The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank is excited to announce that we have taken on eight new partners for 2017. We are continuing to serve the 10 organizations we worked with in 2016, so soon we will be providing diapers to 18 organizations throughout the St. Louis region.
Neighborhood Houses | Early Childhood Education Center at Caroline Mission
The Early Childhood Education Program at Caroline Mission targets those age 6 weeks to five years from low‐income families residing in and around the Gate District of south St. Louis City. They offer access to high‐quality, early childhood education services, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The program focuses on each child’s potential for social‐emotional, cognitive, physical, literacy and cognitive development, which is essential to future success.
Epworth Children and Family Services
Epworth Children and Family Services includes a Transitional Living Program for youth facing homelessness, a Family Support Network providing in-home counseling to families at risk of child abuse and neglect, Older Youth Services programs including street outreach and a drop-in center, and a Foster Care Program providing case management.
First Congregational Church of St. Louis, United Church of Christ
We will be supporting a monthly emergency diaper distribution from this church in Clayton, MO. Check out this flyer for more details.
Northwest School District, Valley Food Bank
Valley Food Bank is a food pantry operated by the Northwest School District in Jefferson County, MO, providing emergency food assistance to families, in addition to hygiene items and household supplies.
Queen of Peace Center
Queen of Peace Center is a family-centered behavioral healthcare provider for women with addiction, their children and families. The gender focused female recovery center provides a variety of treatment options to women with co-occurring disorders and those affected by trauma.
Ritenour School District Parents as Teachers
Ritenour School District offers the award-winning Parents as Teachers program to families in the district. PAT helps parents know what to expect at each stage of their child’s development, teaches parents to be good observers, and provides fun and educational ways for parents to play with their child. PAT also offers free developmental screenings and activities for parents and children to do together.
Riverview Gardens Parents as Teachers
As above, the Riverview Gardens Parents as Teachers offers the PAT program to families in the Riverview Gardens School District in North St. Louis,
St. Anthony of Padua Food Pantry
St. Anthony Food Pantry strives to end hunger on the south side of St. Louis by providing food and other personal and household items. We assess the underlying causes of hunger and work for systemic change in keeping with Catholic Social‐Economic Teachings
All of our partners undergo an extensive application process, as well as a site visit and review by our partnership committee, before being accepted into our program. We want to ensure that we are good stewards of every diaper we distribute, and in many cases our diapers really help these partners serve their clients in all kinds of important ways.
We have also renewed our commitments with all of our current partners, including:
Bethany Christian Services
Hancock Bayless Parents as Teachers
Hazelwood Bright Futures
Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry
Raising St. Louis
Signature Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns
Southside Early Childhood Center
St. Vincent dePaul Society at St. Ferdinand Church
St. Louis Public Schools Parents as Teachers
Sweet Babies at St. Mary’s Hospital
Click on the names above to be directed to our partners’ websites, or check out this blog post for short descriptions of each partner.