Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Womenade Shared November 16th - November 30th

November 16:  Glasses replacement for a Veteran who is homeless and his sight is very poor.  He put the glasses in his backpack while taking a shower at a campsite, and his backpack was stolen.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, HUD/VASH ($300) 3168

November 16:  Partial room rent for a woman who is just coming out of the hospital.  Referral:  Drew Washer, French Hospital social worker ($300) 3169

November 17:  Gas bill payment to restore service for a single mother and her 6 children.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($150) 3170

November 16:  Food for a mother staying in a Sober Living house.  This will carry her through the end of the year, and allow her to feed her son when he visits.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Behavioral Health ($300) Debit

November 17:  Gas so a young person can be taken to UCLA for treatment.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) Debit

November 17:  Motel stay for a family of 5 through Thanksgiving.  The father is working 2 jobs and saving for a motel in December.  Affordable housing should be available in January.  Referral: Public Health Nurse ($304) 3171

November 17:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a single mother and her children.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, The ARK ($350) 3172

November 17:  Partial deposit so a single mother and her son can move into low income housing.  Mother will be able to make payments going forward.  Referral:  Cynthia Smith, MFT ($300) 3173

November 18:  Emergency formula and bottles for a baby girl coming out of the NICU to her father who has unexpectedly received custody.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($100) 3174

November 18:  Food for a mother in a high risk pregnancy.  Referral:  Blanca Flores, CenCal Health ($200) 3174

November 18:  Clothes and shoes for a young boy.  His current clothes are too tight and frayed; he lives in a motel with his mom.  Referral:  Suzanne Balderrama, Paso Robles Schools ($200) 3174

November 18:  Partial payment for special glasses for a little boy whose vision has changed greatly since his last pair 3 years ago.  Mother is ill and very low income.  Referral:  Casey Roos, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($228) 3175

November 18:  Car insurance for a woman who has just found a job.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($221.40) 3176

November 18:  RTA pass so a mother can get to treatment groups.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Nicki Bywater ($44) 3190

November 19:  Gas so a woman’s caregiver can take her to doctor appointments for several major medical conditions.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health ($100) 3177 

November 19:  Blood pressure monitor for a 59-year-old woman on dialysis who is getting weaker, having trouble walking, and difficulties monitoring her hypertension.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($43.65) Debit

November 19:  Partial rent in a Sober Living Home for a man who is having surgery on his knee.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3178

November 19:  Partial room rent for a family that has timed out of a women’s shelter and a homeless shelter.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco, Laguna Middle School ($300) 3179

November 21:  Storage payment for a woman who is homeless and has just started a new job.  This prevents her from losing all her belongings.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($186) 3180

November 21:  Motel rent for a family working in treatment and with Child Welfare Services.  The parent has a new job.  Referral:  Cindy Nelson, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3181

November 22:  Food  for a family with 3 daughters, 1 with Down Syndrome.  Father’s hours were cut back to 2 days a week.  Referral:  Bekah Livermore, Independent Living Resource Center ($200) Debit

November 22:  Food and household supplies for a mother and her 3 children who just left her abuser.  Mother started a new job Monday.  Referral:  Diana Howard, RISE ($200) Debit

November 22.  Partial payment for an MRI for a single mother.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200) 3182

November 22:  Partial rent so a Veteran attending Cuesta can move to housing.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, HUD/VASH ($250) 3183

November 22:  Partial rent so a Veteran, with a service dog, and her son who is disabled, can move to housing.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, HUD/VASH ($300) 3184

November 23:  Thanksgiving food for a single mother and her 2 children, an elderly couple, and a single mother with 4 children.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) Debit

November 23:  Partial rent for a single mom who has been out on unpaid maternity leave.  She returns to work December 1st.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-help Housing ($308) 3185

November 27:  Diapers and wipes for 3 families.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($92.84) Debit

November 28: Partial rent in a Board and Care Home for an elderly man whose sister, who was helping him, passed away.  The rent is $300 more than his monthly Social Security.  Efforts are underway to hopefully prevent him from going homeless.  Referral:  Quentin Smith, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3186

November 28:  Partial rent for a single mom who left an abusive marriage; she has an honors student teen.  Car problems and a broken washing machine have cut into the money she saved for rent.  Referral:  Cynthia Smith, MFT ($300) 3187

November 28:  Partial rent for a single dad who just lost his job.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 3188

November 28:  Partial rent for a single mother and her 3 boys.  She has just finished Sober Living, and has found a new job and a place for her family to live.  Referral:  Maria Aquino, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3189

November 29:  Weighted vest and extra weights for a 3-year-old with delays, sensory processing issues, behavioral issues, limited language, and Autism.  His single mother is raising him and his siblings with limited resources.  Referral:  Anna Gebauer, Central Coast Early Intervention ($104.95) Debit

November 30:  Gas for a mother who is in victim witness protection after domestic violence; she is getting relocated for her safety.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($100) 3191

November 30:  Gas for a family that is homeless.  They used their money for car repair, and now have no funds for gas to get to work.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($100) 3192

November 30:  Phone and phone minutes for a mother of 2 children who works in the fields.  She has no support system, and she and her children are vulnerable and subject to abuse.  This phone will allow for connection to social worker and emergency calls.  Referral:  Rev. Heather Branton, Community Church of Atascadero, United Church of Christ ($200) 3193

November 30:  Partial rent for a family with 5 children. Father has open sores on his legs and can't work at the restaurant because he is a cook and it is unsanitary.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 3194

Items donated:  coats from Anonymous; delivery by Sally Prechtel; microwave from Patty Riess; delivery by Pat Cano; Los Osos Backpack food from Susan Hood; 2nd crib from Michelle Garner; dining set from Andrea Wasko; love seat, chairs, and ottoman from Patricia Hunt; high chairs and bunk bed from Alison Haupt; washer and dryer from Ruth Holzhauer, delivered by Terry Elffrink and David Buck-Moyer; backpack and goggles from Karen Blum; children’s jackets from Laura Tremblay; 4 coats from Jordis and Mark Daigle; bike from Laura Fulton; children’s toys, art supplies, and clothes from Cleo Bonneville and her daughters; jackets and sweatshirts from Los Ranchos School; children's clothes from Karla Quiroga; walker from Donna Faucette; children's clothes, blankets, and toys from Mariam Shah; infant clothes and toys from Sue McCutcheon;

Admin donated:  Leslie Rotstein,

Funds donated:  Liz Johnston, Debbie Bennett, Natural Foods Co-op of San Luis Obispo, Kat Tuculet, Laura Tremblay, Nancy Shearer, Melaleuca, United Methodist Church Alternative Gift Market, Carol Astaire, Rebecca Hochman in memory of Alice Pomeroy, Larry and Jeanette Meek, Gabriele Weidner and PG&E/Employee Giving, Eldonna Edwards, Maggie Ragatz, Hands Gallery, Kathy Greer, Elie Axelroth, Jennifer Miner, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Dr. and Mrs. Zorus Colglazier, Fred Donati, Carrie Zinn, Nancy Loe,

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What Womenade Shared November 1st - November 15th

November 3:  Thyroid biopsy for a single mother.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina from CHC ($120) 3132

November 3:  Food and gas to help a Veteran who is caring for his elderly father.  His unemployment benefits have been held up because he started a training program to better his chances of finding a sustainable job in the future.  Referral:  Beverly Cook, America’s Job Center ($100) Debit

November 3:  Medication and partial utility payment for a single mother of 2 high school students.  She is currently borrowing money until her court date on the 15th when she hopes spousal support is re-instated or wages garnished.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, People’s Self-Help Housing ($150 and $150) 3133 and 3134

November 4:  Entry to a Sober Living home for a gentleman who has no family or friends who can help him.  Social services will be able to help him get a job going forward.   Referral:  Laurie Post, Twin Cities Hospital social worker ($300) 3135

November 4:  Food and gas for a mother of 4 whose husband left her a few weeks ago and she is struggling to keep her family together on her minimum wage job.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($150) 3136

November 4:  Clothes and hygiene supplies for a man who has just been released from custody.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($150) 3137

November 4:  Public defender fees for an elderly woman doing well, being taken off probation, and struggling with finances.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($120) 3138

November 4:  Food for a mother and her 3 children who are moving to housing.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 3139

November 4:  Partial rent for a woman who had surgery and is unable to work for the next few weeks.  Referral:  Jose Comacho, Family Care Network  ($300) 3140

November 4:  Glasses for a 39-year-old man who is disabled and can’t see to participate in his vocational rehabilitation.  Referral:  Andrea Herrera, Transitions-Mental Health  ($75) 3141

November 4:  Warm clothes and shoes for the 2 little girls of a formerly incarcerated single mom who is working as a motel maid.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, CAPSLO ($150) 3142

November 7:  Partial rent to move from homelessness to a room a 52-year-old man in a wheelchair after an accident caused blindness in 1 eye and the loss of a leg.  Referral:  Lori Eister, Transitions-Mental Health ($250) 3143

November 7:  Partial rent for a Veteran in addiction treatment.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD VASH ($144) 3144

November 7:  Utility payments for an 87-year-old woman struggling with dementia.  Due to her illness, she missed the deadline to renew her Medi-Cal, and Social Security withheld $300 from her $847 monthly payment.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Health Housing ($98, $22.41, $33.68) 3145, 6, 7

November 7:  RTA monthly passes for 2 men attending groups 4 days a week and Court on Fridays.  Referral:  Rosie Armendariz, County Adult Treatment Court, and shopping by Nicki Bywater ($88)

November 7:  RTA pass for a woman in her last month of treatment.  Referral:  Maria Aquino, County Drug and Alcohol, and shopping by Nicki Bywater ($44)

November 7:  RTA pass for a young man who is homeless and needing travel from Atascadero to San Luis twice weekly for his treatment sessions.  Referral:  Else Mai Curry, County Behavioral Health, and shopping by Nicki Bywater ($44)

November 7:  Shoes for 2 children of a single mom; the family is living out of their car.  Referral:  Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($100) 3148

November 7:  Driving lessons for a single mother with a young child.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($150) 3149

November 8:  Partial payment for a Veteran who had a stove fire in their public housing.  With our initial payment for repair, HASLO will allow them to set up a payment plan going forward.  Referral:  Michael Ostash, HUD/VASH ($300) 3150

November 8:  Partial funeral costs for a family whose mother passed away and their father is in dialysis.  Referral:  Elosia Medina ($300) 3151

November 8:  Children’s Health Insurance premium for a single dad caring for his 4 children.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($195) 3152

November 8:  Motel stay while a room is found for a 53-year-old woman with chronic respiratory failure who is unable to stay at the shelter because of medications she takes for chronic pain.  Referral:  Cyndi Murray, Bayside Care Center social worker ($265.12) Cash

November 8:  Partial rent payment for a single mom of 2 children whose husband went to jail last week due to a violation of his parole.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 3153

November 8:  Food for a disabled father and his daughter who has just come to live with him due to safety issues at the mom’s home.  Clothes for the 15-year-old daughter.  The father lives on $800 a month.  Referral:  Terrie Humphrey and Barbara Turk, Department of Social Services ($300) Debit

November 9:  Referral:  Partial rent for a single mother who is struggling through a difficult time.  Referral:  Jessica Baza, CAPSLO ($100) 3154

November 9:  Kitchen items for a young woman moving to housing.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($100) 3155

November 9:  Food for an elderly couple whose perishable food has gone bad during a move to housing.  Referral:  Tito  Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) 3156

November 9:   Breast milk storage freezer bags for a new mother.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($19.97) Debit

November 9:  Car registration for a single mother struggling with car repairs to get her vehicle fit to drive her children to school.  Referral:  Daniela Garcia, Lucia Mar Families in Transition ($92) 3157

November 10:  Restoration of electricity for a family that has been without power since September, using an ice chest for food storage and candles/flashlight for lighting.  The single mother of 2 has a job interview today.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Danilyn Quezada, County Department of Social Services ($292.49) 3158

November 10:  Partial rent for mother who is recovering from Pneumonia and Valley Fever.  When she returns to work, she will be able to maintain her rent and the rent she pays for her 17-year-old son living in a residence that cares for him and his mental health issues.  Referral:  Michelle Bechard, County Child Welfare Services ($200) 3159

November 10:  Clothing support for a mother and her family of 4 boys.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($100) Debit

November 10:  Gas card for the single mother of a 4-year-old who is struggling to make it through the semester.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($50) Debit

November 10:  Healthy food for a teen who lives in a household where mom buys mostly junk food.  Referral:  Colleen Ryan, SLO Coastal Therapy ($50) Debit

November 11:  Clothes for a mother and her 8-year-old son.  Referral:  Colleen Ryan, SLO Coastal Therapy ($100) Debit

November 11:  Food for a victim of domestic violence who called law enforcement after being threatened with murder/suicide.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($150) 3160

November 11:  Emergency motel stay for a woman just discharged from the hospital.  Referral:  Lisa Salopek, Central Coast Home Health social worker ($228.74) 3161

November 14:  Car repair for  a man living in a Sober Living home.  Referral:  Rocio Willard, County Behavioral Health ($161.99) 3162

November 14:  Baby bottles for newborn triplets in a struggling family.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($17.88) Debit

November 14:  Baby front carrier for a mother needing to take her infant on the bus.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($18.88) Debit

November 14:  Potty chair for 2 siblings.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($14.17) Debit

November 14:  Partial rent for a single mother and her 2 children involved in a domestic abuse situation; they were served a 3 day notice to pay rent or quit.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 3163

November 14:  Partial rent for a woman and her children who recently left their abusive relationship, and he was the financial provider.  Referral:  Janett Garcia, RISE ($200) 3164

November 15:  Groceries for a mother of 5 who is going to school full time and working almost full time and having difficulties making ends meet.  Referral:  Bailey Drechsler, Cuesta College  ($300) Debit

November 15:  Life alert system for a 69-year-old single woman who is terminally ill and living alone.  Referral:  Kelly Allen, Dignity Health Hospice ($102.59) Debit

November 15:  After school childcare for 2 sisters who were removed from their drug exposed home and are now living with their aunt and uncle; the girls arrived with no possessions.  Referral:  Lizzy Dembosz, Kinship Center ($300) 3165

November 15:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a new mother who just found out she has cancer and can’t work due to aggressive treatment.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($208.88) 3166

Items Donated:  toiletries and art supplies from Arlene Yost; wipes from Cheri Briskey; small appliances from Linda Thompson; diapers from KeMay Eoyang, children's clothes, detergent, and cooking oil from Heidi Boatman; delivery by Kat Tuculet; Backpack food from Carla Lalley, Leslie Rotstein, and Carol Devore; bike from Christi Nemetz; kitchen items from Susan Updegrove; bed linens from Ann and Bill Palmer, a bounty of purchased IKEA bags for Nipomo Food Distribution from Jen Melton; dishes from Steve and Jayne Devencenzi; baby items from Anonymous; pots and pans from Lydia Werner; children's jackets from Anonymous; yarn for knitters at the Woman’s Honor Farm from Ann Gough’s Friday Knitting Group via Judy Lange; mastectomy bras and prosthesis from Anonymous; crib and linens from Michelle Garner;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated:  Patty Aguilar, Lisa Bertrand, Sharynn Chirpich, Marina Garza, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Anonymous,  Anneka Scranton, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Carol Devore, Karen Muschenetz, Liz Curren, Jeannette Powles, Vita Miller, Deborah Whitson, Evelyn Ruehr, Linda Quesenberry, Karen O’Grady, Rochelle Johnson, Maribeth Peterson, Jana Coulston, Susan Hood, Pat Avant-Kern, Micki Avant, Fred Donati, Arlene Versaw, Phyllis Bettencourt, Madeline Stevenson, Carol Pillsbury, Candace Guldeman, Malka Kutner, Gwen Carton, Jerrie Anne Jeffries, Carol Boatman, Flatirons Mortgage & Investments Inc., Mariam Shah, Leslie Jones, Grace Nagel, Janice Chagoya, Nicki Bywater, Marilyn Knollenberg, Kathi Cohl, Bonnie Rivera, Carol Chenot, Tina Doherty, Lynn Heinrich, Ardith Julien-Heinrich, Joy Pickell, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Marla Lee Eaton, Janis Dreyer, Linda Walker-Hill, Linda Burke, Rosemary Cleaves, Jayne Devencenzi, Tom and Kathy McLaughlin, Michele Williams, Hands Gallery Event, Lisa Simon, Anne Syer, John and Marcie Lindvall, Sue McCutcheon, Mary Parker, Ann McMahon, Marilyn Reasoner, Butch and Pam Fischer, Catholic Daughters, Daniel Gibbons, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Karen Horst, Sue Smith, Ginny Kenny, Lynn De Leo, Susan Demma, Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County, Michael McGee, Diane Wettlaufer, Ann Miller, 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What Womenade Shared October 16th - October 31st

October 21:  Partial car payment to help a woman get a vehicle in order to maintain employment and reunify with her children.  Referral:  Jessica Mathia and Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($300) 3113

October 21:  Childcare and meals for 4 children while their mother, a farm worker, is recovering from a mastectomy.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($325) 3114

October 21:  Food for a recently disabled mother and her 3-year-old.  Referral:  Blanca Flores, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 3115

October 23:  Partial payment for replacement of missing molars so a senior woman on a limited income can eat a healthy diet.  Referral:  Brittany Caraway, People’s Self-Help Housing ($317) 3116

October 24:  Partial deposit to move a combat Veteran and his family that includes 4 children from a 1-bedroom apartment to a 3-bedroom unit.  Referral: Michael Ostash, HUD-VASH ($300) 3117

October 24:  Planner for a Foster child to use with his school work. Referral:  Linsey Boncquet, Family Care Network and shopping by Linda Thompson

October 25:  Bras and under garments for a young woman.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) 3118

October 25:  Handicap door knobs, the flat kind you push down, for all doors in the apartment of a woman who is low income and suffering COPD and Lupus.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($300) Debit

October 25:  Food for a family of 6 to hold them over till November.  The father just had emergency surgery and the mother was laid off from her seasonal job.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified School District and shopping by Linda Thompson ($150) 3130

October 25:  Room rent for a single mother and her 3 children.  They were evicted from their apartment, and are staying in a room until they can find something bigger they can afford.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, LINK ($300) 3119

October 25:  Car payment for a formerly homeless woman who now has a place and needs her car to look for work.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Drug and Alcohol ($300) 3120

October 25:  Replacement of front vehicle axles so a 60-year-old woman can drive to her cancer treatments.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, Transitional Food and Shelter ($278.05) 3121

October 25:  DMV registration payment so a woman doesn’t risk losing her job and apartment.  Referral:  Dan Keller, Transitions-Mental Health ($250) 3122

October 26:  Sensory Integration therapy for a 6-year-old, an abuse victim.  Referral:  Suzanne Gorter, LMFT ($200) 3123

October 27:  Gas and partial car payment for a victim who suffers PTSD and severe depression from multiple rapes.  Referral:  Marina Garza, LMFT ($200 and $100) 3124 and Debit

October 27:  Food and gas for parents of an infant boy in the NICU.  Parents spent the first 2 weeks of their baby’s life sleeping in the UCLA  Medical Center waiting rooms with little food for themselves and their other child, a toddler.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social workers ($200) Debit

October 27:  Gas so a child can be driven to Head Start.  Both mother and child are domestic violence victims, and the boy just had surgery as a result of being beaten by his dad.  Referral:  Tala Romero, CAPSLO ($100) Debit

October 28:  Background check so a woman can get a job.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Program ($62)  3125

October 28:  Gas card for a single mom, a re-entry student with 3 children, who fled a domestic violence situation.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta counselor ($100) 3126

October 28:  Martial arts classes for a student in therapy who needs a physical exertion outlet.  Referral:  Robin Kirby,  San Luis Obispo County Office of Education ($99) 3127



October 31:  Car payment for a formerly homeless single mom with a toddler and a newborn who just moved in to a trailer.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($200) 3128

October 31:  Car repair for a woman who was released from custody recently and is looking for a job and planning to earn her GED.  Referral:  Rocio Willard, San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health ($280) 3129

Items Donated: 
Los Osos Backpack food from Jackie Miller and Susan Hood; children’s jackets from Sarah Johnson; Backpack food from Amanda Lake; children's bouncer and clothes from Faith Wu; bunk bed from Kay; Los Osos Backpack food from Melodianne Duffy; booster and stroller from Jane Larkin; coffee pot from Linda Thompson, twin and double bed linens from Marylou Gooden; diapers and wipes from Robin White, baby wipes, can openers, and reusable bags from Judy Eisenhard, pack-n-play from Rosemary Cleaves, swim cap from Sarah Levanway, diapers from Olivia and her mom; driving by Linda Jankay;

Admin Funds Donated:  Leslie Rotstein, Darlene Krouse,

Funds Donated:  Ann Miller, Diane Wettlaufer, Diana Foch, Betsy MacDonald, Madelyn Millholland and Warren Lowry, Melaleuca, Kat Tuculet, M. W. Gibson, Wendy Daly - Open Studios, Peti and Donna, Ingrid Pires, Cindy Sullivan in honor of John and Marcie Lindvall's 50th anniversary, Darlene Krouse, Ann McMahon, Frank and Sandy Richardson in honor of John and Marcie Lindvall’s 50th anniversary, Cathy Marvier, Faith Wu, Judy Eisenhard, Gail Sears, Joan Kennedy-Fox, Peti Johnson, Anthony Salome, Laurie Wermuth, Vita Miller, Susan Hood, Carol Devore, Liz Curren, Francine Harrell, Nancy Johnson, Martha Azevedo, Lynda Allen, Charla Whitman, Jillian Vancura, Libbie Agran, Evelyn Ruehr, Linda Quesenberry, Christine Johnson, Jeannette Powles, Rawley Regier, Terri Norlock, Ball Drop donations, Maggie Raggatz, California Scenic Coast Doll Club, Kathy Gisler, Kathy Greer, Jayne Devencenzi - Open Studios; Jennifer Miner, Grace Moore, Stefanie Pieters, Deborah Burgo, Laura Shepardson, Donna Gang, Paula Marie Ranney, Robin White, Michelle McGill, Sally Woelper, Janice Chagoya, Rosemary Cleaves, Debra Jackson, Sharon Lechner, Mary Anne Morgan, Peggy Ann Freehauf, Michelle Townsend, Barbara Rosenthal, Diana Henderson, Lynda Allen, Nan Williamson, Carrie Zinn, Bob and Carol Kerwin,

Saturday, October 15, 2016

What Womenade Shared October 1st - October 15th

October 2:  Clothes for a mother and her 4 children who are leaving an abusive relationship.  Referral:  Diana Howard, RISE ($200) Debit

October 2:  Baby carrier for a mother who needs to walk carrying her 3-month-old.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($21.59) Debit

October 3:  Car towing and repair for a Veteran who is working 2 jobs and living in his car.  This prevents the car from being impounded where it is currently parked.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH/VASH ($152.95) 3085

October 4:  Gas for parents who are struggling with finances and other psychological stress to visit their baby in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($100) 3086

October 4:  Clothes and shoes for the 4 children of an unemployed single mother.  Referral:  Suzanne Balderrama, Paso Robles Schools ($200) 3087

October 4:  Clothes and a bus pass for a woman who has been in Foster Care most of her childhood.  She is working to remain sober and starting at Cuesta.  Referral:  Emily Tosten, CASA ($100) 3088 and bus pass from Linda Jankay

October 4:  Partial initial rent for a woman who has a job interview and is moving forward in her life.  Referral:  Starr Cloyd, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3089

October 5:  Food for a homeless patient.  Referral:  Blanca Flores, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 3090

October 5:  Clothes for 2 elementary girls living in a shelter with their father.  Mother has died.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($200) 3091

October 5:  Adult Depends for a father who is low income and has just had neck surgery and is in a wheelchair.  Referral:  Jenny Rutledge, Central Coast Home Health ($48.67) 3092

October 5:  Partial rent for a family of 6; the father recently suffered a stroke.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, LINK ($300) 3093

October 5:  Partial rent for a woman and her mother struggling with financial issues.  Referral:  Quentin Smith, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3094

October 5:  Pull up diapers for a single mom’s 5-year-old who has cognitive impairment.  She works 5 days a week as a server.  Her ex-husband is a severe drug addict and alcoholic and does not help with support.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($39.90) Debit

October 5:  Partial rent for a single mother of 2 who has been sober 11 months and is starting a new job this week.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, San Luis County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3095

October 5:  Partial rent so a single mother of 2 entering detox today doesn’t lose her apartment while she is in treatment.  Referral:  Mandi Milliken, HASLO ($300) 3096

October 5:  Partial rent for a single mother with 3 children.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($350) 3098

October 5:  Motel stay for a family of 6 with no vehicle that has exhausted their stay at the Oceano Dunes.  Referral:  Daniela Garcia, Lucia Mar Unified Schools, Families in Transition ($76.96) 3099

October 5:  Partial payment to get a single parent’s car out of repossession.  The school district is sharing costs.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Unified Schools ($300) 3100

October 5:  Partial PG&E payment for a family of 5.  The single mother used some money from her utility savings to buy food.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) 3101

October 5:  Partial rent to keep a man and his family from losing housing.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($280) 3102

October 6:  School clothes and gas for a family with 4 children who lost their 16-year-old to cancer last Wednesday.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK and shopping by Linda Thompson ($200 and $50) 3103 and Debit

October 6:  Name change publication as required by the court for a man who was raised in gangs on the streets, and now has an exemplary record of drug testing, group attendance, and employment.  Referral:  Rocio Willard, County Behavioral Health/AB109  ($175) 3104

October 7:  Car payment for a single mom supporting her 3 children, and currently struggling to meet all her expenses.  Referral:  Brooke Dace, County Department of Social Services ($300) 3105

October 7:  Partial rent for a family; the father just lost his job.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 3106

October 7:  Partial rent for a family where the mother recently miscarried and the father is out of work due to suffering seizures.  They are taking in a roommate to help with rent going forward.  Referral:  Oscar Rubio and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($300) 3108

October 11:  Medical appointment for a woman in urgent need who only has $8 in her bank account.  Referral:  Bekah Levermore, Independent Living Resource Center ($169.22) 3109

October 14:  Towing payment for a Veteran moving from living in his car to moving to an apartment.  All his belongings are in the car.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH ($60) 3110

Total Items Donated 3rd Quarter:  $11,260.52 
Items Donated:  Diapers and children’s items from Melissa Melton; pots and pans from Nicki Bywater; bus pass and delivery from Linda Jankay; baby walker and bathtub, linens, and clothes from Mayra Martinez; Costco Cash Card from Costco; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; diapers and wipes from Kathie Hendricks; youth t-shirts from Staci Shoals and the Sheriffs’ Advisory Foundation; wine for the Humankind event from Linda and Roy Rawlings;

Total Admin Donated 3rd Quarter:  $343.88
Admin Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,

Total Funds Donated 3rd Quarter: $40,388.21 
Funds Donated:  Patty Aguilar, Leslie Jones, Jean Steel, Jayne Devenenzi, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Sylvia Drucker, Ann McMahon, Mary Parker, Judy Barclay, Anonymous, Liz Johnston, Carolyn Doehring, Marylou Gooden, Lynn Fuller, Kathy Long, Tess Mathews, Heidi Harmon, Kathi Good, Naomi Blakely, Anonymous, Jean Steel, Alana Reynolds, Mary Flowe, Jennifer Lawrence, Debra Sherburne, Gail Scott, Staci Roseboro-Shoals, Delores Lencioni, Karen Petersen, G. Rey, Charmaine Petersen, Michelle Williams, Marilyn Reasoner, Anne Gough’s Knitting Group/Yarns at the Adobe,  Sharon Murch, Marsha Daniels, Dan Carpenter, Lana Nelson, Lara Baxter, Janis Woolpert, Lisa Wearda, Anonymous, Vivianne Jones, Marci Owens, Lola Zybura, Anonymous, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Sue Smith, Karen Horst,

Saturday, October 1, 2016

What Womenade Shared September 16 - September 30th


September 16:  Diapers and rent assistance for a mother and her baby.  The father went to look for work in the Valley, and she hasn’t heard from him in a month.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 3041

September 16:  Electric bill payment to turn the power back on for  a woman with limited funds.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, Transitional Food and Shelter ($183) 3042

September 19:  Food and gas for a local elderly lady stranded in Crescent City who hasn’t eaten for 2 days.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, ARK ($100) 3043

September 19:  Building blocks of different sizes and colors for a toddler who is having developmental delay.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse, and shopping by Edie Kahn ($23.68)

September 19:  Adult School book deposit for a young woman who is going back to school after dealing with domestic violence and other motherhood issues.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($30) 3044

September 19:  Completion of payment for an amazing student’s school field trip.  Her single mother of 4 has paid as much as she can, but is having serious financial difficulties.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, LINK ($150)

September 19:  Cleaning supplies and household items for a woman who is developmentally disabled, and receiving help to get her apartment in order.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($150) Debit

September 19:  Car window replacement and smog check for a single mother of 2 who left an abusive relationship.  Her spouse did extensive damage to her car.  Referral:  Ashley Totah, Child Welfare Services ($300) 3046

September 20:  Rent assistance for a father of 3 children.  He is a farm worker.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 3047

September 20:  Food and household supplies for a man who is HIV positive and moving to his first place sober.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($200) Debit

September 20:  Partial first month’s rent for an elderly Veteran who had to use his funds for the repair of his old truck.  He will be able to budget going forward.  Referral:  Kathleen Martin, HUD/VASH ($300) 3048

September 20:  Oxygen co-pay so a man with COPD can leave the hospital.  He and his wife had been living in a travel trailer until it was stolen.  Referral:  Laurie Post, Twin Cities Hospital medical social worker ($129.60) 3049

September 21:  Partial rent for a working woman with a child whose income has been reduced.  She is forced to choose between paying rent and buying food for her child.  A plan for self-sufficiency is in process.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 3050 and food from Girl Scout Troop 20318

September 21:  Gas card for a parent visiting her baby in the NICU and making frequent trips to Fresno to comply with a required drug program.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($100) Debit

September 21:  Bedding for a pregnant mom and her family of 4 children who are staying at a relative’s house.  The middle school students are earning excellent grades.  Referral:  Dianne Bray, Atascadero Middle School counselor ($173.70) Debit

September 21:  Partial rent for a single mother who has lost work hours in the fields due to multiple medical appointments for her child.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 3051

September 21:  Double stroller for a young mother with a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old who does not have a car.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse, and shopping by Tess Mathews and Edie Kahn ($50)

September 21:  Partial rent for a family with 2 children.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 3052

September 21:  Partial rent for a room for a pregnant woman on bed rest due to diabetic complications.  Referral:  Magda Williams, CHC Women’s Health ($300) 3053

September 21:  Utility payment to prevent shut off for a single mom who is going to school.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($196.37) 3054

September 21:  Bus pass so the mother of a high school girl can get to her new job in Templeton.  Referral:  Shelley Benson, San Luis Obispo High School counselor, and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44)

September 21:  Bus pass for a mother and her 9-year-old son.  She is pregnant and it is getting harder for her to walk him to school.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44 and $22)

September 22:   Partial childcare payment for a Foster family that recently took in their 2 great nieces after being removed from Child Welfare.  The Foster parents must work, and there is no funding at this time to assist with childcare.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($300) 3056

September 22:  Water bill payment to prevent shut off for a single mom with 2 young children.  Referral:  Patty Ramirez, Transitions-Mental Health ($165) 3057

September 22:  Car repair for a single mother and her 3 children.  Referral:  Daniela Garcia, LMUSD Families in Transition ($189.99) 3058

September 22:  Finger printing for a mother of 5, so she can start a new job.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($80) 3059 Void 3066

September 23:  Gas so a man with a foot injury can get to medical appointments.  He can’t work with the injury, his wife died 3 months ago, and he is now getting evicted from his house.  Referral:  Jenny Rutledge, Central Coast Home Health ($150) 3060

September 23:  Gas and food for a family staying in an RV on the hospital grounds while their baby is in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($200) 3061

September 23:  Transportation for a woman who lives in Heritage Ranch and needs to pick up her medications in Paso Robles.  Referral:  Naomi Simpson, Central Coast Home Health ($150) Debit

September 23:  Gas for a family with 4 children; the mother has not yet returned to work after the birth of her new baby.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($50) 3062

September 23:  Gas card for a struggling Cuesta student who lives with her mom who has just adopted her 8-year-old cousin who was taken away from her drug-addicted mom.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta counselor ($50) Debit

September 23:  Gas card so parents with a child with a heart condition can take him to a dentist at Children’s Hospital LA Monday.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($50) Debit

September 23:  Partial rent for a Sober Living house for a woman in a high risk pregnancy who has had to stop working for the safety of her baby.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($300) 3063

September 23:  Month-long special wheelchair rental so a medically fragile 4-year-old boy who just had surgery can get to school.  His grandparent’s budget has been stretched renting a hospital bed and making many trips out of the county for his care.  Referral:  Crystal Davis-Taylor, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education nurse ($76)  3064

September 24:  Food for a man in his early 20s who has been in treatment for a year but has gotten behind because of fees for the start of school year.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) Debit

September 24:  Food for a man in his late 40s who is struggling to pay off loans and bills.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) Debit

September 26:  Partial rent for a single mother who had to use rent money to repair her car, so she could drive to work.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 3065

September 26:  Food for a patient whose husband just lost his job, and they are struggling to provide food this week for their family.  Referral:  Blanca Flores, Community Health Center ($200) Debit

September 27:  Emergency replacement glasses for a mother who was beaten this past weekend in front of her 3-year-old.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($179) 3068

September 27:  Partial rent for a woman who got laid off, and will be starting a new job next month.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health Services ($300) 3069

September 27:  Emergency food for a man who is disabled.  He lives on $909 a month, and this month his SSI was $84 short due to an error.  Referral:  Brittany Carraway, People’s Self-Help Housing ($105.95) Debit

September 27:  Car payment for a man who is behind on bills because he lays carpet and had to get his knees drained several times.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3070

September 27: Car registration and car insurance payments for a woman facing an ongoing cancer battle.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health ($74.89 and $78.24) 3071 and 3072

September 27:  Car repair for a displaced single mother with 2 teenagers who needs to look for a job.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 3073

September 27:  Weighted vest for a 4-year-old boy with anxiety, global delays, and sensory processing differences.  He is in a single parent low-income family with 3 siblings.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($56.94) Debit

September 27:  Partial rent for a family of 4 facing eviction because the main working parent was laid off.  Referral:  Micaela Cholico, Department of Social Services ($300) 3074

September 28:  Bus pass and food for a lady who is homeless.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health, and shopping by Tess Mathews ($100 and $44) Debit

September 28:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a mother working 2 jobs after the death of her husband to alcoholism.  Her roommate moved out and hadn't paid the electricity bill for the last 2 months as she was supposed to.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Behavioral Health ($224.27) 3075

September 28:  Partial rent for a mother and her 2 small children; she just started to work after her husband was told to leave.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 3077

September 29:  Deposit and first month’s rent for the mother of 2 children at a Sober Living home.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($200) 3078

September 29:  Partial payment for burial costs of a single mother's 18-year-old who lost his battle with cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3079

September 29:  Partial rent for a single mother and her 2 children.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 3080

September 29:  Pain medication and steroids to control chemo side effects for a woman diagnosed with cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($113.47) Debit

September 29:  Childcare for grandchildren so a grandmother can continue to work to care for them.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($250) 3081

September 29:  Weekend motel stays for a pregnant mother staying at the shelter.  On weekends there this in no staff at the shelter until evenings.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($300) 3082

September 29:  Partial rent for a man who is injured and not able to work to support his wife and nephew until his doctor releases him.  Referral:  Maria Aquino, County Health, Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3083

September 29:  Partial rent for a working mom who had to use her rent money to repair her car that she uses to drive from Atascadero to Santa Maria daily.  Referral:  Bekah Livermore, Independent Living Resource Center ($300) 3084

September 30:  Gas and diapers for a single mother of 3, a past domestic violence victim, who is caring for her dying father and special needs preschooler who has been kicked out of childcare.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($50) Debit

Items Donated:  5 hand-knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; binders from Stacy Axan; bed from Robyn Letters: Los Osos backpack food from Carol Devore; stacking blocks from Edie Kahn; gift cards from Girl Scouts Troop 40318; bed deliveries by Terry Elfink and David Buck-Moyer; dishes from Lisa Redman; children’s clothes from Helma Smulders; baby formula from Kat Tuculet; booster high chairs from Marla Lee Eaton and Madeline Fay; crib and mattress from Erin White; care products from Susan Updegrove; yarn from Dana Starkovich; Port-a-crib and new breast pump from Sara Fiore;

Admin Funds Donated:  Leslie Rostein, Mona Tucker,

Funds Donated:  Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Kat Tuculet, Diane Wettlaufer, Barbara Bell, Kathy Smith-Brown, Melaleuca, Jacque Wheeler, Linda Thompson, Judy Carlyle, Robert Owen in honor of Jacque Wheeler, Maggie Ragatz, Mary Ellen Gibson, Linda Jankay, Kathy Greer, Kathy Gisler, Fred Donati, Jennifer Miners, Ralphs/Kroger, Marilyn Rolph, Carrie Zinn, Judy Riener, Pat Cano, Lisa Bertrand, Bob and Carol Kerwin,

Monday, September 19, 2016

SLO NATURAL FOODS CO-OP Partners with Womenade

We are grateful to SLO Natural Foods Co-Op customers for selecting Womenade for their Good Cents Program! Shop at 2494 Victoria Avenue, off Broad in San Luis, in September and October, and ask your cashier to round up to the nearest dollar or more for Womenade! Thanks Naomi Blakely for nominating Womenade, and owner, Gwen Schmidt, for creating this opportunity! http://slonaturalfoods.coop/

Friday, September 16, 2016

What Womenade Shared September 1st - September 15th

September 1:  Bus pass so a client can attend treatment twice a week.  Referral:  Maria Aquino, County Health Agency, and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44)

September 1:  Transportation of a senior Veteran's belongings to his new apartment after many other attempts failed.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People's Self-Help Housing ($300) 3005

September 1:  School supplies, including graphing calculators, for 2 high school students living with their mom who is struggling to meet finances required.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) Debit

September 1:  Food for a woman who has been laid off.  Referral:  Jennie Nostrum, RISE ($100) Debit

September 1:  Partial payment to repair water damage for a 63-year-old woman raising her granddaughter since her mother died in 2014; they have no other family.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($300) 3007

September 1:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single mother and her 4 children.  Referral:  Flor Ponce, CAPSLO ($300) 3008

September 2:  Clothes, underwear, and shoes for sisters aged 9 and 11 who are homeless with their dad.  Referral:  Ashley Totah,  Emergency Response, Child Welfare Services ($200) Debit

September 2:  Gas card for client who is in dire need of continued services and drives from Arroyo Grande.  Referral:  Magena Ammen,  RISE ($100) Debit

September 2:  Utility payment to prevent shut off for a single father of 5 who has been without a job for the last month.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People's Self-Help Housing ($234.80) 3009

September 2:  Campsite payment for 2 weeks for a disabled family who has been living the the Oceano Creek bed.  The car they were living in was repossessed recently due to all the tickets they received for sleeping in it.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($175) 3010

September 6:  Partial payment for last month's rent for a single, working mother.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($250) 3011

September 6:  Trash bags to store washed clothes and linens after a bed bug infestation.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($16.14) Debit

September 6:  Partial rent for a family of 6; the father was recently disabled.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, LINK ($300) 3012

September 7:  Radiator repair for a single mom and her son with special needs who are homeless.  Referral:  Robin Kirby, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education ($300) 3013

September 7:  Ensure nutrition shakes for a mother with Stage 4 colon cancer; she and her 13-year-old daughter are living in transitional housing now that the father is incarcerated. Referral:  Will Wallace, Atascadero Middle School ($100) Debit

September 8:  Special clothing for a student who has severe special needs around sensory issues.  The single mother is a full-time student set to graduate in May; she and her 3 children left a domestic violence situation.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha's Place Children's Center ($100) 3014

September 8:  School supplies for a student who has overcome trauma, been accepted to every university to which she applied, and is attending UC Davis on a scholarship.  Referral:  Manuel Barba, San Luis Obispo County Mental Health ($200) 3015

September 8:  Warm clothes for a 6-year-old who is homeless with her mother.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, CAPSLO ($100) 3016

September 8:  Tools from Home Depot so a man who has suffered drug and alcohol problems can work.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO ($300) 3017

September 8:  Partial payment for RV repair for a senior citizen couple (He is a Veteran.) who is homeless.  Referral:  Dena Gustafson, CAPSLO ($300) 3018

September 8:  Partial payment for dental crowns for the 11-year-old son of a single, hard-working mom.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, County Mental Health ($300) 3019

September 8:  Sleeping bags for a mother and her children aged 13, 5, and 2 who are sleeping in a small tent.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha's Place Children's Center ($66.72 and $22.24) Debit

September 8:  Partial rent and food for a young woman who is working part time, but has had several medical bills that required all her funds.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 3020

September 9:  Food and gas for a 24-year-old mother of a 1-year-old son; she is working part time and going to school part time, but losing hope.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta counselor ($150) 3021

September 9:  Gas so a mother who is a domestic violence victim can get her children to and from school.  Referral: Janett Garcia, RISE ($100) 3022

September 9:  Electricity bill payment to prevent shut off for a mother of 4 whose working hours were cut last month, but will go to full time in October.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($169) 3023

September 9:  RV repair so a woman living in the RV can pass smog check, get the vehicle registered, and prevent the impounding of her home.  Referral:  Nicole Zurcher, CAPSLO ($185 and $160) 3024 and 3037

September 10:  Computer donated by Rabobank, Arroyo Grande, for a student headed to UC Davis.  She experience great trauma, is from a family of limited means, was accepted to all colleges to which she applied, and granted a scholarship to Davis. Referral:  Manual Barbara, County Mental Health Services

September 12:  Basketball fees for a student in a family with no extra funds. Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($75) 3025

 September 12:  Partial rent for a family of 4; father left the home, and mother has a minimum wage job.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 3026

September 13:  Safe tires for a mother of 2 who just got a new job.  Referral: Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($256) 3027

September 13:  Partial payment toward purchase of a car for a violence victim living in a safe house who is working very hard to regain her independence.  Referral:  Jessica Mondragon, RISE ($300) 3028

September 13:  Partial payment for rent for a single father in family reunification.  He is short this one time because he got rid of a roommate so that his studio apartment is occupied by himself and his daughters only.  Referral:  Aquila Corley, County Social Services ($300) 3029

September 13:  Safety cupboard latches so a father can keep his toddler safe.  Referral: Public Health Nurse, and shopping by Edie Kahn ($)

September 13: Shoes for 2 middle school students and a 4 year old in a family of 7 children.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($150) Debit

September 14:  Double stroller for a mother with an infant son and a 2-year-old daughter.  Mother is unemployed and needs to walk to appointments to save gas.  Referral:  Katy Philippe, Family Care Network, and shopping by Dan and Tess Mathews ($)

September 14:  Food and RTA  pass for a woman who arrived here with nothing. Referral:  Elisa Leigan San Luis County Behavioral Health, and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44 and $50) Debit

September 14:  RTA passes for a man who is unemployed and needs to get to treatment twice a week. Referral:  Maria Aquino, San Luis Obispo County Health Dept., and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44)

September 14:  Partial rent for a woman who works in the fields, but hasn't been able to work due to her cancer diagnosis, chemo, and radiation treatments.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3030

September 14:  Rent support to prevent eviction of a Veteran and his wife.  Referral:  Michael Ostash, HUD/VASH ($237) 3031

September 14:  Motel stay for a man and his wife - she is in her 70s and suffered a stroke.  Efforts are being made to find housing, but meanwhile they need a safe, warm place.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($300) 3032

September 14:  Gas card for a mother living in a SAFE house to get to appointments.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha's Place Children's Center - cards donated by Monday Club

September 15: Partial rent for a man moving from Sober Living to transitional housing.  He just started a job in construction.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, DAS County Health Dept.  ($300) 3033

September 15: Partial rent for a mother with 3 children who is going through a separation with her husband and other difficult issues.  Referral: Maribel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 3034

September 15:  Car registration and smog check for a woman and her 3 children.  After leaving her abusive husband, they are sleeping in the car while working with law enforcement to find a permanent safe place.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, ARK ($196 and $45) 3035 and 3036

September 15:  Gas card for a mother to travel to Ventura and back to pick up her son from a hospital.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($75) 3039

September 15:  Pots and pans for a client moving to housing.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) 3039

September 15:   Underwear, clothes, and shoes for a boy with encopresis.  He has 3 siblings, and his mother has had to reduce her work hours to care for him.  Referral:  Mary Teresi, Martha's Place Children's Center ($200) 3040

Items donated:  tent from Maggie Maly; sleeping bags from Barrie Dubois and Liz Johnston; dishes from Myra Akel; linens and towels from Rebecca Larson; quilt fabric from Linda Jankay; 3 bags of yarn from Ladonna Rinn; toys and cases of diapers from Kathie Hendricks; 30 new stuffed animals from Meg Spierling; 2 cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang; laptop computer for a high school student from Cleo Bonneville; diapers from Barbara Ramsdell and Central Coast Circle of Friends; gift cards for UC Davis student from Norine Piccardo-Gibbons, Frankie Irvine, Lauren Ruda and Reese Galido, Marylou Gooden, Jane Broshears, Dorothy Mauger, Jutta Jacobs, Elise Caraway, and Frank Nerli, Nanette Madding, Jacque Wheeler, Beckie Geddes, and Jodie Steele, and a laptop computer from Arroyo Grande Rabobank (Thanks Dan Snowden and Michele Starling!); Los Osos Middle School Backpack program food donations from Morro Bay Quota Club, Vita Miller, Lainie Wachter, Melodianne Duffy; gas cards from Monday Club Members; Laguna Backpack Program food from Andrea Devitt and Trader Joe's-San Luis Obispo:

Admin funds donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, Leslie Rotstein, Dana Starkovich,

Funds donated: Patty Aguilar, Fred Donati, Ann McMahon, Ann Noriega, Carol Tickner, Jean Steel, Jayne Devencenzi, Lisa Bertrand, donation to honor Lesa Smith on her birthday by Sandy Richardson, Michele Williams, Phyllis Martinelli, Marilyn Reasoner, Phil and Joanne Ruggels, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Anonymous, Mary Parker, Diane Ludin, Monday Club Members, Kate Stulberg, Vicki Carroll, Debbie Collins, Jeanne Little, Jane Fairbairn, Fran Norris, Betty Scully, Donna Leach, Sharon Con, Jo Anne Painter, Patti Reed, Dorothy Mauger, Jamie Herbon, Nancy Schwager, Rand Becker, Ellen Polinsky, Sharon Thacker, Leslie Bennett, Carol Cape, Nancy Trudeau, Carolyn Tenney, Gretchen Hartsook, Sharee Howell, Kathleen Harvey, Vicki Wyne, Paula Malone, Marjorie Lane-Mangogna, Freddi Quin, Julie Edmonson, Joan Wagner, Evi Alford, Lorraine Weitz, Anna Currie, Rhonda Richard, Mary Eister, Nancy Bayliss, De Hampton, Beth Ladin, Trina Robbins, Toni Mahoney, Claudia Sorensen, Susan Zweig, Sharon Con, Marcia Traversaro, Cheryl Briskey, Jane Mouw, Marie Kyle, Rita Walls, Linda Smith, Margaret O'Donnell, Cynthia Maddy, Linda Cholloner-Holmes, Sandra Merrill, Patricia Hunt, Marjorie Lawrence, Gayle Nix, Julie Holland, Yvonne Williams, Linda Adams, Cynthia Grenz, Carole Kraiss, Elizabeth Steen, Claire Granbery, Liz Murray, Diane Johnson, Bonnie Keller, Rhonda Madden, Nancy Kraus, Anonymous, Linda Murray, Nita Bramwell La Loggia, Karen Horst, Sue Smith,