CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Diapers, wipes, and other baby-related items have been hard to come by for many during this time of Coronavirus. Fortunately, there’s help, thanks to the Corpus Christi Hope House.
We have all seen the empty shelves as many rush to the grocery store to stock up on items in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. One group really struggling to find items they need are families of babies and young children.
“We are helping with diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food. We have different clients calling asking for different items, mostly the diapers,” said Executive Director Melissa Juarez.
The Corpus Christi House of Hope, that has been around for 30 years, helps about 10-15 people a day. During this pandemic, they are helping more than 30 people a day.
“We help moms and dads who are low-income. Right now, we have been helping regular clients, and we have had a lot of clients come in who, I guess, through the pandemic who are out of a job, and so they are asking for help, and we are trying to help them also,” said Juarez.
The center is a non-profit organization. They rely on donations, and hopefully, they can continue to help every family that needs it.
“It is very valuable, and we really appreciate it because if we are not getting these products, we are not able to help those people who need it. It is wonderful. We really appreciate that they are there helping us help others,” said Juarez.
The staff at the Corpus Christi Hope House is not only handing out diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food, they are also hosting virtual parenting classes.
The Corpus Christi Hope House provides shelter and assistance to women and their dependent children when faced with homelessness and crisis pregnancy situations.