Mattress for a mother of 2 children with behavioral issues who has been through many difficulties.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, Family Treatment Court ($300) 2941

August 1:  Emergency car charger outlet for a nebulizer for breathing treatments for an infant who is homeless, living in a car with the baby’s parents.  Referral:  Rose Levenson-Cooke, CCHH from French Hospital ER ($64.79) 2942

August 2:  Partial rent for a domestic violence victim who is working in the fields.  Referral:  Mariana Garza, LMFT ($300) 2943

August 2:  Partial rent in a sober living home for a victim suffering from trauma from living on the streets.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 2944

August 2:  Partial payment for housing for a woman who has been out of work due to health issues.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 2945

August 2:  Clothes for a mother and her 3-year-old son escaping domestic violence with no belongings.  Referral:  Diana Howard, RISE ($200) Debit

August 2:  Partial enrollment for preschool for twins in a struggling family.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 2946

August 2:  Partial enrollment for preschool for a boy with 2 older brothers.  Dad is working and mother is looking for work.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 2947

August 2:  Partial initial rent for a family of 7 who have been homeless since a year ago June.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, CAPSLO ($300) 2948

August 3:  Partial rent for a single woman in danger of eviction.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO ($300) 2949

August 3:  Tires for a family with 5 children.  Mother is in the Welfare to Work program and her 3-year-old is being treated for mental health issues.  With this repair, mother will be able to take the children to schools, medical appointments, and treatments.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Sandra Jimenez, Child Welfare Services ($300) 2950

August 3:  Partial rent for a mother of a small child who is struggling to pay for books for her classes in the Cuesta nursing program.  She recently used part of her rent to help with burial costs for a teen who recently drowned at Lake Naciemento.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($400) 2951

August 3:  Partial car registration to allow a mother to drive her family to school and appointments.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($150) 2952

August 4:  Therapeutic Child Care Program fee for a recently adopted child with high needs to ensure continuation of care.  Rates were unexpectedly raised.  Referral:  Mary Teresi and Tomoko, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($200) 2953

August 4:  Partial rent for for a domestic violence victim whose abuser was removed from the home by police.  She is unemployed, and her abuser previously paid rent.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 2954

August 5:  Partial car registration payment for a single parent who recently lost her job.  Referral:  Emily Zubritsky, Family Care Network ($144) 2955

August 5:  Gas card for a student who works full-time and attends Cuesta.  Both his parents are deceased, and he is on his own with no other family support.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, counselor, Cuesta College ($100) Debit

August 5:  Partial rent for a family where the children have been returned to their home on a 30 day trial under the supervision of Child Welfare Services.  Monique Hoyos, Department of Social Services ($300) 2956

August 5:  Partial payment for car key replacement to allow a woman who is currently homeless to become more self-sufficient.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($100) 2957

August 5:  Bassinet for a newborn.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($58.20) Debit

August 6:  School supplies, health screening, lab work, and Lift-test for a woman with no family support who has been accepted to Cuesta’s LVN program.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health, and shopping by Judy Obermeier ($90 and $50 and $93 and $) 2958, 2960, 2966

August 7:  Immediate bus ticket purchase so a mental health inpatient can go home to Sacramento.  Referral:  Kathleen Welles, County Mental Health ($98) 2959

August 8:  Port-a-crib for a newborn.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($53.74) Debit

August 8:  Clothes for a girl leaving Juvenal Hall to travel to a relative’s home.  All she has are jail clothes.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($150) Debit

August 8:  Insulated grocery bag and ice packs for a youth to keep his food cold/frozen on the bus ride home from the store in the high temperatures of North County.  Referral:  Linsey Boncquet, Family Care Network, and shopping by Judy Obermeier ($)

August 8:  Gas for a family in North County whose baby girl has been in the NICU for 3 weeks so far.  They are struggling to visit and keep their jobs.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($100) Debit

August 8:  Formula for a new baby.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($26.99) Debit

August 9:  Bus ticket so a woman who is homeless can go back to family in Napa.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, ARK ($49) 2961

August 9:  Partial rent for a man transitioning from a sober living house to a room.  He is a past IV user, now clean for 6 months.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 2963

August 9:  2 safety gates to protect a young baby.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services, and shopping by Judy Obermeier ($)

August 9:  Food and travel funds for parents whose newborn baby will be taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital LA for surgery.  The father’s field work ended this month.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($300) Debit

August 10:  Car registration for a woman who is homeless so she can get to work.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($112) 2964

August 10:  Car registration for a woman to independently work more hours.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($125) 2965

August 10:  Gas and clothing for a single father of 2 children.  He recently lost his mother to cancer, and is going through a very difficult time.  Referral:  Christine Flores, Transitions-Mental Health ($200) Debit

August 11:  Partial rent for the single mother of 2 boys; she has undergone several recent traumatic and debilitating events that have temporarily impaired her ability to work.  Referral: Johanna Golston, Pacific Psychiatry ($300) 2967

August 11:  Food for a young man who broke his leg from a motorcycle accident, and will not be able to work for at least 5 months.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($250) Debit

August 11:  Bed and linens for a formerly homeless 15-year-old who was a victim of assault, has moved into housing, and is sleeping on the floor.  Referral:  Detective Suzi Aanrud, San Luis Obispo Police Department, and shopping by Elaine Stewart ($100) 2968

August 11:  Backpacks for 2 sisters, aged 4 and 6, who have just joined a Foster family.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center, and shopping by Judy Obermeier ($)

August 11:  Partial payment for car repair for a 50-year-old woman who is about to move from homelessness to a place in Los Osos.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO Shelter ($300) 2969

August 11:  Partial rent for a low income, self-employed gentleman who will be out of work for 6 weeks following surgery.  He has no family, lives in a rural area, and is using his limited funds to pay people to drive him to medical appointments and for groceries and medications.  Referral:  Jenny Rutledge, Central Coast Home Health ($300) 2970

August 12:  Partial medical bill payment for a single mother of 2 struggling to keep up with bills and rent.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 2971

August 12:  Partial medical bill for a single mom in pain after a hit-and-run accident, struggling to care for her 3 children and fiancĂ©, who had a stroke in January.  Referral:  Valerie Darnell, South Bay Community Center ($300) 2972

August 12:  Partial payment for car repair for a single mother of 3, so she can start a new job.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($300) 2973

August 12:  Newborn diapers and baby carrier for a high risk mom whose husband lost his job when the business burned.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($100) Debit

August 13:  Movie tickets and treats for a mother coming to town to visit her daughter and who has no money to spend.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($28.95) Debit

August 15:  Car registration so a single mother and her 5 children have a place to get in out of the sun.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($170) 2974

August 15:  Rent assistance for a single mother of 4 who works as a motel housekeeper.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 2975

August 15:  Bus pass for a man starting a new job.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health, and shopping by Judy Obermeier ($44)



Items Donated:  children’s books and cases of diapers from Kathie Hendricks;  grocery bags from Janet Allenspach and Genevieve Lidoff; cases of diapers and wipes from County Drug and Alcohol Services delivered by Paterese Reynolds; diapers from Anonymous; refrigerator from Cindy Hahn delivered by Terry Elfrink and Dave Buck-Moyer; twin bed from Judy Riener; trundle bed from Pat Cano: school lunch box from Erin Parsons; notebooks Rosemary Cleaves; school supplies from Dyann Compagna; 2 high chairs from Lynn Heinrich; diapers, formula, and baby clothes from Candace Voss; toddler play yard from Linda Bishop; personal care items from Nancy Norwood; wagon from Debbie Bennett;

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

Funds Donated:  Jerry Ramos, Lisa Bertrand, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Patty Aguilar, Dyann Campagna, Mary Gregory, Jan Jones, Mariam Shah, Nicki Bywater, Joan Rice, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Barbara Deel, Dianne Thompson, Phyllis Bettencourt, Marla Lee Eaton, Madeline Stevenson, Joy Pickell, Barbara Crawford, Lori Sonnabend, Wendy Hallin, Heidi Boatman, Kathie Cohl, Julie Jones, Linda Walker-Hill, Candace Guldeman, Lynn De Leo, Cathy Hughes, Nancy Shearer, Rosemary Cleaves, Margaret Helley, Mark Sullivan in appreciation to Linda Blonsley - Blonsley Law, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Anonymous, Sophidion Foundation, Anne Gough and Yarns at the Adobe, Michele Williams, Marilyn Fuller, Gay Groomes, Arlene Versaw, Bonnie Rivera, Tenli Vanrozeboom, Suzanne Balderrama, Diana Henderson, Marcy Owens, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Gail Sears, Linda Olson, Kathy Long-Norris, Jayne Devencenzi, Kat Tuculet, Wendy Daly, Ros McQuade, Mila Vujovich-La Barre, Diana Foch, Leslie Jones, Naomi Blakely, Marilyn Reasoner, Elaine Gardiner, Karen Horst, Sue Smith, Diane Wettlaufer,

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aletheia Gooden and Kid-Ade

Aletheia Gooden, whose mother, Marylou, is on Womenade's Board, has started her own outreach in Ojai!  Very proud that Kid-ade's site mentions Womenade on her page!  Check it out:  http://www.kid-ade.com/

Womenade Voted $1,000 in Your Favorite Charity Contest!

Womenade was awarded $1,000 in the KSBY/PG&E Your Favorite Charity Contest! Thanks to KSBY, PG&E, Jennie Curto who nominated us, and all our Womenade friends - especially the agency partners we serve! Pictured: Dave Hovde, KSBY, and Julie Jones and Sandy Richardson, Womenade.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

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

July 18:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a family with 2 children.  Mother cleans houses and the father was just injured at work:  Referral:  Peggee Davis ($300) 2890

July 18:  Partial deposit assistance for a single woman who is homeless and has found a room she can afford to rent going forward.  Referral:  Laurena Manke, CAPSLO ($300) 2891

July 18:  Bus pass for a woman who needs to report to treatment 3 times a week.  Referral:  Maria Aquino, County Drug and Alcohol, and shopping by Roberta Kassak ($44)

July 18:  Partial rent for a gentleman who was out of work for 3 weeks because his boss was in jail; he has obtained new and stable employment.  Referral:  Else Mai Curry, County Social Services ($300) 2892

July 18:  Partial motel payment for a single mom who is currently homeless, fleeing domestic violence.  Once her car is repaired, she will be able to drive to another state where she has a support system.  Referral from Dee Torres-Hill, and partnering with RISE, Victim Witness, and the Jewish Community Center ($300) 2893

July 18:  Partial rent to house a 65-year-old man who was hit by a car and had major back fusion surgery.  Referral:  Melaine Bustamante, CAPSLO ($300) 2894

July 18:  Partial rent to house a 55-year-old woman who is physically disabled.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, CAPSLO ($300) 2895 VOID replaced by 2897

July 18:  Partial payment for car insurance for a woman in her 30s.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health ($72) 2896

July 18:  Gas card for a woman who is homeless to travel from Atascadero to San Luis for cancer treatments.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($50) Debit

July 18:  Partial rent for a single woman who is especially at risk.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, ECHO Shelter ($300) 2898

July 19:  Food for a re-entry student who is homeless and waiting for food stamps to start next month.  Referral:  Susan Gossard, counselor, Cuesta College ($100) Debit

July 19:  Utility payments for a Veteran who is extremely poor and disabled.  Referral:  Kathleen Martin, VASH ($173.90 and $79.98) 2899 and 2900

July 19:  Gas cards for 2 clients in treatment and doing well, but struggling to get to and from the program.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Program ($100) Debit

July 19:  Underwear and shoes for the 17-year-old mother of an 18-month old, and a driver’s license for the grandmother of the baby.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100 and $33) Debit and 2901

July 19:  Partial rent for a single mother 20 weeks pregnant and going through a divorce.  Referral:  Bianca Flores, Community Health Centers ($300) 2902

July 19:  Diapers and wipes for a newborn.  Referral:  Bianca Flores, Community Health Centers ($30.20) Debit

July 19:  Emergency medication for a father discharging from the hospital only if the medication needed could be funded.  Referral:  Wendy Beres, social worker,  French Hospital ($295) Cashier’s Check to Walmart

July 19:  Motel while a mom and her sons, who are homeless and living in her car after leaving an abusive marriage, can work with social services for a place to stay.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 2903

July 20:  Car payment for a single mom with 4 children in recovery for 9 months and doing well in her new job.  Referral:  Cheryl Cazier, County Drug and Alcohol ($300) 2905

July 20:  Gym fee for a 16-year-old in treatment who is attempting to re-enter mainstream high school and play football.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Behavioral Health ($100) 2906

July 21:  Bassinet for a new baby who will be born very soon.  Mother is on bed-rest, and she, her husband, and their 3 children live in a single wide trailer.  Referral:  Mary Teresi and Rachel Tarver, Martha’s Place Children's Center ($50.99) Debit

July 22:  Clothes and bedding for a single mother of 3 who has been in a sober living home that had a bed bug infestation.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol ($200) Debit

July 22:  Food support for a re-entry college student who is taking care of her older children and a grandchild.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College ($100) Debit

July 22:  School clothes and activity gift cards for a 16-year-old boy whose home life is miserable and who needs to be able to get out of the house.  Referral:  Colleen Ryan, SLO Coastal Therapy ($150 and $45) Debit and shopping by Roberta Kassak

July 22:  Utility bill payment for a Veteran who was short funds because there was confusion with installation.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD-VASH ($120.29) 2908

July 22:  New tires for a Veteran who earns low wages that make it difficult to save money to purchase tires.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD-VASH ($378.20) 2909

July 22:  Partial rent for a Veteran whose income decreased, and by the time she informed the Housing Authority, they were not able to adjust her rent.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD-VASH ($300) 2910

July 22:  Partial rent for a family given a 60-day-notice to leave the room they are renting because the landlord is selling.  Both parents have been clean and sober for 11 months and just recently got their toddler back from Foster care.  Diapers and clothes for the child.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($300) 2911

July 22:  Partial rent for a man struggling to get his life steady.  Referral: Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health ($134) 2912

July 23:  Diapers for a newborn.  Referral:  PHN ($22.65) Debit

July 25:  Utility bill payments for a single mother of 3 who lost her job.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200 and $100) 2913 and 2914

July 25:  Motel stay for a woman who is being discharged from the care center.  She is homeless and has had a recent hospitalization related to frequent falls and migraines.  CenCal will be finding her housing with the Transitional Food and Shelter Program going forward.  Referral:  Cyndi Murray, Director of Social Services Bayside Care Center ($271.68) Cash

July 25:  Utility bill payment to prevent shut off for a woman who is a survivor of human  trafficking.  Referral:  Rebecca Turner, Central Coast Freedom Network ($160) 2915

July 25:  Partial rent for a working single mother of 2 little ones who is doing her best to stay employed and support herself and her children alone.  Referral:  Rhonda Lovelady, County Behavioral Health ($300) 2916

July 25:  Emergency gas card so a mother can get a specialized CT scan in Madera.  Mom found transportation, but does not have the resources to provide gas.  Referral:  Ben Campos, County Behavioral Health ($100) Debit

July 26:  Replacement of bald tires so an elderly woman can drive to job training to improve her chances of finding a sustainable job.  Referral:  Beverly Cook, America’s Job Center ($295.64)  2917

July 26:  Bed for a young child of a single father who works 50 hours a week.  They had to throw her bed out due to a cockroach infestation.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 2918

July 26:  Partial rent for a man recovering from hernia surgery.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 2919

July 26:  Partial rent for a woman working with T-MHA and the Department of Rehabilitation to strengthen her employment skills to maintain work.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, CAPSLO ($300) 2920

July 26:  Partial payment for car repair for a man working as an in-home service provider.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, CAPSLO ($100) 2921

July 26:  Surgery payment to allow a dental procedure for a little girl.  Referral:  Dr. Pedersen ($100) 2922

July 26:  Partial security deposit payment to allow a woman to move out of her motor home and in to a proper place to live.  Referral:  Bonnie Allen, Resource Connections ($300) 2923

July 27:  Green card renewal for a terminal cancer patient; card is necessary to be eligible for care.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($200) 2924

July 27:  Gas card for family traveling to UCLA for a medical appointment.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) Debit

July 27:  Groceries to get through the month for a very low income 38-year-old woman with degeneration of her lumbar region.  School clothes for her 15-year-old daughter whose clothes are too old and too small.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health and shopping by Roberta Kassak ($100 and $200) 2927 and Debit

July 27:  Work clothes for a man who just got a job.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, DSS ($200) Debit

July 27:  Partial rent for a mother taking care of her mentally ill son alone now that her husband was just arrested.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($300) 2925

July 28:  Partial medical bill payment for a man who has been hospitalized.  Referral:  Araceli Guzman, CAPSLO ($300) 2928

July 28:  Campsite payment for a disabled woman and her husband to carry them through until he gets his meager paycheck on Monday.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health ($37.50) 2929 VOID ($35.00) 2936


July 28:  Partial rent for a man who had to take several days off work because he had a job accident that caused damage to one of his eyes. Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Health Housing ($200) 2930

July 28:  Utility payment to keep phone service available for a very sick woman in case of emergencies.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($113.11) 2931

July 29:  Partial payment of a radiation bill.  The patient is 31, facing gamma knife treatments.  She has had cancer since 2014 -  breast, lymphoid and now tumors.  Her husband works for  the National Guard, but their bills have reached the catastrophic max last year and this.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($400) 2932

July 29:  Partial rent for a human trafficking victim whose program funding from another source was cut without notice.  Referral:  Rebecca Turner, Central Coast Freedom Network ($300) 2933

July 29:  Motel payment so a 61-year-old homeless woman who is severely ill with nausea and vomiting can stay indoors while she recovers.  Referral:  Megan Richert, CCHH ($300) Cash

July 29:  Driver’s license fee and PO Box fee for a single mom who is caring for a child who is very sick with an auto immune disease.  Referral:  Jessica Garner, Family Care Network ($33 and $25) 2934 and 2935

July 29:  School clothes, backpacks, and food for a family who will be using more funds than they have to stay with their newborn at Children’s Hospital LA; the baby has serious eye problems.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($300) Debit

July 29:  Gas for a single father from Cambria to continue to travel to Paso for a parenting support program that is helping him do well with his 2 children, 1 with autism.  Referral:  Juan Majano, CAPSLO ($200) Debit

Items Donated:  delivery by Mary Anne Morgan and Madeline Faye; futon, dresser, linens and children’s clothes from Heather Thomas; backpacks from Carol Devore and Anonymous; formula from Amber Wiehl; linens and pillows from Kim Conti DeGroot; backpacks and school supplies from Vicki McPartland and Terry Elfrink; 3 toddler bikes from Jim Ellman; paper from Leslie Jones; trike and riding toy from Laura Fulton; school supplies from Susan Updegrove; printing by Linda Jankay; donation pick up by Linda Jankay; baby hat from Diana Hershey; backpack from Marilyn Wills; delivery by Jayne Auchterlonie; Joanne Ruggles embossed painting from Ralph Jacobson; baby clothes from Lynda Allen; diapers from Debra Jackson and Kari Cook; diapers binders, and toiletries from Judy Eisenhard;

Funds Donated:  Christina Syer, Diane Wettlaufer, Madelyn Millholland and Warren Lowry, Leslie Rotstein, Anneka Scranton, Carol Devore in honor of Lainie Wachter’s Birthday, Darlene Krouse, Susan Hood, Karen O’Grady, Gail Sears, Maribeth Peterson, Linda Quesenberry, Glen andLisa Aquino and John and Marcie Lindvall to celebrate Linda and Roger Bishop’s 50th anniversary, Leslie Rotstein, Kat Tuculet, Anne and Kit Syer in honor of Linda and Roger’s 50th anniversary; Melaleuca, Donna Howard, Cindy Sullivan in honor of Linda and Roger Bishop’s 50th wedding anniversary, Carol Astaire, Maggie Ragatz, Tom Thompson, Molly Hopper, Faith Wu, Jeanne Wilbanks, Michelle McGill, Donna Gang, Sally Woelper, Jennifer Thompson, Janice Chagoya, Lynda Allen, Joanne Wilson, Judy Eisenhard, Mary Ann Morgan, Debra Jackson, Peggy Freehauf, Sharon Lechner, Rosemary Cleaves, Kathy Greer, Cyndi Murray, Jennifer Miners, Linda and Roger Bishop in honor of John and Marcie Lindvall’s 50th anniversary,

Friday, July 15, 2016

What Womenade Shared July 1st - July 15th Thank you!


July 1:  Partial rent for a woman who was sick in June and is now reunifying with her son.  Referral:  Katy Philippe, Family Care Network ($300) 2858

July 1:  Partial rent for a woman who is 37 weeks pregnant.  Referral:  Blanca Flores, CHC Women’s Health Center ($300) 2859

July 1:  Partial rent for a pregnant woman.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 2860

July 1:  Partial rent to prevent a family’s eviction today;  father has been out of work due to heart problems and mother recently had a baby, and has not returned to work yet.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($300) 2861

July 5:  Rent for a Veteran who has been chronically homeless, but is working hard to clear his debt and become independent.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($250) 2862

July 5:  Cuesta College fees for a single mom in the Perinatil Outreach Group 4 days a week with her children.  Referral:  Paterese Reynold, IOT, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 2863

July 5:  Partial rent to help a woman in her 50s move to safe housing.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO Shelter ($300) 2864

July 5:  Motel stay for 3 days for a woman who lost her housing; Friday the DSS will be able to help her.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($177.21)

July 6:  Gas so a family can get to job interviews and therapy appointments.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($50) Debit

July 6:  Partial security deposit to move a 57-year-old woman who has been living in her car to a room.  She recently started a job.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2866

July 7:  Partial payment for car repair for a single dad of two who recently found a job.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, ECHO Shelter ($300) 2867

July 7:  Air conditioner for a woman who is on palliative care, terminal with metastatic pancreatic cancer.  She lives in a trailer in North County, and her family has had to take her to the ER frequently in the heat.   Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health ($300) 2868

July 8:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single, working mother who is caring for her adult disabled son.  Health issues with her son required her to use rent money for his care.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2869

July 8:  Emergency food for a disabled man returning form hospitalization to find his power was turned off and his refrigerated and frozen food ruined.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($200) Debit

July 8:  Gas and personal care items for a 52-year-old woman dealing with loss, anxiety, depression and extreme physical ailments.  Referral: Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health ($50) Debit

July 8:  Weighted compression vest and extra weights for a boy suffering from Autism and high anxiety as his family faces homelessness.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($90.59) Debit

July 8:  Emergency pack-n-play for a newborn.  Referral:  PHN ($68.79)  Debit

July 9:  Baby items for a child in a family with few resources.  Referral:  PHN ($25) Debit

July 11:  Partial payment for emergency extraction of 4 wisdom teeth with exposed nerves for a teen facing serious surgery at  Children’s Hospital LA soon.  Medical bills are mounting for a family in crisis.  Dr. Slaughter ($300) 2870

July 11:  Partial medical bill payment for a disabled woman who owes $2,000 beyond what Medicare can pay.  Referral:  Araceli Guzman, CAPSLO ($300) 2871

July 11:  Partial medical bill payment for a woman in great pain who has been hospitalized several times because she tried to commit suicide - she is currently seeking treatment.  Referral:  Araceli Guzman, CAPSLO ($300) 2872

July 11:  Debt burden support for a man on a low and fixed income who is working to be self-sufficient.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($105 and $80 and $100) 2873, 4, and 5

July 11:  RTA bus pass for a disabled man needing to get to grocery stores and appointments.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health, and shopping by Roberta Kassak ($22)

July 11:  Motel stay for a mother and her 10-month-old while housing is found.  Referral:  Olivia Silva, Family Care Network Housing Support Program ($158.52) 2876

July 12:  Dress pants and shoes for woman in drug treatment who is starting a new job.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment ($100) Debit

July 12:  Baby monitor for a newborn.  Referral:  PHN ($42.66) Debit

July 13:  Propane to allow a family of 8 to have warm water for bathing and washing dishes.  The parents are between jobs, and unable to fill the tank.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($362.38) 2877

July 13:  Home window repair for the safety of a domestic violence victim who had 2 windows kicked out during an attack.  Referral:  Priscilla Kiessig, RISE ($305.60) 2878

July 13:  Partial rent for a new mom who has been off work for her baby’s delivery.  Referral:  PHN ($300) 2879

July 14:  Car seat for a baby in a family of limited means who are using an old/outdated car seat.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($86.80) Debit

July 14:  Partial deposit assistance for a family of 5 moving from homelessness.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, ECHO Shelter ($300) 2880

July 14:  Partial rent payment for a woman who is facing eviction.  Referral:  Lynn Gizzard, LMFT, San Luis County Health Dept.  ($300) 2881

July 14:  Required shoes for a teen girl beginning Grizzly Youth Academy Saturday.  The mother has spent all her resources on other required items.  Alexa Talbert, People’s Self-Help Housing ($65) Debit

July 15:  Eye glasses for a woman to wear for her new job.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Intensive Outreach Program ($89) 2882

July 15:  Clothes for a teen abuse victim living in a van with her parents, and phone minutes to continue to schedule counseling visits.  Referral:  Ana Chavez, RISE ($100 and $45) Debit and 2883

July 15:  Partial payment to allow a family making a lot of sacrifices and adopting 4 children to take the family of 8 to Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Referral:  Stacy Willis, Adoptions/Child Welfare Services ($179.80) 2884

July 15:  Food to carry over a 23-year-old who suffered serious injuries in a vehicle accident until his application for State Disability is approved.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health & Hospice ($250) Debit

July 15:  Partial rent for a family with 3 children.  Dad was recently laid off.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Child Welfare Services ($300) 2885

July 15:  Regional and City bus passes for a man who just had back surgery and is homeless.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, CCHH, and shopping by Roberta Kassak ($44 and $22)

July 15:  Partial car repair payment for a woman who is homeless and working full time.  Last week her car was broken into, windows broken, and tires slashed.  Referral:  Stephanie Stern, Family Care Network ($347.51) 2886

July 15:  Partial payment for an elderly gentleman who just found out he has cancer and needs surgery, but the surgery has been postponed because he is unable to pay the money the hospital wants up front.  Referral:  Marcy Benson, Department of Social Services ($300) 2887

Items Donated:  Toddler bed and crib from Jayne Auchterlonie; formula, diapers, baby bath, and other baby items from Trilogy; bike delivery by Noami Blakely; grocery bags and school supplies from Anonymous; backpacks filled with school supplies from Kathie Hendricks and her granddaughter Olivia Glidden; 2 cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang; diapers from Dawn Tyra; school supplies from Debbie Bennett, Linda Thompson, and Marylou Gooden; hand knitt baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; 5 backpacks from Linda Jankay and 4 backpacks from Linda Bishop; 3 bikes from Jim Ellman; children’s toys, books, and blanketts from Kathie Hendricks; toddler bed delivery by Jayne Auchterlonie; 2 cases of wipes from Kathie Hendricks; baby carrier and clothes from Jennifer Cronkright; washing machine from Anonymous; children’s books from Roberta Kassak; toddler bed, sheets, and blankets from Ana Chavez;

Admin:  Total 2nd Quarter:  $14,707 Rita Erwin, Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, Leslie Rotstein,

Funds Donated:  Donated 2nd Quarter:  $36,824.45 Patty Aguilar, Amy Sullivan, Michelle Williams, Pismo Coast Realtor’s Association, Patty Aquilar, Lisa Bertrand, Jean Steel, Jayne Devencenzi, Fred Donati, Debbie Bennett, Michelle Williams, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Anonymous, Judy Obermeier, Mary Parker, Peti Johnson in memory of her friend Erin Israel Malin, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Marilyn Reasoner, Frank and Sandy Richardson to honor Roger and Linda Bishop’s 50th wedding anniversary; Tom and Kathy McLaughlin, Karen Horst, Sue Smith, Carrie Zinn,

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pismo Coast Association of Realtors Donates to Womenade



Special thanks to the Pismo Coast Association of Realtors for donating $1,863.30 from their 31st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament to San Luis Obispo County Womenade.  Womenade is grateful for this partnership, and every penny will help someone in need in our county.