Programs

We encourage clients to sign up for My Healthy Child classes with our program clerks at (210) 731-8118 option 1.

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Education

Health Education

Financial Education

Parenting Education

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Support Services

Case Assessment

Referrals

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Goods

Diapers

Incontinence Products

Feminine Hygiene Supplies

Other Goods

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Long-term impact

Reduced Familial Stress

Economic Well-being

Reduced Health Risks

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Closing the diaper gap in Texas

Focusing on closing the diaper gap, the Texas Diaper Bank strategically creates its programs to target the diaper gap’s root causes: physical, mental, and economic well-being. Through a combination of programmatic components, each program intently tackles one or more of these areas to ensure long-term impact.

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Diaper Assistance

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. Families who qualify for this program also get the opportunity to enroll in educational parenting and health classes free of charge. Please see our My Healthy Child and Calm Parent sections for additional information.

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Area Served

Bexar County

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Services
  • Case Assessment, Enrollment in Parenting Education, and Referrals – Texas Diaper Bank
  • Case Assessment or Management, Housing/Shelter, and Referrals – Partner Agencies
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Impact—2018
  • 4,000 unduplicated individuals
  • 740,000 diapers
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Qualifications

Household income not exceeding 150% of the Federal Poverty Line

The following documents must be provided during enrollment:

  • Parent/guardian photo ID
  • Proof of guardianship
  • Proof of income
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Diaper Assistance Program Partners

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Incontinence Assistance

Incontinence supplies, wipes, and other healthcare products are available to individuals aged 65 and older. 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.

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Area Served

Bexar County

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Services
  • Product Distribution
  • Current and new clients will receive 6 months’ worth of incontinence product.
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Impact—2018
  • 10,000 unduplicated individuals
  • 985,000 incontinence products
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Qualifications

All individuals 65 and older automatically qualify for all services. For individuals under 65.

The following documents must be provided during enrollment:

  • Prescription of incontinence
  • Photo ID (Caretakers must be formally designated to receive items through a formal letter or Power of Attorney)
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of guardianship for those 18 years and younger
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Healthy Women Period

In conjunction with the National Diaper Bank Network’s Alliance for Period Supplies, the Texas Diaper Bank addresses the lack of access to period products and the effect that period poverty has on our community.

Visit www.allianceforperiodsupplies.org for more information.

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Area Served

Bexar County

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Services
  • We distribute products such as tampons, pantiliners, and pads.
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Impact—2018
  • 3,633 individuals
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Qualifications

Household income not exceeding 150% of the Federal Poverty Line

The following documents must be provided during enrollment:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of income
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Disaster Relief

In the chaos of a natural disaster, many evacuees lack the time and space to bring many items, especially diapers, wipes, and other healthcare products. Without these products, individuals may develop diaper rash or other health related issues, leading to medical treatment. In a disaster, treatment may not be an option, which may lead to fatal complications.

Similar to how federal funds do not pay for diapers, no international disaster relief for diapers exists. The Texas Diaper Bank fills this ignored gap by providing these healthcare products through our Disaster Relief program.

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Diapers distributed to date

Over 6 million diapers

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Disaster aid provided to
  • Hurricane Harvey (2017)
  • Houston Flooding (2016)
  • San Marcos Flooding (2015)
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Impact—2018
  • 14,350 individuals
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Disaster Relief Program Partners

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Calm Parent

The Texas Diaper Bank has developed its own curriculum that uniquely integrates stress-reducing techniques with parenting education. Through Facilitators, the Calm Parent program teaches client basic parenting skills. Participants not only gain valuable parenting skills, but also receive kits with necessary resources to implement these newly learned skills. The Texas Diaper Bank offers a set of 3 classes:

  1. Diapering
  2. Potty training
  3. Baby-proofing

The Calm Parent kits . provided may include items such as potty chairs, children’s books, diapering mats, or a safety essential set. Each course training module includes a “readiness checklist” of goals, as well as common parenting problems and solutions.

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Area Served

Bexar County and Virtual Education

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Services
  • Parenting Education Courses
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Impact—2019
  • 558 individuals
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Calm Parent Program Partners

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My Healthy Child

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 Bexar County and 16 surrounding 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.

We encourage clients to sign up for My Healthy Child classes with our Program Clerks at (210) 731-8118 option 1.

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Area Served

Bexar County and 16 surrounding counties

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Services
  • Parenting Education Courses
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Impact—2018
  • 2,058 individuals
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My Healthy Child Program Partners

Baby Corner

Baby Corners are closed until further notice to comply with COVID-19 regulations and keep our clients safe. Stay tuned for updates.

By attending My Health Child classes offered by Wesley Nurses, clients earn “Baby Bucks” redeemable at Baby Corners. Baby Bucks are redeemable for donated items, aside from the diapers and wipes they receive through the organization’s Calm Parent and My Healthy Child classes and Diaper Assistance program, such as baby clothes, breast pumps, formula, car seats, and strollers.

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