The Detroit Alliance for Period Supplies helps ensure that individuals in need have access to essential period products required to fully participate in daily life with dignity and works to raise awareness about the causes and consequences of “period poverty” in our community.

Period poverty – or the lack of access to an adequate supply of menstrual products like pads or tampons – is an indignity experienced by thousands of individuals in the metropolitan Detroit area on a regular basis. From those anticipating their first period to folks anxiously awaiting the onset of menopause – More than 1 in 5 low-income women in St. Louis report facing this problem every month. In the absence of the period supplies they need, many use inferior or unhealthy alternatives like socks, rags, even the diapers they need for their children and may face missed days of work or school.