The Hushabye Story

April 6, 2021

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

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Hushabye Nursery helps newborns going through drug withdrawals

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!

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Event

DOMINICK’S STEAKHOUSE – SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
October 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Join us under the stars and change the lives of babies most vulnerable to the opioid crisis.

Individual tickets are $250 which includes a variety of upscale hors d’oeuvres, a Signature dessert station & one cocktail of your choice.

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This Phoenix nursery does what hospitals cannot, and it needs you

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.

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Local nonprofit working to help babies, parents in opioid withdrawals

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.

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Phoenix nursery provides model solution for newborns exposed to opioids

In central Phoenix, Hushabye Nursery is home to babies born withdrawing from addictive substances they were exposed to in the womb. They spend their first days of life in dimly lit rooms equipped with cribs, changing tables and adult-size beds so their parents, many of whom are still in recovery, can stay with them. Framed prints on the walls read: Inhale. Exhale.

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