Dozens of agencies across Los Angeles County provide free baby supplies, including diapers, blankets, clothing and more to qualified low income families. The exact items an agency may offer will vary widely, as they depend on both monetary and financial donations from the community. Some of the Los Angeles County non-profits may even have baby formula, cribs, or similar, more hard to get items.
As noted, these organizations depend heavily on the generosity and contributions from people across the region as well as local businesses. Therefore, if you can donate, please do so. The baby supplies that are contributed go a long way towards helping the less fortunate provide for their newborns and infants.
Some of the leading Los Angeles based nonprofits that serve low-income and working poor families are below. Many of the centers will have restrictions in place on who they help. For example, an agency may only offer free baby items to single parents, the homeless, or maybe a veteran. Some only offered food, such as baby formula for a new born. The case managers and employees at the agencies listed below can provide more information on their programs. All of the programs are available to immigrants as well as non-English speakers.
In order to get free baby clothing or diapers, some of the main agencies to apply at are below. They include Head Start programs, homeless and domestic violence shelters, charities, and a wide variety of other human service agencies. While each program will have its own application process and conditions in place, in general the items are offered for those children that are under the age of 10 or so.
Some of what may be passed out to qualified low income families includes the following. There may be clothing items or diapers, includes the following.
Los Angeles families may also be given furniture for their newborn. This will mostly be free, but some items will be sold at a low cost. The items may include:
Other items, such as free food for the baby and hygiene items are passed out. Many charities take part in this. This may be as follows:
There may also be other help provided in Los Angeles County as well as Southern California. As noted, all of this is based on donations, so items come and go throughout the year.
Note, resources are limited and a formal application process is in place at each location. There are no guarantees to receiving any items from these agencies.
1736 Family Crisis Center (shelter), 2116 Arlington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018, (323) 737-3900
Angel Interfaith, 1050 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, California 91030, (626) 799-2858
Asian American Drug Abuse Prevention
Best Babies Collaborative
Black Infant Health/ Prototypes, 831 E Arrow Hwy, Pomona, CA 91767, (909) 626-4244
The Children's Bureau
The Children's Collective
Children's Institute, 679 S New Hampshire Ave, call (213) 383-2765
Family Promise San Gabriel Valley
DCFS operates Cal-Works in Los Angeles.
El Nido Family Centers, 2152 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, California 90047, (323) 971-7360
Girls and Gangs
Good Shepherd Center, 267 Belmont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90026, call (213) 235-1460
Good Shepherd Shelter
HomeSAFE, 6926 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, (323) 934-7979
Hope Street Family Center
The Jenesse Center
Kedren Mental Health Center
Kids Progress, Inc
Little Tokyo Service Center, 231 E 3rd St G-106, (213) 473-3030
Los Angeles Mission
LAUSD Homeless Education Program
LAUSD Pregnant/ Parenting Minors
Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, call 323) 766-2345
National Health Foundation
New Economics for Women, 303 Loma Dr, telephone - (213) 483-2060
Options for Recovery
Options Early Head Start
Para Los Ninos, 500 Lucas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, (213) 572-0140
Pediatric Therapy Network
The Saban Free Clinic, 8405 Beverly Blvd, dial (323) 653-1990
SCLARC Family Resource Center
South Bay Center for Counseling
St John's Family and Well Child Center
Topanga Women's Circle
Upward Bound House, 2841 W Washington Blvd, (310) 306-1865
Venice Family Clinic, 604 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, dial (310) 392-8636
Volunteers of America- Los Angeles
Westside Children's Center
Westside Pregnancy Clinic, 11500 W Olympic Blvd #570, Los Angeles, CA 90064, telephone (310) 268-8400
Westside Infant Family Network- Los Angeles
Wisdom Elementary School
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