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,