Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Womenade Donation

The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa presented a $2,000 grant to Womenade at their luncheon meeting today! We are extremely grateful, and will use every penny to help community members in need.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fiesta For Womenade

Alex and Anne Gough and Andrea Devitt's Fiesta for Womenade this past Sunday at the Sauer-Adams Adobe in San Luis Obispo generated an outpouring of support.  Donations will help meet essential needs of individuals in our county. 

We are grateful to the sponsors:  The Cohl Hosick Group:  Phil Cohl Senior Portfolio Manager, Roy and Linda Rawlings, Natalie Tartaglia (Tartaglia Realty), Janis Woolpert, Carol Thom (The Thom Group), Alex and Anne Gough, Trout Gulch Vineyards, John and Deb Spatafore, Jordis Daigle, Black Market Baker, Mike and Denise Chellsen, Roger Bishop, CPA Certified Valuation Analyst, Kathy apRoberts, Amy Sullivan, Jen Melton, Joan Duffy, and Ann Palmer.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

What Womenade Shared May 1st - May 16


May 1:  Partial rent for single mother of 3 who just lost her job.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, County Mental Health ($300) 1894

May 1:  Partial rent for recently employed veteran who has just obtained a VASH voucher (Section 8 for Veterans).  This allows him to stay in his home who will become independent in June.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLo Vets, ($300) 1895

May 2:  Utility bill payment for woman who needs support to prevent shut off.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($87.35 and $32.45) 1896 and 1897

May 2:  Food and gas for a single mom and her 3 children; mom just lost her job.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200) 1898

May 4:  Lab fees for mother of 3 who is overdue for a physical.  She is being treated at CHC and the physical is being paid by LINK.  Father is unemployed, but works in the community in exchange for health services for his children.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, Health Navigator, LINK ($78) 1899

May 4:  Lamp for parents and their 2-year-old and 7-week-old who have moved to a room with no overhead light.  Referral:  April Madden, County Behavioral Health, and shopping by Tess Mathews ($)

May 5:  Partial rent for woman in danger of eviction.  She has taken in her nephew because his mother is in jail.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1900

May 5:  Driver’s license for man who has just been released from jail.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, Liberty Tattoo Removal Program ($15) 1901

May 5:  Bus pass for a single mom needing transportation to and from treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Tess Mathews ($44)

May 5:  Bus pass for homeless man to get to and from treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Tess Mathews ($44)

May 6:  Gas for a family to see a medical specialist out of the county.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 1902

May 6:  Partial medical payment for mother of 5 children to allow her to continue to receive treatments for breast cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Heart Cancer Resource Center ($500) 1903

May 7:  Emergency utility payment to prevent shut off for a family that includes 3 teens; the father was in an auto accident that resulted in him being in a coma for 2 weeks.  Caregiver was supposed to take care of his finances, but did not.  Referral: Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($288.25) 1904

May 7:  A mom, a victim of domestic violence, is getting her driver’s license.  Repair of the car windshield is necessary before she goes to her driver’s test.  Referral:  Karina Ayala, CAPSLO  ($185) 1905

May 7:  Gas to allow a single mother with 2 children to get to her new job and carry her over till her first pay.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, ESG Homeless Prevention, LINK  ($100) 1906

May 7:  Gas and food for a single parent camping with his 3 children.  He is working hard to find a job and needs gas for interviews and getting the children to school, and food that can be purchased daily to prevent theft by other campers.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, ESG Homeless Prevention, LINK  ($200) 1906

May 7:  Partial storage unit fees for a mother who almost has a job.  She has found a garage in which to store her items in the future.  Referral:  Mollie Beck, County Drug and Alcohol  ($300) 1907

May 7:  3 month’s car insurance for a family with a 2-year-old son that is living in a tent at a campground.  They are enrolled in a housing/work program through DSS.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($162) 1908 Lost check replaced by #1931

May 8:  Graduation cap and tassel for teen who can’t afford one.  Referral:  Jannine Saldana, Teen Academic Parenting/CAPSLO ($43.13) 1909

May 8:  For a young couple living in their car, new tires to replace the bald ones on their vehicles.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County DSS ($332.89) 1910

May 8:  Partial rent for a woman who is having difficulty working due to PTSD and is near homelessness.  Referral:  Marina Garza, counselor ($300) 1911

May 9:  Gas for a mother to take her 3-year-old to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera 3 times this month.  Jack’s Helping Hand covered the visits in April.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, Health Navigator, LINK ($75) 1912

May 11:  Partial rental deposit for a mother of 3 who has just found a job.  Referral:  Jackie Yeager, America’s Job Center/Goodwill ($300) 1913

May 12:  Summer sports fees for the children of a single mom.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($180) 1914

May 12:  For a young girl who has overcome the worst while never giving up and getting good grades, first new clothes ever for graduation and job interviews.  Referral: Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 1915

May 12:  Rent for single mother with 2 children.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($375) 1916

May 12:  Car payment for single homeless mother of an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old who has just found employment.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($300) 1917

May 12:  Partial rent to prevent a Veteran from being evicted after being out of work for a month due to cancer surgery.  Referral:  Mindy Truex, Veterans Affairs, VASH ($300) 1918

May 12:  Home health aide for a woman who lives alone, is on a fixed income, and needs help bathing and dressing.   Referral:  Hilary Preston, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($300) 1919

May 13:  Food for a single mother and her child.  The mother was assaulted at work, and is yet to get worker comp for the time she has been out due to her injuries.  Referral:  Monica Dominguez, Department of Rehabilitation ($200) 1920

May 13:  Travel food for a single mom who is taking her 11-year-old son to Santa Barbara for medical care; LINK is paying for the train tickets.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($105.95) 1921

May 13:  Gas for struggling single mom to get to work and take children to school.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 1921

May 13:  Partial payment of burial of a 10-month-old child of a single mother who also has an elementary age child.  Referral:  Erin Schimke, teacher, San Luis Coastal ($100) 1922

May 14:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for mother of 4 currently on maternity leave from her full-time job at Walmart.  Referral:  Amber Grimme, CAPSLO ($300) 1923

May 14:  LiveScan/fingerprinting so a homeless woman can take a job she has been offered.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, Transitions Mental Health ($52) 1924

May 14:  Train ticket so 82-year-old man can go to his family.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($80) 1925

May 14:  A husband recently diagnosed with cancer spent their saving on medical tests because he did not know that he could apply for medical care at age 23.  Partial rent so the family does not lose their apartment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1926

May 15:  Partial rent for a father working 2 jobs at companies that have reduced hours.  He needs to maintain his 20’ x 20’ place to prevent homelessness and maintain weekend visits with his 5-year-old.  Referral:  Bonnie Allen Estero Bay Alliance for Care ($300) 1927

May 14:  Cleaning supplies and emergency home items for couple with 3 children who have just found housing.  Referral:  Eloise Medina, ECHO ($100) 1928

May 14: Partial rent for single woman who has found a room to rent.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1929

May 15:  Interview clothes for 2 women with children under the age of 2 who have weight gain due to pregnancies.  Referral:  Jackie Yeager, Goodwill ($300) 1930

May 16:  Partial rent for a single mom of 3 young children.  She has just returned to the hospital after brain surgery because her incision became infected.  Since her surgery, she has not been able to return to work in the fields.  Referral;  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1932

Items Donated:  
--> North County delivery by Barbara Putman; toddler bed from Terry Elfrink and Vicki McPartland; 2 cases of diapers from Peti Johnson; diapers and stroller from Kate Czekala; homemade quilted dining linens from Gigi Kandler; co-sleeper for newborn in a motel from Andrea Devitt delivered by Rochelle Becker; diapers, boys unders, and child’s sleeping bag from Shannon Matuszewicz; blanket from Tess Mathews for family living in a tent at a campground; crib mattresses from Amy Sullivan; baby bathtub from Calista Stewart using her lemonade stand money delivered by Dee Lacy;

Funds Donated:  
--> Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Carla Brown, Herbert Salamanca, Karen Morgan in honor of Carol Devore, Rita Erwin, Patricia Streng, Darlene Krause, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Deborah Whitson, Judy Barclay, Bart and Maryalice Jones, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Diane Wettlaufer, Dan Carpenter, 

Admin Funds Donated:  
--> Kathy Hannula, Dana Starkovich, Leslie Rotstein, Patricia Streng,

Friday, May 1, 2015

What Womenade Shared From April 16th - 30th

April 16:  Partial rent for struggling mother of a special needs student.  Referral:  Maribel Chavez, counselor, San Luis Coastal ($350) 1860

April 16:  Gas and food for struggling student commuting to Hancock for classes that aren’t available at Cuesta.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College ($200) 1861

April 17:  Wheelchair repair and batteries for 79-year-old woman who is severely physically disabled and was not successful in getting a new electric chair approved by MediCal or Medicare.  A used one was located and purchased, but needed repair.  Referral:  Sandy Murry, Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo ($370) 1862

April 18:  Weekend food for starving homeless man.  Referral:  Lois Crotser, SLO Housing Connection ($50) 1863

April 20:  Paper work for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) for woman who earns $400 a month and takes care of her 86-year-old father and another family member; her mother just passed away.  Referral:  Michele Higgins and Belinda Benassi, County Social Services ($200) 1864

April 21:  Food and diapers for a single mother of 4, 1 a newborn.  The mom is a victim of domestic violence and he is now incarcerated.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, San Luis Obispo County Mental Health ($232.38) 1865

April 21:  Food and gas for a mom and Cuesta nursing student to take one of her children, a 10-year-old, to UCLA for a serious liver problem.  Referral:  Traci Walker, HASLO ($200) 1866

April 21:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off for single mother of 5 who is working 2 jobs.  She is involved in her children’s school activities and gets them to counseling appointments.  Referral:  Jose Olivera, Mesa Middle School LINK ($95.73) 1867

April 21:  Cell phone bill for a Veteran and his family until they complete application for a Lifeline phone.  Since his discharge, they have been unable to find employment and have spent their savings on motels; now they have been accepted in the Veteran’s program for housing support.  Referral:  Barbara Boisvert and Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($250) 1868

April 22:  Partial back rent for a 60-year-old woman to allow her to receive a Section 8 voucher and stay in her apartment.  Referral:  Amber Grimme, CAPSLO 1869

April 22:  Partial rent for single mother who has lost work hours recently because of her young son’s problems.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 1870

April 22:  Ophthalmology appointment for 19-month-old.  This initial appointment will allow California Children’s Services to help if further treatment is needed.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK Health Navigator ($150) 1871

April 22:  Pediatric surgery appointment in Santa Barbara for a 7-year-old who has a hernia.  Jack’s Helping Hand is providing transportation costs.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK Health Navigator ($150) 1872

April 22:  Household supplies for single mother of 2 young children.  She has been recently unable to work due to a surgery.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($100) 1873

April 23:  On line course fee to allow a student working hard to complete the last class for her Associate degree in Medical Assisting.  She has timed out for receiving state funding.  This will allow her to graduate while saving gas and childcare costs she can’t afford.  Referral:  Lisa Wearda, Cuesta College ($500) 1874

April 23:  Birth certificate to allow a young boy to enter Head Start.  His mom is in a recovery program and has just started a new job.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, Drug and Alcohol Services ($28) 1875

April 23:  Notarization of 3 documents so a man can start work at a job he has been offered.  Referral:  Peggy Schiller, America’s Jobs Center ($30) 1876

April 23: Gas bill payment to prevent shut off for single disabled woman Veteran who is on the wait list for a Section 8 voucher that will reduce her struggle to make ends meet.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, People’s Self-Help Housing ($124.74) 1877

April 23:  Additional motel nights for a family with an 8-year-old to keep them off the streets until housing can be found.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($305.95) 1878

April 27:  Lab test for a homeless woman who is ill.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($54) 1879

April 27:  Bus ticket for a homeless man just released from jail to return to Santa Barbara and his case manager there.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($45.50) 1880

April 28:  Backpack and sleeping bag for a homeless man who has lived in our county 20 years; he has aged out of Foster care and isn’t eligible for shelter services due to drug use, and that use is being addressed.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection (99.34) 1881

April 28:  Partial rent to prevent evection for a family whose mom was laid off.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1882

April 28:  Partial rent for an older couple moving to housing.  They are farm workers.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1883

1884 VOID

April 28:  Clothes for parents moving to housing.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK ($200) 1885

April 28:  Clothes and gas for a single father of 2 girls who is also caring for his mom who is on oxygen.  They have lost Section 8 and are now homeless.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK  ($200) 1886

April 28:  Bed for parents sleeping on the floor paid to Virtual Furniture Bank.  Referral:  PHN, information from Patty Beck, and faxing by Susan Updegrove ($50) 1887

April 29:  Partial rent for single mother and her 3 children; mother’s work hours have been cut.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK 1888

April 29:  Food for a student and father of 2 who is looking for a job after recently being laid off.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 1889

April 29:  Clothes for the youngest daughter of 3 children of a single mom.  The girl didn’t want to go to Santa Lucia School because children were laughing at her recent weight gain and her too tight clothes.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200) 1889

April 29:  Partial rent for homeless Cal Poly student.  Referral:  Mendy Wilson, Catholic Charities ($300) 1890

April 29:  Car battery for a 17-year-old boy who has been sober for 4 months and is doing well in Juvenile Drug Court.  Holl-lee Lawrence, Atascadero Youth & Family Treatment Program ($159.83) 1891

April 29:  Gas card for family in rural Paso to bring their 2 sons to treatment and to Drug Treatment Court.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, Atascadero Youth & Family Treatment Program ($100) 1892

April 29:  For a 16-year-old girl who is graduating from a 9-month intensive drug treatment program, storage, hangers, sheets, and other items for her bare room.  Her mom works at a fast food restaurant and her step-dad is unemployed.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, Atascadero Youth & Family Treatment Program ($100) 1892

April 29:  Partial rent for a single dad with a 10-year-old who needs help due to illness.  Referral; Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 1893

April 30:  RTA month-long bus pass for a 16-year-old to complete his Juvenile Drug Court attendance requirements.  He has missed 2 job interviews because his mom works until 5:00 pm, and cannot consistently afford bus fare for him.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, Atascadero Youth & Family Treatment Program, and shopping by Anne Appel

April 30:  Underwear for parents moving into an apartment with another family.  Referral:  Adrienne Lomp, LINK and shopping by Anne Appel

April 30:  Training underwear for a toddler girl.  Referral:  Laurabeth Medlock, Central Coast Early Intervention, and shopping by Anne Appel

Items Donated:  household supplies and toiletries from Mandi George; laptop, monitor, and speakers for Laguna from Marilyn Wills; for a family reuniting:  rugs and towels from Maggie Maly, kitchen items from Monique Carton and Kathy apRoberts, dishes from Mariam Shah, hair dryers and personal care products from Kathy Eichler, personal care products from Linda Jankay, household products from Anonymous and Marylou Gooden, silverware and household linens and toiletries from Carol Astaire, linens from Judy Riener, linens and toiletries from Kitty Rice, pots and pans from Teresa Campbell; North County delivery by Teresa Campbell; for a family moving to housing - linens and cleaning supplies from  and delivered to ECHO by Colleen Spafford; clothes from Helma Smulders; bed from Wendy Miller and futon from Dana Starkovich delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; household products from Anonymous; crib bedding, mobile, bouncer, and bumbo from Carla Brown; crib from Kristin Eldridge;  baby excersaucer from Pat Beck; diapers from Kat Tuculet; toiletries from Jayne Auchterlonie; games and forts from John Hostetter; socks from Cynthia Owen; toiletry delivery by Kat Tuculet; For a family moving to housing, plates, mugs, glasses, silverware, and children’s place setting from Marylou Gooden, clothes, lamps, and silverware from Gigi Sawyer, kitchen items from Robin Renteria; from Pat Beck, pillow cases and blanket for parents getting a bed; diapers from Shannon Matuszewicz;

Funds Donated:  Diane Wettlaufer, Vickie Rabourn, Vicki McPartland, Carol Astaire, Ingrid Pires, Sandra Brill, Carol Nielson, Ken and Judy Riener, Elise Carraway, Lynn Marie, Angela Soll, Joan Duffy, Colleen Spafford, Teddy Burton, Cleo and Alan Holz, Leslie Jones, Melaleuca, Marilyn Fuller, Rochelle Johnson, Cindy Treichler, Anneka Scranton, Patty Beck, Karen Blum, Gail Sears, Sandra Baers, Shirley Mednick, Joy Tuman, Vickie McPartland, Diane McKeague, Maggie Maly, Wendy Daly, Elie Axelroth, Marylou Gooden, Carol and Jay Devore,  Anonymous, Fred Donati, Kathy Greer, Malka Kutner, Dan Carpenter, Jim and Paula Salerno to honor Carol Devore on her birthday; Lara Baxley, John Spatafore, Elaine Gardiner,
Admin Funds Donated:  Lola Zybura, Roberta Filadelfia, Bonnie Rivera, Janis Woolpert, Vicki McPartland, Carol Tickner, Candace Guldeman, Leslie Siembieda, Susan Demma, Ann Mathias, Lois Crotser, Kat Tuculet, Ros McQuade, Gail Sears, Cleo and Alan Holz, Carol and Jay Devore, Rochelle Johnson, Diane McKeague, Joy Sostrin, Doreen Wetzel, Janet Kourakis, Susan Updegrove, Anne Appel, Anonymous Matching Donor #2,

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What Womenade Shared from April 1 - 15

April 1:  Gas and food for family with new twins who will be in the NICU for at least a month.  Dad works a low-wage job on the coast, the family lives in North County, and they have 2 children at home.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($100) and food cards from Cooper Melton 1832

April 1:  Gas and food for family evicted from their apartment due to a domestic issue.  Referral:  LINK ($100) and food cards from Cooper Melton 1832

April 1:  Storage unit payment to prevent a domestic violence victim from losing her belongs while she is living in a trailer.  Referral: Brooke Dace and Barbara Benassi, DSS ($300) 1833

April 2:  Service dog deposit for veteran and his family moving to housing.  Referral:  Suzanne Roth, Good Samaritan Services ($300) 1834

April 2:  Bike helmet for boy who rides his bike to school and counseling.  Referral:  David Lichti, therapist ($54.95) 1835

April 2:  Partial rent for mother of 2 young children who has tried hard to stay ahead of things, but is currently struggling.  Referral:  Katy Griffen, Highlands Church ($300) 1836

April 2:  Motel stay for abuse victim and her young children who will be able to move to a motor home next week.  Referral:  Magena Ammen, RISE ($237.48) 1837

April 3:  Partial rent for a family of 4.  The family’s income has been impacted by the father’s reduced work hours due to serious medical condition of their young daughter.  Referral:  Barbara Boisvert and Larry Feldt, Veteran’s services, CAPSLO ($300) 1838

April 6:  Frame for donated bed for family moving to housing from homelessness. Referral:  Barbara Turk, County Social Services, and shopping by Anne Appel ($)

April 7:  Bras for woman who is interviewing for employment.  Referral; Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO and shopping by Anne Appel ($) 

April 8:  Motel stay for single homeless mom and her 16-year-old son who have been living in a tent.  The motel stay will allow time for social services to help them secure housing.  Referral: Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1839

April 8:  U-Haul truck and gas for homeless mom to move her family’s belongings from Santa Barbara to local housing.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($235.14) 1840

April 8:  Partial rent to move homeless single mother with 2 children to housing.  They became homeless when she left a violent relationship.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1841

April 9:  Partial payment for car repair for struggling family.  Referral:  Brianna Pierce, LINK ($125) 1842

April 9:  Bumbo and toys to encourage a 6-month-old girl to sit up.  Referral:  PHN and shopping by Roberta Filadelfia ($47.15)

April 9:  Partial rent for single woman who has had a set back due to car repairs.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill/America’s Job Center ($300) 1843

April 9:  Partial rent to move a single male senior citizen to housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1844

April 10:  Emergency clothes and hair color change so that a domestic violence victim can interview for a job tomorrow.  Referral:  Jackie Yeager, Goodwill/America’s Job Center ($206.95) 1845

April 13:  Emergency underwear, clothes, toys, and art supplies for a 3-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl who have been placed in Foster care after their parents were jailed after a drug raid.  Referral:  PHN ($129.26 and $28.05) 1846 and 1847

April 14:  Partial payment of citizenship fees for a mother of 2 children who also cares for her teen brother and sister and elderly father.  She has saved all her money for rent.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO ($350) 1848

April 14:  Car repair for struggling single mother.  Referral:  Tomoko Rhoat, therapist, Martha’s Place ($369.91) 1849

April 14:  Bus pass for a single mother attending treatment services.  The pass will help her get to treatments, find a job, and look for a new place to live.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Atascadero Drug and Alcohol Services Intensive Treatment Outreach Program, and shopping by Anne Appel ($44)

April 13:  Bus pass to help a single man living in a sober living environment get to and from work.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Atascadero Drug and Alcohol Services Intensive Treatment Outreach Program, and shopping by Anne Appel ($44)

April 14:  Motel stay during court proceedings for a 26-year-old victim of abuse and sexual assault who is not safe on the street.  Her counselor is working on future permanent housing.   Referral:  Nicole Hoist, Transitions Mental Health ($350) 1850

April 14:  Registration fees so 12 high-risk middle school students can participate in Color Run with their peers.   Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($250) 1851

April 15:  Transportation to school for a homeless kindergartener.  Dad will be beginning his job as a Migrant Worker soon.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($100) 1853

April 15:  Partial back rent for a 59-year-old woman who lost her job in October.  If she can get caught up, Cal West will accept her new Section 8 voucher.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, LINK/5 Cities Homeless Coalition  ($350) 1854

April 15:  Partial deposit to move a family from a motel to housing on the Caost.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, LINK  ($350) 1855

April 15:  Emergency car seat so a newborn can be released from the hospital; parents only had a toddler seat.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($102.59) 1856

April 15:  Underwear and clothes for 2 children in rural North County.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($200) 1857

April 15:  Underwear and clothes for a special needs child; the mother receives no emotional, physical, or monetary support from the father or other family.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, County Mental Health Services ($100) 1857

April 15:  Car registration for a homeless pregnant girl so she can get into the safe parking program at Prado Day Center.  Referral PHN, $174) 1858

April 15:  Partial payment for school science camp for the son of a single mom.  Referral; Danilda Reyes, LINK ($100) 1859
Items Donated:  For 2 families moving to housing: towels from Linda Jankay, toaster from Susan Hightower; silverware and dishes from Marylou Goodenl mattress from Cyndy Later; bedroom set from Jean Lloyd facilitated by Linda Bishop: crib from Susan Krout and delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; 2 mattresses, pillows, and shower caddy from Doreen Wetzel; toiletries from Jayne Auchterlonie; toiletry delivery to Prado and Grizzly Academy by Kat Tuculet; 2 backpacks from Dana Starkovich; North County delivery by Jayne Devencenzi; household linens from Peti Johnson; activity mat from Jayne Devencenzi; copy paper and templates from Linda Thompson: stroller from Traci Walker; case of computer paper from Linda Jankay; cleaning supplies for a family reunifying from Nita La Loggia; 

Funds Donated:
Mary Parker, Lisa Bertrand, Michele Williams, Amanda King, Niki Leitelt, The Cohl Hosick Group: Phil Cohl Senior Portfolio Manager, Roy and Linda Rawlings, Natalie Tartaglia, Jayne Auchterlonie, Louise Noel, Bonnie Marzio, Florence and Frank Simon, Judy Barclay, Jacquelyn Miller, Debbie Bennett, Carol Winger, Kroger, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Bonnie Heikes, Sharon Leitelt, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Mercedes Tolentino-Swem, 

Admin Funds Donated:   Rosemary Cleaves, Heidi Harmon, Leslie Jones, Barbara Putman, Dana Starkovich, Joy Tuman, Arlene Versaw, Jacque Wheeler, Connie Willard, Chrissy Ybarra, Mary Anne Morgan, Sue Girard, Judy Riener, Leslie Rotstein, Wendy Daly, Susan Minker, Diana Henderson, Ann Palmer, Joyce Rabellino, Rita Erwin, Dorothy Hines, Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich, Nita Barnwell, Amy Sullivan, Stacy Murphy, Vicki Wyne, Diana Foch, Peti Johnson, Marci Powers, Ladonna Rinn, Marcie Lindvall, Linda Jankay, Barbara Bell, Bette Kulp, Claudeis Selby, Janice Wolf, Liz Curren in honor of Carol Devore’s birthday, Kathy apRoberts, Bonnie Allen, Barbara Jones, Kathie Hendricks, Laurie Coggan, Phyllis Martinelli, Marcy Owens,  Freddi Quin, Jordis Daigle, Roz Phillips, Connie Buffa, Elaine Gardiner, Florence and Frank Simon, Barbara Rosenthal, Mona Tucker, Marylou Gooden, Lisa Wearda, Debbie Bennett, Carol Winger, Ann  McMahon, Linda Thompson, Elaine Rosenfield, Lainie Wachter, Linda Bishop, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Gladys Porter, Jeanette Meek, Cindy Green and John Thomas, Carol Stern, Penny Platt, Nancy Shearer, Joann Stevens, Nancy Hurd, Brennan Johnson, Sally Equinoa, Anonymous Matching Donor #1, Jane Larkin, Madelyn Millholland, Elisa Feingold, Pamela Peters, Sue Smith, Judy Leonard, Asad Shah, Judy Carleson, Susan Stenovec,

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cooper Melton's Service Project for Womenade

Special Thanks

... to Cooper Melton who supported Womenade this year through his Mission School service project.  Cooper provided bus passes, shoes, food for our Laguna Middle School Backpack Program, and food and diapers for local families in need. He enjoyed helping others, and he truly made a difference in many lives!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 15th -31st and First Quarter Report Thank you!

Donated from 2003 to March 31, 2015                                    $  449,441.32
Donated 1st Quarter                                                                         $     24,643.10
Shared 1st Quarter                                                                            $    39,506.96
Balance March 31, 2015                                                                 $    12,890.25

March 16:  Bus passes for a homeless mother and her child; she is being discharged from the hospital.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and shopping by Kathy apRoberts ($88) 1828

March 17:  Food for mother to give her children when they visit her for a week.  Referral:  Linda Rawlings, Family Treatment Court ($100) 1801

March 18:  Child harness for homeless parent to help with the safety of her child who has challenging behavior problems.  Referral:  Chelsea La Pierre and Shawn Isson, Prado Day Center, and shopping by Kathy apRoberts ($15.12) 1828

March 18:  Partial rent for family with a preschooler.  Father was injured at work.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($200) 1802

March 18:  Driver’s license renewal so a man can get employment.  Referral:  Marci Powers, SLO County Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission ($33) 1803

March 19:  Food for a mentally ill homeless woman staying at a motel while healing from recent surgery.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($62.74) 1804

March 18:  Real Estate license fee for woman who just finished school and has found employment.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPLSO ($245) 1805

March 19:  Bassinet with changing table for a newborn boy.  Referral:  PHN ($77.76) 1806

March 19:  Gas card for North County mom to make frequent trips to San Luis for OB appointments as she nears the end of her pregnancy.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 1807

March 19:  Vehicle smog check for veteran who is living in her RV while she is on the wait list for housing through Transitions Mental Health.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($85) 1808

March 20:  New tires for a single mom caring for 5 individuals including her 87-year-old seriously ill father who has many medical appointments.  They will soon be evicted because their landlord is selling the building.   Referral:  Jose Olivera, LINK ($300) 1809

March 20:  Car insurance for a single homeless mom with a special needs daughter.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($200.16) 1810

March 20:  Partial payment of funeral expenses for a man with a wife and 4 children ages 10 and younger.   Referral:  Rocio Hernandez, LINK ($300) 1811

March 22:  Blanket for homeless family moving to a room.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK  ($30.85) 1812

March 22:  Clothes for brothers in a struggling family.  Referral:   Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($20.00) 1812

March 23:  Gas for grandparents raising their 4-year-old grandson in rural Paso.  They need to make frequent trips to San Luis for counseling appointments, and the grandfather’s work hours have been reduced.  Referral:  Amber Hullibarger, counselor, Martha’s Place ($100) 1813

March 23:  Gas and food for mother reuniting with her toddler son.  Gas is needed to bring her son to counseling in San Luis.  The mother’s financial benefits will not start for another month.  Referral:  Amber Hullibarger, counselor, Martha’s Place ($300) 1814

March 24:  Gas card for mother and her 2 young sons to take the father to Stanford for brain surgery.  They will be away for several weeks.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($100) 1815

March 24:  Partial payment for safe tires for working mother of 2 to take her child with several medical and mental health issues to appointments out of the county.  Referral:  Erin Holmes, County Social Services ($350) 1816

March 25:  Gas card for homeless mom with 3 children, one with severe disabilities, to travel to specialists’ appointments.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 1817

March 25:  Partial funeral payment for family struggling with the loss of the father.  Referral: Rocio Hernandez, LINK  ($200) 1818

March 25:  Gym membership for man with sudden, serious health conditions.  Referral:  Joann Hyatt, Department of Social Services ($324) 1819

March 26:  Baby food for babies ages 4 and 8 months at the homeless center.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($48.06) 1820

March 26:  Inhaler to be kept at school for a student with severe asthma.  The mother’s insurance doesn’t cover this, and she has medical conditions as well that prevent her from working.  Referral:  Denise Razo, nurse, Atascadero Unified School District ($105.95) 1821

March 27:  Partial medical payment for homeless teen who broke his jaw at soccer practice; he lost 3 teeth and had to have a steel plate in his chin.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1822

March 27:  Partial rent for single man who thought he was unemployable due to his speech impediment; he now has a job and the judge will allow him custody of his son once he shows he can keep the job and housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1823

March 27:  Partial rent for single abused mom who found a job and is getting her children to counseling.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO  ($300) 1824

March 30:  Partial rent for single woman who has found a room to rent.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1825

March 27:  Gas card and work clothes for a single mom commuting to San Luis from Paso for her new job.  Referral:  Jackie Yeager America’s Job Center/Goodwill ($300) 1826

March 30:  Partial rent for single woman who found a room to rent.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1827 void/1829

March 30:  Vacuum for family moving to housing.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, County Social Services, and shopping by Kathy apRoberts ($21.59) 1828

March 31:  Partial payment for glasses for middle school boy.  Referral: Marilyn Cafarchia, nurse, Lucia Mar School District ($20) 1830

March 31:  Tires for mother to safely drive her 6-year-old to medical appointments approximately every other month in either Santa Barbara or at UCLA, in addition to local appointments with his primary care doctor. Referral:  Cecilia Merrill and Francesca Peterson, Children’s Medical Services ($300) 1831
Items Donated:  children’s clothes from Erin Nichols; 2 high chairs from Phyllis Bettencourt; children’s clothes and bedding from Joanna Gilbert; baby safety gate from Nara Clark; boy clothes from Barbara Putman; new full and twin sheets from Nita La Loggia; boy clothes from Kim Goodwin; toys and clothes donated by Colleen at Merry-Go-Round; towels, vacuum, and linens from Jen Melton; phone minutes card from Anonymous; port-a-crib and dishes delivery by Jayne Devencenzi; football cleats for a homeless teen new to our area from Marci Lindvall; yarn, fabric, batting and more from Katie Perez for women at the Honor Farm to use to make quilts, hats, and more for Womenade and other groups plus baby clothes, toys, books, and a booster seat; 2 sofas from Lois Crotser; 2 mattresses and children’s clothes from Erika Schuetze; bed and linens from Dale and Kathy Wolff; for Sauer-Adams event:  gift card from Mother’s Tavern, hair cut and treatment from Amanda Duckett, 4 wheel balance, rotation and wheel alignment from The Tire Store; toy storage bin from Jen Melton; dressers from Rolynn Anderson; shower chair from Rick Mustain; North County delivery by Dee Lacey; gift basket for Sauer-Adams raffle from Cloud Star; kitchen items from Nita La Loggia; food and diapers from Cooper Melton.   Total Items Donated 1st Quarter - 7,484.92 

Funds Donated:  Naomi Blakely,  Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Peti Johnson, Janet Kourakis, Anonymous, Jayne Devencenzi, Kathy apRoberts, Ann Palmer, Fred Donati, Kathy Greer, Elaine Gardiner, Linda Bishop, Sharon Dvorak, Bonita Thomas, Cooper Melton.