Spend “Baby Bucks” at Market Days
Feminine Hygiene Supplies
Reduced Familial Stress
Reduced Health Risks
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.
Essentials to your Door
Essentials To Your Door (ETYD) is an all-in-one delivery program providing individuals and families access to critical healthcare essentials straight to their doorsteps. The program focuses on eliminating the transportation barriers and the overwhelming costs of essential healthcare items affecting low-income individuals daily.
County Service Area:
ETYD combines Diaper Assistance, Incontinence Assistance, and Healthy Woman Period programs into one easy delivery. Clients receive a scheduled quarterly supply of essentials for each enrolled service.
- 18,000 Individuals Served
- 873,000 Diapers Distributed
- 102,650 Incontinence Supplies Distributed
- 41,050 Feminine Products Distributed
Household income not exceeding 200% of the Federal Poverty Line.
The following documents must be provided during enrollment:
- Parent/guardian photo ID
- Birth Certificate/Birth Facts (if for child)
Diaper Assistance Program Partners
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:
- Potty training
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.
Bexar County and Virtual Education
- Parenting Education Courses
- 558 individuals
Calm Parent Program Partners
Essential Community Partners
The Essential Community Partners (ECP) program aims to create fair and open access to resources for individuals in rural areas across the state through a collaborative network of nonprofit and community agencies. ECP establishes centralized locations for individuals to receive general wrap-around services with basic healthcare products. Families who qualify for this program also have the opportunity to enroll in educational parenting and health classes free of charge.
We encourage clients to sign up for My Healthy Child classes with our Program Clerks at (210) 731-8118 option 1.
Bexar, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Kendall, Kerr, and Starr. Please see our complete partner list for more information*.
ECP agencies focus on providing primary services like basic healthcare screenings, case management, financial literacy education, health and parenting education, housing assistance, and job readiness. Please see our complete partner list for more information*.
- 43,000 Individuals Served
- 2,316,000 Healthcare Essentials Distributed
Qualifications are dependent on the external agency.
My Healthy Child Program Partners
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.
Diapers distributed to date
Over 6 million diapers
Disaster aid provided to
- Hurricane Harvey (2017)
- Houston Flooding (2016)
- San Marcos Flooding (2015)
- 14,350 individuals