Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

What Womenade Shared from March 1st to March 15th

March 2:  Clothes and shoes for an 18-year-old who has been homeless for 2 years and is putting herself through school.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($305.95) 1778

March 2:  Partial rent for mother of 3 living in a small trailer.  Her fieldwork hours are reduced during the rain.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($350) 1779

March 3:  Car repair for a single mother of 4 children.  Referral: Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($309.07) 1780

March 4:  Partial rent for mother who is currently at Stanford with her daughter who in undergoing chemo after brain surgery.  Referral:  Jack’s Helping Hand ($250) 1781

March 4:  Van repair for high-risk family with 6 children.  Referral:  PHN ($300.01) 1782

March 5:  Diapers for a 2-year-old who is living with his mother at a women’s shelter.  Mother works 6 days a week, so childcare is a great expense.  Referral:  Tomoko Rhoat, mental health therapist, Martha’s Place ($39.95) 1783

March 4:  Partial rent for a father with lung cancer.  Weekly chemo is making him too severely ill to work.  Last month the Cancer Society helped.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar School District ($300) 1784

March 4:  Registration fees for 2 homeless teens to play Club Soccer.  ECHO is providing the gear.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($150) 1785

March 5:  Clothes and shoes for the son of a single dad whose work hours have been cut, so all money goes to bills and rent.  Referral:  Diana Howard, LINK ($250) 1788

March 6:  Baseball cleats and pants for 2 boys playing their first game tomorrow.  One of the boy’s fathers just died in a horse accident.  Referral:  Andrea Blanco and Scott Schalde, Laguna Middle School and delivery by Kathy apRoberts ($160) 1789

March 6:  Partial payment for back car registration for single mother of twins; the mother is a victim of domestic violence and the abuser in jail for 10 years.  Referral:  Tammee Green, CAPSLO ($300) 1790

March 6:  Partial rent payment for struggling couple; he works for minimal wage and she recently had surgery, so he had to take off to help during her recover.  Referral: Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1791

March 9:  Partial rent for disable woman on a fixed income who is behind this month because she needed a new pair of glasses.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar ($225) 1792

March 9:  Bassinet and linens for a new baby girl.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Kathy ApRoberts ($43.14)

March 9:  Car repair for a couple looking for work and sharing one vehicle that is not running well.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($159.34) 1793

March 10:  Car repair for a single, homeless mom.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1794

March 10:  Partial rent to allow an elderly homeless woman to secure housing in a studio apartment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1795

March 10:  Partial rent to help a disabled woman to move in to a studio apartment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1796

March 10:  Partial first month’s rent for a single mother and her 2 children.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1797

March 11:  Water heater for a family living in an RV and warming their water on a stove to use for bathing.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($250) 1787

March 12:  Diapers for toddler in struggling family.  Referral:  PHN ($16.19) 1798

March 12:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for 60-year-old woman who has been recently laid off.  Referral:  Amber Grimme, CAPSLO ($300) 1799

March 13:  Emergency motel stay for parents and their daughter.  Dad, just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, wanted to be in a motel when he told his family.  He will be selling their car to pay other bills.  Referral: Jose Olivera, LINK, and Jami Wozniak, Lucia Mar school counselor ($345.75) cash

March 13:  Bathtub for new baby girl.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Kathy apRoberts ($19.44)

March 13:  Partial rent for a single father of 3 children who were removed from their mother’s care.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, Child Welfare Services ($200) 1800

Items donated by:  diapers, wipes, children's clothes, and toys from Mariam Shah; onesies from Kemay Eoyang; diapers and sleepers from Cathy Swanson; personal products from Lynda Burnsed; cleaning supplies from Judy Eisenhard, Gwen Caron, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Lynn De Leo, and Kathy Lotfi; diapers from Peti Johnson; basketball, pump, and inflation needles from Anonymous; household, food, and paper products from Nell Wade; delivery to Prado and Grizzly by Kat Tuculet; toddler bed from Jayne Auchterlonie delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; school supplies from Bonnie Marzio; diapers from Canyon County 4H delivered by Candy Later; toiletries from Anonymous; clothes and toys from Kate Mavis; cases of diapers and children’s clothes from Shannon Matuszewicz delivered by Teresa Campbell; 2 twin beds with linens from Marcia Nelson delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; cereal from Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert delivered by Myron Hood; clothes for 2 homeless children being bullied because they wear the same outfits daily from Kate Mavis, Mandi George, Laura Fulton, Marylou Gooden, Sarah Levanway, Sarah Johnson, Teri Simmons, Joanne Hatcher, Karen Wood, Lisa Aquino, and Marilyn Banducci; bed and linens from Monica Soren; diapers and can opener from Hospice Hope Chest; teen clothes from Judy Resnick; children and teen clothes from Esperanza Perez Evans; Baby Bjorn from Lisa Aquino; diapers via Amazon from Linda Sandy; backpack and clothes from….  Groceries for Laguna and clothes for Pirates’ Closet from Vita Miller; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin;
Funds donated by:  Carol Pilsbury, Michelle Williams, Sandi Pardini, Carol Thom and The Thom Group, Janis Woolpert, Roger and Wanda Bailey, Judy Barclay, Diana Henderson, Joanne and Phil Ruggles; Linda Jankay, Fran Norris, Linda Sandy, Sandy Hill, Lori Johnston, Amy Sullivan, Lisa Simon, Teresa Simmons, Sylvia Drucker,

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Canyon Country 4H Donates to Womenade

Special thanks to Canyon Country 4H and Cyndy Later for donating a bounty of diapers to Womenade!  Families throughout our county will be served because of this important outreach.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What Womenade Shared from February 16th - February 28th


February 17:  Repair of RV so that woman can safely live in it.  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, Homeless Outreach, Transitions Mental Health ($114.32) 1752

February 17:  Payment for 5 days in a motel for family who lost everything when their rental burned down; also, the father has just been diagnosed with cancer.  This will keep them off the streets while he is under hospice care and while Section 8 housing is found.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1753

February 17:  Partial payment of bus ticket so elderly woman and her eight-year-old granddaughter can return to family in Florida.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1754

February 18:  Clothes and shoes for teen forced to leave his home with nothing, and is now living with a family.  Referral:  Anne Keeling, school nurse, San Luis Obispo High School ($305.95) 1755

February 18:  PG&E payment for family of 4.  Mother has been making payments monthly, but utility want remainder or they will disconnect.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($190) 1756

February 18:  Partial rent to prevent mother and her 17-year-old son from being evicted.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 1757

February 18:  Initial medical counseling appointment for 10th grade boy.  Referral; Elena Smith, counselor, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 1758

February 19:  Gas card for a homeless mother in North County to visit her baby in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker and shopping by Ros McQuade ($100)

February 20:  Partial rent for woman who is seriously ill.  Referral:  Linda D’Luco, Healthcare Billing and Bookkeeping Services ($300) 1760

February 20:  Motel stay pending housing placement for a homeless family whose mother is in the 4th month of a high-risk pregnancy.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 1761

February 20:  Glasses payment for a developmentally disabled man who hasn’t been able to save enough to pick up his glasses from CHC.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($215) 1762

February 23:  Partial payment of bill gone to collection for woman trying to get a new start.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($139) 1764

February 23:  Utility bill payments for family moving to housing but short due to car repairs.  Referral: Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($91.28 and $99) 1763 and 1768

February 23:  Partial rent for a sober living home for a woman who is 5 months pregnant.  Referral:  Joan Duffy, nurse, Cuesta College ($350) 1765

February 23:  Track shoes for a senior boy who works very hard even though his life situation is extremely difficult.  Referral:  Shelley Benson, counselor, San Luis Coastal ($64.79) 1766

February 24:  Partial water bill payment to prevent shut off for single woman who has lost work time due to her illness and the illness of a client.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing ($200) 1767

February 24:  Compression socks for 71-year-old woman who is very low income.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($300) 1769

February 25:  Gas bill payment to prevent shut off for single working mom who is going to Cuesta and trying to turn her life around.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($333.01) 1770

February 25:  Phone payment for homeless teen.  Referral:  Jannine Saldana, Teen Academic Parenting Program/CAPSLO ($35) 1771

February 25:  Gas card for family to visit their baby who will be in the NICU for several months.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, delivered by Naomi Blakely ($100) 1777

February 25:  Storage for the belongings of a woman and her children who are now homeless.  Referral:  Ivette Felix, LINK ($110) 1772

February 25:  Partial payment for car repair for a single mother of 3 whose car broke down and she has a job interview and Head Start appointments soon.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($300) 1773

February 25:  Gas card for woman to drive her husband to Stanford several times a month.  He had a benign brain tumor removed, but it has left him severely disabled.  The wife is working 10-12 hours daily just to meet basic needs.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LINK ($100) 1774

February 26:  Two driving lessons for a 21-year-old working mother.  Referral:  PHN ($160) 1775

February 27:  Bassinet for the homeless mother of a preemie infant to use while they stay in a motel.  Referral:  Melinda Sokolowski, CAPSLO, and immediate shopping by Naomi Blakely ($24) 1777

February 27:  Partial 1st month’s rent for a Cal Poly graduate and domestic violence survivor who sees an apartment of her own as a hopeful sign for her.  Referral; Amber Grimme, CAPSLO ($300) 1776

February 27:  Front baby carrier for a struggling mom.  Referral:  PHN, and shopping by Naomi Blakely ($35.40) 1777

Items Donated:    
Wipes from Lisa Bertrand; clothing and shoes from Andrea Wasko; 15 bags/boxes of clothes and shoes for Pirates’ Closet from Suzanne Morrison and Linda Balmstadt; women’s clothes from Suzanne Morrison and Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert; can openers from Sharon Westray; suitcases from Marylou Gooden; diapers and wipes from Ken and Patti Haines; onesies, diapers, and gift card from Nancy Kraus; bed frame from Susan Updegrove; suitcase, duffle, diapers and wipes from Marylou Gooden; port-a-crib from Amy Jacobs; 3 backpacks from Joan Duffy; children’s toys and clothes, diapers and wipes, from Mariam Shah; onesies from Kemay Eoyang; diapers and sleepers from Cathy Swanson; personal products from Lynda Burnsed; cleaning supplies from Judy Eisenhard, Gwen Carton, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Lynn De Leo, and Kathy Lotfi; diapers from Peti Johnson; blankets and quilts from Katie Perez;

Funds Donated:   
Linda and Roy Rawlings, Mary Bettencourt, Melaleuca, Nancy Schmid, Christi and Gary Nemetz, Linda and Stephen Souza, Sandra and Steve Dubow, Bonnie and David Wolfe, Jane and William Fairbairn, Betty and John Scully, Sue and Robert Smith, Fran and Brent Norris, Elise Caraway, Rick and Cynthia Grenz, Marilyn and Bruce Rolph, Judy and Jim Earnest, Toni and Patrick Mahoney, Robin and Arthur Schneider, Dorothy and Jack Mauger, Jamie Herbon, Sarah and Richard De Young, Patricia and Kenneth Haines, Samuel Saltoun and Yvonne Williams, Shirley and Ron Richard, Amy and Tom Hedges, Brent Scattini, Karen and William Steves, A.L. and Julie Holland, Kristin and Paul Laughton, John and Karen Anderson, Susan Weiss, Jennifer Williams, Rhonda Richard, Judith Thompson, Donna Nisbet, Evi Alford, Nancy Kraus, June and Peter Ward, Anonymous,  Carol Tickner, Ann McMahon, Andrea Wasko, Meaghan Gilbert, Vita Miller, Maribeth Peterson, Gail Sears, Darlene Krouse, Carol Devore, Linda Mueller, Ann Martel, Susan Hood, Evelyn Ruehr, Jacquelyn Miller, Liz Curren, Susan Malmgren, Anneka Scranton, Sandy Baers, Fred Donati, Phyllis Martinelli, Rochelle Becker, Nancy Shearer, Leslie Jones, Leah Gonzales, Ginny Kenny, Mariam Shah, Barbara Deel, Nell Quijano, Lola Zybura, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Gail Applegate, Betty Symons, Nicole Pazdan, Madeline Stevenson, Cathy Hughes, Rosemary Cleaves, Arlene Versaw, Robin White, Phyllis Bettencourt, Lynn De Leo, Marla Lee Eaton, Katy Perez, Judy Eisenhard, Maria Ramirez, Kathy Forenza, Kathy Lotfi, Wendy Hallin, Susan Demma, Christen Zybura, Ann Mathias, Dyann Campagana, Judith Carleson, Catherine Swenson, Ladonna Rinn, Gwenyth Carton, Lisa Bertrand, Mary Parker, Kathy Greer, Gwyneth Stewart,