Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What Womenade Shared May 1st - May 15th

May 1:  Partial rent for a mother of 2 children who lost her job when the business closed; she found a new job, and will be able to sustain going forward.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3621 3

May 2:  Partial trailer park rent for a single mother and her 3 children; all have suffered life-threatening abuse.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 3622 4

May 2:  Partial rent for a mother of 3 boys who is working 2 jobs, and trying to piece things together.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 3623 4

May 2:  Birth certificate for a little boy whose mother can’t afford it.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($28) 3624 2

May 2:  Contact lenses for a man who has been wearing his for 2 months and there is a fear of infection.  Referral:  Cindy Nelson, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($140.42) 3625 1

May 2:  Groceries for a man who is currently too weak to ride his bike to and from Prado.  Referral:  David Lichti, MFC ($100) 3626 1

May 2:  Lift chair motor replacement for a disabled man who has been falling since his chair broke, making his health problems worse.  Referral:  Nicholas Cline, People’s Self-Help Housing ($274.95) 3627 1

May 2:  4 RTA passes for disabled parents and their children; the mother just had surgery and cannot drive.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($176) 3628 4

May 2:  RTA pass so a single mother of 4 can get to treatments, to and from work, and to school to pick up her children.  Referral:  Nathaniel Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services  ($44) 3629 1

May 2:  Food for a family moving out of the shelter into housing and awaiting their first paychecks.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO ($100) 3630 3

May 3:  Partial payment for a mattress for a senior man who is low-income and disabled; his current mattress has springs coming through the fabric.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($228) 3631 1

May 3:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a mom who has been off work while 1 of her children has been very sick.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($198) 3632 3

May 3:  Partial rent for a woman who has been out of work on medical leave; there are also other family problems.  Referral:  Angela Rico, CAPSLO ($300) 3633 2

May 3:  Partial rent for a mother and her children; the mother was hit by a truck while riding her bike to pick up her children from school.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($300) 3634 3

May 4:  Partial rent for a single mom and her elementary children; her husband is behind in child support, and now he has been deported because he was here without papers.  Referral:  Julie Badalamenti and Kathleen LeMieux, Vineyard Elementary ($300) 3635 3

May 4:  Partial rent for a family with 4 children; the father has been out of a job for a month, and is actively searching for another.  Referral:  Ana Hernandez, CAPSLO ($300) 3636 6

May 4:  Partial rent for  a young father who is going to Stanford for jaw cancer.  He works at a fast food restaurant.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3637 3

May 4:  Food for a client moving out of Sober Living and into an apartment.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($100) 3638 1

May 4:  Gas card so a family can take their newborn to doctor appointments.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($100) 3639 3

May 4:  Medication for a patient with a chronic condition that insurance doesn’t cover; other options are being explored for the future.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($255.95) 3640 1

May 4:  Underclothes for a single mother and diapers for 1 of her 2 children.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($150) 3641 3

May 4:  Storage of a family’s belongings for 1 month while they stay at a motel; the ranch where the father was working sold, and he will not be paid at his new job until June 6.  Referral:   Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($66.50) 3642 4

May 5:  A single mother who has been diagnosed with lung cancer is deteriorating quickly, and has many medical bills.  Payment for gas and clothes for her 11-year-old daughter.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 3644 2

May 5:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off tomorrow for a single mother of 3 children; she works, but her husband left the family, and her income is very low.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($208.91) 3645 4

May 5:  Partial rent for an older woman, a former farm worker.  Last year she lost her husband to cancer, and now she has breast cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($350) 3646 1

May 5:  Bassinet for a new baby for a family living in a small space.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($48.93) Debit 3

May 5:  Partial rent for a pregnant woman who lost her boyfriend of 14 years, the father of her unborn child.  He died suddenly last week of a heart attack at the age of 28 of an birth defect that wasn’t detected until after his passing.  She is grief-stricken and her doctor has placed her on immediate disability to ensure she will have a healthy baby girl.  State Disability is pending.  Referral: Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($300) 3647 2

May 5:  Deposit to move a senior couple out of a shed and into housing.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 3648 2

May 6:  Diapers for a 2-year-old.  Referral:  Tomoko Shoat, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($31.23) 3649 2

May 6:  Food and clothes for a single mother and her daughter who has Autism.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK (200) 3649 2

May 8:  Dial-a-Ride passes so that a woman who is disabled can get to treatment.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($60) 3650 1

May 8:  RTA month pass so a client can get to treatment sessions.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($44) 3651 1

May 8:  Partial rent for a mother and her teen daughter.  The mother lost weeks of work while taking her daughter to UCLA for a serious virus.  Referral:  UCLA Health ($300) 3652 2

May 8:  PG&E payment to prevent service from being shut off for a low-income woman; plans are in place going forward.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($209.72)  3653 1

May 9:  Professional clothing so a woman living in a Safe House can take a new job in a law office.  Referral:  Yesenia Alonso, Women’s Shelter Program ($200) 3654 1

May 10:  Food for a family of 7; a family member was recently diagnosed with cancer, and they have medical bills that are not covered by insurance.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($200) 3655 7

May 10:  Partial rent for a single mother and her 2 girls; mother has just started a new, better-paying job.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($150) 3656 3

May 10:  Gas so a woman can get from Paso to San Luis for counseling services.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, County Child Welfare Services ($50) 3657 1

May 10:  Gas and humidifier for a single mother and her children who left most of their belongings behind after suffering physical, emotional, and financial abuse.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($50 and $38.60) 3657 and Debit 3

May 10:  Emergency gas so a brain cancer patient could be taken immediately to Stanford.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($100) 3657 2

May 11:  Partial payment for a front tooth root canal for a junior college student working full time who suffered child abuse, became emancipated at age 12, and has a history of eating disorders which damaged her teeth and took a toll on her health in general.  Referral:  Barbie Bliss, retired Public Health Nurse and literacy group volunteer ($300) 3658 1

May 11:  Partial storage payment for a mother’s unit that is full of her children’s belongings.  Mother is doing well, and reunification is looking good.  Referral:  Jena Kuhnle, County Child Welfare Services ($300) 3659 4

May 11:  Partial rent for a mother who lost work hours in the winery fields due to rain.  She works hard, and has a daughter graduating this year.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($350) 3660 3

May 11:  Partial payment for a mattress for a hospital bed for a lady with major back problems.  Referral:  Jerry Mihaic, Independent Living Resource Center ($200) 3661 1

May 12:  Work shoes for a woman who is starting a job in a local hotel.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($50) 3662 1

May 12:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a man who lives SSI and has had financial difficulties this week.  Referral:  Maribel Rodriguez, LINK ($154) 3663 1

May 12:  Partial utility bill payment for a woman with mental health stress; she has just found a new job, and this support increases her ability to learn her new job.  Referral:  Bridget Coombs, Department of Rehabilitation ($300) 3664 1

May 12:  Gas for a single mom with limited income who, after paying for rent and food, doesn’t have gas to take her children to school.  Referral:  Mary Jo Anderson, Paso Robles School District, donated by Kat Tuculet ($100) 4

May 12:  Long legged lateral immobilizer with hinge knee brace for a single mom who works full time who was seen at Noor Clinic.  Referral:  Michele Brooks RN ($185.01) 3665 3

 May 15:  Therapy for a senior woman who was recently sexually assaulted; she suffers severe depression and this event brought back trauma from past assaults.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($135) 3666 1

Items Donated:  baby wipes from Sharon Lechner, art supplies and notebooks for kids from Karen Kolba; diapers, wipes, and art supplies from Marla Bretches; clothing form Grace Moore; shopping bags from Gini Griffin and Jayne Auchterlonie; clothes from Monique Grajeda; 2 thermal sleeping bags from Cindy Nelson; backpack food from Elizabeth Damon-Mitchell; 50 books and art pieces from Anna Unkovich; strollers from Colleen Ryan-Rowe and Elaine Elmore; 2 adult Electra bikes from Nicki Bywater; dishes, cookware, and other kitchen items from Betsy Umhofer; professional clothes from Rose Fowler; delivery by Madeline Faye; 2 twin beds, rail, and linens donated and delivered by Mary Anne Morgan, Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; bed from Sharon Connors; household kitchen items from Paula Ranney; bed from Kristy and Paul D’Ambra; walker from Anonymous; sheets and blanket for a Foster girl from Lisa Lazzara; walker and 3 gas cards from Kat Tuculet; children’s clothes from Amanda Birdsong and Alisa Weisch; office clothes from Marya Bolyanatz; delivery by Rosemary Cleaves;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Anonymous, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated:  The Mortgage House Fund - Roxanne Carr, Anonymous, Sharon Lechner, Rosemary Cleaves, Jeanie Petit, Debra Jackson, Judy Eisenhard, Karen Kolba, Jeanne Wilbanks, Grace Moore, Patty Clark, Marla Lee Eaton, Janice Chagoya, Peggy Freehauf, Mischelle Townsend, Melodianne Duffy, SCORE, Cindy Hahn, Tidelands Counseling, Patty Aguilar, Wendy Castleman, Denise Fourie for Kiley Goode’s Senior Project for Womenade, Lisa Bertrand, Jean Steel, Barbara Torrey, Jayne Devencenzi, Donette Dunaway, Karen Kolba, San Luis Obispo First Presbyterian Women, Colleen Spafford, Ann McMahon, Karen Tacket for Kiley Goode’s Womenade event, Kathy Greer, Dana Paquin, Michele Williams, Lira Amaya, Tracey Vardas, and Alison Piemons/PG&E Corporation Foundation/YourCause; Peti Johnson, Diana Henderson, Butch and Pam Fisher, Marilyn Reasoner, Heather MacFarlane, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Freddi Quin, Carol Cape, Emy Young, Donna Nisbet, Catherine Scrivano, Nancy Palmer, Anne Mullan, Lynnette Di Bari, Patricia Rallis, Freddi Quin, Gail Ryan, Nancy Doherty, Margie Markus, Myra Akel, Laura Baggett, Arlene Shinderman, Terri Einhorn, Michele Schneiderman, Suzanne Schwake, Nancy Walters, Cheryl Briskey, Rhonda Richard, Lori Brief-Chavez, Karen Richards, Elaine Morin, Bayle Nix, Deborah Fielkowski, Dorothy Hollibaugh, Anna Currie, Kathleen Harvey, Gail Schwartz, Ellen Polinsky, Lori Giancola, Susan McMillan, Joyce Meredith, Linda Lee, Peggy Smith, Rebecca Robinson, Judy Jochum, Carol Burgstahler, Sharon Thacker, Carol Morrison, Julie Frank, Susan Zweig, Carolyn Tenney, Gretchen Hartsook, Patti Reed, Sharron Polkinghorne, Jo Anne Painter, Barbara Swenson, Judy Cunningham, Carole Kraiss, Christine Mateer, Elizabeth Steen, Barb Adams, Nikki Nestor, Nora Lee, Linda Adams, Adriana Kuhn, Mary Firestone, Carol Strong, Jimmie Brewer, Rebecca Larsen, Vivian Chaubet, Peggy Graue, Lydia Nelson, Barbara Underwood, Nancy Schwager, Marcia Johnson, Jennifer Eaton Fieger, Mary Dixon, Myriam Biniskiewicz, Corinne Belsterling, Bonnie Keller, De Hampton, Valerie Mecchi, Marie Kyle, Nancy Bayliss, Liz Murray, Julie Holland, Judith Thompson, Julia Rosenberg, Shelley Cole, Karen Pelz, Patricia Haines, Diane Johnson, Kathy Lewis, Nancy Kraus, Denise Hernandez, Barbara Watkins, Susan McMillan, Judith Richards, Cindy SH AU, Rosemary Nelson, Amy Hedges, Jamie Herbon, Valerie Serbein, Christina Martin, Nancy Kraus, Nancy Schmid, Janice Schmidt, Karen Gassaway, Robin Schneider, Valerie Van Meter, Rosemary Remacle, Janice Paulsen, Tina Scobel, Debra Day, Diane Niehaus, Sandra Shaw, Diane Martin, Rhonda Madden, Yvonne Williams, Donna Caley Leach, Gwendolyn Bachman, Deborah Art, Dorothy Mauger, Marcia Hashimoto, Barbara Watkins, Claudia Sorensen, Priscilla Smith, Marcia Traversaro, Sharon Con, Janet Chaney, Linda Blonsley, Elizabeth Steen, Claire Granbery Barbara Swenson, Betty Scully, Jane Fairbairn, Fran Norris, Dawn Van Ness, Ronni Gohr, Patricia Dauer, Carole Moyer, Kim Hayashi, Myra Akel, Deborah Art, Anonymous, Fred Donati, Robert Otten, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, Sandy Richardson for Kiley Good’s Fundraiser for Womenade, Ann Miller, Anne and Forest Crowe in honor of the kindness of Dr. Karen Kolba, Marla Bretches, Mary Parker, Gaye Galvan,

Sunday, April 30, 2017

What Womenade Shared April 16th - April 30th

April 17:  Bicycle repair for a homeless Veteran who is at risk, but has made great progress in the last year.  Referral:  Alan McKean, State of California Employment Development ($50) 3567 1

April 17:  Partial rent for a mother and her 2 daughters; mother is on leave of absence from current employment and doing well in treatment.  Referral:  Natalia Ruiz, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3569 3

April 19:  Bus pass for a Veteran who is looking for work.  Referral:  Kate Zeiss, HUD/VASH ($44) 3570 1

April 20:  Motel stay for a woman who had to quit her job to help care for her partner who is in the hospital fighting for his life.  Referral:  Sheila Johnson, Mountainbrook Church ($300) 3571 2

April 20:  Sober Living rent for a woman doing well in treatment.  Referral:  Heather Sorenson, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3572 1

April 20:  Gas card for a single father to travel to Bakersfield to take a test for a truck driver job.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($50) 3573

April 19:  Medication for a 72-year-old patient with COPD; she and her husband are just over the qualifying income for Medi-Cal, but finances are tight due to expensive medications she must take.  Referral;  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($300) 3574 2

April 20:  Bus pass so a mother who has a high risk pregnancy can get to medical appointments.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($44) 3575 2

April 20:  Gas and diapers for a young mom with a 3-year-old.  Mom is a domestic violence victim and child was exposed, and they had to go to the shelter with just the clothes on their backs.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($50 and $39.86) 3576 and 3581 2

April 20:  Work clothes for a woman who has just found employment.  Referral:  Amy Carlisle, County Intensive Outreach Treatment ($150) 3577 1

April 20:  Household items for a woman moving out of the shelter to housing.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($100) 3578 1

April 20:  Partial rent for a woman who had to use rent money to repair her car.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($115) 3579 1

April 20:  Bus pass so a patient new to treatment can keep appointments.  Referral:  Amy Carlisle, County Intensive Outreach Treatment ($44) 3580 1

April 20:  Impound fee for a homeless person so he can get to work.  His vehicle was impounded for being on the street too long.  Referral:  Jose Camacho, Family Care Network ($280) 3582 1

April 20:  Deposit for housing for a survivor of sexual assault who has been evicted from her home and her car broke down.  Referral:  Susan Lamont, SART/RISE ($100) 3583

April 20:  Partial rent for a widow whose husband just passed away and now she is a single tenant.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) 3584 1

April 20:  Partial rent payment in Sober Living for a woman who is starting a new job. Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3585 1

April 20:  Ultrasound for a gentleman.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($248) 3586 1

April 20:  Post Office box and food for a pregnant woman who is a survivor of human trafficking and domestic violence. Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($45 and $100) 3587 and 3596 2

April 20:  Partial rent to prevent a family’s eviction.  The father lost work hours due to the rains.  Referral:  Flor Ponce, CAPSLO ($300) 3588 4

April 20:  Seated walker for a 95-year-old who has terrible arthritis in her knees making walking painful and difficult.  Referral:  Leslie Grimsby, Central Coast Home Health ($65.43) Debit 1

April 20:  Room rent and gas for a woman who is struggling.  Referral: Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Health ($90 and $50) 3589 and 3599 1

April 21:  Partial payment of utility bill to prevent shut off for a woman who is doing well in her treatment sessions.  Referral:  Rosie Armendariz, County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services ($200) 3590 1

April 21:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a woman working very hard in treatment.  Referral:  Rosie Armendariz, County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services ($220) 3591 1

April 21:  Partial rent for a mother of 4 children whose husband has left.  She just gave birth to a baby who is blind, and she has to stay home from work a few more weeks to get support services in place for the child.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($250) 3592 5

April 21:  Emergency utility payments to prevent shut off for a family at risk.  Referral:  Dot Stauble, CAPSLO ($169.62 and $49.08) 3593 and 3594 4

April 21:  Partial rent for a victim of abuse.  Referral:  Jennie Nostrum, RISE ($100) 3595 1

April 21:  Gas card so a woman starting back to school can get a ride from a friend.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($50) 3597 2

April 21:  Gas card so a woman living in a rural part of the county can get rides to school.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($50) 3597 2

April 21:  Gas card so a domestic violence victim can take her daughters to school and attend counseling.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($50) 3598 3

April 21:  Underwear and socks for sisters in 3rd and 5th grades whose clothes were stolen when their father was washing them at a laundromat.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($100) 3600 3

April 21:  Partial rent for a 71-year-old with emphysema who receives only $183 a month on Social Security.  Her sister has had to leave her job to take care of her.  Referral;  Shelley Kilcoyne, Central Coast Home Health ($300) 3601 3

April 24:  RTA pass for a client to get to treatment from Atascadero to Paso.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44) 1

April 24:  RTA pass so a woman who has just moved to housing can get to mental health treatment.  Referral: Nathaniel Reynolds, County Co-occurring Disorders Program and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44) 1

April 24:  Gas to help a grandmother foster her grandchild and move her to where she lives.  Referral:  Brooke Dace, County Department of Social Services ($50) 3602 2

April 24:  Partial payment for braces for a girl who has a hard time eating and bites her tongue and lips.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 3603

April 24:  Partial payment for car repair for the husband of a 62-year-old woman who is dying of metastatic kidney cancer.  He has taken time off from work to care for her, and finances are very tight.  Referral:  Kelly Allen, Dignity Health Hospice ($300) 3604 2

April 25:  Entry fees so 2 middle school students in at-risk families can participate in the Color Fun Run.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($30) 3605 2

April 25:  Late car payment for a Veteran who is entering into support with Drug and Alcohol.  Referral:  Cindy Nelson, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($298) 3506 1

April 27:  Car rental for a senior woman whose car broke down; she needs her transportation for her childcare job that requires her to transport children.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($256.22) 3507 1

April 27:  Costco membership so a single mother of 4 children can make her Calfresh dollars go farther.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($60.95) 3608 5

April 27:  Partial deposit for a woman who has secured a job and is moving out of the shelter.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($300) 3609 1

April 27:  Car payment for a homeless Veteran so he doesn’t lose his transportation and his place to live.  Referral:  Thomas Potter, CAPSLO ($300) 3610 1

April 27:  Motel stay for a single mom with three children in the Cambria School District.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($110.47) 3611 4

April 28:  Clothes for a toddler girl in a struggling family.  Referral:  Brooke Dace, Department of Social Services ($100) 3612 2

April 28:  Partial rent for a mom recently separated who has a severely handicapped son with Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy; it will be a few weeks before services will be in place for her and her child.  Referral:  Maribel Rodriguez, LINK ($300) 3613 2

April 28:  Utility payments for a senior who is disabled; she used her available funds for emergency dental care.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($136.16 and $42.43) 3614 and 3615 1

April 28:  Utility payment for a single mother who is in dispute with her boyfriend for financial assistance.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($193.69) 3616 3

April 28:  Partial rent for a single father looking for work and beginning full custody of his daughter.  Referral:  Micaela Cholico, County Department of Social Services ($300) 3616 2

April 28: Knee scooter for a large man who had 2 toes amputated.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder and Kevin Mikelonis, Transitional Food and Shelter ($289) 3618 1

April 28:  Diapers and utility bill payment to prevent shut off for a single mother with 3 young children, 1 of whom is special needs.  The father is in prison.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($31.23 and $300) 3619 and 3620 4
 
Items Donated:  grabber for senior couple with arthritis from Marla and Robert Eaton; baby clothes, diapers, and toiletries from Megan Duke; 2 Bob strollers from Mariam Shah; children’s toys, books, and quilts from Julie Diffenbaugh delivered by Dana Lundy; cases and packages, of diapers, wipes and toiletries for babies from Central Coast Women’s League delivered by Jane Thomas and  Pat Gordon; professional clothes from Sue McKee; kitchen items, dishes, and bedding, and heels from Carol Astaire; baby clothes and high school toiletries from Dianne Lane; 2 adult walkers from Risa Brown; delivery by Carol Tickner; children’s clothes from Lisa Jouet;

Admin Funds Donated:  Anonymous, Freddi Quin, Martha Chivens, Rosemary Cleaves,

Funds Donated:  Ann Miller, Jayma Newland, Leslie Grigsby, Heidi Boatman, Diane Wettlaufer, Judy Eisenhard, Leslie Rotstien, Kat Tuculet, Melaleuca, Jackie Miller for Kiley Goode’s Womenade event, Julie Schultz, Anonymous, Marilyn Baty, Carrie Zinn, Janice Chagoya, Tyra Solomon, Genii Myers, Diane Koletzke, Lisa Gadsby, Michelle Blanc, Sophidion Foundation, Anonymous, Elaine Paulson, Jo Ann Jennings, Kathleen Martinelli, Jane Thomas, Jennifer Langford, Elise Carraway and Frank Nerli, Judy Eisenhard, Ingrid Pires, Sarah Coplen, Lauren Rueda, Leah St. James, Kristina Barckley, Maggie Ragatz, Linda and Roy Rawlings, Sue McCutcheon, Robert Otten in honor of Elisa Leigan’s diaper drive for Womenade (County Drug and Alcohol Services), Kathy Gisler, Kathie Hendricks,

Sunday, April 16, 2017

What Womenade Shared April 1st - April 15h

April 3:  Partial rent for a woman who just moved to housing and has had to repair her car.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO ($300) 3534 1

April 3:  Month RTA bus pass so a man in Sober Living can get to work and treatments.  Referral:  April Madden, County Behavioral Health and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44)

April 3:  Month RTA bus pass so an abuse victim can look for work.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE, and shopping by Edie Kahn ($44)

April 3:  Assistance with making a patient’s home safe and accessible; she is a single mother with a fractured leg and traumatic brain injury.  Referral:  Jessica Devereaux, Wilshire Community Services ($350) 3535 3

April 3:  Dental bill payment so a man who is physically disabled can be seen by a dentist.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($98) 3536 1

April 3:  Partial payment for rent in a Sober Living home for a woman who has maintained a perfect record in treatment; she is unable to work due to a major heart condition.  Referral  Heather Sorensen, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3537 1

April 4:  Diapers, clothes, shoes, school supplies, and and gas for a single mom and her 3 children.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($213.01) 3538 4

April 4:  Partial rent for a single mother and her 4 boys, one of whom has a severe mental health disorder.  SSI payments stopped because of an error, and she is frantic not to go back to homelessness again.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($300) 3539 5

April 4:  Utility payment to prevent shut off for a family of 3; the father was taken by ICE and the mom is working hard to keep the home stable as possible, and has been able to pay all the bills except the gas bill.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($158.72) 3540 4

April 4:  Partial rent for Sober Living for a woman who recently got a job, and will not be able to pay her rent until she gets her 1st paycheck.  She just got a 3-day pay or quit notice.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program ($300) 3541 1

April 5:  Rental assistance for a woman with a severe mental illness. She had unexpected medical bills this month; she lives on $325 SSI monthly, as does her spouse.  Referral:  Alicia Dueck, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3542 1

April 5:  Mattress for a very low-income senior.  She has things stuffed under her current mattress to try to make it more even.  Mattress Specialists in Paso is providing special consideration for this purchase.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($200) 3543 1

April 5:  Partial rent for a woman in her 50s who was injured at work.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self Help Housing ($215) 3544 1

April 5:  Partial payment for gymnastics for a 7-year-old who is being cared for by her grandma after her mom died of an overdose.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($150) 3545 2
 
April 5:  Car payment for an older couple who fell on hard times because his wife has an illness and can’t work for several months.   Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($182.37) 3546 2

April 5:  Water bill payment for a Veteran who just moved to a new apartment; he will start a job soon.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, HUD/VASH  ($93.80) 3547 1

April 6:  Clothes for a 10-year-old girl who is being reunited with her mom, a Veteran.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Health Agency ($105.95) 3548 2

April 7:  Utility payment for a single dad of a 9-month-old who has a restraining order against the mom.  Referral:  Amber Balais, Link ($200) 3549 2

April 7:  Clothes for the son of a single mother of 4 children.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 3550 5

April 7:  Purchased and donated Depends for an 85-year-old man on Hospice care.  He and his wife are low-income; she works at a local store.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($50) 3551 2

April 7:  Gas card for a woman to go to work; she has been ill and unable to work the last 3 weeks.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($50) 3552 2

April 7:  Food, personal items, and gas for a homeless woman who is currently sleeping on a couch in someone’s home.  Referral:  Elizabeth Karsh, MFT ($150) 3553 1

April 7:  Emergency rent to prevent eviction for a woman and her son.  The mother’s work hours were cut.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughan, ARK ($300) 3554

April 7:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a grandmother who has been ill.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($240) 3555 1

April 7:  RTA month passes so a mother can visit her newborn daily in the NICU at Marian Hospital to bond, breast feed, and learn how to care for her infant.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse, and purchasing by Edie Kahn ($88) 3

April 8:  Shoes for a student who wears ones that are falling apart, or she just wears her socks.  Referral:  Jack Greer, Michelle Specht, and Heather Senecal, San Luis Obispo High School ($75) 3556 1

April 9:  Baby carrier for a single mother with 4 children.  She needs a special carrier for her new infant that she can wear to prevent further injury to her back while she works cleaning homes.  Referral:  Elizabeth Barbosa, CAPSLO ($98.67) Debit 5

April 10:  Partial payment for a breast feeding pump for a new mother suffering from severe postpartum depression.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($200) 3557 2

April 10:  Pillow cases for brothers who were just reunited with their mother in her Sober Living Home.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse, and shopping by Edie Kahn ($) 4

April 11:  Rental assistance for a family of 3; the mother lost her job and will not be able to start her new job until next week.  Referral:  Rocio Hernandez, Coastal Family Resource Center/San Luis Coastal Unified School District ($300) 3558 3

April 11:  Gas card so an 18-year-old mother with a 6-month-old son can get to treatments where she has been very successful.  Referral:  Holl-Lee Lawrence, County Behavioral Health ($50) 3559 2

April 11:  Cleaning supplies so a group of volunteers can clean and organize a home that a family with 3 children will be moving into after a year of homelessness.  Referral: Christina Combs, Family Care Network ($50) 3560 4

April 11:  Overdue utility bill payments for a cancer patient and spouse who have used a lot of energy trying to keep the patient warm.  They are in the process of being evicted.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health Home Health ($168.09 and $172.86) 3561 and 3562 2

April 12: Partial rent to prevent a Veteran from eviction; he is currently actively seeking employment.   Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($92) 3563 1

April 13:  Partial rent to prevent a Veteran’s eviction.  He is behind due to loss of work.  Referral:  Michael Ostash, HUD/VASH ($300) 3564 1

April 14:  Partial payment to CHC for emergency dental care for a woman in great pain.  Referral:  Jane Hill, LCSW ($300) 3565 1

April 15:  Sterilization and transportation of tools so that a little girl can have dental surgery.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($150) 3566 2

April 15:  Partial rent for a mother of 4 children whose husband has left.  She just gave birth to a baby who is blind, and she has to stay home from work a few more weeks to get support services in place for the child.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($250) 5

Items:   toiletries and tub mat from Doreen Wetzel; bounty of toys from Lisa; adult clothes from Anonymous; clothes and shoes from Bryan Duggan; clothes from Donna Jeberjahn; clothes and shoes from Candie and Phil Guldeman; men’s Depends from Women’s March donations via Lisa Lazzara; adult clothes from Anonymous; deliveries by Linda Jankay and Linda Bishop; jacket from Carol Devore; clothes from Vita Miller; adult clothes from Kat Tuculet, diapers from Karen Blum, books and toys from Sharynn Chirpich, changing table and maternity clothes from Allie Kirschner; clothing from Gladys Porter; clothes for infants from Lainie Wachter; clothes and cloth bags from Evelyn Ruehr; women’s clothes and shoes from Rose Fowler; children’s books from Therese Hanlon; women’s clothes from Lisa McClory; bedroom set from Noni Smyth; delivery by Carol Tickner; food from Anonymous; maternity clothes from Amy Hinshaw-Zingo; crib from Nicole Ripley; maternity clothes from Lisa Lazzara; wipes from Anonymous; food for family with 4 children from Elizabeth Mitchell; infant toys from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids Toys!; food and children’s clothes from Anonymous;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Leslie Jones, Bonnie Heikes, Rosalyn Phillips, Jackie Miller, Barbara Bell, Dana Easton, Anonymous Matching Donor, Vicki Wyne, Ann Palmer, Wendy Daly, Roost Co-Working Matching Donor; Naomi Blakely, Mariam Shah, Darlene Krouse, Lynda Allen, Karen O’Grady, Susan Hood, Jeri Corcoran-Martin, Jeannette Powles, Jana Coulston, Shelly Johnson, Karen O’Donnell, Carol Schmidt, Lisa Lazzara, Rawley Regier, Karen Blum, Jessica Griffiths, Kristi Ross, Marcy Owen, Ann Mathias, Nancy Shearer, Phil and Polly Gammons, Mo McGee, Candace Guldeman, phone payment for the year from Tom and Jayne Auchterlonie, Anonymous, Tari Haberfield, Phyllis Martinelli, Mona Tucker, Maggie Maly, Marylou Gooden,

Funds Donated:  Grover Beach Rotary, Patty Aguilar, Lisa Bertrand, Tidelands Counseling, Marilyn Banducci, Wendy Castleman, Fred Donati, Anonymous, Cindy and Russ Nelson, Tiffany Dietrich, Reese and Lauren Rueda with congratulations and love to Quinn Brady and her family, Kathy Long, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Barbara Torrey, Marilyn Fuller, Donnette Dunaway, Andrea Brown for Baywood Navy, Susan Hood, Jana Coulston, Jeri Corcoran-Martin, Lynda Allen, Linda Quesenberry, Vita Miller, Jeannette Powles, Jay and Carol Devore, Evelyn Ruehr, Sue Wild, Liz Curren, Michelle Clark, Darlene Krouse, Anneka Scranton, Anonymous, Naomi Blakely, Shelly Johnson, Diana Foch, Claretta Longden, Judy Riener, Movie Group, Gini Griffin, Karen O’Donnell, Rawley Regier, Karen Blum, Leslie Jones, Anonymous, Michele Williams, Dana Paquin, Kathy Greer, Sally Equinoa, Elise Wheeler, Maggie Maly, Marilyn Reasoner, Peti Johnson, Phil and Joanne Ruggles; Phil and Polly Gammons, Heather MacFarlane, Polly Sackrider, Ann Tiber, Marian Kaser, Sue Smith, Karen Horst,



Saturday, April 1, 2017

What Womenade Shared March 16th - March 31st


March 16:  Bus ticket for a man to go to Ventura to stay with friends until a Section 8 placement can be found for him.  Referral:  David Lichti, LMFT ($75.95) 3509 1

March 16:  Green card payment for an elderly woman in need of medical care.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3510 2

March 19:  Emergency funds for burial of a still born baby.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($305.95) 3512 5

March 19:  Food for a Hospice patient’s daughter who is on disability for clinical depression and losing half her income soon.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($200) 3513 2

March 20:  Finger printing fee and guard license fee for a Veteran who is beginning a new job.  Referral:  Michael Ostash, HUD/VASH ($80 and $60) 3514 and 3515 1

March 20:  Regional and City month bus passes for an older woman who is doing well in treatment and looking for work.  Referral:  Robert Otten, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Karen Blum  ($44 and $37) 3523 1

March 21:  Food for a woman who is very ill and living on limited SSI funds.  She gets food from the pantries, but needs more substantial food to heal.  Referral:  Shelley Kilcoyne, Central Coast Home Health, and shopping by Karen Blum ($100) 3523 1

March 21:  Food for a man in his 70’s newly diagnosed with cancer and no longer able to work; his wife’s pay is cut greatly while she cares for him.  Referral:  Shelley Kilcoyne, Central Coast Home Health, and shopping by Karen Blum ($100) 3523 2

March 21:  Gas so a student with significant medical challenges can finish his last semester at Cuesta.  His transfer to one of the 2 colleges to which he has been accepted is at risk if he cannot finish his current classes.  Referral:  Joan Duffy, Cuesta College Health Center ($100) 3516 1

March 21:  Gas so a single father of a 3 and a 4-year-old can travel to San Diego for job training that will allow him to earn more than minimum wage. Referral:  Marisela Corona, CAPSLO ($100) 3517 3

March 22:  Partial payment for tires for a single mom.  Referral:  Ana Hernandez, CAPSLO ($100) 3518 3

March 23:  Gas so a single mother can take her child to Madera to a hearing specialist.  Referral:  Erika Campos, CAPSLO ($100) 3519 2

March 23:  Car repair for a single mother who needs her vehicle for work and to transport her children to and from school.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 3520 4

March 24:  Partial rent for a family to prevent eviction; plans are in place for them to make their payments going forward.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 3521 5

March 24:  Partial payment for school trip for the daughter of a single mother.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($118) 3522 2

March 27:  Supplies to repair toilet and roof on a 5th wheel that was greatly damaged during the storms.  Owners are elderly and suffering from medical conditions.  Referral:  Jane Hill, LCSW ($300) Debit 2

March 27:  Utility payments for a Veteran struggling to make payments after using funds to repair his car.  Referral:  Michael Ostash, HUD/VASH ($74.19 and $117.71) 3525 and 3526 1

March 28:  Food for a disabled woman who lives on $713 a month.  She was in a terrible car accident, and had to use her funds to pay to have her car towed from the highway.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) 3327 1

March 28:  Propane for a Veteran who got behind in payments because he thought propane was included in his rent.  Referral:  Kathleen Martin, HUD/VASH ($220) 3328 1

March 28:  Water bill payment to prevent shut off for a single mother and her 8-year-old.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($88) 3529 2

March 28:  Gas card for a client who is trying to find employment, but has no funds at this time.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($50) 3530 1

March 28:  Food for an 81-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease who will be transferring to Hospice care soon; he and his wife are on a very tight, fixed income.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($100) 3531 2

March 28:  Water bill payment to prevent shut off for a woman who is short funds.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($107.57) 3532 1

March 29:  Diapers for an 8-month-old with many medical needs due to drug exposure; he and his brother are in the process of being adopted by his grandmother.  Referral:  Yecenia Silva, Oceano School Readiness ($12.91)  3533 2

March 29:  Gas so a man who is disabled can get to counseling and grocery store.  Referral:  David Lichti, LMFT ($50) 3533 1



March 31:  Gas so a family that is extremely low income can visit one of their children in a local hospital and the other at Valley Children’s Hospital.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($100)

Items Donated:  delivery by Kat Tuculet; diapers from Katie Nunnelley; shelf, towels, and rug from Marcie Lindvall; elementary school clothing from Vita Miller, Lanie Wachter, sheets and juice glasses from Edna Marie Cole; dresser from Elise Wheeler; bedroom set from Noni Smith; towels, comforters and kitchen items from Judy Riener; lift chair from Kristan Mulgrew; rug, linens, and kitchen supplies from Susie McCutcheon; household items and clothing from Paula Marie Ranney via Susan Updegrove; clothes from Kolleen Harrison; delivery by Carol Tickner; clothes from Anonymous; pack and play, clothes, and baby chair from Resa Brown; 4 quilts from Katie Perez; shoes, clothes, linens from Tami Diehl; clothes from Anonymous; bike from SLO Police Department repaired by Jim Kelleher with donated parts from The Bike Kitchen delivered by Karen Blum and Naomi Blakely; clothes from Karen Petersen and Barbara Deel; 6 packs of diapers from Shannon Dalporto; 2 strollers from Julie Silva delivered by Janice Chagoya; deliveries by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; chair and foot stool from Dave Louw; diapers from Megan Duke and Toni Stephenson; Depends, pillows, pillow cases, diapers, and  bike from Jodie Nelson;
 
Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, Patricia Streng,

Funds Donated:  Frank and Florence Simon, Jayma Newland, Diane Wettlaufer, Leslie Rotstein, Kat Tuculet, Melaleuca, Penny Platt, Peti Johnson, Ardie Heinrich, Ralphs, Lira Amaya, Tracey Vardas, and Alison Piemons/PG&E Corporation Foundation/YourCause; Lauren Rueda, Sarah Coplen, Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich, Maggie Ragatz, Lesa Smith, Ann McMahon, Carrie Zinn, Mary Wood, Jordis and Mark Daigle, Terri Quinn, Kathy Gisler, Patricia Streng, SCORE San Luis Obispo, Cindy Hahn,

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What Womenade Shared March 1st - March 15th


March 1:  Diapers for a toddler.  Mother doesn’t get paid until March 6th, and they are completely out of diapers.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($32.48) 3467 2

March 1:  Emergency formula for a premature baby.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Valerie Amador, Department of Social Services ($39.78) 3467 2

March 3:  Medical bill payment for a cancer patient.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($172.50) 3468 3

March 3:  Car payment to prevent a client’s car from being repossessed.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, San Luis Obispo County Health Department ($300) 3469 1

March 4:  Food for a 79-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s.  She and her husband are low income, and he is facing colon cancer surgery.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($200) 3470 2

March 4:  School field trip payment so a middle school student can attend with her classmates.  Referral:  Shonn Cross, LINK ($105) 3471 2

March 4:  Food for a family with 2 children who need milk, eggs, and meat.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 3472 3

March 4:  Underwear and shoes for a 7th grader living with her dad.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 3472 2

March 4:  Partial rent for father, pregnant mother, and 2 children sharing a small house with 9 other relatives - one a newborn who was just flown to Madera Children’s Hospital with serious health problems.  Referral:  Magda Williams, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($150) 3473 12

March 4:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a man who is in school full time to be an EMT and working half time.  Referral:  Erica Burns, America’s Jobs Center ($300) 3474 1

March 5:  Food, clothes, school supplies, and gas for a girl whose parents were deported and she was not allowed back into their apartment to get her belongings.  An aunt is caring for her.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($75.95 and ($205.95) Debit and 3475  In addition, Facebook friends donated clothes, shoes, school supplies, and gift cards for her and her aunt.  6

March 6:  Electric outlet safety plugs for a toddler.  Referral:  Melanie Barket, CASA, and shopping by Karen Blum ($) 3

March 7:  Partial back rent for a family of 5; father has been out of work due to the rains.  Referral:  Nuvia Zul, CAPLSO ($300) 3477 5

March 9:  Gas for man to travel to UCLA Medical Center for treatments.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Behavioral Health  ($100) 3478 2

March 9:  Utility bill payment to prevent shut off for a woman who is suddenly behind due to personal problems.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($82.77) 3479 1

March 10:  Toddler diapers for a family that is struggling financially.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($29.08) 3480 2

March 10:  Car payment and insurance payment for a 33-year-old breast cancer patient who just completed her 1st year of treatment; she is working 2 jobs, but just got laid off from 1.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($211.69 and $76.61) 3481 and 3482 1

March 9:  Fees for a family to attend the Family Deaf and Hard of Hearing Camp in Julian.  Their 1st grader just received hearing aids, and they are struggling financially.  Referral: Tina Self, CA Hands and Voices ($330) 3484 4

March 13:  RTA passes so 2 clients can attend treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Health Department, and shopping by Karen Blum ($88) 2

March 13:  Storage unit payment so a woman who is homeless does not lose all her belonging.  Referral;  Samantha Crouse, El Camino Homeless Organization ($85) 3486 1

March 13:  Gas and food for a family with 3 children who have no food in the house.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($150) 3487 4

March 13:  Partial payment for a car starter for a mother who is disabled and living in a shelter with her daughter.  Referral:  Robin Kirby, San Luis Obispo County Office of Education ($200) 3488 2

March 13:  Partial deposit to move a family of 5 into housing.  Mother is pregnant and needs to rest.  Referral:  Rocio Hernandez, Coastal Family Resource Center/San Luis Coastal Unified School District ($200)  3489 6

March 13:  Partial rent for a Veteran who recently moved to housing.  Plans are in place for him to be independent going forward.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) 3490

March 14:  Partial rent for a single mother of 4 children whose husband passed away recently.  Her work hours have been cut due to weather.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($268) 3491 5

March 14:  Partial camp payment for a middle school student.  Her single mother is caring for her and another daughter in college.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($250) 3492 3

March 14:  Required class fee for re-certification so a Veteran who has been offered a job as a security guard, can take the required course.  Referral: Katherine Martin, HUD-VASH ($80) Cash 1

March 14:  Gas so a mother who recently gave birth to twins very prematurely can travel from North County to be with them daily in the NICU.  Referral:  Emily Zubritsky, Family Care Network ($200) 3493 3

March 14:  Sober Living rent to prevent eviction of an older woman who is 45 days clean and has just started a new job, but won't have a paycheck for 2 weeks.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Behavioral Health, Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($300) 3494 1

March 14:  Food and gas for a client who needs support getting to treatment and to his new job until his first paycheck.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Health Department ($200) 3495 1

March 14:  Food and gas so a mother can take her 2 little children to daycare and regional services.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Health Department ($200) 3496 3

March 14:  Gas so 2 Veterans can search for work.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, PATH ($200) 3497 2

March 14:  Retraining for a registered service dog, so he can continue to assist a formerly homeless woman who is now living in a group home.  Referral:  Sara Alley, Wilshire Community Services ($285) 3498 2

March 14:  Partial payment for car repairs so a woman can keep her employment at a State Park.  Referral:  Starr Cloyd, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3499 1

March 14:  PG&E payment for a woman and her 5 children who are living with their grandmother who was in a car accident and has been unable to work.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($126.95) 3500 7

March 14:  Partial payment for rent in Sober Living for a mother who started a new job, but has not yet received her first paycheck.  Referral:  Danielle Gonzalez and Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($300) 3501

March 15:  Pull Up diapers for an elementary student who struggles with incontinence while at school.  Referral:  Suzanne Balderamma, Paso Robles School District and shopping by Tyra Solomon ($53.75)  3502 3

March 15:  Car payment for a mother of 2 who graduated from Family Treatment Court.  She is separated from her husband due to his relapse, and is struggling to make ends meet.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($200) 3503 3

March 15:  Heart medication for a mother of 3.  Her doctor keeps trying different meds to find the right one for her, and insurance won’t cover.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughan, The ARK ($361.57) 3504 4

March 15:  Car payment for a man who had hip surgery and fell short with his bills.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Health Department ($300) 3505 4

March 15:  Partial rent for a single mother who works in the fields, and lives in a rented room with her child.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 3506 2

March 15:  Electricity bill and partial rent for a single mother who has lost work hours due to weather.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($198 and $100) 3507 and 3508 4

Items Donated:  
children’s rug from Kimberlee, Jason, and Genevieve Leroux; books and toys from Tim Romano; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; for a child whose parents were deported, clothes from Nichole Brandow, Wendy Cattleman, and the Hale family, Target card from Ellen Sturtz, shoes and funds from Lisa Aquino, clothes, shoes, socks, and underwear from Ann Turner, shoes and clothes from Cindy Hahn, gift cards and funds from Anonymous, Fletcher Scott, Nancy and Dan Lewis, Anonymous, Anna Kirk, Amanda Corcoran, Cassy Goehner and Rita’s Rainbows, Carolyn Benitez,  Gina Whitaker and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship members, Paulette Beakley, Jo Anne Miller, Mona Tucker, and backpack from Alma Solis; gift cards from Paul and Kristy D’Ambra; toys, diapers, wipes, and more from Amber Spoeneman and friends; bike and stroller from Jayne Engle Allen; children’s clothes from Children’s Resource Network via Joan Rice; blanket from Anonymous; diapers from Marian Gregory; toiletries and bags from Baywood Navy; toys from Karen Reyes/Lil Blessings; delivery by Terry Elfrink; crib from Kristin Heenan; diapers, wipes, and baby clothes from Rachael Letter; baby carrier, clothes and other baby items from Vanessa Salas; 2 twin beds from Wendy Daly; bunk, mattresses, and desk from Maggie Browning; twin bed and linens from Charla Whitman; Stroller from Kelly Cook;



Admin Funds Donated
Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated
Leslie Rotstein, Diane Wettlaufer, Kat Tuculet, Jayma Newland, Vicki Wynn, Vicki McPartland, Esperanza Evans, Sylvia Drucker, Carol Astaire, Melaleuca, Lauren Ruda, Sarah Coplen, Ann Balasuriya, Lucia Cleveland, Maggie Ragatz, Kathie and Ken Hendricks in honor of Olivia Glidden’s 14th birthday, Elaine Gardiner, Patricia Avant-Kern, Ann McMahon, Maggie Maly, Marylou Gooden, Susan Updegrove, Carrie Zinn, Karen Jenny, Anne Gough and friends, Laura Lynn White, Kathy Gisler, Liz Johnston, Patty Aquilar, Tidelands Counseling, Cindy Hahn, Carol and Bob Kerwin, Lisa Bertrand, Jean Steel, Jayne Devencenzi, Fred Donati, Barbara Torrey, Donette Dunaway, Anonymous, Nancy and Dan Lewis, Fletcher Scott, Anna Kirk, Amanda Corcoran, Laurel Serdehely, Stella Medina, Dana Paquin, Michelle Williams, Kathy Greer, Samantha Bird, William and Lorianna Fletcher, Anonymous, Andrea Brown and Baywood Navy, Eleanor Seavey, Mary Parker, Barbara Rosenthal, Marilyn Reasoner, Kathy Diefenderfer in memory of her dear friend Barbara Marcum, Linda Garcia-Inchausti, Laura Schultz, Lupe Oronozcrawford, Melinda Jones, Heather MacFarlane, Alyssa Berry, Linda and Roy Rawlings, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, PG&E Matching Fund - Monica Barnby and Gabriele Weidner, Patricia Gordon, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, Ann Miller,

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What Womenade Shared February 16th - 28th


February 16:  Gas so a woman can get to a medical appointment for treatments at UCLA.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, CAPSLO ($100) 3447  1

February 16:  Emergency specialized formula for a baby born prematurely.  Mother can’t afford this and social workers are researching why Cen-Cal is currently not covering it.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($40.98) 3463  2

February 17:  Diapers and wipes for toddlers in a struggling family.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($58.16) Debit  3

February 17:  Car seat for a toddler. The mother doesn’t have transportation, but needs the seat when they get rides.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($48.47) 3463  3

February 17:  Smog check so a family will have transportation to work and appointments again.  Referral:  David Lichti, LMFT ($49) 3448  5

February 17:  Partial rent for a family with 3 boys.  The father is out of work for several weeks due to an accident on the job.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($200) 3449  5

February 17:  Restoration of water service for a family of 7.  Dad works in agriculture and has been off work due to the rains.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($274.41) 3450  7

February 20:  Partial care facility payment for a man with no family or friends for support.  Referral:  Quentin Smith, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3451  1

February 21:  Clothes for a woman who lives in the shelter and lost all her clothing in a bad relationship.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 3452  1

February 21:  Motel stay for a homeless mother-to-be who is having medical complications. Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($300)  Cash  2

February 21:  Partial rent for a woman, her husband, and 1-year-old who are moving out of the shelter to housing.  Referral:  Cristy Chavez, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($200) 3453  3

February 22:  Household items for a woman and her 2 children, abuse victims, who are moving from the streets to housing.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 3454  3

February 24:  Emergency gas so a father can borrow a car and go to San Francisco to get a copy of his birth certificate so he can begin a new job immediately.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($50) 3455  4

February 24:  Emergency orthodontia payment so a girl in pain and bleeding can have her braces adjusted.  Office would not provide service without payment.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($300) Debit  2

February 25:  Partial car payment for a woman who is a victim of domestic abuse.  A plan is in place for her to make payments in the future.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($300) 3456  1

February 25:  Weighted vest for a 7-year-old boy who lives with his mom in an RV.  Referral:  Tomoko Rhoat, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($58.94) Debit  2

February 25:  Childcare payment for a teen mom.  She recently was hired as an aid at a boys/girls club, and due to her employment, her childcare rate was raised.  She would like to become a social worker, and this job will help her English communication skills and teacher-student relationship development.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($256) 3457  2

February 27:  Motel and gas so a woman who is disabled can go to a specialty clinic at UCSF for cancer treatment.  Referral:  Mat Chirman, Tidelands Counseling ($300) 3459 

February 27:  Partial payment of hot water heater repair for a woman living in a 5th wheel trailer on limited income after losing all her money to Bernie Madoff many years ago.  Referral:  Allison Mee, Adult Protective Services ($212.03)  3460  1

February 27:  Emergency food for a single mother and her 2 elementary students who have no food at their house.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK 3261  3

February 27:  Food, diapers, and wipes for a young mother who is a field worker and is not dealing well with the the fact she has to take time off from her job since she had a c-section to deliver her baby.  There were medical complications that mean she won’t be able to return to the fields for a month or more.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker. ($114) 3261

February 28:  Partial payment for car radiator repair for a single mom.  Referral:  Ana Hernandez, CAPSLO ($200) 3464  3

February 28:  Food for a 49-year-old woman with a rare skin disease who is saving to move out of her ex-boyfriend’s house by April 1st.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($200)  3465  1

February 28:  Car repair so a Veteran who had his lung removed due to cancer can travel back and forth to LA VA Medical Clinic.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH/VASH  ($224)  3466  1


Items Donated:  walker from Annette Freistroffer; 2 home safety kits from Kristina Fleming; futon from Norine Gibbons; delivery by Kat Tuculet; silverware from Susan Updegrove; airbed from Arlene Yost; 2 cribs, clothing, toys, child seat, bedding and mattresses from Julie Silva; 2 waterproof twin mattress covers from Lainie Wachter; toys and books for Restorative Partners from Debra Richards, Judy Barclay, and Jayne Devencenzi; 2 strollers from Debbie Anthony; pack-n-play, toys, and books from Kristin Heenan; computer from Suzie Aanerud; patio chairs for Restorative Partners from Laurie Muzzy; children’s clothes from Sharon Chirpich; 6 home safety kits from Nicki Bywater; home safety kits from Rawley Regier; dresser from Erika Callero; couch from Beth Russell; stroller from Dana Lundy; children’s toys and books from Vanessa Salas; toiletries for Pirates’ Closet from Judith Resnick; stroller from Gigi Sawyer; bounce chair, stroller, suitcases, pack and play, walker, and other baby items from Terra Clayton; twin bed from Helma Smulders; pack and play from Gladys Porter; 5 cases of diapers from Colleen Spafford.

Funds Donated:  Leslie Rotstein, Diane Wettlaufer, Kat Tuculet, Jayma Newland, Vicki Wynn, Vicki McPartland, Esperanza Evans, Sylvia Drucker, Carol Astaire, Melaleuca, Lauren Ruda, Sarah Coplen, Ann Balasuriya, Lucia Cleveland, Maggie Ragatz, Kathie and Ken Hendricks in honor of Olivia Glidden’s 14th birthday, Elaine Gardiner, Patricia Avant-Kern, Ann McMahon, Maggie Maly, Marylou Gooden, Susan Updegrove, Carrie Zinn, Karen Jenny, Anne Gough and friends, Laura Lynn White, Kathy Gisler, Liz Johnston,

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What Womenade Shared February 1st - February 15th

February 1:  Partial rent for a guardian/aunt who took in a 5-year-old with perinatal exposure and developmental delays after the mother relinquished parental rights.  She also took in his 6-year-old sibling.  Aunt just had surgery and her husband works a minimum wage job.  Referral:  Laura Burkert, County Public Health Nurse ($300) 3414

February 1:  Partial payment for car insurance for a single mom and her teen son and 1-year-old daughter living in their car.  Referral:  Marcy Benson, County Department of Social Services ($300) 3415

February 1:  Partial rent for a woman who has suffered violence.  Referral:  Susan Lamont, SART advocate RISE ($300) 3416

February 1:  Tub bench for a patient who cannot afford one.  Referral:  Rose Levenson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($118.47) 3417

February 1:  Partial payment for a dental crown for a low-income senior woman.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 3418

February 1:  Partial payment for rent for a single mother who just had surgery.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 3419

February 1:  Partial payment of rent for a single mom with 2 small children.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 3420

February 2:  Gas for a father who just got a job but won’t be paid until next Friday.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($50) 3421

February 2:  Food for a single mother and her 4 children who lost housing and are now staying in a garage.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, mental health therapist, County Health Department  ($200) 3422

February 2:  Food for a mother whose husband lost his life in a car accident.  She is looking for employment and child care for her infant and 2 other young children.  Referral:  Sandra Garcia, mental health therapist, County Health Department ($200) 3423

February 2:  Partial first month’s rent for a family of 5 moving into housing after being homeless since July.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($330) 3425

February 2:  After school care program for a kindergartner whose father was just awarded custody of his children.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($145) 3426

February 2:  Partial rent payment to prevent eviction for a father who works in agriculture and a mother who is expecting.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($200) 3427

February 2:  Partial rent for a painter out of work due to weather; his fiancee’s adult son, a Veteran, recently committed suicide and the family is struggling emotionally and financially.  Referral:  Mary Squellati, CAPSLO ($300) 3428

February 2:  Motel stay for a woman waiting to be accepted into the shelter.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($250.81) 3429

February 3:  Partial rent for a parents who are labor workers and are financially struggling due to taking their 8-year-old boy to LA to specialists to get a diagnosis.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3430

February 3:  Partial rent for a single mother and her 2 children who had to leave her home due to domestic violence.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($300) 3431

February 3:  Partial Sober Living payment for a woman doing well in treatment and looking for work.  Referral:  Cyndy Shaparnis, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3432

February 3:  Weighted vest and weights for a little boy with sensory deficits to wear to school and on outings with his parents; the family lives in a trailer park.  Referral:  Ashley Romano, Association in Early Intervention ($97.96) Debit

February 3:  Propane camper stove and cartridges so a homeless woman can eat warm/cooked food.  Referral:  Heather Sorensen, County Behavioral Health, and shopping by David Blakely ($100)

February 3:  PG&E payment for a family with children in the home.  Father has been facing serious heart and lung issues, and was recently put on oxygen.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health ($102.99) 3433

February 4:  Food for a single woman who is in need of healthy food.  Referral:  Rosie Armendariz, County Behavioral Health ($100) 3434

February 6:  Medical appointment for a member of a 5 person family.  Referral:  David Lichti, LMFT ($200) 3435

February 6:  Child safety gate to protect a baby in Foster care.  Referral:   Christina Combs, Family Care Network, and shopping by Jayne Devencenzi ($)

February 6:  Stroller for a 2-year-old son of a single mom staying at ECHO Shelter.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK, and from Jayne Devencenzi

February 7:  Double stroller for a mother of 3 who travels RTA.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($)
February 7:  Lunch account bill and future payments for a single mother’s 4 elementary students.  The mother works hard and is very loving, but is struggling financially.  Referral:  Greg Parsons, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 3436

February 7:  College books for a single dad doing well in treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment ($150) 3437

February 11:  Partial payment of a gas bill to restore service for a woman who is struggling to pay utilities.  Referral: Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment ($300) 3438

February 12:  Partial payment to install a ramp for a 79-year-old woman who lives in a mobile home in Nipomo and who has just broken her wrist and arm.  Referral  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($200) 3439

February 13:  Partial rent to prevent a man from being evicted from his apartment.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Los Osos Community Resource Center ($75) 3440

February 13:  Food for a mom who is unable to work, and has no income.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse; shopping and delivery by Karen Harris ($100) 3441

February 15:  Work clothes for a severe domestic violence victim who will be returning to the work place.  Referral: Colleen Ryan, SLO Coastal Therapy ($150) 3442

February 15:  Crib mattresses for 2 babies moving to Foster care; cribs donated by Jodie Nelson.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($72.94) Debit

February 15:  Bunk bed mattresses for 2 brothers moving to live with family; bunk bed donated by Jodie Nelson.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, Child Welfare Services ($170) Debit

February 15:  Utility bill payments to prevent shut off for a family whose father hasn’t been able to work in the fields due to the rains.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools  ($51.49 and $78.75) 3444 and 3445

February 15:  Repair to get a man’s van running again.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions-Mental Health ($225) 3446

Items Donated:  walker from Carol Zarek; toilet seat from anonymous; clothes, linens, dishes, small appliances from Susan Wilson; 3 hand made quilts from Katy Perez; children’s clothes and diapers from Laura Fulton; cloth grocery bags from Jayne Aucterlonie; 5 hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; detergent, fabric, books, and toiletries from Dyann Campagna; books and toiletries from Bonnie Rivera; grocery bags from Nicole Pazdan; diapers from Alison Andrea and Tina Doherty; grocery bags, 2 IKEA cribs, and a bunk bed from Jodie Nelson; toiletries from Leslie Jones and Jayne Auchterlonie;

Admin Donations:   Engle Insurance/Jayne Engle Allen, Dana Starkovich, RIta Erwin,
 
Funds Donated:  Tidelands Counseling, Patty Aguilar, Jean Steel, Lisa Bertrand, Andrea Waterbury, Linda Jankay, Jayne Devencenzi, Eric Veium on behalf of Samson Blackwell, Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss for Sandy Richardson's birthday, Anonymous, Mary Parker, Women’s Guild of St. Timothy’s Church of Morro Bay - Linda Mueller, President, Gail and Stanley Dryden to celebrate Linda Bishop’s birthday and Roger and Linda’s anniversary, Marcy Owens in memory of her mom - Connie Johnson, Michele Williams, Kathy Greer, Marilyn Reasoner, Fred Donati, Peti Johnson, Carol Chenot, Dyann Campagna, Mariam Shah, Susie McCutcheon, Valerie Glahn, Jan Jones, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Ginny Kenny, Lola Zybura, Barbara Deel, Marla Lee Eaton, Marilyn Cleveland, Candace Guldeman, Nicki Bywater, Lynn Heinrich, Ann Mathias, Gail Applegate, Nicole Pazdan, Marilyn Knollenberg, Judy Eisenhard, Janice Chagoya, Nancy Shearer, Rosemary Cleaves, Tina Doherty, Madeline Stevenson, Wendy Hallin, Mary Lois Franks, Ilse Outcalt, Susan Demma, Suzanne Balderrama, Bonnie Rivera, Margaret Helley, Arlene Versaw, Janis Dreyer, Flatirons Mortgage, Heather McFarlane, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Diana Henderson, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, Lynn De Leo, Carol Tickner, Ann Miller, Gerrie Rothermel, Barbara Crawford, Susan Horwood, Barbara Putman, donations to celebrate Patty Clark's birthday from Marilyn Ibach, Joanne Wilson, Linda  Hancock, Jeanette Pritchard, Evangeline France, Barbara Bellows and Patty Clark,