Monday, January 16, 2017

What Womenade Shared from January 1st - January 15th

January 3:  Partial rent for a family that had an infestation in their apartment that required them to replace their belongings.  Referral:  Mariana Gutierrez, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 3320

January 3:  Partial rent payment for a woman who had an electrical fire in her apartment that required her to stay in a motel while the landlord was repairing.  Referral:  Kim Schwab, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3322

January 3:  Gas for a victim of domestic violence to travel from North County daily to be with her newborn twin girls in the NICU, and warm clothes for her to wear.  She doesn’t have friend or family support.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($300) 3323

January 3:  Tire replacement so a mother who lives in Heritage Ranch can safely take her son back and forth to school.  Referral:  Sandra Jimenez and Richelle Logan, Child Welfare Services ($330.02) 3324

January 3:  Emergency co-payment for oxygen for a woman who can’t afford this currently.  This will carry her over for 2 months until funding can be secured.  Referral:  Laurie Post, Twin Cities Hospital social worker ($300) 3325

January 3:  Electricity payment to prevent shut off for a family with 4 children, one special needs.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($250) 3326

January 3:  Partial rent for a single mother of 4 working all she can at a minimum wage job after her husband abandoned them.  She is trying to find a better job.  Referral:  Pastor Andy Rock, Coastal Community Church ($300) 3227

January 3:  Partial rent for a single mother with 2 children who lost her job because the business is failing, and has only found holiday jobs so far.  Referral:  Pastor Andy Rock, Coastal Community Church ($300) 3228

January 4:  Partial payment for a refrigerator for teen parents of an infant and the mom's parents who have not had a refrigerator in their apartment.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($300) 3229

January 5:  Funds to complete rent for a man doing well in Sober Living.  He starts a job on the 10th, and will be able to make rent going forward.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Intensive Outreach Program ($150) 3330

January 5:  Partial rent for a Veteran who injured a shoulder that had recent surgery.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD-VASH ($300) 3331

January 5:  Partial security deposit to move a single mother of 2 to housing; she can pay 1st month rent, and the landlord will allow her to pay a little monthly to make up the rest of the deposit.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 3332

January 5:  DMV registration for a Veteran living on Social Security that is not enough to cover this expense.  Referral:  Mayra Martinez, HUD-VASH ($202) 3333

January 5:  Weighted vest and extra weights for an 18-month old child with autism living in Foster Care.  Referral:  Ashley Romano, Associates in Early Intervention ($76.97) Debit

January 6:  Emergency food for a senior woman suffering from dementia who lives on $860 a month.  A financial plan will be in place going forward.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People's Self-Help Housing ($60) 3335

January 6:  Stroller for a toddler in a family that is homeless.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Department of Social Services  and shopping by Carol Tickner ($80)

January 8:  Food and gas for a family that is staying with their toddler at Children’s Hospital LA after he was flown there by helicopter following his first seizure.  Father is not able to work at the  car wash where he is employed until they can return with their son.  Referral:  Elizabeth Barbosa, CAPSLO ($250) 3336

January 9:  Partial security deposit for a family moving to housing.  The family is swamped with medical bills since the mother’s recent heart surgery.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($300) 3337

January 9:  Partial car repair payment for a formerly homeless man who needs his vehicle to get to his job.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300)  3338

January 9:  Gas so a disabled senior can keep an appointment with a surgeon in Santa Barbara.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing ($75) 3339

January 9:  Bus passes for a single mother and her 2 children so that she can take them to doctor appointments and school.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK and shopping by Carol Tickner ($88)

January 9:  Plane ticket for a mother to bring her 4-year-old son home to her here.  Her ex-husband has been caring for him while she was on bed-rest.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($200) 3340

January 10:  Gas so a family here for political asylum can go to Santa Maria to collect their passports.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($50) 3341

January 10:  Gas so a single mother and her children who have suffered domestic violence can travel to therapy in San Luis Obispo.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($50) 3341

January 10:  Partial payment to replace tires and brakes for the vehicle of a woman who is homeless.  The client and ECHO are sharing the rest of the cost.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($300) 3342

January 10:  Utility payment for a family with 3 children who have had several tragedies over the holidays.  Referral:  David Lichti, LMFT ($161.78) 3343

January 11:  Eyeglasses co-payment for a child with special needs who comes to school daily, but has difficulty seeing the work.  Referral:  Crystal Davis-Taylor, San Luis Office Of Education ($40) 3344

January 11:  RTA bus pass for a student; mother can no longer take her son to school because she is out of work and unable to drive due to a Cesarean.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($22) 3345

January 12:  Partial first month's rent for to move a woman from homelessness to housing.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($300) 3346

January 12:  Partial payment for a plane ticket from Tennessee for a friend to come and support a 47-year-old woman with Stage 4 breast cancer as she dies, arrange for cremation, and make arrangements for her teen children.  Referral:  Lisa Salopek, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($300) 3347

January 13: Electricity payment to prevent shut off for a woman in a mobile home in Creston who is 140 days clean from heroine and has taken in her mother, niece, daughter and her husband, and their daughter.  Referral:  Elisa Leigan, County Intensive Outreach Program ($200) 3348

January 13:  Food for a family in Section 8 housing who had unexpected bills.  Referral:  Shelley Benson, San Luis Obispo High School counselor and shopping by Carol Tickner ($200)

January 13:  Food for a man who is disabled who lives on $889.40 a month and used some of his money for clothes and shoes he needed.  Referral:  Brittany Venia, People’s Self-Help Housing and shopping by Carol Tickner ($100)

January 13:  Warm coat and clothes so a patient who was unexpectedly diagnosed with throat and neck cancer when he went in for surfer’s ear.  He is undergoing intense treatment and has a feeding tube.  Medical costs are high and the warm clothes are so he can go down to the ocean he loves and watch his friends and the waves.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health ($220) Debit

January 13:  Warm jacket and shoes for 2 students to keep them dry in this rainy weather.  Referral:  Heather Bakich, Atascadero High School ($300) 3349

January 13:  Propane for a family with 4 children.  Father has been out of work due to problems with his car, and mother is working to get back into school as she is only 1 semester away from being a legal assistant.  Referral:  Amber Balais and Sonia Greene, LINK ($300) 3350

Items Donated:
  Infant activity mats from Susan Updegrove and Evelyn Ruehr; crib from Julie Silva; bed and dresser from Margaret Bond, twin day bed from Mary Anne Morgan; dresser from Alexis Farmer; hand knit blankets from Shirley Mednick, linens from Judy Rutter; hand knit scarves and hats from Covered with Love via Marty Thomas; toaster oven from Vita Miller; stroller and activity mat from Dorothy Grant; 2 cases of diapers and a case of wipes from Kathie Hendricks; deliveries by Deborah Whitson and Tim and Colleen Spafford; dishes from Jayne Devencenzi delivered by Steve; handmade fleece blankets and hand knit hats from Katie Perez; clothes from Beth Marino; backpack food from Peti Johnson;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Patricia Streng, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated:  Patty Aguilar, Jordis and Mark Daigle in honor of the wedding of Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss, Jayne Devencenzi, Patricia Streng, Sandra Brill;   Julie Smith, Elaine and Robert Adams, Nancy and Dennis Voss, Kelly and Laverne Dicker, Jane Lefebre, David Ruiz and Margaret Kehoe, Carina and Jeffrey Love, Frank and Sandy Richardson, and Carol Zweifel to honor the marriage of Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss; Marilyn Fuller, Leslie Jones, Sally Equinoa, Naomi Blakely, Karen Blum, Elisa Feingold, Vickie McPartland, Cindy Treichler, Rochelle Johnson, Edie Kahn, Shirley Mednick, Debra Wacker, Tess Mathews, Elie Axelroth, Helene Hamilton, Robert Wolf, Meaghan Gilbert, Andrea Wasko, Isabel Kirsch, Barbara Bell, Ros McQuade, Marie Rosenwasser, Diana Foch, Maribeth Petereson, Vita Miller, Marylou Gooden, Karen O’Grady, Gail Sears, Diane McKeague in memory of Alice Pomeroy, Anonymous, Darlene Krouse, Tent City Beer Company via Jennifer Cronkright-Pedersen, Michele Williams, Linda and John Olson, Vicki Luginbill, Mary Sansone, Carrie Zinn, Patrice and Zaf Iqbal, Anonymous, Drew and Grace Washer, Mary Parker,Tara Tetge, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Marilyn Reasoner, Lisa Simon, Susan Stenovic, Barbara Crawford, Brian Paluso/Wonderful Giving, Karen Horst, Arroyo Grande Rabobank/Dan Snowden and Michele Starling, Sue Smith, Diane Wettlaufer, Melodianne Duffy, Ann Miller,

Sunday, January 1, 2017

What Womenade Shared December 16th - December 31st

 December 16:  Rental assistance and food for a single mother whose husband just left her;  restraining order against him.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina 3268 and 3270

December 16:  Part room rent for a senior woman.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($225) 3269

December 16:  PG&E payment to turn power back on for a family with 6 children.  Mom cleans houses and dad is a painter.  Referral:  Maribel Rodrigues, LINK ($190.90) 3271

December 16:  Partial PG&E payment to restore power for a single mother who was diagnosed with MS and has been struggling with the effects of the disease.  She started back to work, and is trying to do the best she can.  Her husband separated from her after the diagnosis.  Referral:  Amber Balais, LINK ($300) 3272

December 17:  Motel stay for 3 days before the due date of a pregnant mother who is homeless with her partner and toddler son.  Referral:  Referral:  Melanie Bustamante, CAPSLO ($305.95) Debit

December 17:  Car rental for a mother to take her 11-year-old daughter to Madera Children’s Hospital for a possible heart issue.  JHH will provide gas, food, and lodging.  Referral:  Jill Gentilly, Jack’s Helping Hand ($205.95) Debit

December 17:  Car battery to prevent the RV in which a family is living from being impounded because it can’t be moved.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($141.83) 3273

December 19:  Electricity payment to prevent shut off on the 21st for a single mother of 3 who works as a seasonal farm worker, but has recently been laid off until next year.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People’s Self-Help Housing ($119.10) 3274

December 19:  Partial payment for a studio apartment for an elderly woman who is behind due to helping her son with his medical needs.  Referral:  Nicole Janikowski, Independent Living Resource Center ($325) 3276

December 19:  Room rent to prevent a single mother and her children from being kicked out of the room they are renting.  Referral:  Ana Chavez, RISE ($250) 2378

December 19:  Partial Green Card renewal for a single mother who hasn’t been able to work due to her youngest not qualifying for preschool.  Referral:  Katy Philippe, Family Care Network ($300) 3279

December 20:  Gas so a student whose father was deported can visit him in Mexico during the school break.  A family friend will drive her.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) Debit

December 20:  Holiday food and clothes for a family with children ages 11 and 15.  Referral:  Christine Flores, Transitions-Mental Health ($200) Debit

December 20:  Motel stay over the holidays for a family with a 14-year-old and an 11-year-old who are homeless.  There is no room in the ECHO Shelter.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($205.95) Debit

December 20:  Partial rent for a woman who has been hospitalized for 14 days, and unable to work.  Referral:  Wendy Beres, French Hospital ($300) 3280

December 20: Partial rent in Sober Living for a man who recently lost his job.  Referral:  Paterese Reynolds, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, County Drug and Alcohol ($350) 3281

December 20:  Application fee to turn on the water for a Veteran who is moving to housing.  Referral:  Nicole Zurcher, CAPSLO ($126.83) 3282

December 20:  $5 dinner fee each so a family that is very low income can have dinner with a Hospice patient relative with COPD at the facility on Christmas Eve.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health and Hospice ($25) 3283

December 20:  Partial rent for a woman fleeing domestic violence.  She has a new job, but doesn’t get paid till January.  Referral: Amy Villanueva, LINK ($300) 3284

December 20:  Partial rent for a single mother who is pregnant and has received a notice from the landlord.  Referral: Amy Villanueva, LINK ($300) 3285

December 20:  Partial deposit to move a family with 2 children from homelessness in their car to housing.  Referral: Amy Villanueva, LINK ($300) 3286

December 20:  Motel stay for a week for a mother who had surgery for severe back pain.  Her son was a former ED student.  Referral:  Jayne Devencenzi ($293.70) 3287 with extra nights paid for by Jayne

December 21:  Partial rent for a 78-year-old woman caring for her 29-year-old disabled son.  Referral:  Sandy Murry, Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo  ($311.56) 3288

December 21:  Partial Sober Living rent for a woman working 30 hours a week as a home care provider.  She is not allowed to work more because that would not allow time to comply with court ordered classes that are part of the reunification process with her 4-year-old twins.  Referral:  Dona Wilson, Reentry Program, Restorative Partners ($300) 3289

December 21:  Vehicle insurance payment for a young mom raising 5 children; several of the children have serious health issues.  Team Auto Collision donated $175 in labor to repair her van and Rigo’s Auto Repair discounted the smog test.  Referral:  Betian Webb, Paso Robles Housing Authority ($289.95)  3290

December 22:  Partial rent to prevent eviction for a woman doing well in recovery in a Sober Living home.  Referral:  Heather Sorensen, County Adult Outpatient Treatment ($256) 3291

December 22:  Tires for a young single mom's vehicle.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($320) 3292

December 22:  Warm clothes for a 6-year-old.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 3293

December 22:  Partial rent for a single mother who just had brain surgery.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($300) 3294

December 22:  Partial rent for a single father of girls aged 5 and 7.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($315)  3295

December 22:  Partial moving company expenses to move an elderly woman to new housing away from her abusive grandson.  Referral:  Alison Mee, County Adult Protective Services ($282) 3296

December 22:  Special manipulative toys for a 1-year-old boy who is disabled.  Referral:  Andy Rock, Coastal Community Church ($100) 3297

December 23:  Food for a family with 2 children that are homeless and staying in a motel over the holidays.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($100) 3298

December 23:  PG&E bill to prevent shut off for a grandmother taking care of her grandchildren.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($109.98) 3299

December 23:  DMV vehicle registration for a single mother.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($133) 3300

December 23:  Car repair, food and household supplies for a mother of 5 whose husband is disabled; she works as caregiver for a dementia patient.  Referral:  Deborah Whitson, Morro Bay Presbyterian Church ($100) Debit and ($300) 3303

December 23: School fees to allow a recently housed Veteran student to start at Cuesta to study to be a mechanic.  Referral:  Jeannette Saenz, CAPSLO ($193) 3301

December 28:  Motel stay for a family who is homeless while their daughter recovers from pneumonia in both lungs.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO ($80) 3302

December 26:  RTA pass so a mother who is homeless can get to treatments.  Referral:  Cristy Chavez, County Drug and Alcohol Services, and shopping by Susan Updegrove ($44) 3304

December 28:  Gas bill payment to prevent shut off for a single mother and her children.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($100.36) 3305

December 28:  Car insurance for a high school senior taken in by a Foster mom because his biological mom no longer wants to care for him.  Referral:  Marta Nielsen, Kinship Center ($300) 3306

December 28:  Water bill payment for a single mother who is struggling.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($127.13) 3307

December 28:  Car payment for a mother struggling to pay other bills.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3308

December 28:  Car payment for a homeless woman who is looking for a job.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3309

December 28:  Car registration for a family with 3 children who are staying in the shelter.  Family is paying $80 toward this need.  Referral:  Maribel Luna, ECHO Shelter ($100) 3310

December 29:  Food for a single mother and her baby who have just found a room to rent.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300)  3311

December 29:  Food for a mother of 4.  She is ill, lost her job, and just got another.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($200) 3312

December 29:  Baby furniture and supplies for a father caring for his newborn.  Referral:  Debbie Becket, CAPSLO ($200) 3313

December 29:  Restoration of electricity service for a family with children.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($200) 3314

December 29:  Restoration of water service to a family with babies.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($150) 3315

December 29:  Emergency mattress, frame, and box spring; with this in place, a family can take in a Foster child.  Referral:  Barbara Turk and Holly Pesenti-Prieto, County Child Welfare Services ($224.84) 3316

December 29:  Potty for a toddler.  Referral:  Public Health Nurse ($9.56) Debit

December 30:  Partial hospital payment for a low income couple whose twin baby boys died a couple days after being born.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker ($300) 3318

December 30:  Vehicle oil change and test for single woman.  Referral:  Quentin Smith, Transitions-Mental Health ($44.55) 3319

Items Donated:  books from children’s author Bonnie Lee; backpacks from Julie Stowasser; children’s clothes and stuffed animals from Jeffra, McKenna, and Keegan Rose; toys from June Ward; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; children’s books from Nancy Hurd; toys and family gifts from Debbie Bennett; bike for a Foster teen from Barby Griffith delivered by Dan and Susan Horwood; blanket and 6 knit hats from Katy Perez; toys, books, food and more from Heidi Harmon and Linda Pax, Susie Frades, Kelly Lightly, Tarrah Graves, Amanda Cocoran, Elise Wheeler, Wendy Deaton, and Kay Gore; jackets from Marcie Lindvall, delivery by Linda Bishop; delivery by Linda Jankay; baby swing from Debbie Melton; gas cards from Lauren Rueda and Reese Galido; food for a homeless family from Phyllis and Bill Bettencourt; children’s clothes from Arlene Versaw; kitchen ware from Judy Eisenhard; infant toys, books, and clothes, and diaper bags from United Methodist Children’s Center delivered by Monica Berrio and her son Harrison; children’s tea set and backpack from Karla Quiroga; kitchenware and linens from Cleo Bonneville; rolling suitcase from Michele Starling; potties from Sara McGrath; baby toys, clothes, and diapers from Sara Bartlett;

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

Funds Donated:  Janis Woolpert, Ken and Judy Riener, Carol Astaire, Paula Schroeder, Kat Tuculet, Anonymous, Diane Wettlaufer, Marjorie York, Sandy Amborn, Gwen Infante, Mary Kopecky and her Bunco Group, HumanKind Fair Trade, Joanne Pambianco on behalf of Susan Stenovic, Bonnie and Mac Brinton, Melaleuca, Diana Henderson, Assets, Sandra Newel in memory of Barbara Marcum, Leslie Siembieda, Margo Zink, Kitty Rice, Kristi Donati, Phyllis and Bill Bettencourt, Kara Reid, Blanca Davis, Kathy Greer, Carol and Jay Devore in honor of Judy Truax, Florence and Frank Simon, Blonsley Law, Richard and Leanna Kerston, First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, Pasolumination, SLO Provisions, Edna Marie Cole and Bill Hilton, Patricia Griffin, Alan and Sue Percival, Diana Reginato, John Thomas and Cynthia Green, Monica and Stu Soren, Roz and John Phillips, Nancy Kunde and the Bunco Angels, The Dorf Foundation, Sibyl Hanson, Madelon Strauss, Ellen Sheffer to honor the marriage of Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss, Shanti Gooden for her mother Marylou Gooden’s Christmas gift, Fran Norris, Wendy Daly, Bob and Carol Kerwin, Lisa Bertrand, Ralphs/Kroger, Susan and Dan Horwood, Cindy Hahn.