COVID-19: Covering Necessities

While the father works full-time, the mother can’t work since she supervises their four children, ages 5, 9, 11, and 16, who are being schooled virtually during the pandemic. The father earns a little over $25,000, which doesn’t cover necessities. They receive no Welfare benefits, ...
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Professional Certification

The single mother of two children, ages 2 and 4, works fulltime and takes classes toward CNA certification. During the eight-to-10-week required training, she cannot work in the day, nor can she work at night because she lacks nighttime childcare. She needs financial help so ...
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Gym Membership

The 16-year-old boy was a runaway for a year before returning to his mother and one-year-old sibling. Although his behavior has improved, the referrer recommends a gym membership to keep him active and engaged socially, since he’s interested in exercising. The mother, whose income is ...
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Fulfilling Basic Needs

After several months of homelessness, the single mother and her 5- and 7-year-old sons found stable housing, appropriate counseling, and a support system, as they don’t have family nearby. Since the boys are attending a new in-person school, they need proper clothing and school supplies ...
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Teens need dance to enrich their lives

Ten teens needed to build confidence, make friends, experience a new activity, and simply have a good time in a 10-week program at Ely Dance Studios. They gave the program high marks: “I had fun, and still do," "I made a friend," “I love it,"  ...
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Three boys sharing one mattress need beds

The grandmother is the caregiver for three boys, aged 11, 12 and 17, because their mother has a history of drug abuse and has never been fully involved in caring for her children. The grandmother had a partial foot amputation. The boys currently share one ...
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Father & kids need beds for new home

The single father, who has full custody of one child, aged 8, and partial custody of the other, aged 10, recently moved out of the home he shared with his long-term partner and into a motel. He has found a new home, but cannot afford ...
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Mother needs stroller so she can go to work

This family is homeless and staying at a shelter. The mother has enrolled in a PA CareerLink training program, and needs to bring her two children, ages 5 months and 18 months, to a daycare facility. She needs a double stroller to transport them safely ...
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Children need winter clothing

The mother escaped from an abusive situation with her three children, ages 1, 7, and 15. In their hurry and secrecy, they had to leave most of the children's belongings behind. The children need coats, boots, and gloves. The mother is employed, but earns less than ...
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A family undone by injury and bed bugs needs assistance

The father, mother, and two kids, ages 8 and 9, lived in a small home in East Allentown with a manageable mortgage. The father worked for a roofing company, and the wife worked part-time at a grocery store. Their combined income was about $35,000 per ...
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