Saturday, January 16, 2016

What Womenade shared Jan. 1st - Jan. 16th. Thank you!

January 4:  Vehicle registration for single mother with 2 children who uses her car for work.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($139) 2365

January 5:  Dental treatment for a 7-year-old boy.  Referral:  Cecilia Merrill, CDHC ($110) 2366

January 5:  Personal care items for a cancer patient on Hospice.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke, Central Coast Home Hospital and Hospice ($100) 2367

January 5:  Partial rent for a woman struggling to pay rent and car registration.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People's Self-Help Housing ($176) 2368

January 5:  Partial payment of utility bills for a family whose father was out of work for 2 months due to a work-related injury.  Referral:  Rocio Hernandez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($253.51) 2369

January 5:  Partial rent for a woman who lost her job, but has found a new one that starts soon.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2370

January 5:  Partial rent for a mom who is a victim of domestic violence who had to take time off work because her teen son was in trouble.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Schools ($300) 2371

January 6:  Medical specialist appointment for a senior man with diabetes to try to prevent his leg from being amputated.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($175) 2372

January 6:  Gas to help a single father return to school for his high school diploma; he is moving soon, and will be able to ride public transportation.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($100) 2373

January 6:  Partial rent for a single father who is struggling to make payments.  Referral:  Yecenia Silvas, Oceano School Readiness ($300) 2374

January 6:  Diapers for a 3-month-old.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK ($22.75) 2375

January 7:  Partial rent for a family of 5; the father is out of work due to the rains.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2376

January 7:  Partial payment for repair of the car a 76-year-old Veteran and his 47-year-old son live in.  Referral:  Larry Feldt, Sandra Gould, and Robert Ellis, CAPSLO/Veterans ($166.04) 2377

January 7:  Partial payment to repair the car of a the mother of a young child who has moved to a safe house to escape abuse, and needs the car to work.  Referral:  Anabel Ros, RISE ($300) 2378

January 7:  Partial water bill payment to restore service for a working mother and her young son.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia, Goodwill ($100) 2379

January 7:  Partial PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a hospitalized patient.  Referral:  Wendy Beres and Drew Washer, French Hospital social workers ($300) 2380

January 8:  Gas for a struggling student to get to school.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters ($100) 2381

January 8:  Gas for a daughter to take her father to Stanford for a biopsy of his tongue.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($100) 2382

January 8:  Bunk bed repair materials for a family moving to housing.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, County Child Welfare Services, and repair by Terry Elfrink ($66.29) 2383

January 8:  Mattresses for individuals moving to housing; beds were donated by Terra Clayton.  Referral:  Barbara Turk, CWS, and delivery and set up by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer ($475.16) 2384

January 8:  Car repair for a woman who is homeless to get to her new job.  Referral:  Kevin Reeder, ECHO ($126.25) 2385

January 8:  Partial rent for a family whose finances have gone from 2 to 1 income.  Efforts are being made to reduce rent going forward.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 2386

January 8:  Crib mattresses for 3 cribs donated to babies served by our Public Health Nurses from a family of triplets.  Referral:  PHNs, and purchase and delivery by Carol Tickner ($)

January 11:  Household items for a single mother with 4 children who have moved into an apartment:  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($150) 2387

January 11:  Dental treatment for a young boy.  Referral:  Vanessa Greene, LINK Health Navigator ($147) 2388

January 11:  Gas to get to work for a woman who just got a job and won't be paid for 2 weeks.  Referral:  Lupe Solis, America's Jobs Center ($50) 2389

January 11:  CPR class for employment for a mother of 4; her husband earns $600 a week.  Referral:  Jeannette Garcia/America's Jobs Center/Goodwill ($65) 2390

January 12:  Driver's license reinstatement fee for a woman who just got a new job.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($125) 2391

January 12:  Partial PG&E payment for a family of 5; mother is pregnant and the father works part time.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($50) 2392

January 12:  Work clothes, shoes, and gas for a homeless woman who has found a job.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions Mental Health ($75) Debit and ($100) 2395

January 12:  Car repair for a woman on disability.  Referral:  Amanda Brown and Belinda Benassi, Department of Social Services ($96.11) 2393

January 12:  Childcare for 2 grandchildren who are being taken care of by their grandmother who works.  The mother had to be taken to a hospital out of the county for care.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($275) 2394

January 13:  Gas for a man who is homeless and just released from the hospital so he can try to get into a sober living house and travel to treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Program ($100) 2395

January 13:  Tires so a senior woman who is disabled can continue to work as a waitress part time in order to remain self-sufficient.  Referral:  Brittany Caraway, People's Self-Help Housing ($300) 2396

January 13:  Partial payment of visitation fees and a hearing before a Judge that were ordered by the court in a domestic violence restraining order.  Referral:  Sara Madden, Legal Services Coordinator, RISE ($300) 2397

January 14:  Partial rent for an elderly lady to prevent her eviction.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($285) 2398

January 14:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single mother and her 14-year-old daughter.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 2399

January 14:  Martial arts class for a 16-year-old young man who just started Juvenile Drug Court, and was given the task of engaging in a pro-social activity.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Youth and Family Treatment Program ($100) 2400

January 14:  Bus passes for 2 17-year-old young women to get to treatment programs.  Referral:  Holl-lee Lawrence, County Youth and Family Treatment Program, and purchase by Carol Tickner ($88)

Items Donated:  Blanket and adult diapers from Linda Thompson; adult diapers from Anonymous; hospital bed and rolling end table from Terry Elfrink and Vicki McPartland; linens from Diane McKeague, Kathie Hendricks, and Anonymous;  2 twin beds donated by Terra Clayton and delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; 3 cribs, jogging stroller, and high chair from Laureen Killenberger and Kris Smeltzer; futon bunk from Julie Mattson; South County delivery by Dana Starkovich; adult diapers from Anonymous;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, Mona Tucker,

Funds Donated:  Jayne Devencenzi, Amy Sullivan, Jean Steel, Michelle Williams, Dan Carpenter, Lisa Bertrand, Leona Sullivan, Linda and Gil Blonsley, Peti Johnson, Judy Barclay, Gail Dryden, Phyllis Martinelli, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Therese Hanlon, Dorrit Karl in loving memory of the beautiful Jean Ann de Bruyn, David Harris in memory of Jean de Bryun, Mark Tettenburn in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Kroger/Ralph's, Sue Smith, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Helen Robbins in loving memory of Jean de Bruyn, Kimberley Caffrey in honor of Jean de Bruyn, Cheryl McWilliams in memory of Jean de Bruyn, Mary Parker, Cross Speech and Language, Diana Reginato, Zaf and Patrice Iqbal, Drew and Grace Washer, Anonymous, D'Elaine Patrick, Jacque Ahern in memory of Jean de Bruyn,

Friday, January 1, 2016

What Womenade Shared December 16th - 31st Thank you!

December 16:  Funds for a single mother in family maintenance and hoping to be awarded her 5-year-old son back;  she would like to buy her son some Christmas toys.  Referral:  Amber Hullibarger, Martha's Place ($100) 2331

December 16:  Blood work for a senior citizen.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($85) 2332

December 16:  Scrubs and gas for a patient who is starting a new job as a medical assistant.  Referral:  Maria Cokes and Dr. Shapiro ($205.95) 2333

December 17: Payment to allow a single mom of 2 toddlers living in a Safe House to return to college; she has one semester before she can apply to the LVN program.  Referral:  Jessica Mondragon, RISE ($300) 2334

December 17:  Partial trailer park rental for a single mom with cancer and her children ages 2 and 4.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Nurse Navigator, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 2335

December 18: Motel stay over Christmas for a mother and her 11-year-old daughter who are homeless.  Referral:  Olivia Silva, Family Care Network ($346.43) 2336

December 18:  Funds for the holidays for a family caring for their child who has a terminal illness; they were forced to move - hospital bed and ventilators and all - and those expenses have set them back.  There are 4 children in the family - 1 daughter going to college.  Referral:  Manuel Barba, County Mental Health ($300) 2337

December 18:  Gas for a man to drive to and from a shelter to his job.  Referral:  Lupe Solis, America's Jobs Center ($50) 2338

December 18:  Motel stay for a family of 6 until they can move into ECHO.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($70) 2339

December 18:  Partial deposit to move a family to housing and away from an abusive situation.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women's Shelter Program ($300) 2340

December 18:  Adult diapers and bed pads for a 61-year old who has suffered a debilitating stroke.  Referral:  Rose Levinson-Cooke,  CCHH ($100) 2341

December 18:  Gas for a patient to travel from a rural part of the county to treatment and work in Atascadero.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment ($100) 2341

December 18:  Bus passes for 2 patients to travel to treatment sessions.  Referrals:  Paterese Reynolds and Nathaniel Reynolds, IOT, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($88) 2365

December 21:  Partial first month rent for a mother with special needs being cared for by her daughter.  The family had to move to a new place after their apartment building was closed.  They are struggling to make the first month rent because the deposit was $1,350.  Referral:  Viviana Meza, CAPSLO ($300) 2342

December 21:  Partial payment for renting a room for a working woman and her disabled boyfriend.  Referral:  Dona Wilson, Restorative Partners ($150) 2343

December 21:  Partial payment for car repair for a homeless mother and her 5 children who are sleeping in this car.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($350)  2344

December 22:  Partial rent for a woman who has used up every penny she has.  Referral:  Brittany Caraway, People's Self-Help Housing ($19) 2345

December 23:  Food and clothes for a mother and 4 children.  The father is in jail; the mom works, but all money goes to bills and rent.   Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 2346

December 23:  Gas to allow a woman with Stage 4 breast cancer to go to her family over the holidays.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($150) 2347

December 23:  Tires for a single woman who has recently been housed and is living on $335 a month.  Referral:  Trista Ochoa, Transitions-Mental Heath ($332.28) 2348

December 23:  Tires for a formerly homeless mother just diagnosed with cancer.  She needs to safely make trips to UCLA for treatments and surgery.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, LINK/5 Cities Homeless Coalition ($300) 2349

December 23:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a single mom who has started a new job.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 2350

December 24:  Funds to allow a mother to get holiday gifts for her two high-schoolers.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions Mental Health ($150) 2351

December 24: Clothes, diapers, and wipes for the children of a single mother.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughn, The ARK ($171.59) 2352

December 26:  Partial payment for a kidney procedure for the mother of teen students;  Referral:  Mo McGee, nurse, San Luis Coastal Unified Schools ($400) 2353

December 26:  Car seat for a baby born early.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($54.95) 2354

December 26:  Partial rent for a single mom working 2 waitress jobs who has injured her back picking up one of her children.  She doesn't get paid sick or vacation at either job.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 2355

December 28:  Partial deposit so a mother and her 1-year-old can move to different housing due to health concerns.  Referral:  Veronica Cablayan, LINK ($300) 2356

December 28:  Partial deposit to move a family from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($150) 2357

December 28:  Home house cleaning and carpet removal for a patient being discharged from the hospital.  Referral:  Drew Washer, social worker, French Hospital ($300) 2358

December 28:  Rent assistance for a family whose mother was in the hospital 5 days for a heart condition.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 2359

December 28:  Partial rent for a single mother of 2 who just got hired.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 2360

December 29:  Partial rent in a sober living house for a woman who is unemployed and currently disabled.  Referral:  Elexia Estrada, Country Drug and Alcohol ($200) 2361

December 30:  For a woman leaving the hospital after suffering a brain injury, house cleaning and cooking support.  Referral:  Drew Washer, French Hospital social worker ($100) 2362

December 30:  RTA pass for man to travel to treatment.  Referral:  Michael Axelrod, Intensive Outreach Treatment, and purchase by Susan Updegrove ($44) 2363

December 31:  Water bill and housing payment to prevent eviction for a mother of 3 whose boyfriend has left them to escape faacing legal prosecution.  She works full time but is now struggling with one income.  Referral:  Veronica Fletcher, County Child Welfare Services ($297.81) 2364

Items Donated:  coats from Pat Cano; 3 bags of pjs from Central Coast Funds for Children; towels from Anonymous; new toys from Gia Pomerantz and the Jewish Family Service; bike and lock from Jim Ellman; 2 twin beds from Jerry Hempenius, cooking oil and detergent from Madeline Fay and Mary Anne Morgan; cooking oil from Rosemary Cleaves; Winter WomnderSLO family skating pass from Lesa Smith and Whiz Kids; twin bed from Sue McCutcheon; holiday gifts from Spokes; crib from Teresa Campbell; chair from Nell Wade; Diapers from Keli Kalichak; toys, books, and children's stool from Judy Barclay; diapers, coloring book, crayons, and toiletries from  Anonymous; knit hats and scarves from Helen Spencer of Breezy Bobbins; sweaters knit with love by Norma Stephenson; binders from Coast National Bank and Grace Nagel; blankets and sheets from Cindy Hahn and  Diane McKeague; hand knit scarves from Nell Wade; 353 pairs of socks from Brooke English and The Sock Drawer bundled and delivered to our community partners by Jim and Kathy apRoberts; sheets from Roberta Kassak.  4th Quarter Total Items Donated:  $12,675

Admin Donations:  Robin White,

Funds Donated:  Leslie Jones, Central Coast Women's League, Pat Cano, Linda Jankay, Marcy Owens, Ken and Judy Riener, Larry and Jeanette Meek, Diane Wettlaufer, HumanKind Fair Trade, Jacque Fondren, Melaleuca, Bunco Angels and Nancy Kunde, Fred Donati, Arlene Versaw, The Dorf Foundation - James Dorf and Jodie Steele, Jim and Deborah Whitson, Julie Moody, Steven and Cathy Francis, San Luis Country Club Aquatics, Sandy Ahearn, Kristi Donati, Catherine Martin, Lynn Hollister, Vicki Carroll, Martha Michalojko, Margo Zink, Kitty Rice, Elisa Feingold, Bonnie Heikes, Maggie Ragatz, Jim apRoberts as a gift for his wife Kathy, Jimmy and Casey apRoberts as a gift to his mom Kathy, Shanti Gooden, Elder Placement Professionals and Nicole Pazden; First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, Gaye Donovan, Toni Andre, Nancy Norwood, Naomi Blakely, Mary French, Barbara Putman, Robin White, Kathy Greer, Jean Dyer, Mary Parker, Carol Dover, Edna Marie Cole, Karen Horst in name of Sue McDougal, Karen Horst, Theresa Schouten, David Good, Anonymous, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Amanda Sorensen, Jen Caffee, Ken and Kathie Hendricks, Frank and Roberta Kassak, Sue Percival, Patricia Griffin, John Thomas, Lola Zybura, Robert and Martha Azevedo, Andrea Waterbury, William and Lorianna Fletcher, Gwen Infante,