How the two types of assistance compare

When comparing Emergency Diaper Assistance and Permanent Diaper Assistance, it’s important to note these main differences:


  • The number of diapers and accessories in each kit
  • The reason behind the quantities
  • The documents and information required by the applicant
  • The turn-around time


Note: These quantities and requirements are what work for PDR. If your program decides that one kit works best, with the same or a different quantity, that’s great! Every program is unique, just like the community it serves.


PDR never turns down an applicant based on income (we do have geographical restrictions, however). We require this information for data purposes. If your program decides not to implement these requirements and an easier application process works for your program, fabulous!


emergency versus permanent assistance
Download: Emergency vs. Permanent Assistance Comparison Sheet