Babies of Homelessness Receives $42,806 Grant from United Way of Snohomish County
June 13, 2019
BOTHELL, Wash. – Babies of Homelessness, an emergency crisis response team serving families experiencing homelessness in King and Snohomish counties, is the recipient of a $42,806 grant from the United Way of Snohomish County‘s basic needs grant program. With this grant, Babies of Homelessness will expand basic needs services to Snohomish County.
Snohomish County currently has few resources for basic needs and no diaper banks.
“Receiving this grant allows us to join United Ways ‘collaborative’ approach as a service provider of basic needs to their partners, which include domestic violence services, Interfaith Family Shelter, and Homeward House,” said Brittan Stockert, Executive Director of Babies of Homelessness.
Babies of Homelessness, founded in 2016, is focused on providing basic needs (diapers, formula, wipes, snacks) to families with young children (birth to age 8) experiencing homelessness in our area.
Babies of Homelessness operates a helpline that allows its volunteers to deliver necessities directly to families, whether they live in their cars, tent cities or homeless shelters.
Many of the families Babies of Homelessness serves are referrals from Crisis Connection 211 and from partners including DSHS Kids Start, Eastside Baby Corner, New Bethlehem Day Center, Everett Women’s Gospel Mission, Sacred Heart, and True Hope Village.
To date, Babies of Homelessness has served more than 2,000 families and delivered more than 94,000 diapers.
CORE, United Way of Snohomish County
Through a CORE Collaborative approach, United Way of Snohomish County removes barriers to help families escape the traps of poverty. They are not only a funder, but an active partner in five CORE Collaboratives — groups of nonprofit, public, and private partners working together on shared, long-term solutions for children birth to age 8 and the adults in their lives. They catalyze, support, and invest in these Collaboratives to create more equitable systems so families in Snohomish County can live to their fullest potential regardless of race, place, and ability.
Brittan Stockert, Executive Director