Friday, June 16, 2017

What Womenade Shared June 1st - June 15th

June 1:  Food for a mother and her children.  The father has been taken to a detention center for deportation, the mother just had surgery, and the family is being evicted from their apartment.  Referral:  Dessa Drake, Templeton School District ($305.95) 3725 4

June 2:   RTA pass for an 18-year-old man who is homeless and needing to get to multiple treatments every week.  Referral: Holl-lee Lawrence, County Adolescent Co-Occurring Disorders ($44)  3726 1

June 2:  Gas card so a mother can take her 3-year-old to appointments; they live in a rented room and her partner has been laid off.  Referral: Public Health Nurse ($50) 3727 3

June 2:  High school yearbook for a graduating senior; his mom has been hospitalized with a terminal illness, and they can't afford the yearbook cost.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($85) 3728 2

June 2:  High school yearbook for a graduating senior daughter of a single mom; the teen has so much pride from working hard to achieve amazing grades.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($85) 3729 2

June 2:  Groceries for a low-income 58-year-old man who is recovering from a stroke and suffering from depression.  Referral: Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($200) 3730 1
June 2:  Food for a woman who just got out of the hospital and has no food in her house.  Referral:  Beth Belingheri, Central Coast Home Health ($200) 3731 1

June 2:  Carpet cleaning for a woman preparing for her annual home inspection; her service dog had a recent flea infestation.  Referral:  Jason Flanagan, People's Self-Help Housing ($65) 3732 1

June 2:  SKYPE payment so an upper elementary girl can talk to her mother in prison.  They have had no physical contact for 9 months.  Referral:  Dana Francis, Cayucos School ($90) 3733 2

June 2:  Smog check and car insurance so a mother can take her teen daughter to resume counseling; her daughter suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts.  Referral:  Dana Francis, Cayucos School ($150.81 and $65) 3734 and 3741 2

June 2:  Partial Cal Poly Architecture Summer Camp payment for a high school junior with a 3.8 GPA who lived in a small trailer for most of her life, and has recently moved to housing.   Referral:  Andrea Blanco, San Luis Coastal Schools ($300) 3735 2

June 2: Partial rent for a woman who missed a week of work due to abuse by her partner.  Referral:  Janett Garcia, RISE ($100) 3736 1

June 2:  Partial rent for a young mom who works and has a baby girl; she is short rent due to paying to renew her Dacca.  Referral:  Elena Chavez, LINK ($300) 3737 2

June 2:  Partial deposit so a father and his children, ages 3 and 4, can move to housing.  Referral:  Marisela Corona, CAPSLO ($300) 3738 3

June 2:  Rental deposit for a single woman in her 50s who is disabled and lived at Maxine Lewis Shelter for 2 years.  Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($50) 3639 1

June 2:  Partial rent for a mother and her 3 children; mom had to quit her job to take care of her daughter who was hospitalized due to complications from T1 Diabetes.  Referral:  Tammee Vonderheide, CAPSLO ($300) 3640 4

June 2:  Medication for a 71-year-old patient with COPD; she is very low-income, taking care of 2 great grandchildren, and dealing with prescription costs of $500 monthly.  Referral:  Megan Richert, Central Coast Home Health ($300) Debit 3

June 3:  Car repair for a woman who just moved to housing.  Referral:  Yesenia Alonso, Women's Shelter Program ($167) 3742 1

June 5:  Food for a pregnant woman on a special diet who is working 2 jobs and caring for her 2 children after her husband walked out on her.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($100) 3743 4

June 5:  Support for a severely medically fragile woman being evicted: storage for her belongings and food for her strict diet.  Referral:  Desiree Garcia, DA's Office Advocate ($189 and $50) 3744 and 1

June 5:  Partial rent for a stroke survivor who can not return to work for a few more months.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People's Self-Help Housing ($300) 3745 1

June 5:  Partial payment for textbooks for a woman accepted into the nursing program at Allan Hancock.  Referral:  Beverly Cook, America's Jobs ($300) 3746 1

June 5:  Partial rental deposit for a homeless Veteran who has attained housing.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 3747 1

June 6:  Gas so a caregiver can drive a child to therapy appointments and summer school.  The family is under extreme stress and dire financial difficulties.  Referral;  Kim Richards, Tidelands Counseling ($100) 3748 4

June 6:  Partial rent for a woman recovering from brain tumor surgery and her husband who has difficulty walking but still works in a winery.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($300) 3749 2

June 6:  Car repair for a family with few resources.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3750 4

June 6:  Liver ultrasound for a 58-year-old female farm worker.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina, Hearst Cancer Resource Center ($201 and $34) 3751 and 3752 1

June 6:  Tires for an 84-year-old woman who is homeless for the 1st time; she spends her time volunteering for her church and visiting shut-ins.   Referral:  Samantha Crouse, ECHO Shelter ($156.50) 3753 1

June 6:  Gas card so a family here with political asylum can drive to Santa Maria for an appointment with Immigration, and underwear and shoes for the children.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($50 and $100)  3754 4

June 7:  Schizophrenia medication for the son of a single mother.  Referral:  Eloisa Medina ($268) 3755 2

June 7:  Partial payment for HIV/HEP C medications for a mother who is reuniting with her daughter next week.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($300) 3756 2

June 7:  Payment to release a car that was impounded for a man who is homeless.  Referral:  Nicole Holst, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3757 1

June 7:  Summer program registration for a child whose mother doesn't have money to secure the spot.  Support is available for fees going forward.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Child Welfare Services ($60) 3758 2

June 7:  Fire extinguisher for a hospice patient on oxygen who lives in rural Santa Margarita in a trailer.  She is low-income, on Social Security.  Referral:  Ben Albracht, Central Coast Hospice, and shopping by Kathy Gisler ($) 1

June 7:  Medical payment for a single father of 2 young children.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($210) 3759 3

June 8:  Smog check for a mother so she can get her car registration. Referral:  Ashley Totah, County Child Welfare Services ($40) 3760 2

June 8:  Microeconomics textbook for a graduating student taking Economics at Cuesta in the summer.  He is a wonderful student whose father is on permanent disability and mother is currently unemployed.  Referral:  Shelley Benson, San Luis Obispo High School ($121.95) 3761 3

June 8:  Gas card so a single mother of 5 children, a domestic violence victim, can go to an appointment in Salinas.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($50) 3762 6

June 8:  Partial payment for enrollment in Addiction Studies courses at Cuesta for a woman who is 6 months clean and doing very well in a new job.  Referral:  Alicia McAllister, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($300) 3763 1

June 8:  PG&E bill payment for a single father of 4 who has worked 2 jobs for 13 years without any help, but recently lost 1 of the jobs when the business closed.  Referral:  Bessy Hoffman, LINK ($174.96) 3764 5

June 8:  Partial rent for an abuse victim who has no family to help her.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($200) 3765 1

June 8:  Partial payment to replace a vehicle window for a woman who has left her abuser and moved into a shelter.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($200) 3766 1

June 9:  Gas so a woman can get to therapy and court, and look for housing.  Referral:  Claudia Guzman, RISE ($50) 3767 1

June 9:  Scrubs, shoes, and underwear for a woman who found employment with an in-home care company.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($105.95) 3768 1

June 9:  YMCA fees and initial payment for a boy to attend summer childcare while his dad looks for work and mom goes to school.  Referral:  Laurena Manke, CAPSLO ($149) 3769 3

June 12:  Gas and food for a family whose baby boy will be in the NICU for at least a month.  Referral:  Sierra Vista Hospital social worker and delivery by Kathy Gisler ($200) Debit 3

June 12:  Partial payment for tires for a family that is currently homeless.  Referral:  Ricardo Vazquez, ECHO Shelter ($100) 3770 4

June 12:  Booster car seat for a single mom with 3 children who got a ticket for not having a seat for her 1st grader.  She is a hard-working lady who works in the fields.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($43.09) 3772 4

June 12:  Tires for a Veteran and his family of 4 who got housed in February; he just lost his job due to the company's closure.  Referral:  Esther Castillo, PATH/VASH ($300) 3773 5

June 13:  Final car payment for a woman whose car was totaled on Highway 42; she has another car, but can't pay on the totaled car and the new car, and is considering resigning from her employment because she can't afford the gas expense.  Referral:  Raye Fleming, CAPSLO ($300) 3744 1

June 13:  Clothes so 3 high-risk children who worked hard all year can attend their middle school's promotion ceremonies.  Referral:  Sonia Greene, LINK ($105.95 and $105.95) Debit 3
June 14:  Gas so a mother can take her daughter to doctors' appointments.  Referral:  Laura Gaisie, Transitions-Mental Health ($50) 3775 2

June 14:  PG&E payment to prevent shut off for a mother and her 3 children; bill is late in payment due to illness.  Mother is doing well in treatment and has made many positive changes for her children.  Referral:  Corey Hoffman, County Drug and Alcohol Services ($289) 3776 4

June 14:  Partial initial rent for a working mom who cares for her son who suffers from mental illness.  Referral:  Dee Torres-Hill, SLO Housing Connection ($300) 3777 2

June 14:  Gas so parents can visit their 4-month-old baby who is hospitalized due to cystic fibrosis complications; gas is also needed to take him to appointments in Madera.  Referral:  Sierra Vista social worker, and shopping by Kathy Gisler ($100) 3

June 15:  Gas and food for a man who finally moved from a tent to housing; he just started a new job, but won't get paid till July.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($100) 3778 1

June 15:  Partial payment for Diabetes medications for this month.  Plans are in place for coverage going forward.  Referral:  Jennifer Woodward, County Behavioral Health ($305.95) 3779 2

June 15:  Partial payment for car repair for a mother and infant daughter who are living in the vehicle.  Referral:  Belinda Benassi, County Child Welfare Services ($300) 3780 2

June 15:  Replacement apartment keys for an elderly woman who keeps losing hers due to health issues.  A modification is in place so this won't happen in the future.  Referral:  Tito Ponce, People's Self-Help Housing ($20) 3781 1

June !5:  Cooling unit for a 33-year-old medically fragile woman living in a studio apartment in North County; she has several debilitating diagnosis including a rare disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.  Referral:  Amanda Hartman, Dignity Health ($176.78) Debit 1

June 15:  Partial rental deposit for a father who is disabled and his 2 young boys.  Referral:  Shona Pruitt, Women's Shelter Program ($300) 3782 3

June 15:  Partial water bill payment to prevent shut off for a family whose mother is looking for work.  Referral:  Patty Ramirez, Transitions-Mental Health ($300) 3783 4

June 15:  Gas bill payment for a single mom who has not worked this month due to illness.  Referral:  Danilda Reyes, LINK ($149.10) 3785 4

June 15:  Motel stay for a mother and her infant while the plumbing is fixed in the church where they are staying.  Referral: Sonia Greene, LINK ($214.69) 3786

Items Donated:  art supplies from Dennis Peters, Amanda Sorensen, and Robin and Blair Renteria; delivery by Marcie Lindvall; wipes, diapers, and baby blanket from Trilogy; children's clothes from Sarah Levenway; children's blankets from Jane Hamilton; 3 laptop computers from Candace Guldeman; 2 cases of diapers from Kathie Hendricks; 4,000 diapers from Lisa and Kevin McClory; full size keyboard and stand from Brian and Joyce Arnold;

Admin Funds Donated:  Dana Starkovich, Rita Erwin,

Funds Donated:  Patty Aguilar, Tidelands Counseling, Wendy Castleman, Elise Wheeler, Ann McMahon, First Presbyterian Church Board of Deacons, Anonymous, Lisa Bertrand, Barbara Torrey, Jayne Devencenzi, Jean Steel, Donette Dunaway, Anne Julian, Andrea Devitt and Dave Voss, Toni Torrey, John and Marcie Lindvall, Diana Phillips, Ann Mathias, Jane Lefebre. Lisa Guy, Linda and Roger Bishop, Marie Allen, Kellie-Rae Eaton, Scott Adams/Central Coast Foot Clinics, Kathy Fritzley, Anonymous, Peti Johnson, Michele Williams, Kathy Greer, Dana Paquin, John Spatafore, Nicole Pazden/Elder Placement Professionals, Marilyn Reasoner, Bob Campbell, Tim Banducci, Joanne and Phil Ruggles, Colleen Spafford, Marcie Owens, Cheryl Lesinski, Mary Parker, Heather Macfarlane, Chris Blair, Fred Donati, Ann Miller, Sue Smith, Karen Horst, John Harmon/Your Cause PG&E,

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