Please call 911 if there is an immediate risk for harm or an emergency
For suicide intervention, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to get help by phone at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Toll-free in the U.S. 24 hours a day.
To report a sexual assault, Call 911 or contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) to speak with a trained sexual assault service provider in your area.
If you need food now, call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273). Information is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time. Representatives are available to help find food resources such as meal sites, food banks, and other social services available near your location.
By Text: Send a text to the automated service at 914-342-7744 with a question that may contain a keyword such as “food,” “summer,” “meals,” etc. to receive an automated response to resources located near an address and/or zip code. Message and data rates may apply.
Qualifying families may be able to get baby formula and food through SNAP and WIC:
- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal nutrition program. Known previously as “food stamps,” SNAP benefits can help you stretch your food budget if you have a low income.
- WIC Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is available for low-income women and young children can get healthy food to add to their diet.
Unfortunately, families are unable to purchase diapers through the SNAP or WIC programs. Diapers may be purchased with funds provided by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. TANF provides funds for food, clothing, and other essential needs including medical supplies that are not covered by Medicaid. For some families, a TANF allowance may not be enough to cover the cost for diapers each month.
According to the National Diaper Network, 1 in 3 families in the United States are experiencing diaper need and cannot afford enough diapers to keep their baby clean, dry and healthy.
National Diaper Network (NDBN) works with their network of diaper banks, allied programs, donors, sponsors, and elected officials to end diaper need and period poverty in the United States. Click here to find a NDBN Member Diaper Bank in your state.
Parents looking for help can also check with their local hospitals, food banks, religious organizations or area charities.
Resources for Food and Meal Assistance.
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