COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF NEW HAVEN

The Diaper Bank

The Diaper Bank


The Diaper Bank Mission Statement:

  • To ensure that families living in poverty have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers;

  • To raise community awareness that "basic human needs" include diapers and that these needs are not being met for children living in poverty;

  • To advocate for policy reform so that diapers are included in the definition of and provision for the "basic human needs" of families.

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In response to the lack of public assistance for purchasing diapers and recognizing the subsequent stress placed on economically vulnerable families at critical times, The Diaper Bank (TDB) was created in June of 2004.  Modeled on successful regional food banks, The Diaper Bank collects diapers and cash donations for bulk purchases of diapers. The diapers are then distributed through existing local agencies including shelters, food pantries, day-care, and health facilities.

The success of The Diaper Bank is dependent upon strong liaisons with community agencies that share a commitment to the mission of distributing diapers to families in need.  The Diaper Distribution Network (DDN) requires that communication between The Diaper Bank and its participating agencies is strong and effective.