March is Social Worker Appreciation Month, a time to honor and celebrate the invaluable contributions of social workers and case managers to our communities. These dedicated professionals work tirelessly to support vulnerable families, often facing significant challenges to meet the basic needs of those they serve. At Helping Mamas, we recognize the pivotal role social workers play and are proud to partner with them, ensuring they have the resources needed to provide comprehensive support to their clients.

The Power of Partnership

Helping Mamas, the premier baby supply bank for East Tennessee, collaborates closely with partner agencies and case workers across the region. Our mission is simple yet profound: to elevate the well-being and dignity of women and families by providing essential baby supplies, including diapers, wipes, bottles, clothing, and car seats. Through our partnership with social workers, we bridge the gap between the need for basic baby essentials and the families who need them the most.


How Helping Mamas Supports Social Workers

One of the unique aspects of our partnership is the ability for case managers to place orders with us to fill the needs of their clients.  This innovative approach allows social workers to handpick the items their clients need, ensuring personalized support tailored to each family’s specific situation. By eliminating the burden of sourcing and coordinating essential items, we empower family support workers to spend more time delivering direct services, providing education, and supporting long-term success for women and children.


The Impact of Our Collaboration

The collaboration between Helping Mamas and social workers has a profound impact on the community. Consider these startling statistics: 1 in 2 families must choose between food and diapers for their children, and 1 in 3 low-income individuals report missing work, school, or similar events due to a lack of access to period products. By providing these essential items, we help alleviate the financial strain on families, allowing them to focus on other critical areas of their lives.


Moreover, many people are surprised to learn that diapers are considered a luxury item and, as such, are not eligible for purchase through programs like WIC or SNAP. This is where Helping Mamas steps in, filling a crucial gap and ensuring that no child goes without the basics they need to thrive.


Get Involved

As we celebrate Social Worker Appreciation Month, we invite you to join us in supporting the vital work of social workers and case managers. Whether you’re a social worker in need of resources for your clients or an individual looking to support our mission, there are numerous ways to get involved. Your donations, volunteer time, and advocacy can make a significant difference in the lives of families across East Tennessee.


Together, we can continue to build a strong network of support for those who dedicate their lives to helping others. Let’s honor the hard work and dedication of social workers by ensuring they have the resources they need to change lives for the better.