Our ability to be a low barrier and direct service, without the waitlist or referral process and delivering basic necessities within 48 hours, makes us unique. We cut through the bureaucracy within 48 hours and will always prioritize the needs of the child.
Our primary program where a crisis response team delivers basic necessities within 48 hours to families with children living in cars/RVs, tent cities and homeless encampments, and shelters in two counties. To date, we have served nearly 2000+ families.
We also connect families in need to community resources, including some of the following:
- Domestic violence support
- Housing advocates
- Temporary/ Emergency shelters
- Hotel vouchers
We provide 4 emergency basic necessities:
- Diapers/ Pull-Ups (all sizes welcome but we go through sizes 4, 5 and 6 most frequently!)
- Baby Wipes
- Non-expired formula (most brand commonly requested is Similac)
- Infant / Toddler Food and Snacks.
In special circumstances, we will provide
For in-kind donations not on this list (i.e. clothing, toys, strollers, shoes, blankets, high chairs, etc.), please consider donating to our partner provider Eastside Baby Corner. We utilize EBC when many of our families secure transitional or permanent housing and are in need of items not classified as ‘survival’ or ’emergency.’
Kidz FUN Zone
An ongoing monthly event held for parents and children to alleviate the fear, stress and struggles of experiencing homelessness and living at an emergency homeless shelter. The event includes fun activities so that children can act and feel like kids and parents get a mini break. To date,144 volunteers have hosted the event since 2016 for 250 kids.
Want to help? We always welcome donations, volunteers and sponsors! For more information, please e-mail email@example.com.
The Back to School event was created to ease the heavy financial burden that back-to-school shopping creates for low income and homeless families. When families are unable to afford supplies the responsibility often falls on faculty and staff and can leave the child feeling insecure or inadequate. For the past 2 years, through the Back2School event, 170+ volunteers have equipped 783 students for success in school.
Adopt a Family Campaign
Each holiday, we invite community members to join us in giving homeless and low-income families a true reason to celebrate the season by hosting a toy drive. For many struggling parents, providing gifts to their children is well beyond their reach. However, with the support from compassionate community members, Babies of Homelessness is able to bring smiles and happiness to the faces of many children each holiday season. The past 2 years, 100 Babies of Homeless volunteers and donors brightened the holidays for over 124 local families with the help of local Adopt-a-Family Toy Drive donors and volunteers.
Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Campaign
Babies of Homelessness and a few dozen volunteers deliver come together each year to deliver warm cooked meals to families in need. The past 2 years, more than 40 volunteers have come together to deliver over 140 hot meals to families in need.