Who We Are

Babies of Homelessness is a crisis response team delivering basics to families.

Our goal is to shed light on the most vulnerable: babies and children.

Babies of Homelessness is a nonprofit organization that serves as a crisis response team that delivers basics to families with children experiencing homelessness in the Puget Sound region.

Access to basic needs is perhaps the single most powerful tool for overcoming homelessness. Yet, families experiencing homelessness face an increasing number of barriers that prevent them from equitably accessing items such as diapers, formula, and food. We’re here to change that. 

Our goal is to lift these families and remove the stigma homelessness carries by shedding light on this invisible and fast-growing segment of the homeless population in our community. Babies of Homelessness believes all children, regardless of who they are, where they live or socioeconomic class, deserve the basic necessities. And we put that belief into practice.

Babies of Homelessness is disrupting the nonprofit space as a direct service provider to families in need in two counties. Speed is critical to our mission. Our volunteer network operates a 24/7 phone line to assess needs and then deliver basic necessities within 48 to 72 hours. No multiple rounds of intakes. No waitlist. No red tape. No referral process. The children’s needs are always our top priority.

Our Values

WE ARE VOLUNTEER-RUN
Our mission is 98% volunteer-run. We couldn’t do it without you.
WE ARE LOW-BARRIER
Families express to us the barriers that exist to access basic needs services for their children. Being a low-barrier organization means we accept families as they are and cut through the bureaucracy to get families what they need.
WE ARE NOT A BAND-AID
Providing an adequate supply of diapers may prove an impactful way of reducing parenting stress, a critical factor influencing a child's health, development and chances of succeeding in life. When parents feel a sense of self-worth as caregivers, they can focus on attaining higher-order needs and long-term goals.
WE AREN’T YOUR TYPICAL NONPROFIT
As a new organization, we brainstorm and implement out of the box ideas to meet a crisis that is challenging even to a larger organization because we all know that there is no easy fix, no one-size-fits-all solution.

Our Success

Having the basics can change everything.

Now celebrating our third year as an organization, Babies of Homelessness, has grown from a vision by the exceptional Star Lalario, and is more dedicated than ever to our mission. Volunteers are a huge part of our success story, and we plan to recruit more throughout the next year.

In 2020 and beyond, we aim to expand our service area to more cities in Snohomish and Pierce counties, where the need is great.

Public and private funding tends to focus on building and expanding programs, as opposed to investing in organizations’ core infrastructure. As a result, many of us are starved for the kind of support that can truly strengthen our operations and enable us to deliver our services more effectively.

As we receive more funding to invest in paid staffing, technology, and infrastructure, we will be able to reach more families and expand basic needs services in new areas.