rurounihime: (loki)
Everyone, I have a friend from my elementary school days whose family is in dire straits. They have been homeless for a couple months now, she, her partner and their three children, living out of their car, which is not in the best shape. They've gone through the official channels, including CPS, and are on multiple housing lists in the Sacramento, CA area, but have had no luck getting housing. Both parents are work-capable, and drugs are not involved. Both Tashina (my friend) and Steven have appealed to their families for help with even just one of the children, and have had no takers. They are now seriously considering putting their children into the foster system.

I've started a gofundme account for them here. Please, anything you can spare will help. Tips on housing in the area, job opportunities, people renting out rooms... I think if they had a home base, they would be able to find their feet again.

Date: 2014-10-12 08:49 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] geinahop
geinahop: (Default)
I have nothing to donate. I wish I did. What I can do is share this with various friend groups, if that's okay.

Date: 2014-10-12 09:00 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] rurounihime.livejournal.com
That would be fantastic! Thank you very much!
Edited Date: 2014-10-12 09:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-10-13 02:56 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] geinahop
geinahop: (Default)
A friend shared these resources. I don't know if your friend has tried them or not, but it can't hurt to look at the links. If anyone shares anything else with me, I'll let you know.

Some resources:

http://www.svdp-sacramento.org/about-us/organization/conferences.aspx (This lists all the parishes with SVDP conferences--I would contact the Cathedral's conference first as they likely have the most resources and the best connections to any diocesan programs.)

http://www.catholiccharitiessacramento.org/index.html

http://www.sfbs.org/index.php

http://www.nextmovesacramento.org

http://www.sacloaves.org/programs

Date: 2014-10-13 02:57 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] geinahop
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I tried to share some links with you for Sacramento area resources, but livejournal said it was marked as spam. Let me know if you can't see them.

Date: 2014-10-14 04:32 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rurounihime.livejournal.com
No worries, I saw them and have forwarded them on to my friend. Thank you!

Date: 2014-10-12 09:11 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] digitalwave
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I've reposted this to both my lj and to [livejournal.com profile] wish_list, sure hope that it helps, sweetie.

Have you considered getting in touch with [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge for him to make your notice about your friend part of his Radio Free Monday post? Sam has a huge friend's list and it would really help get the word out to maybe help your friends more. Sam's a great guy, I know he'd want to help. :)

Good luck!

*hugs*

Date: 2014-10-14 04:32 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rurounihime.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for spreading the word. The response has already shocked me. In a pleasant way, haha. ^_^ *hugs*

Date: 2014-10-12 10:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] piratesmile331.livejournal.com
Shared on Facebook!

Date: 2014-10-14 04:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rurounihime.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! *hugs*

Date: 2014-10-13 03:51 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tripperfunster.livejournal.com
I made a post here: http://tripperfunster.livejournal.com/350799.html

I'll let you know if I get any bites!

(Also, you really know this person well? I just hate to get internet scammed.)

Date: 2014-10-13 05:18 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rurounihime.livejournal.com
I can tell you that I've known her since we were 9 years old. I don't know all the details about what happened to them, but it's apparent they aren't drug addicts and that both parents are invested in their kids and in each other. I set the account up myself, so that at least I can trace for you from the beginning. However, I absolutely understand caution in this regard, and I urge you and your contacts to use your best judgment about what to do. I've decided I'm giving a finite amount and then drawing the line. But seriously, Trip, do what feels comfortable. The goal is definitely not to cause more stress for others. I should know... I've been mightily stressed this week in light of my friends problems.

Date: 2014-10-14 04:10 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tripperfunster.livejournal.com
Hey, if you know one of them well in rl, then that's good enough for me!

I had two bites for commissions! So yay! That's $80 for your friend. I hope it helps.

Date: 2014-10-14 04:45 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rurounihime.livejournal.com
I just went over there and saw that! THANK YOU. O.o

Date: 2014-10-13 02:20 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] nico1908.livejournal.com
I recommend contacting Family Promise of Sacramento. http://sacfamilypromise.org. They focus on homeless families with children and take them through a program to help them become self sufficient again.

Date: 2014-10-14 02:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] enchanted-jae.livejournal.com
I will keep them in prayers.

Date: 2014-10-14 04:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rurounihime.livejournal.com
Thank you so much for the good vibes. *hugs*

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