For My Baby NYC a volunteer-led program aiming to support Teen moms living in the Tri- State Area & Long Island who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby .
The program focuses on providing baby care supplies including clothing, strollers etc. to alleviate some of the burden the Moms face on a daily basis.
This is done through our 2 core services:
- The Emergency Pantry
- Baby Helper Hampers
- 5.3 Million children in the U.S aged three or younger live in poor or low-income families.
- 1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need.
- Diapers cannot be obtained with food stamps or WIC.
- No State or Federal child safety program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers.
- Without transportation, buying diapers at a convenience store rather than a large “big box” store can significantly increase the monthly cost of diapers.
- Infants require up to 12 diapers per day, toddlers about 8.
- Babes who remain too long in a soiled diaper are exposed to potential health risks.
- Most childcare centers, even free and subsidized facilities require parents to provide a day’s supply of disposable diapers.
- Cloth diapers are not accepted at the vast majority of child care centers.
- Many parents cannot go to work or school if they can’t leave their babies at child care.
- A study published in the medical journal Pediatrics found a link between maternal depressive symptoms and diaper need.
SUPPORTING YOUNG MOTHERS IN NEED