There are lots of reasons families benefit from Permanent Diaper Assistance. Here are two common reasons to implement Permanent Diaper Assistance in your CDA program:
Some key points about Permanent Diaper Assistance:
1. Enough diapers to last 4-5 days of diaper changes.
Permanent Diaper Assistance provides 40 diapers per baby, which is about the number of diapers for 4-5 days worth of diaper changes. The purpose of providing 40 diapers is to ensure the caregiver feels empowered to use the diapers, and to refrain from overwhelming or discouraging the family with unrealistic laundry expectations.
2. Proof of child, proof of income, and proof of residency required.
While the only documentation disqualifying an applicant from receiving diapers through PDR is their residential status (if the family lives outside of the served region then they won’t be able to receive assistance), Permanent Diaper Assistance requires a bit more “proof” before receiving diapers than Emergency Diaper Assistance.
Why require all the proof if there’s no barriers to receiving assistance?
A few reasons:
3. 1-2 weeks turn-around time This really depends on your set-up and how many diapers you have in stock. Providing Permanent Diaper Assistance may require wait-lists to allow time for your staff or volunteers to request extra items from your community; or it may require a few more days to put your diaper kits together. It could also take you no time at all if your inventory is stocked and you’ve created pre-assembled kits.