One grantee found gold at the end of the rainbow in February. This month we awarded $120,000 to Volunteers of America Mommy’s Closet to help low-income families meet the basic needs of their young children. This two-year operating support will help Mommy’s Closet supply families with diapers, formula, clothing, and provides case management in the Black Hills.

“In a community where no public assistance program covers the cost of diapers, Mommy’s Closet is a lifeline to parents with young children. They give families the support they need and deserve while they work towards economic stability” shares Alan Solano our President and CEO.

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Volunteers of America Mommy’s Closet

$120,000 –  Two-year Basic Needs grant to meet needs of low income families with young children.

About the Grant

Mommy’s Closet is a free crisis resource provider that lends a helping hand to low-income families with children up to the age of five. Families with young children have specific needs that some parents struggle to meet like diapers, wipes, formula, personal hygiene products and clothing up to size 5T. Mommy’s Closet helps by supplying these necessities along with case management for parents. Mommy’s Closet is a safe place for parents to come and problem-solve issues surrounding parenting, housing, education, employment, and general finances.

Mommy’s Closet caseworker will work with parents to do the following:

    • Help them identify barriers to self sufficiency
    • Assist them to create success plans
    • Provide guidance to families as they stabilize their lives
    • Make referrals for additional assistance
    • Connect them to parenting classes