Monday, January 16, 2017

What Womenade Shared from January 1st - January 15th


January 3:  Partial rent for a family that had an infestation in their apartment that required them to replace their belongings.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 3320

January 3:  Partial rent payment for a woman who had an electrical fire in her apartment that required her to stay in a motel while the landlord was repairing.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3322

January 3:  Gas for a victim of domestic violence to travel from North County daily to be with her newborn twin girls in the NICU, and warm clothes for her to wear.  She doesn’t have friend or family support.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($300) 3323

January 3:  Tire replacement so a mother who lives in Heritage Ranch can safely take her son back and forth to school.  Referral:  Sandra Jimenez and Richelle Logan, Child Welfare Services ($330.02) 3324

January 3:  Emergency co-payment for oxygen for a woman who can’t afford this currently.  This will carry her over for 2 months until funding can be secured.  Referral:  Laurie Post, Twin Cities Hospital social worker ($300) 3325

January 3:  Electricity payment to prevent shut off for a family with 4 children, one special needs.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($250) 3326

January 3:  Partial rent for a single mother of 4 working all she can at a minimum wage job after her husband abandoned them.  She is trying to find a better job.  Referral:  Pastor Andy Rock, Coastal Community Church ($300) 3227

January 3:  Partial rent for a single mother with 2 children who lost her job because the business is failing, and has only found holiday jobs so far.  Referral:  Pastor Andy Rock, Coastal Community Church ($300) 3228

January 4:  Partial payment for a refrigerator for teen parents of an infant and the mom's parents who have not had a refrigerator in their apartment.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($300) 3229

January 5:  Funds to complete rent for a man doing well in Sober Living.  He starts a job on the 10th, and will be able to make rent going forward.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Intensive Outreach Program ($150) 3330

January 5:  Partial rent for a Veteran who injured a shoulder that had recent surgery.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD-VASH ($300) 3331

January 5:  Partial security deposit to move a single mother of 2 to housing; she can pay 1st month rent, and the landlord will allow her to pay a little monthly to make up the rest of the deposit.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 3332

January 5:  DMV registration for a Veteran living on Social Security that is not enough to cover this expense.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD-VASH ($202) 3333

January 5:  Weighted vest and extra weights for an 18-month old child with autism living in Foster Care.  Referral:  Ashley Romano, Associates in Early Intervention ($76.97) Debit

January 6:  Emergency food for a senior woman suffering from dementia who lives on $860 a month.  A financial plan will be in place going forward.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People's Self-Help Housing ($60) 3335

January 6:  Stroller for a toddler in a family that is homeless.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Department of Social Services  and shopping by Carol Tickner ($80)

January 8:  Food and gas for a family that is staying with their toddler at Children’s Hospital LA after he was flown there by helicopter following his first seizure.  Father is not able to work at the  car wash where he is employed until they can return with their son.  Referral:  Elizabeth Barbosa, CAPSLO ($250) 3336

January 9:  Partial security deposit for a family moving to housing.  The family is swamped with medical bills since the mother’s recent heart surgery.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 3337

January 9:  Partial car repair payment for a formerly homeless man who needs his vehicle to get to his job.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300)  3338

January 9:  Gas so a disabled senior can keep an appointment with a surgeon in Santa Barbara.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($75) 3339

January 9:  Bus passes for a single mother and her 2 children so that she can take them to doctor appointments and school.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK and shopping by Carol Tickner ($88)

January 9:  Plane ticket for a mother to bring her 4-year-old son home to her here.  Her ex-husband has been caring for him while she was on bed-rest.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($200) 3340

January 10:  Gas so a family here for political asylum can go to Santa Maria to collect their passports.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($50) 3341

January 10:  Gas so a single mother and her children who have suffered domestic violence can travel to therapy in San Luis Obispo.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($50) 3341

January 10:  Partial payment to replace tires and brakes for the vehicle of a woman who is homeless.  The client and ECHO are sharing the rest of the cost.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($300) 3342

January 10:  Utility payment for a family with 3 children who have had several tragedies over the holidays.  Referral:  David Lichti, LMFT ($161.78) 3343

January 11:  Eyeglasses co-payment for a child with special needs who comes to school daily, but has difficulty seeing the work.  Referral:  Crystal Davis-Taylor, San Luis Office Of Education ($40) 3344

January 11:  RTA bus pass for a student; mother can no longer take her son to school because she is out of work and unable to drive due to a Cesarean.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($22) 3345

January 12:  Partial first month's rent for to move a woman from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($300) 3346

January 12:  Partial payment for a plane ticket from Tennessee for a friend to come and support a 47-year-old woman with Stage 4 breast cancer as she dies, arrange for cremation, and make arrangements for her teen children.  Referral:  Lisa Salopek, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($300) 3347

January 13: Electricity payment to prevent shut off for a woman in a mobile home in Creston who is 140 days clean from heroine and has taken in her mother, niece, daughter and her husband, and their daughter.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Intensive Outreach Program ($200) 3348

January 13:  Food for a family in Section 8 housing who had unexpected bills.  Referral:  Shelley Benson, San Luis Obispo High School counselor and shopping by Carol Tickner ($200)

January 13:  Food for a man who is disabled who lives on $889.40 a month and used some of his money for clothes and shoes he needed.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing and shopping by Carol Tickner ($100)

January 13:  Warm coat and clothes so a patient who was unexpectedly diagnosed with throat and neck cancer when he went in for surfer’s ear.  He is undergoing intense treatment and has a feeding tube.  Medical costs are high and the warm clothes are so he can go down to the ocean he loves and watch his friends and the waves.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health ($220) Debit

January 13:  Warm jacket and shoes for 2 students to keep them dry in this rainy weather.  Referral:  Heather Bakich, Atascadero High School ($300) 3349

January 13:  Propane for a family with 4 children.  Father has been out of work due to problems with his car, and mother is working to get back into school as she is only 1 semester away from being a legal assistant.  Referral:  Amber Balais and Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 3350

Items Donated:
  Infant activity mats from Susan Updegrove and Evelyn Ruehr; crib from Julie Silva; bed and dresser from Margaret Bond, twin day bed from Mary Anne Morgan; dresser from Alexis Farmer; hand knit blankets from Shirley Mednick, linens from Judy Rutter; hand knit scarves and hats from Covered with Love via Marty Thomas; toaster oven from Vita Miller; stroller and activity mat from Dorothy Grant; 2 cases of diapers and a case of wipes from Kathie Hendricks; deliveries by Deborah Whitson and Tim and Colleen Spafford; dishes from Jayne Devencenzi delivered by Steve; handmade fleece blankets and hand knit hats from Katie Perez; clothes from Beth Marino; backpack food from Peti Johnson;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Patricia Streng, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated:  Patty Aguilar, Jordis and Mark Daigle in honor of the wedding of Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss, Jayne Devencenzi, Patricia Streng, Sandra Brill;   Julie Smith, Elaine and Robert Adams, Nancy and Dennis Voss, Kelly and Laverne Dicker, Jane Lefebre, David Ruiz and Margaret Kehoe, Carina and Jeffrey Love, Frank and Sandy Richardson, and Carol Zweifel to honor the marriage of Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss; Marilyn Fuller, Leslie Jones, Sally Equinoa, Naomi Blakely, Karen Blum, Elisa Feingold, Vickie McPartland, Cindy Treichler, Rochelle Johnson, Edie Kahn, Shirley Mednick, Debra Wacker, Tess Mathews, Elie Axelroth, Helene Hamilton, Robert Wolf, Meaghan Gilbert, Andrea Wasko, Isabel Kirsch, Barbara Bell, Ros McQuade, Marie Rosenwasser, Diana Foch, Maribeth Petereson, Vita Miller, Marylou Gooden, Karen O’Grady, Gail Sears, Diane McKeague in memory of Alice Pomeroy, Anonymous, Darlene Krouse, Tent City Beer Company via Jennifer Cronkright-Pedersen, Michele Williams, Linda and John Olson, Vicki Luginbill, Mary Sansone, Carrie Zinn, Patrice and Zaf Iqbal, Anonymous, Drew and Grace Washer, Mary Parker,Tara Tetge, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Marilyn Reasoner, Lisa Simon, Susan Stenovic, Barbara Crawford, Brian Paluso/Wonderful Giving, Karen Horst, Arroyo Grande Rabobank/Dan Snowden and Michele Starling, Sue Smith, Diane Wettlaufer, Melodianne Duffy, Ann Miller,

Sunday, January 1, 2017

What Womenade Shared December 16th - December 31st

 December 16:  Rental assistance and food for a single mother whose husband just left her;  restraining order against him.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina 3268 and 3270

December 16:  Part room rent for a senior woman.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($225) 3269

December 16:  PG&E payment to turn power back on for a family with 6 children.  Mom cleans houses and dad is a painter.  Referral:  Maribel Rodrigues, LINK ($190.90) 3271

December 16:  Partial PG&E payment to restore power for a single mother who was diagnosed with MS and has been struggling with the effects of the disease.  She started back to work, and is trying to do the best she can.  Her husband separated from her after the diagnosis.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($300) 3272

December 17:  Motel stay for 3 days before the due date of a pregnant mother who is homeless with her partner and toddler son.  Referral:  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, CAPSLO ($305.95) Debit

December 17:  Car rental for a mother to take her 11-year-old daughter to Madera Children’s Hospital for a possible heart issue.  JHH will provide gas, food, and lodging.  Referral:  Jill Gentilly, Jack’s Helping Hand ($205.95) Debit

December 17:  Car battery to prevent the RV in which a family is living from being impounded because it can’t be moved.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($141.83) 3273

December 19:  Electricity payment to prevent shut off on the 21st for a single mother of 3 who works as a seasonal farm worker, but has recently been laid off until next year.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($119.10) 3274

December 19:  Partial payment for a studio apartment for an elderly woman who is behind due to helping her son with his medical needs.  Referral:  Nicole Janikowski, Independent Living Resource Center ($325) 3276

December 19:  Room rent to prevent a single mother and her children from being kicked out of the room they are renting.  Referral:  Ana Chavez, RISE ($250) 2378

December 19:  Partial Green Card renewal for a single mother who hasn’t been able to work due to her youngest not qualifying for preschool.  Referral:  Katy Philippe, Family Care Network ($300) 3279

December 20:  Gas so a student whose father was deported can visit him in Mexico during the school break.  A family friend will drive her.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) Debit

December 20:  Holiday food and clothes for a family with children ages 11 and 15.  Referral:  Christine Flores, Transitions-Mental Health ($200) Debit

December 20:  Motel stay over the holidays for a family with a 14-year-old and an 11-year-old who are homeless.  There is no room in the ECHO Shelter.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($205.95) Debit

December 20:  Partial rent for a woman who has been hospitalized for 14 days, and unable to work.  Referral:  Wendy Beres, French Hospital ($300) 3280

December 20: Partial rent in Sober Living for a man who recently lost his job.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, County Drug and Alcohol ($350) 3281

December 20:  Application fee to turn on the water for a Veteran who is moving to housing.  Referral:  Nicole Zurcher, CAPSLO ($126.83) 3282

December 20:  $5 dinner fee each so a family that is very low income can have dinner with a Hospice patient relative with COPD at the facility on Christmas Eve.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($25) 3283

December 20:  Partial rent for a woman fleeing domestic violence.  She has a new job, but doesn’t get paid till January.  Referral: Amy Villanueva, LINK ($300) 3284

December 20:  Partial rent for a single mother who is pregnant and has received a notice from the landlord.  Referral: Amy Villanueva, LINK ($300) 3285

December 20:  Partial deposit to move a family with 2 children from homelessness in their car to housing.  Referral: Amy Villanueva, LINK ($300) 3286

December 20:  Motel stay for a week for a mother who had surgery for severe back pain.  Her son was a former ED student.  Referral:  Jayne Devencenzi ($293.70) 3287 with extra nights paid for by Jayne

December 21:  Partial rent for a 78-year-old woman caring for her 29-year-old disabled son.  Referral:  Sandy Murry, Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo  ($311.56) 3288

December 21:  Partial Sober Living rent for a woman working 30 hours a week as a home care provider.  She is not allowed to work more because that would not allow time to comply with court ordered classes that are part of the reunification process with her 4-year-old twins.  Referral:  Dona Wilson, Reentry Program, Restorative Partners ($300) 3289

December 21:  Vehicle insurance payment for a young mom raising 5 children; several of the children have serious health issues.  Team Auto Collision donated $175 in labor to repair her van and Rigo’s Auto Repair discounted the smog test.  Referral:  Betian Webb, Paso Robles Housing Authority ($289.95)  3290

December 22:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a woman doing well in recovery in a Sober Living home.  Referral:  Heather Sorensen, County Adult Outpatient Treatment ($256) 3291

December 22:  Tires for a young single mom's vehicle.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($320) 3292

December 22:  Warm clothes for a 6-year-old.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 3293

December 22:  Partial rent for a single mother who just had brain surgery.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 3294

December 22:  Partial rent for a single father of girls aged 5 and 7.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($315)  3295

December 22:  Partial moving company expenses to move an elderly woman to new housing away from her abusive grandson.  Referral:  Alison Mee, County Adult Protective Services ($282) 3296

December 22:  Special manipulative toys for a 1-year-old boy who is disabled.  Referral:  Andy Rock, Coastal Community Church ($100) 3297

December 23:  Food for a family with 2 children that are homeless and staying in a motel over the holidays.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 3298

December 23:  PG&E bill to prevent shut off for a grandmother taking care of her grandchildren.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($109.98) 3299

December 23:  DMV vehicle registration for a single mother.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($133) 3300

December 23:  Car repair, food and household supplies for a mother of 5 whose husband is disabled; she works as caregiver for a dementia patient.  Referral:  Deborah Whitson, Morro Bay Presbyterian Church ($100) Debit and ($300) 3303

December 23: School fees to allow a recently housed Veteran student to start at Cuesta to study to be a mechanic.  Referral:  Jeannette Saenz, CAPSLO ($193) 3301

December 28:  Motel stay for a family who is homeless while their daughter recovers from pneumonia in both lungs.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO ($80) 3302

December 26:  RTA pass so a mother who is homeless can get to treatments.  Referral:  Cristy Chavez, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($44) 3304

December 28:  Gas bill payment to prevent shut off for a single mother and her children.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($100.36) 3305

December 28:  Car insurance for a high school senior taken in by a Foster mom because his biological mom no longer wants to care for him.  Referral:  Marta Nielsen, Kinship Center ($300) 3306

December 28:  Water bill payment for a single mother who is struggling.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($127.13) 3307

December 28:  Car payment for a mother struggling to pay other bills.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3308

December 28:  Car payment for a homeless woman who is looking for a job.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3309

December 28:  Car registration for a family with 3 children who are staying in the shelter.  Family is paying $80 toward this need.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($100) 3310

December 29:  Food for a single mother and her baby who have just found a room to rent.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300)  3311

December 29:  Food for a mother of 4.  She is ill, lost her job, and just got another.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($200) 3312

December 29:  Baby furniture and supplies for a father caring for his newborn.  Referral:  Debbie Becket, CAPSLO ($200) 3313

December 29:  Restoration of electricity service for a family with children.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($200) 3314

December 29:  Restoration of water service to a family with babies.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($150) 3315

December 29:  Emergency mattress, frame, and box spring; with this in place, a family can take in a Foster child.  Referral:  Barbara Turk and Holly Pesenti-Prieto, County Child Welfare Services ($224.84) 3316

December 29:  Potty for a toddler.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($9.56) Debit

December 30:  Partial hospital payment for a low income couple whose twin baby boys died a couple days after being born.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($300) 3318

December 30:  Vehicle oil change and test for single woman.  Referral:  Quentin Smith, Transitions-Mental Health ($44.55) 3319

Items Donated:  books from children’s author Bonnie Lee; backpacks from Julie Stowasser; children’s clothes and stuffed animals from Jeffra, McKenna, and Keegan Rose; toys from June Ward; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; children’s books from Nancy Hurd; toys and family gifts from Debbie Bennett; bike for a Foster teen from Barby Griffith delivered by Dan and Susan Horwood; blanket and 6 knit hats from Katy Perez; toys, books, food and more from Heidi Harmon and Linda Pax, Susie Frades, Kelly Lightly, Tarrah Graves, Amanda Cocoran, Elise Wheeler, Wendy Deaton, and Kay Gore; jackets from Marcie Lindvall, delivery by Linda Bishop; delivery by Linda Jankay; baby swing from Debbie Melton; gas cards from Lauren Rueda and Reese Galido; food for a homeless family from Phyllis and Bill Bettencourt; children’s clothes from Arlene Versaw; kitchen ware from Judy Eisenhard; infant toys, books, and clothes, and diaper bags from United Methodist Children’s Center delivered by Monica Berrio and her son Harrison; children’s tea set and backpack from Karla Quiroga; kitchenware and linens from Cleo Bonneville; rolling suitcase from Michele Starling; potties from Sara McGrath; baby toys, clothes, and diapers from Sara Bartlett;

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

Funds Donated:  Janis Woolpert, Ken and Judy Riener, Carol Astaire, Paula Schroeder, Kat Tuculet, Anonymous, Diane Wettlaufer, Marjorie York, Sandy Amborn, Gwen Infante, Mary Kopecky and her Bunco Group, HumanKind Fair Trade, Joanne Pambianco on behalf of Susan Stenovic, Bonnie and Mac Brinton, Melaleuca, Diana Henderson, Assets, Sandra Newel in memory of Barbara Marcum, Leslie Siembieda, Margo Zink, Kitty Rice, Kristi Donati, Phyllis and Bill Bettencourt, Kara Reid, Blanca Davis, Kathy Greer, Carol and Jay Devore in honor of Judy Truax, Florence and Frank Simon, Blonsley Law, Richard and Leanna Kerston, First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, Pasolumination, SLO Provisions, Edna Marie Cole and Bill Hilton, Patricia Griffin, Alan and Sue Percival, Diana Reginato, John Thomas and Cynthia Green, Monica and Stu Soren, Roz and John Phillips, Nancy Kunde and the Bunco Angels, The Dorf Foundation, Sibyl Hanson, Madelon Strauss, Ellen Sheffer to honor the marriage of Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss, Shanti Gooden for her mother Marylou Gooden’s Christmas gift, Fran Norris, Wendy Daly, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Lisa Bertrand, Ralphs/Kroger, Susan and Dan Horwood, Cindy Hahn.

Friday, December 16, 2016

What Womenade Shared December 1st - 15th


December 1:  Partial rent for a family with 5 children. The father has open sores on his legs and can’t work at the restaurant because he is a cook and it’s not sanitary.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 3194

December 1:  Radiology exam for a young man.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($247) 3195

December 1:  Winter clothes for 2 children of a single mother.  Referral:  Christine Flores, Transitions-Mental Health ($200) 3196

December 1:  Baby items for a newborn baby girl whose mom is in the Intensive Outreach Program.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 3197

December 1:  Food for a gentleman in a fragile state who doesn’t have transportation to get to distributions.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 3198

December 1:  Partial rent for a 26-year-old father of a 1-year-old and 4-year-old; father has acute leukemia.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3199

December 1:  First month’s rent for a young woman who has completed the 6 month recovery program with Captive Hearts, has started 2 new part-time jobs, and is doing an amazing job turning her life around.  Referral:  Beverly Cook, America’s Jobs/Goodwill ($300) 3200

December 1:  Color guard uniform for a middle school student in a family with limited funds.  Referral:  Shonn Cross, LINK ($80) 3201

December 2:  Food and gas for a student who is taking care of his mother who is dealing with mental health problems.  They are in jeopardy of losing housing.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($200) 3202

December 2:  Gas so the caregiver of a young Veteran who is quite ill can take her to medical appointments.  Referral:  Kate Zeiss, HUD/VASH ($100) 3203

December 2:  Medication for a woman with pancreatic cancer.  Referral:  Leslie Grigsby, Central Coast Home Health ($266.85) Debit

December 2:  Payment of an outstanding bill to the school cafeteria so 5 siblings can get free/reduced lunch.  The middle child has been diagnosed with a serious illness resulting in many trips to Stanford and UCSF that have depleted the family’s funds.  Referral:  Nessa Garcia, nurse, Cayucos Schools ($194.25) 3204

December 2:  Partial past due rent to prevent eviction for a Veteran who is too ill to work.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD/VASH ($300) 3205

December 2:  Driver’s license payment to allow a young woman to look for work.  Referral:  Rocio Willard, County Behavioral Health ($33) 3206

December 2:  Motel stay for a homeless family while one of their 2 children recovers from bronchitis.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($203.38) 3207

December 2:  Partial deposit for a family moving to housing.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($300) 3208

December 5:  Partial first month’s rent for a Veteran who will be able to pay his rent going forward.  Referral:  Jeannette Saenz, CAPSLO ($274) 3210

December 5:  First 2 months of Sober Living housing for man who has been homeless.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($270) 3211

December 5:  Partial rent for a single mother who has found new employment, but won’t receive a check until the rent is past due.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 3212

December 5:  Partial rent for a 68-year-old Veteran who just received a Section 8 housing voucher, but spent all her money on illegal parking tickets while she was homeless and living in her RV.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, CAPSLO ($26) 3213

December 5:  Flat tire replacement for a formerly homeless grandma who works full-time as a care-giver.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($35)  3214

December 5:  RTA bus passes for a woman struggling with mental health issues and a woman who just started a new job.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and purchase by Susan Updegrove ($88)

December 5:  Tire replacement so a woman can drive to work safely.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($311.96) 3215

December 6:  Partial plane ticket payment so a mother with terminal cancer can take her 11-year-old to family in Mexico, so her daughter will “be in good hands” after she passes.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3216

December 6:  For a special needs 18-month old who has suffered a stroke, a baby blender since he can’t chew most foods, and a stroller for transportation to doctor appointments since his mother doesn’t drive.  Referral:  Elizabeth Barbosa, CAPSLO, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($51.59 and )

December 6:  Cold weather sleeping bag for a man being discharged from the hospital to live on the streets.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($)

December 6:  Driver’s license for a client being successful in treatment.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($88) 3220

December 6:  Warm clothes and household items for a mother and her 3 children who just moved back into her home.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($200) Debit

December 6:  Propane for a North County mother with throat cancer and her son.  They are very low-income and struggling with medical bills.  Referral:  Naomi Simpson, Central Coast Home Health ($300) 3221

December 6:  Radiator so a single mother can drive to work.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($300) 3222

December 6:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a woman who used money from her rent savings to pay a $252 water bill.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($175) 3223

December 6:  Partial rent for a family of 4 who had to use part of their rent money to get their car out of impound.  Parent recently got a new job, and is in training, but won’t receive a paycheck till training is complete.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 3224

December 7:  Warm coat and clothes for an elementary boy who was abandoned by his mother to his grandma who has limited resources.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($200) 3225

December 7:  Diapers, wipes, and phone for a mother who lives in her car with her 18-month-old daughter.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($179.15) 3226

December 7:  Gas card so a family with 2 children under political asylum can go to Los Angeles to an appointment with Immigration. Also, clothes for the family because they arrived with nothing.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 3227

December 7:  Motel stay for a senior woman with multiple health problems.  This will keep her indoors until a check comes later in the month.  Referral:  Linda Garcia-Inchausti, Director of the Newman Catholic Center, Cal Poly ($300) 3228

December 7:  Partial rent to move a Veteran to housing.  He will be self-sufficient in future months.  Referral:  Brandy Bowser, CAPSLO ($300) 3229

December 7:  Clothes and food for a single mother who just had the father drop their daughter off to her with nothing.  Referral:  Marcy Benson and Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($300) 3230

December 7:  Partial payment to prevent a family’s eviction.  The father lost his job today due to missing work for illness, and the mother miscarried yesterday.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($300) 3231

December 7:  Partial payment for car repair, including axle.  Referral:  Christine Flores, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3232

December 8:  Driving lessons so a mother can take her special needs child to appointments and get to her part-time job.  Referral:  Casey Roos, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($320) 3233

December 9:  Clothes for a high school girl whose parents were about to give her over for Foster care because she had been a mistake, and her 24-year-old sister stepped up and brought her to live with her.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 3234

December 9:  Partial neurology bill payment for a woman who has just started a new job.  Referral:  Lauren Bedia, CAPSLO ($300) 3235

December 9:  Food for a formerly homeless high school student who is traveling to Nevada to see his mom over Winter break.  This boy has been through great trauma; a teacher gave him the bus ticket for the visit. Referral: Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($205.95) Debit

December 9:  Post Office box so a woman living in a garage can receive mail.  Referral;  Nicole Lurcher, CAPSLO ($86) 3236

December 9:  Rent to prevent eviction for a young man.  He will receive training and unemployment in the New Year, but has no funds for December.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($251) 3237

December 9:  Partial rent for Sober Living for a woman working hard in treatment.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 3238

December 10:  Medicine for a 67-year-old with Pulmonary Disease who is on a low, fixed income.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($300) 3239

December 10:  Food for a man and his wife.  He is working odd jobs, and she is working part-time, so they don’t qualify for food stamps. Referral: Kim Schwab, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($200) 3240

December 12:  Wipes for the newborn of a single mom on bed rest.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social workers ($14.13) Debit

December 12:  Partial security deposit to help a disabled Veteran move to housing.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 3241

December 12:  Household items for 2 teens moving to housing.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($200) 3242

December 12:  Gas so a single mother of 3 children leaving a domestic violence situation can get to work.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($100) 3243

December 12:  Gas card so a single dad with 2 small children can go to a medical appointment at UCLA. Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($100) 3244

December 12:  Clothes for 2 toddlers in struggling family.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($200) 3246

December 12:  Partial car repair payment so a single mother and her 3 children can leave the area and go to with relatives.  They had been staying with her mother, but she is currently on life support.  Referral:  Maribel Rodriguez, LINK ($187) 3247

December 12:  Partial rent for a recent domestic violence victim who just started a new job.  Referral:  Marina Gaarza, LMFT ($300) 3248

December 13:  Gas car for a client needing to go to UCLA for testing.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($50) 3249

December 13:  Car payment for a woman who has begun working but is very backed up on bills.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($326.33) 3250

December 13:  Work shoes for a 17-year-old boy living on his own.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($70) Debit

December 14:  Clothes for 2 teen siblings. They lost their home and their single mom sold everything to rent a room.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 3251

December 14:  Gas and food for a family of 4; dad lost his job and is looking for another.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 3252

December 14:  Food and clothing for a single mother and her 3 children; her husband has been deported, and she works just half time.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200)  3253

December 14:  Travel food and expenses for a 13-year-old boy who is going to Ohio to see his dad who is in critical condition after an accident.  Referral: Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($205.95) 3254 

December 14:  Foam hospital bed topper and dental care items for a 91-year-old on Hospice who lives with her daughter who is disabled.  Referral:  Kelly Allen, Dignity Health Hospice ($70.94) Debit

December 14:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a Veteran who lost his job, and is working with a job placement counselor.  Referral:  Kathleen Martin, HUD/VASH ($300) 3255

December 14:  Rent to prevent a mother and her 2-year-old from being evicted today.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($375) 3256

December 14:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a Veteran.  Referral: Michael Ostash, HUD/VASH ($300) 3257

December 14:  Partial rent to prevent a family’s eviction.  Referral;  Patty Ramirez, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3258

December 14:  Car repair so a single father of 2 small children can get to work and take his children to doctor appointment.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3259

October 15:  Gas to get their children to school and appointments for a family of 6.  The father works in concrete and hasn’t had as many hours due to weather and the holidays.  Referral:  Mary Teresi,  Martha’s Place Children's Center ($100) 3260

October 15:  After school program fee for a 7-year-old who has many learning difficulties.  Her mother suffered domestic violence and is currently unemployed.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($163.75) 3261

December 15:  Required clothes so a man can work.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services.  ($150) 3262

December 15:  Safety gate to keep a 1-year-old away from stairs.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($)

December 15:  Neonatal vitamins for a pregnant woman who is homeless.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($30.32) Debit

December 15:  Warm clothes, shoes, and underwear for a 22-year-old who has suffered severe trauma.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($300) 3263

December 15:  Gas card so a mother with terminal cancer can take her daughter to family in Southern California.  They have been asked to leave transitional housing due to the mother’s condition.  Referral:  Will Wallace, Atascadero Middle School ($100) 3264

December 15:  California ID for a young mom who is homeless.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($28) 3265

December 15:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a family with 4 children who have had to face unexpected bills in November.  Referral:  Betian Webb, Paso Robles Housing Authority ($300) 3266

December 15:  Desperately needed dental work for a gentleman in his 70s with no funds.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($170) 3267

Items Donated:
  laptop computer from Joanne and Phil Ruggles; iPad from Hildy Gal via Heidi Harmon; delivery by Joy Sostrin; dining table and chairs from…; journals, toys, and coloring books from Marylou Gooden; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; computer from Elise Wheeler via Heidi Harmon for a Cuesta student; diapers for babies in 3 families from Kathie Hendricks; 4 handmade quilts from Katie Perez; men's sweaters from Anonymous; dining table and chairs, kitchen table, mirror, bed frame, mirror, glass table, curtains, shower curtains, and lamp from Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert; diapers and baby clothes from Kelly Martin as Christmas giving for her mother Nanette Madding; a bounty of toys and a gingerbread house from Wendy Daly; lamp, high chair, and gift cards from Alison Haupt; diapers, toys, books, and colored pencils from Roberta Kassak; holiday gifts for a family with 2 boys from Linda Jankay; twin bed from Suzie Aanerud; toys, clothes, and gift cards for a family with 2 boys from Marcie and John Lindvall to celebrate the wedding of Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss; 14 pajamas and many warm jackets from Central Coast Funds for Children and KJUG via Muriel Harkins; children’s clothes and shoes from Shasta Cellar, Kristina Fleming, Danielle Pullen Carol Gerace, Kristin Heenan, Brittany Bechtel, and Danielle Weyrich; delivery to Prado by Judy Riener; clothes and toys for an abandoned boy from Robin Renteria; helmet for a 14-year-old boy from Anonymous; a bounty of infant toys and books from Whiz Kids Toys Infant Gift Drive; infant toys from Mary Holliday; infant toys from Francine Johnston; women’s coat and scarf from Anonymous; bike for a Foster teen via Susan Horwood; hand made dolls for Food Distribution from New Life Doll Ministry: 28 new stuffed animals for Food Distribution from New Life; 30 new stuffed animals for Food Distribution from Anonymous; children’s clothes from Tina Dodd-Wilson; jackets, food, blankets, gift card, and toys for a mother and her sons for the holidays from Linda Bishop; 4 bags of children’s clothes from Alison Haupt; toddler bike and helmet form Jamie Mello; toys from Beth Marino; gift card from Jean Dyer; cases of diapers for children in 2 families from Kathie Hendricks;

Admin Fund: 
Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,


Funds Donated:  Lisa Bertrand, Cory O’Keefe - LUVD for Asset Holiday Party,  AmazonSmile, Jean Steel, Jayne Devencenzi, Bonnie Heike, Lainie Wachter, Andrea Brown and Baywood Navy, Ken and Kathie Hendricks, Jeanette Krystoff, Lisa Bertrand, Tess Mathews, Lorie Adoff, Raye Fleming, Marshal Bolley, Melonia Musser-Brauner, Ellie Malykont, Edie Kahn, Darlene Tunney Rosene, Catheryn Sells, Katharine Taylor/Saucelito Canyon, Kelly Martin as a gift to her mother Nanette Madding for Christmas, Michele Williams, Marcy Owens, Mary Parker, New Life Church, Janis Dreyer, Carla Haynie, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Ros McQuade Anonymous, Kathlyn Henderson, Wendy Daly, Gini Griffin, Peti and Arne Johnson, Betty and Jack Scully, Jane and William Fairbairn, Janice and Jim Paulsen, Fran and Brent Norris, Marcie and John Traversaro, Sharee and David Howell, Jo Anne and Roy Painter, Christine and Richard Cogger, Judy and Jim Earnest, Amy and Tom Hedges, Margaret O’Donnell, Nancy Cunningham, Stacy Murphy, Barbara and Stephen Underwood, Donna and Robert Leach, Judy Thompson, Dianna and Rich Van Houten, Liz and Jim Murray, Julie and A.L. Holland, Rhonda Richard, Jane and Robert Mouw, Patricia Hunt, Donna Nisbet, Gretchen Hartsook, Lori Brief-Chavez, Sharon and John Tarabini, Dawn Van Ness, Nancy Kraus, Dorothy and Jack Mauger, Linda and Dean Adams, Leslie Rosen, Cynthia Alvarez, Jeanne and Michael Madden, Mona Pastor, Barbara and Michael Dyer, Cynthia Alvarez, Susan and Walter Con, Claire Granbery, Nancy and William Bayliss, Susan Weiss/B & S Asset Management, Beth Ladin and Howard Stern, Bonnie Keller, Carol and Robert Cape, Claudia Sorensen, Elaine and John Morin, Cheryl and Joseph Briskey, Gail and Thomas Ryan, Robin and Arthur Schneider, Terri Einhorn, Cindy Sh Au and Patrick Howlett, Natalie and John Goguen, Nora and Odell Lee, Christi and Gary Nemetz, Iris Finz, Rhonda Richard, Myran and Martin Akel, Patricia and James Rallis, Eveline Alford, Deborah and Joel Art, Elizabeth Steen, Susan and Steven Zweig, Sharon Thacker and Michael Pearman, Karen and John Anderson, Lydia and Michael Nelson, Marie and Robert Kyle, Marilyn and Bruce Rolph, De and Isaac Hampton, Jeanne Little and Gary Findlay, Arlene Shinderman, Nancy Kraus, Judy and Gary Cunningham, Sue and Robert Smith, Joan Ratts, Ellen Polinsky, Jamie and Art Herbon, Carol and William Tenney, Carol Morrison, Gayle Nix, Patricia Dauer, DelSales Corporation, Marilyn Reasoner, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Helen Powell, Marti Lindholm, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, Fred Donati, Mary Parker, Elaine Gardiner, Leona Fairchild, DoTopia, Central Coast Circle of Friends, Albert and Louise Schiebelhut, Ann Miller, Jacque and Chuck Wheeler, Stephanie Roberts in honor of her sister Marian Anderson, Jim and Deborah Whitson, Daphne Meyers,

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,