Urgent Diaper Bank

What is the Urgent Diaper Bank?

In response to the lack of public assistance for purchasing diapers and recognizing the subsequent stress placed on economically vulnerable families at critical times, CAANH’s Urgent Diaper Bank (TDB) was created to provide eligible families with diapers. Modeled on successful regional food banks, The Diaper Bank of Connecticut 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 of Connecticut 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.

The Mission of the Urgent Diaper Bank is:

  • 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
How to Apply:

Clients living in New Haven or West Haven who are interested in receiving diapers: please download the Diaper Bank Application Form below, make sure it is filled out completely, and that the phone number is active.

Families receiving diapers should be clients of CAANH, meaning they have already completed our Universal Intake Form, and Additional Household Member Form and provided the necessary documents.

The Urgent Diaper Bank will provide diapers to 75 children every month who are under 3 years old unless they have a medical condition to need them after that age.

Eligibility Requirements:

Program requirements for the Urgent Diaper Bank are as follows:

  • Child must be under 3 years old (unless medically necessary)
  • Parent or Guardian must be a client of CAANH
  • Birth Certificate of the child is needed
  • Must be a resident of New Haven or West Haven
  • Distribution is monthly (50 diapers per child)
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To Inquiry about the Urgent Diaper Bank Program, please submit your inquiry below:

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    For people with low incomes, the cost of diapers can take a big toll. The Diaper Bank provides families with 40-50 diapers once a month to eligible low-income households in New Haven. Click below to learn more about how you can help.