One Can Help is the only funding source that actually efficiently addresses what we need as juvenile lawyers for our clients. There are not endless amounts of hoops to jump through to get what they need. My client with three children desperately needed a washer and dryer to keep her newly reunified children’s clothes clean—One Can Help came through and this just boosted my clients self confidence immensely. Another one of my clients needed technology for learning games and to do virtual meetings with her preschool—One Can Help provided a kindle fire for her to do so.
Paying for camp made it possible for a 9 year old to stay with his mom. Without camp funds, mom would not have been able to work. That which would have jeopardized her housing and reunification plan. The case will be dismissed on next court date as a result. This assistance made such a difference!”
I know places to go for food or second hand clothing or furniture. But I don’t know anywhere else to go that listens to what the individual needs and gets exactly that. Often our poorest children and families have nowhere else to turn and this assistance can make such a difference to them- and makes it possible for the professionals trying to help them, to do so!”
One Can Help is great in helping families and individuals obtain services and/or items they are not able to obtain through other means. Recently, I received financial assistance so that an at-risk youth could join an afterschool sports team (and get the sports equipment he needed to do so). This will help him stay out of trouble and improve his relationship with his family. Also, it will hopefully deter any need for further court involvement.”
I can’t even begin to explain how valuable and truly essential the support that One Can Help provides is to our clients. I’ve been moved to tears by their generosity and unfailing support. I am a social worker and work with youths and families impacted by the court system. So many times the difference between success and continued struggle for these children and families is a small financial burden that cannot be met anywhere else. I’m talking simple things—like $30 for a bus pass for a teen to get to a first job, payment to a family’s electric bill to keep the lights on during a time of need, summer camp fees, cost of a moving truck rental to pick up furniture donated from an agency, clothes for a job interview, etc. All of these things are minimal—but the impact is enormous. Our clients benefit in so many ways from this assistance and it wouldn’t be possible without One Can Help. And on a selfish note from the social worker side of things, they make the process so incredibly simple and fast to minimize the hurdle even more. I truly do not know what I’d do without them and am forever grateful!”