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. We understand this and want to ease their discomfort.
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. #WeDeliverDignity
THE DRY-BOTTOM PROJECT
Diaper need is another stressor for homeless mothers and fathers. 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 half-way houses, or in transitional living centers. #WeAreDeliveringHope
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