We accept client referrals from nonprofit organizations in the Chicagoland/South Suburban Cook County area for those in need of items from our Red-Pak, DryBottom, and Und-Her-Wear Programs. If you are low-to-no income or homeless and live in the Chicagoland/South Suburban Cook County area, you may quality for our services. Click the button to the right to begin the referral process.
THE RED-PAK PROGRAM
Lack of access to feminine hygiene sanitary products for women who are experiencing homelessness can be a devastating reality as well as a danger to their health, physically and mentally. Many of these women use unhealthy methods including reusing socks, using paper towels, and/or toilet paper which do not protect them from leakage.
Lack of access to feminine hygiene sanitary products can also be a life-stopping issue for girls who may miss school.
We understand this and want to ease the discomfort and mental stress of women and girls who cannot afford these products.
Through our program, we do street outreach delivering our Red-Pak packages filled with pads, tampons, pantylners, wipes, product disposal bags, Ibuprofen, or Tylenol, and women's health literature, and an encouraging message to all the homeless women we encounter. We also partner with facilities that house or provide services to women and trans men who are menstruating and experiencing homelessness. And, we supply women and girls in need who may be low-to-no-income and cannot afford to buy these products. #WeDeliverDignity
THE DRY-BOTTOM PROJECT
Diaper need is another stressor for homeless mothers and fathers, as well as those who have lost income due to the fallout and loss of jobs related to COVID-19. Research jointly conducted by the National Diaper Bank Network and the Yale School of Medicine found that diaper need is strongly associated with maternal depression, even to a greater degree than food insecurity. Plus, diaper dermatitis, often associated with diaper need, also contributes to parental anxiety.
Through our DryBottom Project program, we provide diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, and more to mothers and fathers who are experiencing homelessness and are living on the streets, out of shelters, in halfway houses, or in transitional living centers, as well as to those parents who may have experienced a loss of or decrease in their income due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. #WeAreDeliveringHope
THE UND-HER-WEAR PROGRAM
Having clean underwear to wear to wear helps to improve the mental and physical health of women. We provide new and gently used bras as well as new panties for women experiencing homelessness or who are low-to-no-income, living in poverty.
We accept referrals from organizations that serve women who have a need for these items. The potential long-term impact of our programs is improved physical and reproductive health as well as improved mental health and a restored sense of hope and dignity. #WeAreDeliveringHope
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