California’s Nurse-Foster Parent BILL
Angels In Waiting Fourth quarter report 2013
Final Vote On AB Bill 1133:
AB BILL 1133 is moving towards the final vote of the state Legislature that will help create the funds and legal avenues for Angels In Waiting to implement a state-wide Nurse-Foster Parent program. There has been extremely strong backing for the bill, and it has received unanimous approval on both floors. This September AB 1133 will be on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature, please call Governor Brown’s direct line at 916 445-2841 and tell him to support The Nurse- Foster Parent program by signing AB 1133.
Partnership with UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Davis , UC San
AIW has entered into a reciprocal arrangement with the University California School of Nursing throughout the state, to collectively obtain a large grant that will provide all entities a solid financial foundation to build an innovative state-wide Nurse-Foster Parent program that will help train nurses, to improve outcomes on large numbers of medically fragile foster care preemies, infants and children. UCLA is working towards a new nursing paradigm of independent Nurse Foster Providers (i-NFP); an in-home nursing program that focuses on the special needs of medically fragile foster care infants and children. The administrators and professors at UCLA have been extremely gracious and generous in donating their time, talent and resources to ensure the obtainment of this significant government grant.
Once again, the nurses and volunteers who donate their time and talent to help AIW reach its mission, would like to extent our heartfelt “Thank You” for your support towards our cause.
A HALLMARK EVENT
Assembly Bill 1133
How Many Angels Must We Send Back to Heaven, And How Many Billions Of Dollars Must California Spend?
Angels In Waiting (AIW), a 501c3 charity created by nurses, has been granted AB 1133 carried by Assemblywoman, Holly Mitchell, District 54, which encompasses UCLA. AB 1133, will implement AIW’s Nurse-Foster Parent Program throughout California. Our cost effective, innovative program literally has the potential to save the state of CaliforniaBillions of dollars and Countless Childhoods! Your support for our AB 1133 will help us get this viable bill into law. Together, we can make a very significant impact on this rapidly growing and increasingly tragic problem. Plus, we will have the resources to recruit more qualified nurses, who have the homes and sensitive hearts necessary to provide the special nursing care and dedication needed to help California’s growing legions of medically- fragile, foster care infants and children so that they can thrive and succeed. During this year’s National Women’s Political Caucus in Sacramento, which two professors from UCLA and AIW’s team attended, we submitted our innovative and cost saving Nurse-Foster Parent program. Many of the Legislators displayed a strong interest in carrying our AB Bill. However, due to Holly Mitchell’s deep commitment to improving the foster care system and the fact that her district encompasses UCLA, we felt Assemblywoman, Holly Mitchell, would be the best fit for our Assembly Bill.
AIW Nurse-Foster Parent program offers a significant improvement in the delivery of healthcare to California’s high–risk, medically fragile foster care population, while offering substantial fiscal savings in comparison to institutionalized care settings, group homes or ill-educated, poorly supported foster care homes for the medically fragile. Please refer to the endorsement letter from Kern County Public Health Services.
Conclusion: The Future With Your Support
In the years since its inception, AIW has helped find permanent homes for 180 infants and children and has recruited 40 plus nurses who have medically fragile children in their homes, with approximately 15 nurses currently obtaining instruction from DFCS and or Medi-Cal. However, the licensing of these nurses has been held up in the process due to the prolonged wait for CCL to licenses our Nurse-Foster Parent homes. AIW is launching a campaign to duplicate our “Nurse Foster Parent" program throughout Los Angeles County and then into all of the counties of California and onto the nation. Together, “WE” have the ability to Save Countless Childhoods & Countless California Tax dollars, to the sum of Billions of dollars! AB 1133 will drastically reduce the hospital re-admission rate; and a preeminent saving in state funds will result from the fact that historically 90% of our nurses adopt the children that they have restored to health.
ANGELS IN WAITING
PO BOX 1221 ~ Blue Jay, Ca. 92317
AngelsinwaitingUSA.org ~ 800. 974. 4274
Angels And Herbalism:
Angels In Waiting has focused over the summer months in expanding its herbalism-apothecary store in order to create a wider client base in our efforts to significantly increase the funds that will create a solid fiscal foundation for our organization. We continue to analyze new products that will assist in strengthening the immune systems of our clients and in reducing inflammation. We have also focused on the creation of a line of skin care products that utilize very rare and unique botanicals. Our mail order business is also expanding, and we invite all the fine people at Global Giving to explore our many potent products. We have experienced very favorable receptivity from both residents of the area and travelers from most of the states and a large number of foreign countries. They find our angelic apothecary-boutique to be charming and spiritually uplifting.
Public Relations Expertise:
This summer we have also been very fortunate to connect with a charming lady who is a recognized expert in marketing and promulgating start-up organizations to the next level of multifaceted success. She is working to arrange high-end fundraisers and television time for Angels In Waiting. AIW is quite excited about the potentiality to see our organization ride on the wings of newly envisioned opportunities.
CBS’s The Doctors:
We will keep you posted on our upcoming segment on CBS’s, “The Doctors,” Three of Angels In Waiting’s nurses and their adopted little angels will be spotlighted on The Doctors. We will keep you posted on the airdate once we are privy to the date our segment will be on-air.
Nurses In Waiting:
We continue to have many inquiries from nurses who come into the shop and who are interested in taking in these medically fragile infants. We are working to expedite the process through which they can become qualified to fulfill this extremely humanitarian undertaking.
We salute all our wonderful donors.
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