Infants & Children

Infants & Children

Adventist Community Services
Clothing and baby items free of charge to eligible individuals.

The Allentown Health Bureau
Parents who live in Allentown and have a child under the age of 6 may qualify for a free, portable crib.  Call the office on weekdays to request a 45-minute home safety inspection.

Care Net (Crisis Pregnancy Centers of the Lehigh Valley)
Allentown: 610-821-4000
Bethlehem: 610-997-0195
Maternity/baby clothes, baby furniture and supplies (baby food).  All services are confidential and free of charge.

Catholic Social Agency
Caring Hearts: Maternity/baby clothes and supplies.

Child Care Subsidy--Department of Human Services
Helps eligible working parents pay for child care expenses.  Provides information and counseling to all parents regarding early care and education services that are available in their community.

Jewish Family Services Food Bank
2004 Allen St., Allentown, PA 18104
Gives infant formula.  Hours are from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  Serves those in Lehigh and Northampton counties.  Please bring proof of income for first visit.  Can use one time per month.

Pathways (Lehigh County Conference of Churches)
Material assistance (toiletries, diapers, clothing, etc.).

Trinity Episcopal Church
44 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Family support program for new moms.  Diapers, baby food and other items as available.  A referral is needed from Head Start or another agency.

WIC--Women, Infants, Children Program
Allentown: Casa Guadalupe, 143 Linden St., Allentown, PA 18101  610-435-5673
Lehigh Valley WIC Clinic: 824 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101 610-432-3455
Bethlehem: 520 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 610-691-6491
The WIC Nutrition Program helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy.  As a nutrition intervention program, WIC is designed to improve the diets of pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children (up to age 5), who are at nutritional risk.  By helping to improve access to quality nutrition services and healthy foods, WIC improves infant feeding practices and child development and encourages healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.  Who is eligible and who can apply?: pregnant women; women who are breastfeeding a baby under one year of age; women who have had a baby in the past six months; parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5 can apply for their children, even if you have a job or private health insurance,e you can still apply for WIC.  Marital status does not affect your ability to apply.  To be eligible, you must qualify for the program, participants must meet WIC income guidelines (a family of four may earn up to $35,798 and be income-eligible), have a nutritional or medical need and live in Pennsylvania.  For those who qualify, benefits begin with the first appointment.