Opportunity House partners with the Diaper Bank

Good News!!
Opportunity House, Inc. has started a new partnership with The Diaper Bank. Three times a week Opportunity House Day Program participants re-package and deliver diapers to the Diaper Bank’s service providers in the New Haven area. This partnership helps to fulfill both agencies missions.

The Diaper Bank (TDB) centralizes the fundraising and distribution of free diapers to poor families through existing service providers, including local food pantries, soup kitchens, daycare centers, social service agencies and shelters. Through its extensive Diaper Distribution Network (DDN) of 66 agencies, TDB provides free diapers to poor and low-income families in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, and Middlesex County.

The Diaper Bank?s mission is threefold in scope:

1) to ensure that families living in poverty have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers;
2) to raise community awareness that ?basic human needs? include diapers and that these needs are not being met for children living in poverty;
3) to advocate for policy reform so that diapers are included in the definition of and provision for the ?basic human needs? of families.
The Diaper Bank encourages volunteers to hold diaper drives, raise money for The Diaper Bank to buy diapers at a discount, and to help out at the Diaper Donation Center. For information about how you can volunteer, please contact us.

Janet Stolfi Alfano, MSW
Executive Director
Extension 110

Yury Maciel-Andrews
Business Manager
Extension 111

Ricardo Gil
Distribution Manager
Extension 112