The Texas Diaper Bank focuses on meeting one vital, yet often forgotten basic need that impacts the physical, mental and economic well-being of individuals: diapers.
Diapers are necessary healthcare products, but too costly for families in crisis. (Babies typically use 6-12 diapers daily, a monthly cost of $125/child.) Meanwhile, many federally-funded safety net programs, including Medicaid, WIC, and SNAP, do not subsidize diapers. Even if parents are working, childcare may be limited because most daycares require diapers.
And the diaper gap affects not only infants and toddlers, but also seniors. As the aging population increase, incontinence health issues also increase. One in three seniors will suffer from incontinence at some point.
- Health Education
- Financial Education
- Parenting Education
- Case Assessment
- Incontinence Products
- Feminine Hygiene Supplies
- Other Goods
- Reduced Familial Stress
- Economic Well-being
- Reduced Health Risks
In the chaos of a natural disaster, many evacuees lack the time or space to bring many items, especially diapers, wipes, and other healthcare products.
Meanwhile, neither federal nor international disaster relief programs include diapers.
The Texas Diaper Bank fills this gap by providing these healthcare products, without which instances of diaper rash requiring medical treatment may develop and when treatment is not available, serious or even fatal complications may occur.
Menstrual products such as pads and liners are provided at no cost every three months. Enrollment lasts 12 months, the individual may re-enroll in the 12th month to continue services.
Must live in Bexar County and meet 200% Federal Poverty Line.
Present photo ID such as Driver's License or Passport.
Proof of guardianship for those under 18 required - Birth Certificate, Verification of Birth Facts, Acknowledgement of Paternity, CPS Saftey Plan, etc.
Call ahead, no walk-ins.
Be a part of the Texas Diaper Bank volunteer experience! 5,100 volunteers work with us every year to make our mission possible and we need your help!
Join us as we repackage diapers and wipes, build emergency kits, and facilitate warehouse management. Space is limited and the events fill up fast. Please allow 2-3 business days for us to respond.
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The Texas Diaper Bank's parenting skill classes uniquely incorporate stress-reducing techniques. Participants not only gain valuable parenting skills, but also receive kits with the resources necessary to implement these newly-learned skills.
The Texas Diaper Bank offers three sets of classes:
- Potty training
- Parents and Caregivers of children ages 0–4
- Bexar County residents
The Diaper Assistance Program focuses on providing families access to diapers, wipes, and other healthcare items through the Texas Diaper Bank facilities or partner agencies. In addition to basic baby needs, this program also offers educational parenting and health classes, as well as Housing/Shelter and other referrals as needed.
Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-4.
Household income not exceeding 150% of the Federal Poverty Line.
The following documents must be brought to the Texas Diaper Bank office:
- Parent/guardian photo ID
- Proof of guardianship
- Proof of income
- Child’s birth certificate
During an interim application period for a Texas Medicaid Program, individuals aged 5-64 can also receive incontinence products with a doctor’s prescription/diagnosis. (Call Texas Diaper Bank for referrals to other programs that provide incontinence supplies, wipes, and other healthcare products to individuals aged 65 and older.)
Bexar County residents: Ages 5 to 64.
Lessening the physical health impacts that the diaper gap inflicts, the Texas Diaper Bank focuses on child health and wellness classes.
Through an exclusive partnership with Methodist Healthcare Ministries, the Texas Diaper Bank offers My Healthy Child classes in 8 counties. Taught by its team of professional Wesley Nurses from Methodist Healthcare Ministries, these workshops cover child healthcare topics that enable participants to parent better.
To complement the skills that parents learn in the My Healthy Child class, the Texas Diaper Bank supplements materials that class participants learn about to apply these skills later.
Parents and Caregivers of children ages 0–4.
Area Served: Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Dewitt, Dimitt, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson Counties.