Sunday, November 15, 2015

What Womenade Shared from Nov. 1st - Nov. 15th

November 2:  Restored electricity for a single mom with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old.  Mom has been ill, and has now returned to her job at a motel.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($157.81) 2231

November 3:  Car repair for a single mother of 6 who needs to transport her children to school and herself to work.  Referral: Bridget Coombs, Department of Rehabilitation ($330.56) 2232

November 3:  Partial rent for a single mother with 2 children who works very hard and volunteers in the community.  She had to go to Mexico to take care of her mother who lives alone and suffered a 3rd stroke.  She had to take time off without pay, and is now a month behind in rent.  Referral:  Sandy Murray, HASLO ($300) 2233

November 3:  Rent for a man released from prison, 3 years sober, and recently enrolled in college, who has suffered a stroke and had surgery.  Referral:  Janet Allenspach, CAPSLO ($300) 2234

November 3:  Partial rent for a hard-working single mother of 3 who works in a dry cleaners, and is struggling,  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2235

November 3:  Water bill payment for a woman in the process of divorcing her abusive husband.  He has not paid child support.  Referral:  Magena Ammen, RISE ($146) 2236

November 4:  Computer from Exploration Station for a 13-year-old boy who lives with his grandma.  One reason his grades are poor is much of the homework centers on computer use.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($25) 2237

November 4:  Utility bill payments for a mother of 3 daughters.  The mother hasn't been able to work due to a car accident.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($74 and $74) 2238 and 2239

November 4:  Car repair by a high school automotive department for a single mom.  Her car was no longer safe to drive.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, LINK ($195) 2240

November 4:  Enrollment in a YMCA basketball program for 2 siblings; their family is struggling emotionally and economically.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($90) 2241

November 5:  Port-a-crib with a bassinet insert for an infant living in a shelter with her mother.  The nurse wants the baby to no longer be sleeping with the mother.  Referral:  PHN ($75.59) 2242

November 5:  Sleeping bags for a pregnant woman and her husband who are homeless, sleeping on the beach.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($54.80) 2243

November 5:  Partial payment for dental surgery for an 18-month-old baby.  Referral: Dr. Fardanash, County Health Department ($300) 2244 

November 5:  Payment for childcare for a baby who is homeless; the family will get childcare support starting next week.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, CAPSLO ($74.75) 2245

November 6:  Rent payment for mom whose purse was stolen, losing all money including her CALWORKS grant.  The family just moved to Section 8 housing.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Amanda Brown, County Department of Social Services ($163) 2246

November 6:  Medical bill payment for a single dad, a victim of domestic violence, who is  raising 3 children.  He had to pay unexpected bills this month.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($88) 2247 

November 6:  Partial rent for a mother of 2 who works hard cleaning vacation rentals; her income fluctuates.  Referral:  Maura Hugh and Belinda Benassi, DSS ($300) 2248

November 9:  Warm clothes and a jacket for a single mom who works in a motel.  Referral:  Jill Anderson, Martha's Place ($150) 2249

November 9:  Work clothes for a woman who recently found a front desk hotel position.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions Mental Health ($150) 2249

November 9:  Childcare for a mother who just got a job, but will not be paid till mid-November.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($350) 2250

November 9:  Wipes, shoes, underwear, and 2 car seats for 3 children who have just been placed with their grandparents and came with nothing.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, The Ark, and shopping by Bette Kulp  ($121.56) 2251

November 9:  Partial rent for a man who is currently struggling.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($250) 2252

November 10:  Gas for a single mother of 2 who works in the fields so she can make an emergency trip to Santa Barbara where her mother just suffered a stroke.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($100) 2253

November 12:  Diapers for a toddler in a struggling family.  Referral:  PHN, ($21.69)  2254

November 12:  Special progressive glasses for a Veteran who has serious eye issues and needs the glasses for his job driving cars to dealerships.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH ($318) 2255 

November 13:  Restoration of water service for a Veteran and his daughter.  The man is applying for a job, and needs water to help with immediate needs.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($240) 2256

November 13:  Car repair for a single mother working part time and and dealing with mental illness.  This allows her to get to work, and frees up a little money so she can buy her 12-year-old son a Boy Scout uniform.  Referral:  Mat Chirman, Tidelands Counseling ($300) 2257

November 13:  Gas for a single mother who needs her car to look for employment.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($50) 2258

November 13:  Partial past due rent for a woman who lives in a little back area inside of another home.  Referral:  Jessica Baza, Health Navigator - CAPSLO ($300) 2260

November 13:  Partial rent and personal products for a single mom who is working very hard to make a safe, healthy home for her 2 children and get mental health services for herself.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, Family Treatment Court ($21.69 and $300) 2254 and 2261

November 13:  Partial payment to repair transmission for a single mother of a 4-year-old.  She works in the fields and needs the car to continue to be self-sufficient.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($375) 2262
Items Donated;  Diapers from the Marzio family; North County delivery by Joy Sostrin; stroller and grocery bags from Susan Updegrove; diapers from Sarah Locati; play kitchen and food for a Lucia Mar classroom from Roz Phillips as a gift to herself for her birthday; children's clothes from Joanna Gilbert; 2 strollers from Janet Lindsey; diapers from Central Coast Circle of Friends; 2 quilts and 20 knit hats from Katie Perez; holiday gifts for women from Anonymous; 5 hand-knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; toiletries and house care items for a mother of 2 girls from Ramneek Kaur, Dawn Tyra, Cleo Bonneville, and Lesa Smith; dvd player from Cleo Bonneville, Thanksgiving dinner for a family of 7 formerly homeless, referred by Atascadero Unified School District and given by Tim and Colleen Spafford;

Admin Funds Donated:  Rita Erwin, Dana Starkovich,
Funds Donated:   Lisa Bertrand, Amy Sullivan, Patty Aguilar, Barbara Cotton - The Cotton Group, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Liz Johnston, Spirit Winds Physical Therapy, Spirit Winds event, Nancy Herrmann, Erin O'Donnell, Quilt Raffle funds, Judy Barclay, Josephina Ma, Mona Tucker Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Peti Johnson, Ros McQuade, Karen Pauley, Lisa Aquino to celebrate Lucy Haupt's birthday, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin,

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Spirit Winds Physical Therapy Donation Event

November 3rd, 6:15 - 7:30 pm
1422 Monterey St. Suite C-102, San Luis
Free Educational Evening with Dr. Lauren Prewitt on urinary incontinence; over 13 million Americans are affected, most of them women. All donations to Womenade.

What Womenade Shared From October 1st - October 31st

Donated from 2003 to September 30, 2015  $516,015.24
Donated 3rd Quarter   $37,367.05 
Shared 3rd Quarter     $22,738.23
Balance September 30, 2015    $15,924.53

October 1:  Bike for homeless man.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection, and shopping by Naomi Blakely at the Bike Kitchen ($75) 2168

October 1:  Partial rent so a man can move to housing.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($280) 2169

October 1:  Motel stay for a homeless woman with M.S. in a wheelchair and her husband.  She is coming out of the hospital, and because of her condition, they can't stay at a shelter.  Motel stay is until Oct. 7th when they will have housing.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health ($305.95) 2170

October 1:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for mother and her 2-year-old.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($300) 2171

October 1:  Partial rent to get a woman into housing while the Housing Authority paper work process proceeds.  Referral:  Kimberly Archie, CAPSLO ($300) 2172

October 2:  Food for an 89-year-old man and his wife who have spent all their savings on recent medical problems.  They are in the process of applying for Medi-Cal.  Referral:  Rose Gevinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 2173

October 2:  Work clothes and boots for a homeless man who has secured a restaurant job.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($100) 2173

October 2:  Gas and food for a young couple with a 2-month baby.  They are couch surfing.  Dad needs the gas to get to his job.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK Health Navigator ($200) 2173

October 2:  Tires for woman to get safely to work.  Referral:  Debbie Beckett, CAPSLO $313.88) 2174

October 2:  Partial rent for a mother whose hours were reduced at work due to lack of business.  Referral: Yecenia Silvas, Lucia Mar Schools/LINK ($200) 2175

October 2:  Partial rent for single mother with 2 little boys.  Referral: Yecenia Silvas and Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools/LINK ($300) 2176

October 2:  Partial rent for single mother of 4 children whose roommate moved out leaving her short rent; she will be renting the space again.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools/LINK ($300) 2177

October 5:  Window air-conditioning unit for senior client with COPD on oxygen who has had to go to the ER during hot days.  The property manager will install the unit.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($256.93)  2178

October 5:  Dental treatment for a 10-year-old girl whose mother has been in the hospital for surgery.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill, CHDC ($110) 2179

October 7:  Dental treatment for a 15-year-old boy.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill, CHDC ($110) 2180

October 7:  Partial rent for a single dad working 2 jobs, but lost one.  He has found another second job that will start next week.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, Peoples' Self-Help Housing ($300) 2181

October 7:  Gas card for a patient who needs to get back and forth to medical appointments.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 2183

October 7:  Gas card for a single mother of 2 elementary age boys; they have been evicted, and the mom needs gas to search for a job.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 2183

October 7:  Motel nights for a mother and her 13 and 10-year-old sons who are living in their car.  Mother has just found a job.  Referral:  Roberto Vazquez, LINK ($305.95) 2184

October 9:  Bus passes for 2 homeless clients to attend treatment.  Referral;  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and shopping by Linda Thompson ($88)

October 12:  Partial rent for a family of 4; the father was just laid off.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, SLCUSD ($200) 2185

October 13:  Tennis shoes for a special needs 6th grader who is hard to fit.  Referral:  Michelle Gaulden, County Mental Health ($60) 2186

October 13:  Motel stay for single a mom and her autistic children ages 10 and 13.  She has been referred to 5 Cities Homeless Coalition, but that will take time.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, LINK ($205.95) 2187

October 13:  Supplemental food for a young boy and his dad who have been reunited, but are struggling financially.  They are taking some meals at ECHO, but need basic foods such as bread, milk, lunch meat, and cereal.  Referral: Will Wallace, Atascadero Junior High counselor ($150) 2187

October 14:  Car battery for a single mom needing to take her child to school.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($131.75) 2188

October 14:  Partial rent to help move a homeless single mom and her 2 children to a small cottage.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, LMUSD ($300) 2189

October 14:  School clothes and food for a young girl who has just moved to live with her single dad in Creston; Dad is starting a new job.  Referral:  Dianne Bray, Attascadero Junior High ($300) 2190

October 14:  Car starter for a woman struggling to get to work.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughan, ARK ($151.19)  2191

October 15:  Partial rent to prevent a family's eviction.  The husband was injured at work, has had surgery, and is on unpaid leave until he can return to his job.  Referral:  Dee Torres, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2192

October 15:  DMV car registration so an abuse victim can look for employment.  Referral:  Anabel Ros, RISE ($143) 2193

October 15:  Partial dental payment for a teen who needs10 fillings and an extraction.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill. CHDC ($200) 2194

October 15:  Motel stay for 2 nights for a man recovering from surgery.  His residence is not clean enough for post surgical care.  Referral:  Victoria Roberts, Cherish Home Health social worker ($149.14) 2195   

October 16:  Driver's license for patient to look for work.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment/County ($28) 2196

October 16:  Campsite payment for 2 weeks for a homeless mother and her 3 children who have received a camper from a local church.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, LMUSD ($140) 2198

2199 Void

October 18:  Regional bus pass for high school student to get to classes.  Referral:  Mat Chirman, Tidelands Counseling ($64) 2300

October 19:  Supplemental food for a mom who is pregnant and has a heart condition.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($100) 2200

October 19: Groceries for a Little sister from a low-income family who is attending The California School for the Deaf in Fremont where one of her roommates stole $800 from her.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters ($105.95) 2200

October 19:  Glasses replacement for a high school student whose parents are divorcing and they lost their home.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($22) 2201

October 19:  RV parking at a campground for a family with 2 children that has lost housing due to lack of money.  Dad is starting a new job tomorrow.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, LMUSD ($140) 2202 Void/replaced with 2204 Void  ($70) Price reduced - 2205

October 20: Water leak repair for woman living in a small trailer.  She is ill from the mold and mildew.  Referral:  David Lichti, counselor ($250) 2203

October 21:  Gas for a mother to take her daughter to a neurologist for pre-operation procedures.  Father states he is too stressed to help.  Referral:  Letty Mendoza, Transitions Mental Health ($100) 2206

October 21:  Gas for a single parent to take her 8-year-old son to Valley Children's Hospital in Madera.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions Mental Health ($100) 2206

October 21:  Gas for a mother to go to Madera for treatment; her husband just left her.  Referral:  Letty Mendoza, Transitions Mental Health ($100) 2206

October 21:  Food for an elderly couple.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Health ($50) 2207

October 21:  Food and gas for a family with 2 young children.  The family's grandparent had surgery and has moved in with them.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($200) 2208

October 21:  Gas, food, diapers, and car seat for a single mother of 4 - one newborn.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK and shopping by Linda Thompson ($226.08 and $140.39) 2209 and 2230

October 22:  Interview clothes for a woman who has just found housing.  Referral: Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill/America's Jobs Center ($100) 2210

October 22:  Gas for a male re-entry student who is working full time and has been helping to support his parents.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College counselor ($100) 2211

October 22:  Food for an unaccompanied youth who currently is homeless; his mom is abusing drugs.  Waiting for Cal Fresh application to go through.  Referral:  Frankie Irvine, LMUSD ($150) 2212

October 22:  Underwear for a new mom who is homeless and moving to the shelter with her baby.  Referral:  PHN ($100) 2213

October 22:  Cots for a mother and her daughter who are sleeping in the Oceano Dunes.  Mother has a bad back and they are anxious about the opossums that come at night.  Referral: Frankie Irvine, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($100) 2214

October 22:  Bike repair for a man who is homeless, so that he no longer needs a bus pass.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds County Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($85.59) 2215

October 23:  Partial rent for a single mom and her 3 children.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2216

October 23:  Partial rent for a family whose 14-year-old has just been diagnosed with cancer.  The parents work in the field, and are struggling at this time.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2217

October 23: Emergency alarm clock for a mom living in a sober living house to use to wake every 3 hours to care for her sick baby.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and shopping by Linda Thompson

October 24:  Gas card for a single mom who has just gotten a job, but won't be paid for another week.  Referral:  Lupe Solis, Goodwill/America's Jobs Center ($100)  2218

October 24:  Refrigerator for a seriously ill woman who is afraid to ask her landlord for help for fear the rent will be raised.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse.  Refrigerator cost was greatly reduced by owner, M. Shibata; delivery by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer ($100) 2219

October 26:  Partial rent for a single father with 3 children who lost his job, but will be starting a new one in 2 weeks.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 2220

October 27:  Clothes for 2 siblings who were on the waiting list for clothing, but didn't receive any.  Referral:  Tim Sobraske, Prevention Coordinator, Santa Rosa Academic Academy ($200) 2221

October 27:  Motel stay for a mother who had a heart attack last week, and subsequently lost her job.  She and her children are on the streets until they can find help.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($155.95) 2222

October 27:  Partial rent for a family.  The mom just had her hours reduced and the father was just put on disability.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 2223

October 28:  Partial repair and smog check for the vehicle of a single working mother with 3 children.  Referral:  Sandra Jimenez, Child Welfare Services ($300) 2224

October 28:  Partial rent to move woman who is elderly and homeless to housing.  Referral:  Kayla Kerrigan and Belinda Benass/DSS ($200) 2225

October 29:  Motel stay for 2 nights for a seriously ill mother and her 2 children who are homeless.  A social worker will be taking them in for 2 weeks after that until the doctor releases the mom from bed rest.  Hopefully permanent housing can be found by then.  Referral: Eloisa Medina, ECHO ($155.95) 2227

October 29:  Clothes for 2 sisters; their mother has a low-paying job with most of the earnings going to housing.  Referral: Danilda Reyes, LINK ($150) 2227

October 29:  California ID, RTA month bus pass, and storage fee for a woman who is a victim of domestic violence. Referral:  Paterese Reynold, County IOT ($8 and $44 and $132) 2228 and 2230 and 2229

Total Items Donated 3rd Quarter: $10,688.32  children's clothes from Carol Devore; computer from David Blakely; port-a-crib from Kathie Hendricks; step stool from Betsy Kinsey; delivery of clothes, diapers and children's items to a mother with a newborn by Jen Melton; twin bedding from Amy Sullivan; backpacks from Linda Holland; onesies from Kathy apRoberts; bike and helmet for a sixth grader to ride 3 miles to school - mom has no car - donated by Jim Ellman; diapers, gas card and food for Laguna Backpack Program from Vita Miller; twin bed from Rev. Sid Symington delivered to a mom recovering from breast cancer surgery by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; toiletries for Pirates' Closet from Gwen Infante; clothes for Pirates' Closet from Allie Vierra;books and art supplies from Marylou Gooden;Items Donated: Art supplies from Amanda Sorensen; double bed from Vickie McPartland delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; groceries from Linda Thompson; blankets, suitcase, and hair dryers from Carrie Fogo; bike from Tina Crozier; diapers and wipes from Dawn Tyra and Ashley Keeny; bags made from T-shirts from Anonymous; diapers and onesies from Tea Berghauer; diapers donated at a dinner party instead of guests bringing wine from Ashley Keeney; diapers from Anonymous; clothes from Kate Czek; 2 cases of diapers from Kemay Eoyang; diapers, wipes, baby powder and lotion from Carol Henderson; diapers from Rachel Greene; a bounty of infant learning toys and clothes from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids; diapers from Jen Melton; baby swing, bathtub, and excersaucer from Mary Kern and the Montessori Children's School; baby carrier from Judy Samples; food for Los Osos Backpack Program from Vivian Levy and Congregation Beth David; posters for the SLO Wine Country Event by Nancy Scarry and Slip Into View; brochure design from Jimmy apRoberts and his company Subplot Studio; port-a-crib, potty chair, and stroller from Jen Melton; diapers from Susan Updegrove;

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

Funds Donated:  Bart and Maryalice Jones, Amy Sullivan, Patty Aguilar, Marti Lindholm, Lisa Bertrand, Fred Donati, Ann McMahon, Ken and Judy Riener's Movie Group, Ferrini Heights Neighborhood garage sale, Kroger, Gini Griffin and The Art Group - garage sale, Judy Barclay, Mary Parker, Leona Fairchild, Michelle Williams, Debbie Bennett, Betsy Kinsley, Marilyn Banducci, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Madelyn Millholland and Warren Lowry, Jay and Carol Devore, Liz Curren, Rochelle Johnson, Darlene Krouse,Peti Johnson, Susan Hood, Colleen Powers, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Sue Smith, Melaleuca, Diane Wettlaufer, Ingrid Pires, Diana Henderson, Jean Steel, Marylou Gooden, Nan Williamson, Maggie Ragatz, Bettina Salter, M.D. Brooks, Pamella Wood, Joanne Ruggles, Dona Price, Sharon Rippner, Julie Martin, Susan Stenovec, Naomi Blakely, Mo McGee, Elisa Feingold, Jerry and Sharynn Chirpich, Barrie Dubois, Liz Wilkes, Diana Foch, Bette Kulp, Vicki McPartland, Linda Pax, Leslie Jones, Mila Vujovich-La Barre, Shy Smith, Larry Brooks, Anonymous Donors, Marna Lombardi, Kathy Greer, Marilyn Fuller, Elaine Gardiner, Wendy Daly, Elyse Yukelson-Ungar, Susan Updegrove;