If parents don’t have to worry about the basics, they can focus on attaining long term personal and professional goals.
Babies of Homelessness is a diaper bank member of the National Diaper Bank Network.
One of the overlooked sources of overall wellbeing is this essential need for diapers. Diapers are a basic necessity and as essential to wellbeing as food and shelter. Unlike other basic needs, two of the largest federal government programs, WIC and SNAP, do not provide support to help families access diapers. Diapers are also not tax-exempt in WA along with a myriad of other challenges. Small things such as clean diapers can impact big things, including a family’s health.
Every month, Babies of Homelessness delivers bulk amounts of diapers, pull-ups, wipes, and formula to 20 human service agencies in King and Snohomish Counties. Because of unprecedented demand, we grew our monthly delivery service from 9 to 20 partner agencies during the pandemic. What also makes us unique as a diaper bank is our direct service model. Families experiencing homelessness without everyday supports to access diapers can call our 24/7 intake line, place an order for diapers, wipes and formula and we’ll deliver to them within 72 hours.
Direct Service: Families experiencing homelessness can call our intake line and place an order for diapers, wipes and formula. We deliver directly to the family in a shelter, car park, RV, motel, encampment, or couch-surfing within 72 hours.
Partner Network: 20 select agencies receive a bulk order of diapers (in requested sizes), wipes and formula from us every month; agencies located in South King and Snohomish counties where very few if many resources for ongoing diaper support exist.
Pickup Service: Twice a month, families in need of diapers can meet at a designated pickup location in Everett and Renton and receive a box of diapers.