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Embracing substance exposed babies and their caregivers with compassionate, evidence-based care that changes the course of their entire lives

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Every Baby Deserves a Chance for a Healthy Start

We are committed to creating a trauma-informed environment which includes using trauma sensitive language and proper terminology to foster inclusion, empowerment, trust, and empathy

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Our Mission

We embrace substance exposed babies and their caregivers with compassionate, evidence-based care that changes the course of their entire lives

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We Need Your Support!

Hushabye Nursery could not continue to deliver the innovative level of care we provide babies experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and families without your support

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Volunteer and Be a Part of Our Mission

Make a difference and help babies and their caregivers. Volunteer today!

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Recovery for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Infants and Families

Hushabye Nursery provides a therapeutic and inviting environment of short-term medical care to infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and their families. We offer non-judgmental support, education and counseling to families in a cost-effective manner.

our programs

PROGRAMS

  • HOPPE PROGRAM
  • INPATIENT NURSERY SERVICES
  • OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES
  • EDUCATION

agency referral

SPECIALTY REFERRALS

Information for hospital administrators, physicians, behavioral, and government agencies

testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

Read some of our volunteer testimonials. More Cuddlers, Admin, and Family Support Individuals Needed!

programs

PROGRAMS

  • PRENATAL & POST PARTUM SUPPORT
  • INPATIENT NURSERY SERVICES
  • OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES
  • HOPPE CLASSES FOR CAREGIVERS

agency referral

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Please support Hushabye Nursery. All contributions make an incredible impact on our families.

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Testimonials

Hushabye Nursery is looking for more volunteers to add to our team! Cuddlers, Admin, and Family Support Individuals Needed!

Hushabye Babies Born
Since January 2019

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Home with
Their Families

A Baby is Born with NAS in the
United States Every 15 Minutes

The Hushabye Story

Our new facility, located at 3003 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, is now complete and ready to welcome Moms and babies.

View our video and listen to our story from Hushabye Nursery’s Founder, Tara Sundem and President, Brandon Clark. The Mission is ambitious and the results are inspiring.

“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” – Carl Bard

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Newborns exposed to opioids in the womb are at risk for a condition called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). NAS symptoms can include painful tremors; excessive crying and irritability; and problems with sleeping, feeding, and breathing. NAS is associated with myriad risk factors that could affect the well-being and development of a newborn. NAS is responsible for profound social cost and human suffering. From 2004 to 2014, NAS prevalence increased 433%, accounting for $2.9 billion in hospitalization costs (Boston Medical Center, 2018) straining national healthcare systems.

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated opioid use disorder and incidences of overdose increased by approximately 30% nationwide, making Hushabye Nursery’s best practice NAS care services even more essential.

How to Comfort
Your Baby

Learn how to help an uncomfortable baby using some advanced swaddling and movement methods. Welcome relief for baby and caregiver.

HOPPE Program at
Hushabye Nursery

The Hushabye Opioid Pregnancy Preparation and Empowerment (HOPPE) program is designed to help you have a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, safe home and keep your family together.

How to Comfort
Your Baby

Learn how to help an uncomfortable baby using some advanced swaddling and movement methods. Welcome relief for baby and caregiver.

HOPPE Program at Hushabye Nursery

The Hushabye Opioid Pregnancy Preparation and Empowerment (HOPPE) program is designed to help you have a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, safe home and keep your family together.

A health screening can quickly and easily discover the first signs of serious illness, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression, and can reach people who might otherwise not seek medical advice. More than 16 million American adults suffer from major depression each year, which is one of the most common mental illnesses. Screening for depression should be routine in healthcare, just as it is for other illnesses.⠀

At Hushabye Nursery, we give moms/parents/caregivers the opportunity to take part in the treatment of their infants by providing compassionate, non-judgmental care that empowers them to lead healthier, more productive life. During the withdrawal process, moms, parents, and caregivers are supported by peer mentors and are able to create case plans with child services to avoid removal or reunite their child. Treatment, safety plans, advocating for clients, legal referrals, and assistance with documentation forms are all accounted for in detailed case management.⠀

Learn more at https://www.hushabyenursery.org/programs/⠀
#HushabyeNursery #MentalHealthAwareness
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National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month were founded to increase awareness of depression and increase the accessibility of mental health screenings. Depression is usually caused by a combination of environmental and genetic characteristics, as well as psychological and biological components. Having depression can affect anyone at any time, regardless of how they experience it. Therefore, if you or someone you care about feels they may be depressed, it is crucial to seek out professional help and be screened. Depression is a highly treatable condition, with many different treatment options to choose from, but the ideal option should be determined by a professional for every individual who suffers from it.⠀

Self-care is one of the greatest ways to take care of oneself - what is one of your favorite self-care routines? ⠀

#NationalDepressionandMentalHealthScreeningMonth #HushabyeNursery
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Thank you SO much to our volunteer, Peggy Collins, she hosted a drive at her school, St. Timothy’s in Chandler where she is a teacher. Students collected diapers, wipes, hygiene supplies, and other baby necessities. ⠀

If you are interested in doing a donation drive please send an email to Shauna Anderson at Shauna.Anderson@HushabyeNursery.org⠀

Thank you! ⠀

#HushabyeNursery #NPO #NonprofitsofArizona
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Governor's Office of Youth, Faith, and Family (GOYFF) has awarded approximately $3.4 million to 16 programs in Arizona to engage AmeriCorps members in addressing critical community needs. Hushabye Nursery is proud to announce that it has been selected as an AmeriCorps grant recipient for fiscal year 2021!⠀

GOYFF, thank you for honoring and supporting our mission to provide evidence-based, compassionate care to substance-exposed babies and their caregivers that will change the course of their lives. Our combined efforts will provide a safe and inclusive environment where mothers, families, and babies - from conception through childhood - can receive the individualized care and therapeutic support they require to achieve the best possible outcomes. ⠀

More information coming soon! ⠀
#AmeriCorps #HushabyeNursery #NPO #NonprofitsofArizona
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Never Forget - honoring those we lost on September 11. ...

Thank you to @mercycareaz for our partnership! Mercy Care continues to support our incredible new care model for families impacted by Opioid Use Disorder.⠀

Help us thank Mercy Care by dropping your favorite purple emoji down below! ⠀
#HushabyeNursery #MercyCareAZ
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**TRIGGER WARNING: PLEASE PROCEED WITH CAUTION IN THE NEXT FOLLOWING IMAGES AND VIDEOS. **⠀

knowing how to administer naloxone (intranasal/intramuscular) can help save a life, we encourage you to click the link in our bio, and click, "Overdose Prevention" and watch the 6 minute video on how you can learn to administer this life saving drug. ⠀

Here at Hushabye Nursery we want to provide tools and resources to ensure our community is equipped with the skills and knowledge to help a friend, family member, or someone in the community. ⠀

Thank you
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**TRIGGER WARNING: Please proceed with caution on the next following posts. **⠀
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day! It is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Time to Remember. Time to Act.⠀

In honor of those we lost, and in supporting those who are struggling or who knows someone, today we are sharing resources how you can make a difference on international overdose awareness day!⠀

Thank you
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Please help me CONGRATULATE, Tara Sundem our executive director on being named the @phxbizjournal 's Nursing winner 🏆

We are so grateful for Tara and all that she does for our community and most importantly her work she does for our Moms and Babies!

Drop 💛 in the comments below to share your congrats! 🥳
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All it takes is a caring heart and loving arms to make a difference and be a part of the mission of Hushabye Nursery. We rely on our volunteers to help provide the one-to-one care that is vital to the recovery of infants experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Our volunteers are trained on the Eat, Sleep, and Console treatment program that is at the heart of the services we provide, as well as how to be trauma informed caretakers.

Send us a message or drop a comment below for more information on volunteering or simply apply by clicking the link on our bio! Thank you!
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Please help me congratulate our director, Tara Sundem on her nomination for the @phxbizjournal Healthcare Heroes! Check-out the article via subscription at the link in our bio!

#healthcareheroes #pbj #phoenixbusinessjournal #healthcareheroes #frontlineworkers #nursing #Executivedirector #nonprofit
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Thank you to those who have donated to our cause! Please continue to help us reach our goal of $6,000! Together we can continue to educate our community and continue embracing “outside of the box” thinking and looking for a better way to respond to this health crisis. Most importantly, to use data to resourcefully work through and around problems creating change, impacting effectiveness, and designing scalable solutions. Our organization is committed to excellence and using evidence-based best practices. Be apart of the change - donate today, or share this on your pages! Click the link in our bio!⠀

https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Hushabye-Nursery
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Addiction can steal the dignity and freedom of individuals, splinter families, and threaten the safety of our communities. Our founding neonatal nurse practitioners spent over twenty-five years in the field, learning more about the systems, techniques, and impact of the opioid crisis on the community. Embracing “outside of the box” thinking and looking for a better way to respond to this health crisis they used data to resourcefully work through and around problems creating change, impacting effectiveness, and designing scalable solutions. Our organization is committed to excellence and using evidence-based best practices. ⠀

Donate today, and together we can help Families like Shaquita and Luneya - link in bio! Thank you!⠀
https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Hushabye-Nursery
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Meet Hushabye Volunteer Bethany Mahler! We love hearing from our volunteers and seeing/hearing their impact not only on our Mom and their Families. But, to hear/see how Hushabye Nursery has impacted their lives! ⠀

You can continue to be a part of our change, be a part of our mission, and make a difference in the lives of many. Join us today by donating and clicking the link in our bio! ⠀

https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Hushabye-Nursery
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It truly takes a community and we are thankful for ours! There aren't any tasks too big or too small for our volunteers. Meet our volunteer, Tricia - we asked her, what was her most memorable experience so far? "Too many! I love to see a bit of a smile on a baby’s face. I love to see caregivers that have had a tough time, step up and do the right thing. And, I will always enjoy the excitement of the adopted parents when they see that it is for real this time." ⠀

You can help us continue to make strides in our community and to provide hope and a better future for our Babies and their families - donate today by clicking the link in our bio or visit https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Hushabye-Nursery
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Our goal at Hushabye Nursery is to not only provide a safe and inclusive space where mothers, family members, and babies – from conception through childhood – can receive integrative care and therapeutic support that offers each child the best possible life outcomes. Programs will include prenatal and postpartum support groups, inpatient nursery services, and outpatient therapies.⠀

But, to provide hope and resources to continue to create more success stories like Elsie, Lilianna, and Baby to be! Help make a change in the lives of many by donating today by visiting the link in our bio - https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Hushabye-Nursery⠀

Thank you!
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It's because of you and your support that we can continue to make a change in our community! Together with Valley of the Sun United Way, we are committed to being a force for change in Maricopa County. ⠀

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller ⠀
Join us in continuing to support, embrace, and nurture babies and their caregivers!⠀
https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Hushabye-Nursery ⠀
or click the link in our bio!
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We have officially embraced our 100th baby! Hushabye Nursery opened its doors in November 2021, seeking brave and enduring change rooted in the best available scientific research. Every 15 minutes a baby is born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)” (AAP.org). ⠀

Substance abuse is a key factor associated with children coming into foster care. Today’s opioid public health crisis is influenced by persistent barriers to the safety and well-being of babies and families and requires communities to improve care for families with complex health and social needs. In response to the community's need for bold cutting-edge vision, Hushabye Nursery pioneered the first in the nation fully- integrated holistic care model providing medical treatment for babies experiencing NAS and intensive behavioral health services to family systems impacted by opioid use disorder. ⠀

We are proud to continue to serve our community and to continue to embrace substance-exposed babies and their caregivers with compassionate, evidence-based care that changes the course of their entire lives. ⠀

Join us in continuing our mission, by supporting our campaign to reach our goal of $6,000 by donating today at: https://acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Hushabye-Nursery Or click the link in the bio.
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In collaboration with health care providers, payers, policymakers, and consumer groups, Hushabye Nursery is working to change systems and help ensure that every that infant experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and their family system experiencing opioid use disorder receives the right care at the right price and improves overall health outcomes.⠀

Every 15 minutes, a baby is born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)” (AAP.org). Substance abuse is a key factor associated with children coming into foster care. Today’s opioid public health crisis is influenced by persistent barriers to the safety and well-being of babies and families. It requires communities to improve care for families with complex health and social needs. In response to the community's need for bold, cutting-edge vision, Hushabye Nursery pioneered the first in the nation fully- integrated, holistic care model providing medical treatment for babies experiencing NAS and intensive behavioral health services to family systems impacted by opioid use disorder. ⠀

Be a part of the change in helping families and their future by donating today at: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Hushabye-Nursery ⠀
together let's continue to embrace substance-exposed babies and their caregivers with compassionate, evidence-based care that changes the course of their entire lives.
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Hushabye Nursery could not continue to deliver the innovative level of care we provide babies experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and families without your support.