Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What Womenade Shared from April 1 - 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cooper Melton's Service Project for Womenade

Special Thanks

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