Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 24th, 2024 to extend the County’s highly successful diaper bank program through September, 2024. So far, the County has given more than 400,000 diapers at no cost to families in need.
“I am always impressed by the way our Human Services Department supports families, particularly with our Head Start program that offers free high-quality childcare,” said Chairman Jack Sellers. “This diaper bank program is one more way Maricopa County is ensuring families can make ends meet”.
The Arizona Community Action Association will provide the diapers. Diapers can range in cost from $0.30 to upwards of $0.75 each depending on the size and features. This program offers diapers in a variety of sizes from newborn to older children, including young adult sizes for children with special needs. The monthly supply from Maricopa County’s Diaper Bank provides eligible families with approximately $75 worth of diapers per child.
“Our diaper bank program not only helps alleviate financial strain for low-income families,” said Human Services Director Jacqueline Edwards. “The program also serves as a touch point for families to find out about other services we offer that can improve their quality of life, such as job fairs, rental assistance, and early education”.
Families must meet eligibility requirements to receive diapers. To qualify you must bring your child’s birth certificate or documentation with both the parent and child’s name listed. You must also provide identification from the parent proving they are the parent of the child. Human Services must also be able to verify if the family receives SNAP, WIC, AHCCCS or Public Assistance benefits. If the family does not receive any of these, the client would need to bring a month’s worth of income statements to show that they are at 200% or below the Federal Poverty Limit.
Maricopa County’s Human Services Department will give out the diapers to families in need every Tuesday from 1-4 pm at the East Valley Center located at 1001 W. Southern Avenue in Mesa and every Wednesday from 1-4 pm in the West Valley at 4425 W. Olive Avenue in Glendale.
Hear from some of our happy clients about their experience using the diaper bank.
About Maricopa County Human Services
The Maricopa County Human Services Department (HSD) builds resiliency in the community and promotes the well-being of County residents experiencing adversity through a variety of programs and services to help people and families thrive. These opportunities include early childhood education, housing, and homeownership, independent living services for seniors and adults with disabilities, career development for job seekers with barriers to employment, crisis rental and utility assistance, and support for people experiencing homelessness. HSD is committed to delivering innovative, equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive services in a collaborative approach that preserves dignity, promotes respect, and facilitates social and economic mobility. Learn more about the financial, educational, and support resources available to Maricopa County residents at Maricopa.gov/HSD.