America has a growing number of premature infants who are entering foster care at an alarming rate. We are dedicated Nurses,recruiting other qualified Nurses, to bring these precious "Angels" home.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Nationwide, more than 600,000 infants and children live in foster care. The number of foster care preemies has tripled in the last 20 years. Many of these infants who have suffered abuse and neglect have fallen through the cracks of our fractured child welfare system. Increased teen pregnancies and epidemic drug use by pregnant women have resulted in an escalating number of “Foster Care Preemies and infants who are medically fragile”. We need Nurses to bring them home.
How will this project solve this problem?
The mission is to move medically fragile foster care babies and young children into private residences under the care of Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurses as their foster parents.
Potential Long Term Impact
Due to drug use,there will always be a need for compassionate, capable, trained and knowledgeable nurses willing to embrace medically fragile foster care infants and children and provide them with a loving, safe and nurturing home environment.
Total Funding Received to Date: $37,436
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $12,564
Total Funding Goal: $50,000