Each month, Waypoint's Daytime Resource Program supplies hygiene and diaper kits to over 400 individuals experiencing poverty, homelessness, or domestic violence. Since 1994, these services have existed to meet the overlooked hygiene needs of community members in crisis.
Through the Daytime Resource Program, hygiene kits, including shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, and a razor, and diaper kits, composed of diapers and wipes, are provided to qualifying participants on a monthly basis, and women and children staying at the Madge Phillips Center Shelter receive kits during their stay.
Proactive services and resources such as advocacy, strategic referrals, job boards, and other important information is also available to help these individuals attain financial stability.
General hours: Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hygiene and diaper kit distribution times: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Eligibility: the program is open to all women and children who state they are in need of the supportive services offered by the Program.
Demand for hygiene and diaper kits is on the rise, and Waypoint relies 100% on community support for donations. Consider contributing a few items off of our list of needs, or if you're looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity, the Daytime Resource Program is seeking individuals like you to support reception services and general program components, including filling hygiene supply requests, greeting/welcoming individuals, and supporting individuals in connecting them to community resources and phone management. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. shifts any weekday (M-F). Training is provided.