IHSP - DIAPER BANK OF NECT
The IHSP-Diaper Bank of NECT began operation in 2011 as a supplementary assistance program. It continues today to keep little bottoms clean and dry by providing diapers and wipes, on a monthly basis, to more than 400 children, through the age of 3, living in Northeastern Connecticut. It serves families on a low or limited income living in the Towns of Thompson, Woodstock, Pomfret, Putnam, Ashford, Eastford, Hampton, the Killingly-Brooklyn area, the Plainfield area, Canterbury, Scotland, and Chaplin.
MOBILE DIAPER BANKS – To service families living in other parts of Windham County and reduce travel expenses for them, our Mobile Diaper Banks travel monthly to Ashford Social Services, Early Learning Center in Plainfield, the Danielson United Methodist Church, and TEEG in Thompson. Diapers are also distributed through Day Kimball Hospital Nurturing Families, the Killingly-Goodyear Family Resource Center and on an emergency basis through Generations Family Healthcare in Danielson.*
MISSION - To provide diapers, educational opportunities and resources for low and limited income families.
KIT PROGRAM - The Diaper Bank assists families with potty training, by providing Potty Training Kits. It provides the Putnam, Plainfield, Killingly Police Departments and Connecticut State Police out of Troop 25 with Emergency Kits for use when they encounter situations with children that require immediate care. They also provide First Time Parent Gift Baskets to parents living in an unsupported family living environment and need a little extra help getting started with their newborn child.
READING PROGRAM - Starting in 2018 the Diaper Bank will be participating in a new program called “Talk, Read, Sing for Change”. It is an Early Literacy Resource Program initiated through the National Diaper Bank Network in partnership with Too Small to Fail (a joint initiative between the Clinton Foundation and The Opportunity Institute) and Penguin Books Young Readers Program. Books were distributed through our Partner Agencies.
ADVISORY BOARD – The Board is comprised of representatives from Day Kimball Healthcare Nurturing Families, Day Kimball Healthcare WIC and Healthy Start, State of Connecticut Dept. of Children and Families Kinship Program, Generations Family Healthcare and the CT Family Support Network, TEEG, Plainfield Early Learning Center, Killingly-Goodyear Family Resource Center, Eastconn, Ashford Social Services and several volunteers.
DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAMS - For full details click HERE.
Funding comes from businesses, individuals, service organizations, faith communities, grants and our “Guest Bartenders Night.”
Donations: Diapers, in all sizes, along with wipes (for sensitive skin) are always needed and welcomed.
Main Location: IHSP-Daily Bread at the Living Faith United Methodist Church, 51-53 Grove St., Putnam, CT 06260
Hours of Operation: Tuesday Evening 5:00-6:30 pm by appointment only.
*For hours and more information click HERE.