"Nearly 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers for their babies. In some cases, moms and dads stretch the time between diaper changes to make their limited resources last. This can lead to serious health problems for babies and parents. Young children can end up hospitalized with problems like urinary tract or staph infections. Imagine the stress of not being able to afford the basics that your baby needs – not a small matter for struggling parents and caregivers. When families can’t afford a healthy number of diapers for their babies, they’re faced with a choice between buying diapers and paying for food, rent, or utilities like heat. That’s a choice that no family should have to make. In the worst case, over time these kinds of stressors can contribute to the incidence of abuse and neglect of young children." -Wh.gov/DiaperGap
Families in need of diaper assistance, can access a monthly, supplemental supply of diapers from Basic Needs by connecting with one of our partnering agencies.
Basic Needs proudly partners with:
Healthy Families of Douglas County
Lawrence Community Shelter
Lawrence Douglas County Housing Authority
Salvation Army of Douglas County