The We Care Shop
The YPN We Care Shop is an incentive project that allows families to earn points in a variety of ways; attending group meetings, going to prenatal visits, receiving their high school diploma or GED, getting their child immunized on schedule, accessing counseling, and many other healthy behavior choices for themselves and their families. The points are then taken to the YPN We Care Shop and used to purchase much-needed items for their families.
Who can access the YPN We Care Shop?
YPN participants can access the We Care Shop by making a 30-minute appointment with their program staff. The We Care Shop is run by YPN staff and volunteers who will assist parents with their shopping needs. In the shop, they will find baby care items, formula, diapers, clothing 0-5T, toys, games, books, and more. The incentive helps families to save their cash to help pay for things like rent, utilities, and transportation, to help provide for their families.
The We Care Shop is also home to the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank, a partnership with Eastern Iowa Health Center, to eliminate diaper need in our community and allow patient families to earn points by attending prenatal visits, well-child appointments, as well as other healthy behaviors.
“We we’re able to meet other parents going through similar things by joining YPN group and the support is so helpful; without the We Care Shop, diapers and wipes alone would have been a huge financial burden. The kids love the toys, too.” ~Val & Jeremy, YPN Mom & Dad