On October 11, 2012 Aubrey came into this world despite facing tough odds.
After fighting an opiate addiction while pregnant, Aubrey's mother, Katie, found the help she desperately needed at the only residential addiction recovery program in Louisville that serves pregnant women and allows them to bring their older children with them.
That place is Volunteers of America's Freedom House Program.
While in our care, Katie received services that supported her sobriety, as well as individual therapy, parenting skills and nutrition classes. As she made progress with her treatment plan, she reunified with Aubrey's big sister, Ella.
Perhaps most important of all these accomplishments—Katie gave birth to Aubrey!
Aubrey was born completely healthy because Katie got the help she needed. Aubrey was lucky. Not every child born from a drug exposed pregnancy makes it and if they do, they often face significant health problems.
[Info graphic for: The Kentucky Department for Public Health Division of Maternal and Child Health reports that every month at least 100 Kentucky babies are born after being exposed to substances during pregnancy.]
Volunteers of America provides a solution to mothers, like Katie, who need residential treatment. Aubrey is one of 118 healthy babies born to mothers receiving our services.
Help us celebrate Mother's Day for moms just like Katie! Get involved! We cannot do this work alone and we need you!
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