Texas diaper bank

History

Established by ten local United Methodist Churches in San Antonio, Texas, since 1997 the Texas Diaper Bank has been working to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities and seniors. The organization’s mission of: to provide programs and services, to respond to families in crisis and improve the daily conditions of their lives has led the organization to provide a continuum of basic needs services combined with educational opportunities that strengthen a family’s self-reliance.

Texas Diaper Bank Mission: To address the diaper gap and its impact on individuals in crisis.

 Texas Diaper Bank Vision: To eliminate the diaper gap in Texas.

The Texas Families Cluster of Care program model is a series of programs that provides access to diapers, incontinence supplies and other goods through direct services and in partnership with other non-profit agencies.  Our partner agency model is unique in that the Texas Diaper Bank assures that partner agencies receive a monthly supply of diapers and other goods, so that they can provide a continuum of services and have real impact.

We are a proud partner of the National Diaper Bank Network, a program partner of Methodist Healthcare Ministries, and a United Way agency (#675).

Present

In 2016, the Texas Diaper Bank partnered with 26 nonprofit agencies and served over 14,000 children in 10 counties (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Frio, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson.) The organization distributed 1,121,422 baby items, diapers, and incontinence supplies with a staff of 8 full time employees, 12 board members, and 2,800 volunteers.

Our Programs:

The Texas Diaper Bank is a 501 C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to address the diaper gap and its impact on individuals in crisis. Established in 1997 by 10 United Methodist churches, the Texas Diaper Bank strengthens the lives of over 33,000 individuals annually through the following essential programs.

  1. Emergency Assistance – directly provides Bexar County families and seniors in crisis access to diapers, incontinence supplies, wipes, and other healthcare products.
  2. Earn and Learn – reduces the diaper gap by combining two vital components of self-sufficiency: education and access to resources.
  3. Family Care Connections – lifts families out of poverty by strengthening participation in partner agency continuing education, higher education, and job training programs that provide on-site child care services.
  4. Housing and Safe Haven – connects clients not only to the diapers for their child, but also to agencies that locate shelter for these families.
  5. Disaster Relief – supplies those affected by natural disasters in Texas with diapers—the only organization in Texas specifically providing victims diapers.
  6. Incontinence Gap Program – Provides special needs youth and adults with incontinence products during the interim application period for a Medicaid program.

These program(s) services are provided directly to families or through partnerships with other nonprofit agencies.

Additional support services provided to families include:

  • Federal benefits enrollment (SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, CHIP, WIC, & HOPE)
  • “My Healthy Child” classes enrollment
  • Referrals to other agencies.

 

We are located at 5415 Bandera Rd. Suite 504
San Antonio, TX. 78238

Texas Diaper Bank hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday to Thursday, and 8 AM to 12 PM on Friday.

Please click here to see our break and holiday hours.

 For more information, please call 210-731-8118.


We   Our Donors

Awards & Recognition

  • National Diaper Bank Network: Regional Partner

  • United Way Agency

  • Neighborhood Builders Award

  • “Best All Around” Multi Service Agency of the Year

  • Chamber of Commerce

Contact Information

West Loop II Business Park 5415 Bandera Rd. #504 San Antonio, TX 78238

Phone: 210-731-8118      Fax: 210-731-8168

Email: ihelp@texasdiaperbank.org