Filling the Gap: Emergency Support and Basic Needs
Average cost for baby items or clothing is $100; average cost of beds or medical needs is $500
The nature of the child welfare system is that children are removed from their homes-suddenly and by no fault of their own. Neglected children often have dental, medical or psychological needs that aren’t covered by Medicare and need immediate treatment. Foster children often need more help than the system can provide and we provide funding for children’s needs in emergency situations, including: medical treatments, clothing, beds, high chairs, car seats, formula/diapers, toiletries, duffel bags, and more. We maintain some supplies in stock and a closet with a variety of items such as toiletries, diapers, clothing, toys, etc. in our Clearwater ICOT office. Feel free to swing by and see what is available during office hours!