Lighthouse is excited to announce that the City of Lincoln has officially proclaimed September 8th through September 14th Diaper Need Awareness Week! “The City Council of the City of Lincoln proclaims September 8-14, 2014 as Diaper …
We’d like to give a huge thank you to Rods & Relics of Lincoln Hills for their generous donation of $4,300!!! We’re so grateful to you for making our work in the community possible.
Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision to ensure every resident of Placer County lives a safe, healthy and productive life. Our goal is to provide …
October 24,2014 Women’s Success Today Presents: Country Couture An event that benefits the Lighthouse and other local charities Click to Learn More To purchase tickets stop by our offices, call us at (916)645-3300, or …
Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision to ensure every resident of Placer County lives a safe, healthy and productive life. Our goal is to provide readily, accessible services at no cost to children, youth and families who need physical, emotional and/or mental health resources to improve their quality of life.
To fulfill this goal Lighthouse is a registered Diaper Bank with the National Diaper Bank Network. Nearly 6 million babies in the US aged 3 and under live in poor or low-income families who struggle to afford diapers. In fact, 1 in 3 US families have difficulty affording diapers, which cost up to $100 per month per child, and cannot be purchased through any government assistance program, including food stamps. This problem of affordability has created diaper need in our community. Diaper need means babies are kept in wet, dirty diapers for an extended period. They sometimes must wear diapers that have been cleaned out and put back on. As a result, they are more likely to experience signs of irritation and discomfort, cry more, suffer from worse diaper rash, and are exposed to many other potential health risks.
Moreover, parents struggling with diaper need are more likely to miss work or school, stay home when they need to go out, or keep their babies out of daycare, which usually requires a full day’s supply of disposable diapers. Without enough diapers for routine changes, moms feel distressed and find parenting even more difficult. We ask that the you work with us to address this problem in our community.
You can help by donating diapers and other baby items to our diaper drive, placing a diaper donation bin at your home, office or business, or by starting a diaper drive of your own.