August 16, 2012

Every Cent Counts Need of the Day!

Posted in Clients and Needs tagged , , at 3:14 pm by Every Cent Counts

Every Cent Counts Need of the Day!

Cathy and Brandon have two children. They struggle when it comes to raising their children. Recently the children have started acting out and are displaying signs of anger. Both parents acknowledge they need help learning how to properly parent their children, however they cannot afford the $150 it would take to attend the classes they so desperately need. They fall between the cracks when it comes to insurance coverage, as they make too much for Medicare and too little for Kid Care. Now they turn to you for help funding the classes they so desperately need, to help their children become responsible adults.

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August 14, 2012

Every Cent Counts need of the day! This is a new need!

Posted in Clients and Needs tagged , at 2:27 pm by Every Cent Counts

Every Cent Counts need of the day! This is a new need!

Jennifer recently lost her job of 12 years. After she returned from FMLA, she found out she no longer had a job. She is currently in the appeal process to receive unemployment benefits. This single mother has recently started working part time as a server, making far less money. Jennifer is struggling to make ends meet and is enrolled in budgeting classes and case management at the Crisis Center. She has requested assistance to get school clothes for both of her daughters as the new school year is approaching, and they do not have clothes that adequately fit for school.

The People We Help.

Posted in Clients and Needs, Those that need help tagged , , at 2:18 pm by Every Cent Counts

The People We Help.

Unfortunately, we see cases like these everyday at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Many of our Every Cent Counts clients are victims of this horrible abuse. Please share and make others aware of this horrific truth.

August 13, 2012

Every Cent Counts need of the week!

Posted in Clients and Needs tagged , at 3:49 pm by Every Cent Counts

Every Cent Counts need of the week!

Henry’s apartment complex had a fire a few months ago. Henry was able to get out of his apartment, but he suffers from COPD, so he couldn’t go back and get his belongings. As a result he lost the majority of his personal belongings to the fire or theft. He has managed to replace the basic necessities on his own, but he still needs help.

He lost his clothes and slippers in the fire, and they are a large size; that are hard to come by through donations. He is in need of clothes, slippers. He would greatly appreciate any help you are able to give him.

August 6, 2012

It’s Not Just Bums, Children are Homeless Too!

Posted in Clients and Needs, statistics, Those that need help tagged , , , , at 3:05 pm by Every Cent Counts

According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, in 2009, there were about 50,000 homeless girls and boys across Florida, one of the highest rates in the country. Forty-two percent of those children were younger than six years old.

Homeless families often sleep in their cars, the streets, or at local aid agencies, such as Metropolitan Ministries, which houses 85 children in dorm-style quarters.

This illustrates one of the many reasons why it is important to help whenever you can. You could volunteer, donate, or just commit to one random act of kindness per month. Every little bit counts.

Every Cent Counts Need of the Week!

Posted in Clients and Needs, Those that need help tagged , at 2:41 pm by Every Cent Counts

Every Cent Counts Need of the Week!

Jade is a rape survivor who is working extensively with Sexual Assault Services, at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Jade suffered through a series of nearly a dozen rapes over the course of two decades. During that time she turned to food to try to numb the emotional pain of the PTSD and depression that followed each rape.

She developed bulimia and a compulsive eating disorder. In addition, over the years she gained and lost weight in unhealthy ways until gaining enough to currently be 350 pounds. Jade was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes and needs to enroll in a medical, nutritional, and exercise year-long program, to help save her life and improve her health.

Jade has sought help for her depression, which has become increasingly bad. This medical program will give Jade a chance to help her recover from her eating disorders, depression, and help her lose enough weight to finally be a healthy size for the first time in 20 years.

$100 will go towards a fitness program through the YMCA. $220.00 will go towards providing Jade with Holistic medical care.

August 2, 2012

Thank you donors!

Posted in Clients and Needs, Updates tagged , , at 6:15 pm by Every Cent Counts

Thank you donors!

Clarence needed help with a gas card to help him support his two grandchildren, after an unexpected car repair forced him to spend his savings. Now, he will be able to adequately provide for his grandchildren. Thank you to our wonderful donors!

August 1, 2012

Thank You Donors!

Posted in Clients and Needs, Updates tagged , , at 6:30 pm by Every Cent Counts

Thank You Donors!

Lydia needed help with renewing the tags on her vehicle.
Thanks to our donors, we were able to fulfill this need.

Fulfilled Today!

Posted in Clients and Needs, Updates tagged , , at 6:27 pm by Every Cent Counts

Fulfilled Today!

Carie needed help with a bus pass to go to counseling. Thanks to your help, we were able to provide her with a 30-day bus pass.

July 31, 2012

HELP AN ABUSE SURVIVOR CHANGE HIS LIFE

Posted in Clients and Needs tagged , at 7:25 pm by Every Cent Counts

HELP AN ABUSE SURVIVOR CHANGE HIS LIFE

Josh is a young adult who has suffered from both physical and sexual abuse at the hands of his biological parents. At the age of six, he was removed from the home and at the age of 8 he was adopted. Justifiably so, Josh experienced a lot of anger at the world. He isolated himself from his adopted parents, and lashed out at his brother.

However, Josh’s story doesn’t end there, with the help of counselors he was able to evaluate the cause of his anger, and come to terms with his past. Josh stated, “Without counseling I wouldn’t have become the person I am today.”Josh’s dream in life is to become a graphic designer. He wants to attend school to learn how to develop video games.

Josh currently resides in a group home. In a little less than a year, he will be faced with moving out of his current residence and learning to take care of himself, with limited support. Josh is anxious about obtaining a job and the skills necessary to live on his own. Josh needs new clothes and shoes in order find a job. His current wardrobe is tattered and old, limiting his chances of success.

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