- Monica, Communications Intern
We are expanding our Support Services!
Updated: May 27, 2021
We all know diapers are an essential supply for keeping a baby clean and healthy. However, this necessity can become expensive for low-income families. On average, a baby will go through about eight to 12 diapers per day, costing an average of $70-$80 per month per baby. But did you know that diapers cannot be bought with food stamps or WIC payments?
About 3 million children under the age of three are born into low-income families where government assistance does not cover the cost for diapers. It is no wonder why about a third of American families are experiencing difficulties with affording diapers. The situation becomes even more challenging for families experiencing homelessness.
In Orange County, 22% of people experiencing homelessness are families with children. That is why we are so happy to announce we have expanded our Supportive Services for the community! We are now offering diapers and wipes to any low-income families in Orange County, even those not officially entered into our program.
Distribution is by appointment only, and the minor child must accompany the parent(s) to the supply pickup. To book an appointment, you can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 714-787-3487.