Our Vision & Mission
Babies of Homelessness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Babies of Homelessness is an emergency – crisis response team. We mobilize the community with volunteers to bring basic essential items to children living in tent cities, encampments, shelters or in their cars. We aim to provide hope to these families and connect them additional resources.
Our goal is to remove the stigma “homelessness” carries, by shedding light on the youngest and most vulnerable subjected to homelessness.
As a child who experienced homelessness growing up, Babies of Homelessness founder Star Lalario is passionate about the homeless crisis in Seattle and how it affects the children. Star has been an active volunteer within Women & Children Shelters for years, but when a news story uncovered the awful truth that there were actually babies and children “living” in homeless encampments/unsheltered, naturally she was compelled to act and do something.
Knowing that children at such a young age are not capable for themselves to obtain life’s most basic needs and necessities to survive; nor are they capable of walking out of unsafe environments, Star was determined to go find them. She joined the Union Gospel Mission Search & Rescue team, specifically looking to offer basic essentials to the children. This became Babies of Homelessness in October of 2016.
Star’s experience is indicative of the larger crisis in Seattle. While Seattle is abundant with social services geared to help the adult and young adult populations experiencing homelessness, there are very few – if any – services geared to help babies and children who are homelessness.
We believe our work is critical to Seattle’s future generations as studies show that children who have the most important survival basics of shelter, food, diapers, and clothing can learn to overcome many of the detrimental effects of their poverty and homeless experience.
What BOH Provides
- Blankets / Linens
- Baby Formula/Cereal
- Hygiene Products
- Clothing / Socks / Jackets / Shoes
- Occasional Strollers & Car Seats
- Toddler-friendly snacks / Food
- Occasional Gas & Grocery Cards
Partner With Us
Per Seattle/King County Count Us In 2017, there are an estimated 2,700 families with children classified as homeless. To expand our mission to more families in King and incorporate Snohomish & Pierce counties, we rely on community partners. BOH is volunteer ran and donation-funded! With very small operational fees, 92% of donations goes right back out into the community! You can learn more by checking out our website.
If you or someone you know is a family in need of assistance, call (866) 44 BOH HELP or (866) 442-6443