Hushabye Nursery in Phoenix offers one-on-one care for opioid-dependent newborns going through the painful process of drug withdrawals. It is one of the few recovery centers of its kind helping moms, and caretakers, too, who are actively trying to get clean.
We were honored to be featured on ABC 15 where our founder Tara Sundem shares how we put this mission into practice!
Hushabye Nursery partnered with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation on a dollar-for-dollar $1 million match to support inpatient detox and recovery for infants experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). The campaign concluded on April 18, 2023, and raised over $2.2 million, including the $1 million match from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.
Video of Hushabye Nursery in Phoenix helping parents and babies exposed to drugs recover and get back on their feet. Jen Wahl has the details on 12News.com.
Most babies with NAS are treated in the neonatal intensive care unit. NICU teams do amazing work, and countless families owe their children’s lives to those dedicated nurses and doctors. But NICUs are not set up to treat babies with NAS. Hushabye Nursery in Phoenix is. NAS is what they treat. It’s all they treat. 24/7.
Hushabye Nursery is excited to announce a $100,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities help us care for the tiniest victims of the opioid crisis – babies born withdrawing from opioids they were exposed to in the womb (NAS) – and their parents who are struggling with opioid use disorder.
Since they opened, Hushabye Nursery has helped about 600 families through inpatient and outpatient care, according to executive director Tara Sundem. They care for babies 24/7 through soothing techniques and try not to do nonpharmacological treatments, though they do have medicine for the babies that may need it.