Healthy Steps is on a mission to empower families and individuals throughout South Central PA to thrive by providing a reliable and adequate source of diapers and feminine hygiene products.
1 in 2 families struggle to buy diapers and 2 in 5 people struggle to purchase period products. These numbers are heart breaking! Without a sufficient supply of diapers, parents are forced to keep their babies in diapers longer than is healthy for a child or even to reuse diapers. Without a sufficient supply of feminine hygiene products, menstruators are not able to participate fully in daily life. This needs to change!
Neither SNAP or WIC can be used to purchase diapers, pads, or tampons leaving many people without a way to get the essential products they desperately need for themselves or their loved ones. Healthy Steps Diaper Bank has been working tirelessly to end diaper need in South Central PA since we were founded in 2013 by Susan Speese, and we expanded in 2021 to include fighting period poverty. We believe everyone deserves to be clean, dry, and healthy.
603,184 diapers were distributed to 3,169 unduplicated children from 2,490 families
(This is a 55% increase from 2021!)
44,992 period products were distributed to 621 unduplicated menstruators
371 volunteers who donated 1,521 volunteer hours
7 free Healthy Diapering trainings were provided to over 200 caregivers
Board and Staff
2023-2024 Board of Directors
Carla Miller, President & Treasurer
Nikki Shanahan, Vice-President
Sandy Gates – Secretary
Jen Campbell – Treasurer
Healthy Steps Staff
Amanda Barnes – Executive Director
Rebecca Cason – Program Director
Adrienne Speese – Finance Director