Saturday, September 16, 2017

What Womenade Shared from September 1st - September 15th



September 1:  Gas card for a woman needing to drive out of the county for legal matters relative to her abuse. Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($50) 4010 1

September 1:  Immediate clothing for an 11-year-old boy who has Down Syndrome and just moved to a safe shelter with his mother.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($100) 4011 2

September 1:  Partial rent for a mother and her 3 children going through difficult times because her husband was just deported.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 4012 5

September 1:  Partial rent for a senior woman who paid for car repairs and insurance, which left her short for rent.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($250) 4013 1

September 1:  Emergency child care for a mother of children ages 4 and 6; this will get her through 6 cycles of chemo and she can take them there if she needs respite care.   She became sick while working in the fields.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($425) 3

September 4:  Gas for a woman who left her abuser and currently has no income.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($50) 4015 1

September 4:  Gas for a man who is ill and depends on his mom to get him from rural North County to all his treatment appointments.  Referral: Nancy Jambor, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 4016 2

September 4:  Shoes and socks for an at-risk student.  Referral:  Lauren Lederer, County Mental Health Services ($75.95) 4017 1

September 4:  Emergency food for a man who is low-income and ran out of food due to medical expenses.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) Debit

September 5:  Gas so a single father can take 1 of his twins to UCLA for tests.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($75) 4019 3

September 5:  Partial security deposit for a Veteran and his wife living on a very fixed income; the wife is permanently disabled. Referral:  Kevin Conway, Good Samaritan Shelter ($300) 4021 2

September 6:  Partial rent for a family with 5 children.  Only the dad is working and there have been extra bills because of the illness of 1 of their children.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 4023 7

September 6:  Emergency food for a senior who is disabled and spent his money on car repair so he can remain mobile.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($205.05) 4024 1

September 6:  Gas so a man can travel from Paso to San Luis for treatments because the North County treatment center is full.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($100) 4025 1

September 6:  Partial rent for a mother with 1 child who had to use her funds to travel to another state because her mother was murdered.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 4026 2

September 7:  Partial rent for a family of 5.  The mother lost 2 weeks of work because her husband was taken to UCLA where he remains in intensive care due to kidney failure.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LINK ($300) 4027 5

September 7:  Partial rent for a migrant family working in the fields.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($300) 4028 4

September 7:  Gas bill payment and shoes for a family with 3 children; parents used their available funds for school supplies and school clothes.  Referral:  Patty Ramirez, Transitions-Mental Health ($121.08 and $100) 4029 and Debit 5

September 7:  Food and gas for a woman who just got out of a shelter and won’t receive her retirement check until October 1st.  She was able to pay rent, but doesn’t have funds for anything else.  Referral:  Diana Howard, RISE ($100 and $100) Debit and 4030 1

September 7:  Emergency gas so a family can go to Ventura to pick up their child from a psychiatric hospital. Referral:  Rachel Tarver, Martha’s Place Children’s Center ($100) Debit 4 

September 8:  Shoes and socks for a Veteran who just got a job.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH ($100) Debit 1

September 8:  Dental treatment for a father.  Referral:  Karina Ayala, CAPSLO ($150) 4031 4 

September 8:  Brake pads to keep a single mother and her 3 children safe.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Department of Social Services ($185.37) 4032 4

September 11:  Partial payment for new tires for a senior who is disabled; she needs her car to get to medical appointments and grocery and drug stores.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4033 1

September 11:  Transportation for a seasonal firefighter who will get his first check later this month.  Referral:  Michael Sheard, CAPSLO ($41) 4034

September 11:  Partial rent for a single mother and her child; the mom recently lost her job.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 4035 2

September 11:  Food, gas, and clothing for a family living in a travel trailer.  Referral:  Gina Forgette, County Health ($200) Debit 4

September 11:  Project Lifesaver-GPS bracelet for an 83-year-old dementia victim being cared for by her 85-year-old sister.  Referral:  Michelle Blanc, Twin Cities Community Hospital ($110) 4036 2

September 11:  Partial rent for a single mom and her 2 children.  Referral:  Catherine Manning, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 4037 3

September 11:  Partial rent for a mother with 4 children who just separated from her husband; they are receiving mental health counseling.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 4038 5

September 11:  YMCA Flag Football League fee so an 8-year-old boy who experiences chronic stress in his family life can find a positive activity outside the home.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($125) 4039 4

September 11:  Partial rent for a single woman who is struggling to avoid eviction.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($250) 4040 1

September 12:  Bus pass so a woman survivor or intimate partner violence, who fled her abuser leaving everything behind, can attend counseling appointments.   Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($64) 4041 1

September 12:  Gas card so a family can visit their son who was hospitalized over the weekend in Bakersfield.  The parents haven’t been able to work recently due to the son’s mental health.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK  ($100) 4142

September 13:  Partial payment for car repairs for a man who needs his vehicle to get to treatments.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 4043 1

September 13:  Storage unit payment for a Veteran who just found housing in a Section 8 building and immediately had to have surgery on his neck and spine, making it impossible for him to move his belongings to his new place.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH ($206) 4044 1

September 13:  Bus pass for an elderly woman with severe medical issues who was recently released from custody and needs to keep treatment appointments.  Referral:  Nathaniel Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($44) 4045 1

September 13:  Health insurance payment for a woman with Stage 4 cancer whose decreased income is causing her distress.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($288) 4046 1

September 13:  Motel stay pending placement in rehab on Tuesday for a 22-year-old man suffering from severe alcohol addiction and causing himself physical harm.  Referral:  Lori Eister, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 4047 1

September 14:  Car repair so a seriously ill single mother of 2 children living in a 1 bedroom apartment, can take her children to school and her daughter to Fresno Children’s Hospital for initial treatment for T1 Diabetes.  Referral: Shelley Kilcoyne, Central Coast Home Health ($297.49) 4048 3

September 14:  Entry fee so a woman can get into a residential drug treatment center.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 4049 1

September 14:  Utility bill payment for a woman escaping her abuser and setting up a new place to live safely.  Referral:  Ana Chavez, RISE ($57.57) 4050 1

September 14:  Partial payment for a water heater for a single mother and her new baby.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($350) 4051 2

September 15:  Shoes and socks for a high school girl who taped her only shoes all around to make them function-able.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) Debit 1

September 15:  Eye glasses for a farm worker who just had a kidney transplant.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($229) 4053 1

September 15:  Partial rent for a single young mother and her child; mother works as a dishwasher and her hours have been cut this month.  Referral: Eloisa Medina ($150) 4054 2

September 15: Utility payment to prevent shut off for a family at risk.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($105) 4055 4

September 15:  Utility bill payments for a grandmother who is caring for her 3 grandchildren after their mother was taken to jail.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($93.24 and $85.60) 4056 and 4057 4

September 15:  Application fee and Live Scan for a father who has an immediate job offer to support his wife and infant.  Referral:  David Draggoo, County Social Services ($32 and $54) 4058 and 4059 3

September 15:  Cell phone payment to keep an abuse victim connected to work and support.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($80.95) 4060 1

September 15:  Partial legal payment for a woman whose husband waited for the home they purchased to close sale, and kicked her out leaving her homeless.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($200) 4061 1

September 15:  Gas so a single mother can commute from Paso to Atascadero for treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($50) 4062 3

September 15:  Food for a family of 7 whose CalFresh benefits were cut in error.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($100) 4063 7

September 15:  Gas so a father who is disabled can take his children to school; mom left suddenly, and she was the only one working.  Referral:  Lauren Lederer, County Mental Health ($75) 4064 3

September 15:  Life alert system for a woman with COPD and CHF who is oxygen dependent and lives alone.  Referral:  Kelly Allen, Dignity Health Hospice ($105.58) Debit 1

September 15:  Payment for the extraction of 18 teeth so a field worker with throat cancer can start radiation treatment.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center  ($277.40) 40654

Items Donated:  Home made quilts from Katie Perez; washer and dryer donated and installed by Dave Louw; microwave from Annie Delbridge; vacuum from Robin Pisz; 2 cases of wipes from Kathie Hendricks; port-a-crib from Karla Quiroga; kitchen items from Morgan Garcia, Anonymous, Mary Anne Morgan, and Anonymous; children’s toys, books, clothes and safety items from Melissa Christine; children’s clothing and fold ’n play from Heather Segal via Lisa Lazzara; boy’s clothes from Mariam Shah; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; backpack diapers bag from Melissa Lapidus; baby clothes from Dianne Lane; crib mattress from Karla Quiroga; sofa from Sue McCutcheon; chair and pillow from Lisa Lazzara; air conditioner from Linda Thompson; diapers, wipes, and gas card in honor of Heidi Harmon’s birthday; delivery by Lisa Lazzara; girls’ clothing from Kathie Hendricks; baby clothes from Heather Segal; girls clothing from Amy Jacobs; 2 cases of diapers from Mia Voelz; gift cards from Paula Ranney; Target cards from Donna Gang and Judy Eisenhard; kitchen and dinnerware, flatware and baking dishes from Karen Jenny; blanket, children's books and toys from Sara Fiore; Skatelite skateboard for a boy who had his stolen from Jack Smith at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum via Lisa Lazarra;

Admin Donations:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated:  Carrie Zinn, Anonymous, Lola Zybura, Colleen Spafford, James Michael Calonico and Patti Meyer in honor of the good work of Kiley Goode and Andrea Devitt, Patty Aguilar, Wendy Castleman, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Cindy Hahn, Jean Steel, Jayne Devencenzi, Barbara Torrey, Lisa Bertrand, Donette Dunaway, Jill Baker, Kara DeFrias in honor of Wendy Castleman’s birthday; Kathy Greer, Michele Williams, Dana Paquin, Nancy Terrell, Gabriele and Kenneth Levine in appreciation for the Womenade presentation to the Arroyo Grande Lions Club, Mary Dean; Calista, Boone, and Gwyneth Stewart’s Lemonade for Womenade Stand at Heidi Harmon’s birthday celebration, friends of Heidi Harmon for her birthday; Olivia Anne Richardson, Alan and Erin Stehli, Craig and Rosemary Canfield, Steven and Linda Pax, Thad and Kacy Brady, Derek and Melanie Senn, Stacy Peralta, Stephanie Allen, Michael and Kathryn Murphy in honor of Heidi Harmon’s birthday; Scott Mann, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Peti Johnson, Heather MacFarlane, Kathleen MacLane, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, Ann Miller, Fred Donati, Ann McMahon, Jayma Newland, H. R. Gooden with compliments to Marylou for identifying this need, Jessica Michelsen, Helen Wiener, Louise Noel, Gwen Carton in celebration of Barbara Crawford’s birthday, Lynda Allen in appreciation for the art restoration of Ken Freygang/Copper Sculpture, Phyllis Martinelli, Mischelle Townsend, Lisa Nauful, Lynn Heinrich, Annette Freistroffer, Judy Eisenhard, Ardith Julien-Heinrich, Sally Woelper, Rosemary Cleaves, Meg Spierling, Mary Anne Morgan, Marla Lee Eaton, Donna Gang, Janice Chagoya,

Friday, September 1, 2017

What Womenade Shared August 16th - August 30th

August 18:  Cancer exam for a senior woman who is a dishwasher in a local restaurant.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($130) 3949 2

August 18:  Gas so a grandma can get to her new job.  She has taken in her 7-year-old granddaughter after both of the child’s parents committed suicide.  Grandma took time off from work to grieve and get legal work in order to keep her granddaughter.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($75) 3950 2

August 18:  Emergency scan for a cancer victim.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($151.31) 3952 1

August 18:  Partial rent for a family whose rent has been increased twice recently, but their income has not changed.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 3953 4

August 18:  Emergency food for a disabled resident who did not realize he was out of money and each time he used his debit card, he was charged a $35 overdraft fee.  When his SSI was deposited this month, a couple hundred dollars were taken off the top tops.  He has paid all his bills now, but has no money for food.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing, with shopping and delivery by Karen Harris ($200) 3954 1

August 21:  Emergency up front payment so a mother, a farm-worker, can have a CT scan of her lungs.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($233) 3955 2

August 21:  Birth certificate for a 3-month-old whose mother is on disability.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($28) 3956 2

August 21:  Partial rent for a domestic violence survivor who is moving in to a place of her own.
Referral:  Martin Gonzalez ($200) 3957 1

August 21:  Partial rent for a mother of 3 children.  One of her sons was at Juvenile Hall, so she missed time from work which affected her pay.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($200)  3958 4

August 21:  Work boots for a man who works regularly and has to ride his bike between Atascadero and Paso.  He has chronic problems with his feet.  Referral:  Alisha Dozier, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($105.95) 3959 1

August 21:  Stanford medical bill payment for a 29-year-old with an acute disease receiving aggressive treatments.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($340) 3960 2

August 21:  School shoes for  3 children whose mother just got a new job but won’t be paid till the middle of September.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 3661 4

August 21:  Clothing for the children of a woman who left her partner due to violence and had to leave all their belongings behind.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE 3963 3

August 21:  Partial rent for a family of 4 who moved and had to pay 2 rents in August; they will be self-sufficient going forward.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($200) 3964 4

August 21:  Partial rent for a woman who spent rent money on car repair.  Referral: Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($200) 3965 1

August 21:  School supplies for 2 students who are at-risk youth.  Referral:  Lauren Lederer, County Mental Health ($211.90) Debit

August 21:  Partial rent for a man who has medical issues and needs to pay to avoid eviction.  Efforts are underway to get him into assisted living for seniors.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($250) 3966 1

August 24:  Partial rent for a single mother who had to move quickly due to a domestic violence situation.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($200) 3967

August 24:  Background check so a woman in the Intensive Outreach Program can apply for a job.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($60) 3968 1

August 24:  Partial rent for a father, a farm-worker, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3969 4

August 24:  Partial rent for a family of 4; the father lost his job, but has now found a new one.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($200) 3970 4

August 24:  Partial deposit for a pregnant woman working 2 jobs who had to move out of the previous room she was renting because of the pregnancy.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill ($200) 3971 2

August 24:  Car payment for a father who has been battling throat cancer for 2 years and has to drive many miles for treatments.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($361.05) 3972 4

August 24:  Month bus passes for an intimate partner abuse survivor and her daughter, so they can get to counseling appointments.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($128) 3973 2

August 25:  Welding equipment for a student finally going back to college.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($180) 3974 1

August 25:  Partial rent for a family of 4. The father has been off work due to surgery for his appendicitis.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, LINK ($200) 3975

August 25:  Partial rent for an elderly woman who is in between jobs as a caregiver.  Referral;  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($200) 3976 1

August 25:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of a 59-year-old woman who is a farm-worker.  Her husband was picked up by ICE, and she can’t cash his check.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($350) 2

August 25:  Partial rent for a single mother with an 8-month-old baby who had her work hours cut.  Referral:  Brenda Vaughan, ARK ($200) 3978 2

August 25:  Partial rent for a mother of 6; her husband went to Mexico for an appointment with emigration, and he wasn’t allowed back in the US.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 3979 8

August 25:  Partial payment for car registration for a woman who has suffered abuse.  Referral:  Ana Chavez, RISE ($88) 3980 1

August 28:  Gas card so a client can get to San Luis from Oceano for treatments; Oceano treatment site is full.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($100) 3981 3

August 28:  Essential supplies for a woman who went into Sober Living with only her clothes.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($100) 3982 1

August 28:  Vacuum and telephone/answering machine for an elderly woman who lives on $951 a month.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($134.95) 3983 1

August 28:  A bus pass for a single mom, and scrubs and work shoes so she can start at her new job.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($44 and $155.95) 3984 and 3986 2

August 28:  Gas card so a student’s family can get him to school.  Referral:  Lauren Lederer, County Mental Health ($50) 3987 3

August 28:  School clothes for a student in an at-risk family.  Referral:  Lauren Lederer, County Mental Health ($150) 3987 4  2

August 28:  Partial car payment for the mother of a 2-month-old who lost her job due to domestic violence and is staying in a shelter.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($217.60) 3988

August 28:  Car payment for a formerly homeless woman who is working 2 jobs.  She has been ill, but managed to pay rent, but is in danger of losing her car which allows her to get to work.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($318) 3990 1

August 28:  Bus pass for a the mother of a homeless family, so she can look for work.  Referral:  Karine Ayala, CAPSLO ($64) 3991 3

August 29:  Partial payment for glasses for a disabled woman who has not had a new pair for 7 years.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($100) 3992 1

August 29:  Partial rent to prevent the eviction of a mother and her 4-year-old son who escaped domestic violence.  Referral:  Jessica Baza, CAPSLO $300 3993 2

August 29:  Laptop computer for a single mother finishing her nursing studies.  David Lichti, Tidelands Counseling ($305.95) 3994 3

August 29:  Gas card so a mother of 6 children can take her 7-year-old to Children’s Hospital LA for testing on her heart.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 3995 7

August 29:  Wipes for 2 newborn baby girls.  Referrals:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker and Blanca Flores, Community Health Center ($11.83) 3996 4

August 29:  RTA passes for a woman who left an abusive relationship and was not able to bring anything with her.  Referral:  Martin Gonzales, RISE ($64) 3997 1

August 29:  Motel stay for a mother and her 2 boys who have fled domestic violence.  She has found a new place to stay, but it won’t be available till September 1st.  Referral:  Suzanne Balderrama, Paso Robles School District ($267.81) 3998 3

August 30:  Partial payment of PG&E 48-Hour Notice for a single mother who works in a factory and used all her funds for school supplies and clothes for her children.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($300) 3999 4

August 30:  Partial rent for a single mother, a field-worker, and her 3 boys.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($375) 4000 4

August 30:  Gas bill payment for a single mother with 3 children who now has a part time job.  Referral: Danilda Reyes, LINK ($294.52) 4001 4

August 31:  Trailer registration for a mother and her 3 children; all their belongings are stored in the trailer, and her husband is incarcerated.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($143) 4002 5

August 31:  Lupus medication for  a client; future ways to fund this medication are being explored.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($225) Debit 1

August 31:  Car registration for a woman working minimum wage and living in her car.  Referral:  Luis Campoverde, County Social Services ($170) 4003 1

August 31:  Car registration for a single mom doing well in treatment.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($159) 4004 3

August 31:  Partial security deposit for a Veteran moving to housing.  Referral:  Brandy Bowser, CAPSLO ($300) 4005 1

August 31:  Phone bill payment for a client who just got a job, and will be able to pay going forward.  Phone is needed for drug testing and accountability.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 4006 1

August 31:  Partial rent for a very young mom who is about to have her 2nd child and was recently put on disability.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 4007 3

August 31:  Dental bill payment for a woman who is a survivor of Intimate Partner Violence, has just left her abuser, and has no income.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($50) 4008 1

August 31:  Partial rent for a mother with 2 children who is doing well in treatment with 11 months of sobriety, and has just found employment.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3

Items Donated:  clothes from Judy Barclay, Cindy Hahn, Susannah Stone, and Anonymous; hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; food from Anonymous, Nancy Olson, Anonymous, and Laura Fulton; diapers and food from Lisa Lazzara; children’s clothes from Kim Equinoa; food and children's clothes from Anonymous; baby clothes from Heidi Harmon and Mary Squellati; food and clothes from Gigi Sawyer; baby seat and bath from Carly Rogers; clothes from Cathy Uphoff; baby formula from Amethyst Ehrler; teen clothes from Anonymous; bunk beds from Candy and Brad Spahr; diapers, baby clothes, and bottles from Jamie Kassak and friends; double stroller from Melissa D’aunoy; baby swing, breast feeding pillow, and other children’s items from Nicki Bywater; girls clothes from Cindy Hahn; baby clothes from Sharon Chirpich; pajamas from Cindy Hahn; shoes and girl’s clothing from Kathie Hendricks; children’s toys and activity table from Jennifer Kincade; cases of school supplies from Lisa and Kevin McClory; boys pajamas, clothes, and duffle from Wendy Daly; children’s clothes and shoes from Sally Hillis; baby clothes from Sharon Chirpich; clothes, backpack, school supplies and more for a 9-year-old and hair brushes and care items from Lisa and Kevin McClory; 4 $25 gift certificates from Scott and Kuuipo Sweeny - Louisa’s Place; backpack food from Ellen November and Deborah Whitson; furniture donation facilitated by Vicki McPartland and delivered by Terry Elfink and David Buck-Moyer; dresser form Penni Daugherty; Target card for school clothes from Anonymous; clothes and formula from Anonymous; 3 Target cards for school clothes from Linda Jankay; clothes for a woman with Cerebral Palsy from Lisa Lazzara and Anonymous; trundle bed from Laura Mullen; children’s riding toys from Frederic Enfield; children’s dresser from Penni Daugherty; sleeping bag from Cleo Bonneville; queen mattress from Deronda Burnette and frame from Deborah Whitson; case of diapers from Kemay Eoyang; diapers and wipe warmer from Jennifer Woodward; diapers from Darcy Ryan; bassinet from Anonymous; seated walker from Eldonna Edwards and delivery by Lisa Bertrand; transportation by Susie McCutcheon; baby gate and sweatshirt form Anonymous; 4 bags of school supplies from the SLO County Progressive's Club; children’s pajamas from Linda Walker-Hill; diapers and food processor from Leslie Jones; children and adult clothes from Desiree Stegner; crib from Amanda Sorensen; kitchen items from  Morgan Garcia via Lisa and Kevin McClory; children’s jammies, clothes, blankets, crib linens, and silverware from Judy Pinkston; clothes from Lisa Lazzara; bike from Nancy Olson; children’s books from Sandra and David Browder delivered by Jay Devore; bike from Paula Adrian; children’s clothes from Sarah Flickinger;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, Grace Nagel,

Funds Donated:  Ann Robinson, Elise Leigan, Jayma Newland, Elise Wheeler, Kat Tuculet, Leslie Jones, Leona Sullivan, Diane Wettlaufer, Elaine Gardiner, Judy Barclay, Mary Dean, Judy Riener, Fred Donati, Jana Coulston, Gail Sears, Evelyn Ruehr, Darlene Krouse, Susannah Stone, Vita Miller, Karen O’Grady, Susan Hood, Carol Devore, Anonymous, Melaleuca, Sharon Fisher, Joann and Stan Benson in honor of Rosemary Cleaves, Joanne Thomas/Guidestar K-Foundation in honor of Lainie Wachter’s birthday, Lainie Wachter in honor of Jay and Carol Devore’s 50th wedding anniversary, Sarah Coplen, Tracey Vardas/YourCause PG&E; John Harmon/YourCause PG&E, Lauren Rueda, Maggie Ragatz, Artista Muerta, April Bay, Cheryl Alikhan, Pat Goetz, Valerie Glahn, Sue McCutcheon, Gail Applegate, Tracey Vardas, Wendy Castleman, Marla Lee Eaton, Judy Eisenhard, Janice Chagoya, Grace Nagel, Heidi Boatman, Kristin Dietrick Stump, Kathy Cohl, Ilse Outcalt, Nicki Bywater, Marilyn Knollenberg, Carol Chenot, Mariam Shah, Linda Walker-Hill, Sandra Crewe, Candace Guldeman, Karla Cool, Susan Demma, Robin Pisz, Patty Jo Andrews, Rosemary Cleaves, Madeline Fay, Mary Anne Morgan, Madeline Stevenson, Brooke Campbell, T. Rowe Price Charitable Giving, Barbara Crawford, Cindy Nelson, Sharon Westray, Leslie Rotstein, Rosemary Cleaves, Barbara Neuman, Shelly Johnson, Elaine Gardiner, Fran Norris - a gift to her from her friends; Kathy Gisler, Edith Lycke, Ardith Julien-Heinrich, Lynn De Leo, Carolyn Normoyle, Deborah Stokes-Crabtree, De Hampton, Kathy Cohl, Sandra Merrill, Terri Einhorn, Gayle Nix, Arlene Shinderman, Nancy Warren, Rena Snyder, Jacklyn Mossette, Bette Hardy, Janet Chaney, M. Garren, Janet Hardy, Carole Kraiss, Patricia Dauer, Karen Anderson, Marilyn Rolph, Deborah Stokes-Crabtree, Pat Cross, Angie Bleier, Marna Lombardi, Cindy Bergen, Priscilla Smith Dym, Deborah Art, Diane Brandt, Marilyn Morris, Teresa Rothe, Ronni Gohr, Valerie Van Meter, Betty Scully, Carol Morrison, Linda Selig Blonsley, Jamie Herbon, Fran Norris, Myra Akel, Claudia Sorensen, Susan Zweig, Cindy Bergen, Linda Gethins, Janice Paulsen, Mary Ball Dixon, Barbara Underwood, Susan Ashford, Nora Lee, Sharon Thacker, Marge Markus, Patti Reed, Elizabeth Steen, Sandra Merrill, Catherine Walker, Natalie Goguen, Sandra Tiffany, Terri Einhorn, Kathryn Stepkowski, Marilyn Lagrenais, Nancy Trudeau, Robin Parker, Dorothy Buck, Mary Louise Labadie, Kathleen Harvey, Olivia Howdershelt, Jeanne Little, Kathryn Wulbrecht, Ellen Blowers, Ellen Polinsky, Marilyn Morris, Jacquelin Jones, Carole Moyer, Gail Ryan, Barbara Watkins, Arlene Shinderman, Myra Akel, Nancy Doherty, Nancy Palmer, Enriqueta Paul, Sharron Polkinghorne, Janice Schmidt, Pamela Thompson, Nancy Kraus, Donna Nisbet, Eveline Alford, Patricia Rallis, Kathy Cohl, Donna Rubin, Patricia Haines, Karen Pelz, Carol Morrison, Marion McKell, Janet Harmon, Linda Humphrey, Pamela Lackey, Carolyn Tenney, Donna Leach, Carole Kraiss, Carol Burgstahler, Heidi Disalvo, Yvonne Williams, Marion Leggett, Rosemary Remacle, Nancy Warren, Julia Rosenberg, Lori Michele Brief-Chavez, Cheryl Briskey, Gayle Nix, Donna Rogers, Louise Rhodes, Joan Wagner, Linda Adams, Shirley Richard, Marjorie Lawrence, Peggy Graue, S. L. Bergmann, Mary Ahler, Lorraine Weitz, Jimmie Brewer, Rama Gopinath, Patricia Hunt, Nancy Schwager, Mary Lauffenburger, April Hyder, Jennifer Williams, Sharee Howell, De Hampton, Cindy Fries, Sherry Trade, Carolyn Normoyle, Dorothy Hollibaugh, Sharon Rubinstein, Marcia Traversaro, Gretchen Hartsook, Corinne Belsterling, Lynnette de Bari, Freddi Quin, Jude Jochum, Robin Schneider, Rose Marie Lee, Anonymous, Melodiannne Duffy, Victoria Roberts,

Thursday, August 17, 2017

What Womenade Shared August 1st - August 15th


August 1:  Thyroid testing done for T3, T4, and TSH at the Community Health Center for a woman with an emergency need.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($88) 3906 1

August 1:  Bike tires for a single woman staying in one of the emergency beds at a shelter.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, ECHO Shelter ($35.98) 3907 1

August1:  RTA pass for a woman getting established in treatment.  Referral:  Nancy Jambor, County Behavioral Health ($44) 3908 1

August 1: Rental assistance so a woman can take her emotional support animal to the vet for an acute issue.  Referral:  Alicia Dueck, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3909 1 

August 1: Partial rent for a single mother and her 3 children; her teen daughter is dealing with several medical conditions.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($300) 3910 4

August 1:  Car registration and vehicle smogging for a very low-income 70-year-old woman who had several recent surgeries, lost her housing, and is trying to make ends meet while recovering and looking for a new place to live.  Referral:  Jessica Mezzapesa, Central Coast Home Health ($104 and $39) 3912 and 3913 1

August 1:  Medication for a survivor of domestic violence who had to leave everything behind when fleeing her abuser.  Referral:  Martin Gonzalez ($54.32) Debit 1

August 1:  Gas card so a single mother can get to work; she and her daughter are currently homeless.  Referral:  Tatiana Abundis, Big Brothers/Big Sisters ($50) 3914 2

August 3:  Room air conditioning unit for a disabled man living in North County in Section 8 housing.  He has a debilitating health condition affecting his ability to walk when his body is weakened by the heat or other situations.  Referral:  David Lichti, SLO Therapist ($381.95) 3915 1

August 3:  Car insurance for a man who will lose his license if uninsured.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($250) 3917 1

August 3:  Partial rent for a single father and his children.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($250) 3918 3

August 3:  Partial rent for a single mom who had to take 5 days off work due to her son being extremely sick.  If she doesn’t work, she isn’t paid.  Referral:  Stella Medina, LMUSD ($200) 3919 3

August 3:  RTA passes so a Veteran can get back and forth to his recovery program classes.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH/VASH ($64) 3920 1

August 3:  Partial rent for a woman who won't begin working again until the end of the month.  Referral:  Celeste Cardenas, County Social Services  ($300) 3921 1

August 4:  Gas for a family so the parent can look for work.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($50) 3922 4

August 4:  Gas so a parent can drive to work.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($50) 3922 3

August 4:  Food and gas for a very low-income domestic violence victim who fled her situation without her belongings.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE  ($150) 3923 1

August 4:  Emergency gas so an abuse victim can leave the county; RISE is paying for the U-Haul. Referral:  Susan Lamont, RISE ($50) 3924 1

August 5:  Emergency breast pump rental for a mother whose baby is in intensive care.  Referral: Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($169) Debit 2

August 7:  Storage unit closing fee so a father and his 2 teen daughters don’t lose all their belongings.  One of the teens recently had her leg amputated due to a skin-eating bacteria.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($199) 3925 3 

August 7:  DMV registration for a woman at risk of homelessness trying hard to stay in her apartment.  She pays her bills with Social Security, but checks were sent the wrong PO box.  Referral:  Amy Waddle, Transitions-Mental Health ($135) 3926 1

August 7:  Partial room deposit for a single mother and her 1-year-old child.  Mother has been approved for Federal Work Study, so will be able to make rent going forward.  Referral:  Kayla Kerrigan, County Social Services ($100) 3927 2

August 7:  Partial rent for a family whose car that is needed to get to work broke down costing $1,300 to fix and exhausting all their funds.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 3928 4

August 7:  Gas for a single mom with 3 children who just got a job.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($50) 3929 4 

August 7:  Gas so a migrant family can visit their newborn in the NICU where he will be for the next month or more.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker and delivery by Roberta Kassak ($50) 3929 3

August 7:  Gas and diapers for a grandmother struggling financially to take care of her 19-month-old grandchild.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($50) 3929 2

August 7:  Partial rent for a family that had unexpected bills this month.  Referral:  Maribel Rodriguez, Link ($200) 3930 4

August 7:  Partial rent for a Veteran who got behind in payments.  Referral:  William Heinlein, PATH/VASH ($246) 3931 1

August 9:  Certification of a court document so a victim of domestic violence and her son can obtain services and resources specific to domestic violence.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($25) 3934 2 

August 10:  Partial custody legal fees for a single parent who was just diagnosed with a disorder that requires $1,000 monthly in medication.  Referral:  Matt Clarke, Chris Jespersen Day Treatment ($300) 3935 2

August 9:  Emergency food for an elderly father with Alzheimer’s disease and his disabled daughter whose refrigerator stopped working and all their food spoiled.  The daughter is diabetic and her diet is very important.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing, and shopping and delivery by Karen Harris ($200) 3936 2

August 10:  Groceries for an 87-year-old man who is very low income, lives by himself, and is recovering from surgery.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($100) 3937 1

August 10:  Bike for a Veteran who is homeless and has secured a job at Chevron and needs transportation to get to work:  Referral:  Alan McKean, State of California Veterans services ($150) 3938 1

August 10:  Partial medical bill payment for a single pregnant mom-to-be.  Referral:  Mayra Valencia, CAPSLO ($200) 3940 2

August 10:  Eye glasses for a 52-year-old woman who needs her glasses to drive at her job.  She is working hard on improving her health due to diabetes and a pacemaker.  Referral:  Lisa Jimenez, County Mental Health ($258) 3941 1 

August 11:  Food for a father who is struggling to feed his children because they used their funds to move to housing.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($100) 3942 1

August 11:  Gas so a man who recently got out of jail can get to his new job, and since he works nights, the bus service doesn’t work for his needs.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($50) 3943 1

August 11:  Partial rent to move a woman to sober living.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, County Intensive Outreach Treatment ($200) 3944 1

August 14:  School supplies and diapers for a mother whose 12-year-old and 9-month children just moved back in with her.  Referral:  Ashley Totah, County Child Welfare Services ($105.95) 3945 3

August 15:  School clothing support for 3 families with children ranging in age from 4 to 17.  Referral:  Mayra Lopez, County Mental Health ($300) 3946

August 15:  PG&E bill payment for a domestic violence victim who is transitioning from a shelter to a stable apartment with her 2 children.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($120) 3947

August 14:  Specialized counseling for a mother of children 2 and 5 years who is at a shelter dealing with domestic violence trauma and childhood abuse issues that have come to the surface due to her recent abuse.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($180) 3948 3

Items donated:  clothes from Judy Barclay, Cindy Hahn, Susannah Stone, and Anonymous; hand knit baby blankets from Ruth Nagano; food from Anonymous, Nancy Olson, and Anonymous; food from Laura Fulton; diapers and food from Lisa Lazzara; children’s clothes from Kim Equinoa; food and children's clothes from Anonymous; baby clothes from Heidi Harmon and Mary Squellati; food and clothes from Gigi Sawyer; baby seat and bath from Carly Rogers; clothes from Cathy Uphoff; baby formula from Amethyst Ehrler; teen clothes from Anonymous; bunk beds from Candy Spahr; diapers, baby clothes, and bottles from Jamie Kassak and friends; double stroller from Melissa D’aunoy; baby swing, breast feeding pillow, and other children’s items from Nicki Bywater; girls clothes from Cindy Hahn; baby clothes from Sharon Chirpich; pajamas from Cindy Hahn; shoes and girl’s clothing from Kathie Hendricks; children’s toys and activity table from Jennifer Kincade; cases of school supplies from Lisa and Kevin McClory; boys pajamas, clothes, and duffle from Wendy Daly; children’s clothes and shoes from Sally Hillis; baby clothes from Sharon Chirpich; diapers from Karen Blum;

Admin Funds Donated: Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin, 

Funds Donated:  Tidelands Counseling, Wendy Castleman, Patty Aguilar, Carol Oelker in honor of Carol and Jay Devore’s 50th Anniversary, Leslie Jones, Barbara Torrey, Biz Steinberg, Elise Carraway, Kay Miller, Gini Ortiz, and John Peschong for Kiley Goode’s Cal Poly senior project, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Donette Dunaway, Forest Crowe in honor of the best doctor in the world - Karen Kolba, Anonymous, Marcy Owens, Colleen Spafford, Jeri Corcoran-Martin, Michele Williams, Kathy Greer, Dana Paquin, Donna Howard and Liz Curren in honor of Carol and Jay Devore’s 50th wedding anniversary, Diane Duenow for Kiley Goode’s Cal Poly senior project, Nancy Terrell, Roberta Kassak, Michelle Blanc, Suzanne Balderrama, Karen Harris, Tyra Solomon, Sandra Wortley, Mary Lois Kelly, Diane Koletzke, Gail Sears, Tess Mathews, Wendy Daly, Edith Lycke, Diana Foche, Ros McQuade, Sharynn Chirpich, Jayne Devencenzi, Naomi Blakely to honor Linda Olson’s birthday, Nancy Hurd, Mary Parker, Heather MacFarlane, Kathy Long, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Diana Henderson, Marilyn Fuller, Peti Johnson, Kathleen MacLane, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, Ann Miller, Jayma Newland,

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

What Womenade Shared July 15th - July 31st

July 16:  Partial rent for a mom who only works 29 hours weekly; she is trying to find a job with more hours.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($300) 3871 2

July 17:  Gas so a mother can get to work and take her son to child care; her ex has not paid child support for 2 months.  Referral:  Yesenia Alonso, Women’s Shelter Program of SLO ($50) 3872 2

July 17:  Gas so an unemployed mother with severe mental health issues can get to weekly visits with her infant son and to therapy sessions.  Referral:  Lisa Jimenez, County Mental Health ($50) 3873 2

July 17:  Crib for the newborn child of a Community Health Center patient.  Referral:  Joe Gossner, Community Health Center ($85.78) Debit 2

July 17:  Partial payment for guardianship fees so a grandmother can put healthy boundaries in place with her son, the biological dad of her grandson.  Referral:  Lizzy Dembosz, Kinship Center ($250) 3874 3

July 18:  Gas so a mother can drive from Paso to the NICU at the hospital where her baby will be for the next month or more.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker and delivered by Laura Tremblay ($50) 3875 3

July 18:  Supplemental food for a man who is living on the streets.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($100) 3876 1

July 18:  Completion of rent for Veteran who has moved into a new Veteran apartment complex; he started a new job yesterday.  Referral: Esther Castillo, PATH/VASH ($43) 3877 1

July 18:  Completion of rent for a Veteran who has moved into a new Veteran apartment complex; he is waiting to hear back from job interviews.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH/VASH ($200) 3878 1

July 20:  Partial rent for a man who is very ill.  A local hospital is transporting him to Stanford for a liver transplant.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($350) 3879 1  VOID

July 20:  Partial payment for glasses for a man battling a number of medical concerns, one of which is double vision since suffering a fall.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($200) 3880 1

July 20:  Partial car payment for a woman working hard to transition out of her abusive situation.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman,  RISE ($100) 3881 1

July 21:  Food for a family whose father just had a lung removed due to Valley Fever. He has not been able to work.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($105.95) 3882 5

July 21:  Partial payment for tires for a single mother of 3 who is a victim of domestic violence.  She needs her car to get to work.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified School District ($100) 3883 4

July 21:  Food for a grandmother and her granddaughter; the child is dealing with severe depression.  Referral:  Stella Medina, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($100) 3884 2

July 21:  Gas so a woman with a rare disease can go to specialists at UCLA.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($50) 3885 2

July 21:  Partial truck repair payment so a single mother with 2 children living in a shelter can get to work.  Referral:  Jose Camacho,  Family Care Network ($200) 3886 3

July 24:  Smog check so a single mother can get to work.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi and Celeste Cardenas, County Child Welfare Services ($54.98) 3887 3

July 24:  Gas so parents who are field workers can visit their newborn in the NICU.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker, and delivery by Laura Tremblay ($50) 3888 3

July 24:  Food and medicine for teen parents who have a baby in the hospital.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker, and delivery by Laura Tremblay ($100) 3889 3

July 24:  RTA bus pass for a man who needs to travel to treatment appointments.  Referral:  Nancy Jambor, County Drug  and Alcohol Services ($44) 3890 1

July 24:  College text books for a student in treatment.  Referral:  Nancy Jambor, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($105.95) 3891 1

July 24:  Gas card so a client can get to his treatment appointments.  Referral:  Nancy Jambor, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($50) 3892 1

July 24:  Parking fees for multiple daily visits of 2 teen parents to see their newborn. The parents are staying at the Ronald McDonald house while visiting their baby at the UCLA Medical Center.  Referral:  Brooke Dace, County Department of Social Services ($105.95) 3893 3

July 24:  Final storage unit payment so a single mother of 2 who is homeless can remove the family’s belongings before she enters a drug treatment residential facility.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3894 3

July 24:  RTA bus pass so an abused mother of 2 can look for work.  Referral:  Gina Whittaker, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and shopping by Laura Tremblay ($44)  3904 3

July 24:  Burial expenses for a man who passed away from liver failure.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3895 - Replaces 3879

July 24:  Contribution toward $55,000 that must be raised before a pancreatectomy and an auto-islet transplant  can be scheduled at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center for a mother who hasn’t been able to eat or drink in almost 2 years (Connected to feeding machine 16 hours a day.)  Referral:  Dr. Tom Hsia ($300) 3896 2

July 24:  Car payment for a cancer patient who was a victim of a phone scam, and that is causing great financial hardship.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($211.69) 3897 1

July 26:  Partial payment for vehicle repair for a family living in their mobile home.  Father is starting work in Monterey in 2 weeks and needs the vehicle for the move.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Los Osos Community Resource Center ($300) 3898 4  VOID replaced by Cash Out $145 July 29th

July 27:  Emergency doctor appointment at the Community Health Center for a seriously ill woman. Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($70) 3899 3

July 27:  Emergency gas so a man who previously was in a serious car accident can travel to Stanford to have the screws in his pelvis replaced because they are falling out.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Behavioral Health ($50) 3900 1

July 31:  City summer camp program fees for 2 children who need to attend this program.  Referral:  Celeste Cardenas, County Social Services ($120) 3901 4

July 31:  Gas card so a man with a Traumatic Brain Injury can go to an appointment with a neurologist at UCLA.  Referral:  Kari Bowron, Jodi’s House ($75) 3902 1

July 31:  Food for a man with a Traumatic Brain Injury who has just been moved into a group housing environment.  Referral:  Kari Bowron, Jodi’s House ($100) 3902 1

July 31:  Gas card so a young couple can visit their premature baby who will be in the NICU for at least a month.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker ($50) 3903 3

July 31:  Partial rent for a sexual assault and rape victim who is in counseling and trying to get back on her feet.  Referral:  Diana Howard, RISE ($200.00) 1

Items Donated:  school supplies from Candace Guldeman; pack n play from Naomi Blakely; crib mattress and linens from Mary Anne Morgan; clothes from Jacque Fondren, Nicole De Matteo, Mary Squellati, and Marion Gregory; blankets, burp cloths, and children's clothes from Judy Pinkston; potty from Jenn Woodward; case of diapers and children’s clothes from Kathie Hendricks; backpacks and food from Baywood Navy and Brenda Hock; baby books, toys, shoes, socks, and safety latches from Anonymous; delivery by Mailee Lewis; bike helmets and, water bottles, and lunch boxes for 4 children living in a shelter from Kathie Hendricks; women’s and men’s professional work clothes from Delynn Morgan; clothes from Anonymous; high chair from Vanessa Salas; clothes and backpacks from Vita Miller; 5 bags of yarn from Ladonna Rinn; 2 strollers from Carly Rogers; clothes from Terra Clayton; new seated walker from Elizabeth Hure; 2 cases of diapers from Kathie Hendricks; diapers from Kari Bowron; delivery by Dick Tickner; backpack food from Darlene and Dennis Krouse;

Funds Donated:  Fred Donati, Jayma Newland, Leslie Rotstein, Kat Tuculet, Diane Wettlaufer, Melaleuca, Kroger/Ralphs, Carrie Zinn, Cindy Nelson, Rosemary Cleaves, Network for Good, Darlene Tunney Rosene and PESTT, Sarah Coplen, Lauren Rueda, Maggie Ragatz, Artista Muerta, Libbie Agran, birthday donation from Deborah Smith-Cooke, Kathy Gisler, Melodianne Duffy, Cindy Hahn, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Brenda Hock, Lisa Bertrand, birthday donation from Lainie Wachter,

Saturday, July 15, 2017

What Womenade shared July 1st - July 15th


July 3:  Gas to help a mother of a son who has autism, her toddler, and her preschooler; she is struggling financially while her husband is incarcerated. Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($100) 3841 4

July 3:  2 pair of special shoes for a senior woman who has deformities and bone spurs.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE  ($280.95) 3842 1

July 3:  Partial payment for mattresses for 2 seniors who are sisters who were previously homeless.  One is disabled with spinal issues.  Referral:  Brittany Venia People’s Self-Help Housing ($200) 3843 2
July 3:  Partial utility bill payment for a single father with 2 daughters; dad’s hours were cut back at work.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 3844 3

July 6:  Partial rent for a woman who has been ill.  Referral:  Shelia Johnson,  Mountainbrook Church ($200) 3845 1

July 6:  Food for a single mother and her 3 children; she utilizes Loaves and Fishes and works for minimum wage but has childcare expenses in the summer.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($100) 3846 4

July 6:  Glasses for a woman with very low income who takes odd jobs that come along just to pay rent.  Referral:  Amanda Duda, County Department of Social Services ($179) 3847 1

July 6:  Move out rent for a single mother and her 3 toddlers to leave a monthly rent of $1,400 and move to affordable housing at $546.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($333) 3848 4

July 7:  Rent for a single mom with 2 children; her mother passed away and she was unable to work for 2 weeks.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($200) 3849 3

July 7:  Gas so a single mother with 3 children can pay for gas to get to her new job until her first paycheck.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($50) 3850 4

July 7:  Partial rent for a mother who is a victim of domestic violence and her children.  She has just  secured summer childcare, so she can look for a job.  Referral:  Ana Chavez, RISE ($300) 3851 3

July 7:  Coronary Calcium Score for a woman with a heart condition who cannot afford the procedure.  Referral:  Linda Quesenberry, Los Osos Community Resource Center ($99) 3852 1

July 7:  AAA towing fee renewal and campsite payment for a woman living in her van; she has been warned by authorities for parking on the streets.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($80 and $155.95) 3853 and 3854 1

July 7:  Clothes for the 2 sons of a mother who is a survivor of domestic violence who had to leave behind all of their belongings to escape her abuser.  Referral: Martin Gonzalez, RISE ($100) 3855 3

July 7:  Work clothes and shoes for a 17-year-old who just found employment in a restaurant so he can help out his father who is ill.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 3856 1

July 7:  Diapers and wipes, for a 19-month perinatally drug exposed child being cared for by his grandmother.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($25) Debit 2

July 7:  Diapers, wipes, and a gas card for a mother who is a victim of domestic violence; she is caring for her toddler and has little income.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($70.62) Debit 2

July 10:  Partial rent for a single woman whose work hours have been cut.  Referral:  Katy Griffin, Highlands Church ($300) 3857 1

July 10:  Partial rent for a single mother who is short due to medical expenses; she has undergone re-certification to have her rent lowered in the future.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($200) 3858 3

July 10:  Partial rent for a Veteran so she can move to housing.  Referral:  Brandy Bowser, CAPSLO ($200) 3839 1

July 10:  Gas so a single father can take one of his daughters who is suffering from epilepsy to Stanford.  Referral:  Tonya DeRose SAFE ($50) 3860 3

July 10:  Diapers for a a young baby whose mother is out of work due to shingles.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($19.46) 3861 2

July 10:  Emergency rent to prevent eviction of a Veteran and his family.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH/VASH ($285)  3862 4

July 11:  Emergency motel stay for an abuse victim and her 1-year-old until permanent housing can be established.  Referral:  Pauline Perez, ALPHA ($230.95) 3863 2

July 13:  Amtrak ticket to Redding so a Veteran can resolve legal issues that are preventing her from getting housed.  Referral:  Kathleen Martin, HUD-VASH ($66) 3864

July 13:  Emergency gas and food for an elderly disabled grandmother, her husband, and granddaughter who are victims of the Alamo Fire.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Department of Social Services ($100) 3865 3

July 14:  Deposit for a domestic violence victim to prevent her from living on the streets.  Referral:  Desiree Garcia, County District Attorney’s Office, Victims Witness Assistance ($90) 3866 1

July 14:  Partial rent in a garage for an elderly woman who recently lost her husband and now she is diagnosed with cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3867 1

July 14:  Car payment for a mother and 2 children who live in their vehicle after her husband left her and they were evicted for not being able to pay rent.  Referral:  Karla Esquivel, Transitions-Mental Health ($295) 3868 3

July 14:  Emergency RTA pass for a woman in crisis who needs to get from South County to San Luis for treatments.  Referral:  Nathaniel Reynolds, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($44) 3869 1

July 14:  Towing of a vehicle owned by a mother of 3; her abusive partner sabotaged her vehicle by not replacing the oil when he did an oil change, and the motor blew out.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women’s Shelter Program ($69) 3870 4

Items Donated:  school supplies from Michele Starling, Jennifer Foraker, and the staff at Rabobank; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; school supplies from Rawley Regier in memory of a great teacher - Vinetta Negrante; school supplies from Karen Blum, Lisa and Kevin McClory, and Anonymous; toiletries and grocery bags from Jayne Auchterlonie; clothes from Leanne Peterson; delivery by Kat Tuculet; washer from Cynthia Alvarez; pack n play from Kelli Marks; high chair from Laurel Garrison; diapers, children's games and safety latches from Mailee Lewis;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated:  Patty Aguilar, Wendy Castleman, Tidelands Counseling, Lisa Bertrand, Tami Lundquist, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Barbara Torrey, Donette Dunaway, Peti Johnson, Jeannine Andrews, Rabobank Employees, Linda Albright and Alan Baer, Anonymous, Mary Parker, Dana Paquin, Michele Williams, Kathy Greer, Robert Otten, Nancy Terrell, Phil and Joanne Ruggles, Heather MacFarlane, David Blakely in honor of Betty Hesters’s birthday, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, Joy Tuman gifts in honor of Mother's Day and her birthday, Ann McMahon, Marylou Gooden, Amy Miller

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What Womenade Shared June 16th - June 30th

June 16:  Smog check to keep a family that is homeless mobile in order to get to appointments and resources.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($53.75) 3787 4

June 16:  Partial rent for a family; both parents work, but mother was not able to work over 2 months due to illness.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 3788 4

June 16:  Quarters so a homeless family with an infant can wash their clothes at a laundromat.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($30) 3

June 16:  Partial rent for a teen couple; the dad just got laid off and is looking for work.  Referral:  Romi Ramirez, Lucia Mar Unified Schools ($300) 3789 3

June 16:  Adult diapers for a patient with end stage renal disease who is on dialysis.  Referral:  Ben Albracht, Central Coast Home Health, and shopping by Kathy Gisler ($61.22) 3791 3

June 16:  Bike for a 9-year-old whose bike was stolen from their porch.  Referral:  Yesenia Silvas, Lucia Mar Unified Schools, special support from Lanie Wachter, and shopping by Kathy Gisler ($75.39) 3791 4

June 19:  Household bedding, cleaning supplies, and hygiene supplies for a Veteran mother and her 3 children moving to housing.  Referral:  Rocio Willard, CAPSLO ($200) 3792 6

June 19:  Clothing for a mother, her 13-week-old, and 4-year-old, here now to escape being killed by her husband in Guatemala.  Referral:  Rabbi Janice Mehring, and delivery by Naomi Blakely ($200) 3793 2

June 19:  Newborn supplies for a baby due this week.  Referral:  Blanca Flores, CHC Women’s Health ($100) 3794 2

June 19:  Partial rent for a tenant who got a job which caused her rent to be raised before she received a paycheck.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($138) 3795 1

June 19:  MRI for woman with metastatic breast cancer.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($385) 3796 1

June 19:  Car brake repair for a woman living in a Safe House, so that she can safely drive to her job.  Referral:  Yesenia Alonso, Women’s Shelter Program ($300) 3797 1

June 19:  Radiation therapy payment for a breast cancer patient who works as a housekeeper in a motel.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($368.98) 3798 1

June 19:  Rent payment to prevent eviction for a woman who was formerly homeless and is disabled.  There was a mix up in her SSI, and she is unable to pay all of her rent.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill SLO Housing Connection ($300) 3799 1

June 19:  Partial rent for a single mom with 2 children whose husband passed away.  She missed 2 weeks of work due to depression and anxiety.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 3800 3

June 20:  Gas for a man needing help getting to treatment.  Referral:  Amy Carlisle,
County Drug and Alcohol Services ($50) 3801 1

June 20:  RTA pass for a woman needing help getting to treatment.  Referral:  Amy Carlisle, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($44) 3802 1

June 20:  Air cooler for a trailer in North County for a woman who has been homeless for 6 years due to sexual assault and is now moving to housing.  Referral: Claudia Guzman, RISE ($202.04) Debit 1

June 20:  Car payment to prevent repossession for a woman who is starting a new job as a care giver next week.  Referral:  Nicole Janikowski, Independent Living Resource Center ($300) 3803 1

June 20:  Partial rent to prevent eviction of an elderly woman with serious health issues and her son.  Referral:  Shane Ostafin, County Resource Specialist ($300) 3804 2

June 21:  LiveScan and care giver registrations for a woman who has a job offer.  Referral:  Erica Burns, Goodwill ($300) 3805 1

June 21:  Medication for a man whose prescriptions are not covered by insurance.  He is in the process of switching doctors next month to change medications.  Referral: Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3807 2

June 21:  Gas so a shelter client can move her belongings from a storage unit in Oceano to her new living situation in North County.  Referral:  Susan Lamont, RISE ($50) 3808 1

June 21:  Underwear for the 14-year-old son of a Veteran who lost his job because of a criminal background.  Referral:  Rocio Willard, CAPSLO ($50) 3809 2

June 22:  Storage unit rent for a mother who is homeless and living out of her car.  She has a new job housecleaning and is in treatment in order to reunify with her child.  Referral:  Brooke Dace, County Department of Social Services ($130 and $81) 3810 and 3811 2

June 22:  Water bill payment to prevent shut off for a mother and her children.  Referral:  Myra Valencia, SAFE/CAPSLO ($121.19) 3812 3

June 22:  RTA pass so a Veteran can get to interviews for jobs.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH/VASH ($44) 3813 1

June 22:  Bunk beds for 2 Foster girls moving to housing.  Referral:  Jena Kuhnle, Child Welfare Services ($150) 3814 3

June 23:  Dental work to benefit the overall health of an elderly disabled man.  Referral:  Fiona Phillips, People’s Self-Help Housing ($116) 3815 1

June 23:  Battery for a motorized wheelchair for woman who is disabled.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($225.03) 3816 1

June 23:  Bus ticket to Texas so a woman, a victim of abuse, can return to her family.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($215) 3817 1

June 23:  Storage unit payment for single mother who is  homeless, constantly working, and not getting ahead.  Referral:  Maribel Rodriguez, LINK ($200) 3818 2

June 24:  Infant car seat for a newborn.  Referral:  Blanca Flores, CHC Women’s Health ($129.29) Debit 2

June 26:  Car repair so a mother can get to work, treatment, and see her daughter in Foster care while she is in treatment.  Referral: Elisa Leigan, County Intensive Outreach Program ($188.58) 3819 2

June 27:  RTA pass for a 24-year-old man who is without housing or transportation to treatment.  Referral:  Nancy Jambor, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($44) 3820 1

June 27:  Tires so a single father can safely transport his daughter.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, S.A.F.E. ($159.99) 3821 2

June 27:  Motel and diapers for a teen mom, her husband, and their 3 children. Their credit is low due to hospital bills.  She is starting classes at Cuesta.  Referral:  Andrea Devitt, Cuesta College ($105.95) 3822 5

June 27:  Maternity clothes for work at a preschool for a single mom expecting a child.  Referral:  Pauline Wickham, Cal Poly ($150) 3823 2

June 27:  Overdue Verizon bill for a 48-year-old gentleman hospitalized with cancer.  He has a wife and 2 elementary aged children.  Referral:  Gloria Caine, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3824

June 27:  Gas and food for a family with 5 girls living at a homeless shelter.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($105.95) 3825 6

June 27:  Motel stay for a wife and her son; her husband, a home hospital patient lost his life in a fire over the weekend, and the family lost all their possessions.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health Home Care ($305.95) 3826 2

June 27: Partial payment for car insurance for a woman who has succeeded in the treatment program, and needs her car for work.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($200) 3827 1

June 27:  Partial payment for car repair for a woman who was in an accident with her ex-boyfriend who crashed her car and left her.  Referral: Matias Bernal, RISE ($250) 3828 1

June 27:  Partial rent payment so a woman with severe mental illness can use her funds for bifocals, job certification, and car repair.  Referral:  Alicia Dueck, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3829 1

June 27:  New tires so a single mom with 4 daughters can transport her special needs child to doctor appointments.  Referral:  Karina Ayala, CAPSLO ($300) 3830 5

June 27:  Storage payment to prevent a woman who is homeless from losing her belongings; she is trying to get the help she needs.  Referral:  Erin Roberts, County Health Department ($175) 3832 1

June 28:  Emergency formula for an infant of a homeless mother who will be re-enrolled in WIC.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse, and shopping by Kathy Gisler ($82.78) 3833 2

June 28:  Hair cut for a woman under severe emotional and financial stress; she is applying for jobs and going to interviews and is very self-conscious about her appearance since she hasn’t had a hair cut in over a year.  Referral:  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($60) 3834 1

June 28:  Guardianship legal work for a grandparent.  Referral:  Lizzy Dembosz, Kinship Center ($50) 3835 2

June 29:  Partial first month’s rent for a family with an autistic son who is moving from homelessness to a studio apartment.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill ($200) 3836 3

June 29:  Partial rent in Sober Living for a mother who is attempting to reunify with her daughter.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Child Welfare Services ($300) 3837 3

June 29:  RTA pass for a woman who needs to get to appointments and treatment.  Referral:  Nancy Jambor, County Health Department ($44) 3838 1

June 29:  Gas card for a family with 3 children, here with political asylum, to go to Immigration in LA, and food for the children.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($200) Debit 5

June 29:  Truck repair for a family of 5 with 3 little girls who are living under a bridge.  This repair will allow the dad to pull their RV into a camp site.  Referral:  Riccardo Vazquez, ECHO Shelter ($200) 3839 5

June 29:  Partial rent for a family of 5; father just lost one of his jobs.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($250) 3840 5


Items Donated:  air mattress, mattress pad, sheets, and blanket from Ladonna Rinn; 3 bags of school supplies, lunch boxes, and backpacks from Anonymous; toys from Anonymous; backpacks from Amanda Sorenson; 5T clothes from Sarah Levanway; 2 cases of diapers from Kathie Hendricks; school supplies and backpacks from Olivia Glidden and Kathie Hendricks; baby boy clothes from Kathie Hendricks; strollers, port-a-crib and accessories from Tina Fisher; videos and toys from Kathleen Marie; toys and books from Alana Pucci; crib from Blanca Flores; dishes for 8 from Margaret George; diapers and Desitin from Anonymous; composition books, shoes, and toiletries from Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert; school supplies from Mark and Jordis Daigle; books, toys, and school supplies from Marylou Gooden; Cal Poly household donations to help 3 families and more via Susan Updegrove; school supplies from Rochelle Johnson; washer and dryer from Darlene Krouse delivered by Terry Elfrink and David Buck-Moyer; crib from Jennifer Nordstrom; binders and pens from Anonymous; toaster oven from Jennifer Carver; stroller from Andrea Chmelik; sheets from Ruanne Payne; silverware sets from Marylou Gooden; baby clothes and baby shoes from Tina Fisher; silverware from Anonymous; school supplies from Anonymous;

Admin Funds Donated:
  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin

Funds Donated:  Jayma Newland, Kat Tuculet, Leslie Rotstein, Central Coast Circle of Friends, Sandra Baers, Don Smilovitz, Melaleuca, Diane Wettlaufer, Sarah Coplen, Lauren Rueda, Jim Allen, Forest and Anne Crowe in honor of Dr. Karen Kolba’s compassion and skills, Cindy Nelson, Janet and Joe Kourakis, Elyse Yukelson-Ungar in honor of Naomi Blakely, Maggie Ragatz, Lainie Wachter, Artista Muerta, Maryalice and Bart Jones in memory of her brother Jim Ricketts and his wife Dorothy, Kathy Gisler, Maija Beaudoin, Melodianne Duffy, Cindy Hahn, SCORE, Kroger/Ralph’s, Modene Reed, Colleen Spafford,