8 days until lock-out

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by JJJ, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    The clock is counting. We have 8 days until we will be locking Kanga out :(

    We have DCFS working with us to try and find a placement for her before then. I have a meeting with a clinical supervisor on Monday to confirm funding for Residential Treatment Center (RTC). I have 4 applications for RTCs ready to go to FedEx in the morning. Three have already told me they have a 60-90 day waiting list. The 4th has open beds but the woman that knows if they are on hold for any other girls won't be back until tomorrow afternoon. I'm praying so hard that there really is a bed open, the funding will be acceptable to them and that we can get Kanga moved there before the clock ticks to zero on her current placement.

    Her comments are getting scarier and scarier. She is becoming more dangerous, not less :( :( :(
  2. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I'm so sorry. (((((hugs)))))
  3. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Triple J,

    Will be keeping all body parts crossed that something comes together soon. You've got the wording you need for the grant - now it becomes a waiting game. A nerve wracking one at that.

    Don't you have a mental health case manager who can give you a hand with some of this?

    Once again, sending out prayers & good thoughts to you & your entire family this morning.
  4. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member


    Grant application sent UPS today. I found a place that will take her for the next 21 day block but for the low, low cost of $3,500. Now I need DCFS to agree to pay it.

    All other RTCs are 30-120 day waiting list. Most are around 60 days. But, she has to interview for them. That should go well :laugh:

    So on Monday:

    (1) DCFS will agree to pay $3,500 for the next 21-days.

    (2) DCFS will agree to take 60-day temporary custody of her.

    (3) We will start dependency proceedings.

    (4) DCFS will have another option.

    (5) We will be 4 days from lock-out :furious: :whiteflag:
  5. Jena

    Jena New Member

    i just wanted to offer you a hug and say i'm so sorry you have to go thru this

  6. FlowerGarden

    FlowerGarden Active Member

    Hugs to you and your family. I hope it goes smoothly for you and wishing the best for Kanga.
  7. GinAndTonic

    GinAndTonic New Member

    I'm sorry, but I'm new here. Can you explain what you mean by locking her out? (Or if someone can point me to a relevant thread, I'd appreciate it.)

    Whatever it is, it sounds stressful and awful. I'm sorry you have to go through this.
  8. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Hi Gin,

    A lock-out is refusing to pick your child up when she is discharged from the hospital/group home/etc. It results in a call to Child Protective Services and a neglect investigation. It is very scary but in some cases very necessary to keep everyone safe.
  9. GinAndTonic

    GinAndTonic New Member

    Oh, okay. Thanks for the explanation.
  10. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry. This is so scary for all of you. I hopt DCFS steps up to the plate.