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Aug 6, 2019

Angels In Waiting New Community Wellness Center

Sammy is one of the wellness centers volunteers
Sammy is one of the wellness centers volunteers

Several months ago during Angels In Waiting’s Board of Directors meeting one of our directors, Henry Duarti RN, who also renders nursing care towards two medically fragile foster care angels, as one of AIW’s nurse providers. Henry voiced his concern about our building not being compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). His concern stemmed from AIW meeting ADA criteria, as well as the harsh fines associated with being ADA non-compliant. As a result of Henry’s well-presented ADA concern, AIW’s Board of Directors voted to seek an ADA compliant building to run AIW’s daily operations from. To our amusement and surprise our leasing company provided AIW with an ADA compliant building with double the space for practically the same rental price we were currently paying. Little did we know-the director of the leasing company was also a loyal supporter of Angels In Waiting on GlobalGiving!

Due to having more square footage than needed, our board decided to open up a “Fund Raising Center” for AIW’s Programs. Since we are “Nurses” we decided to open up a Community Wellness Center, to raise funds for our vital projects, bring wellness to our community, and create community awareness to AIW’s State Law, our nurses and the medically fragile infants and children they serve.

In the short three months we have been open; AIW’s Community Wellness Center has raised ample funds, and volunteers to cover our operating expenses. Furthermore, we have recruited several nurse-foster providers from the center, two psychotherapists for our nurse providers and the foster care children they serve, as well as numerous key members of our community, who are now dedicated and behind our noble cause of “ Creating Miracles Through the Hearts and Hands of Nurses! ”

AIW Community Wellness Center
AIW Community Wellness Center
Angels In Waiting Fund Raising Wellness Center
Angels In Waiting Fund Raising Wellness Center
Angels In Waiting Fund Raising Wellness Center
Angels In Waiting Fund Raising Wellness Center
Angels In Waiting Fund Raising Wellness Center
Angels In Waiting Fund Raising Wellness Center

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Aug 6, 2019

Angels In Waiting New Community Wellness Center

AIW
AIW's Community Fund Raising Wellness Center

Several months ago during Angels In Waiting’s Board of Directors meeting one of our directors, Henry Duarti RN, who also renders nursing care towards two medically fragile foster care angels, as one of AIW’s nurse providers. Henry voiced his concern about our building not being compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). His concern stemmed from AIW meeting ADA criteria, as well as the harsh fines associated with being ADA non-compliant. As a result of Henry’s well-presented ADA concern, AIW’s Board of Directors voted to seek an ADA compliant building to run AIW’s daily operations from. To our amusement and surprise our leasing company provided AIW with an ADA compliant building with double the space for practically the same rental price we were currently paying. Little did we know-the director of the leasing company was also a loyal supporter of Angels In Waiting on GlobalGiving!

Due to having more square footage than needed, our board decided to open up a “Fund Raising Center” for AIW’s Programs. Since we are “Nurses” we decided to open up a Community Wellness Center, to raise funds for our vital projects, bring wellness to our community, and create community awareness to AIW’s State Law, our nurses and the medically fragile infants and children they serve.

In the short three months we have been open; AIW’s Community Wellness Center has raised ample funds, and volunteers to cover our operating expenses. Furthermore, we have recruited several nurse-foster providers from the center, two psychotherapists for our nurse providers and the foster care children they serve, as well as numerous key members of our community, who are now dedicated and behind our noble cause of “ Creating Miracles Through the Hearts and Hands of Nurses! ”

AIW Community Wellness Center/ Fund Raising Center
AIW Community Wellness Center/ Fund Raising Center
AIW Community Wellness Center Free BP Checks
AIW Community Wellness Center Free BP Checks
Sammy
Sammy's One of the centers volunteers

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Mar 12, 2019

Nino, if I could take you home I would...

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America's Foster Care Preemies Needs Our Help

“Niño, if I could take you home I would!” Words lovingly and passionately uttered by Caroline, a NICU nurse on our unit. Her big eyes and even bigger heart were locked on a set of piercing crystal blue eyes and a crooked little grin. Niño a 24-week preemie boy who could melt even the most jaded hearts among seasoned nurses. Nino, an angel in waiting, hoping for a safe place to reside and thrive. Our NICU prayers and dreams for Nino were not uncommon. Wanting a loving home with parents who could protect and harbor him, read him bedtime stories, be his rock in a storm, and most of all love him to the moon and back, unconditionally and infinitely.  Sadly our dreams for Nino crashed in learning that our little angel in waiting was slated to go to an inferior institutional care facility for medically fragile infants and children. No safe haven No bedtime stories. No helping hands, No one to love him to the moon and back. 

Fast forward 15 years…Angels In Waiting, a 501©3 charity of nurses, created a California State law, giving nurses, “Priority Placement” with our state’s medically fragile foster care children and we are proud to boast our 90% adoption rate.

Within the last two years, I have been placing innumerable opioid-exposed little preemie angels, so I decided to “Step up” our nurse-foster recruitment to further address one of America’s biggest crisis facing our nation today.  America’s opioid epidemic is now a crisis. “Our” babies are hit hardest of all in this desperate and tragic epidemic…so innocently arriving in this world with their fragile status and highest needs for our devoted help. Your heartfelt donations are desperately needed to recruit more loving nurses for our growing population of opioid exposed Niño’s and Niña’s! 

Angels In Waiting’s nurse-foster provider program was recently spotlighted in an article by The Chronicle of Social Change, an organization with a vision to have children and youth “Front and Center.” Shortly after this article went public, professors at West Coast University, a prestigious nursing university, reached out to Angels In Waiting to offer support, as well as work with our program to help with tackling America’s increasing opioid epidemic and possibly help us expand our program. Here is The Chronicle of Social Change feature story.

 Your kindhearted support and our strong plea for donations would be a profound gift for our opioid-exposed foster care babies. The team at Angels in Waiting is filled with gratitude and hope. Although our sorrow remains with our little angels battling debilitating opioid withdrawal,our hearts echo a resilient hope for every preterm angel that is waiting to be healed through the dedicated hands and hearts of our loyal nurse-foster providers as depicted in our featured article.

Please Donate We Need More Nurse-Foster Providers
Please Donate We Need More Nurse-Foster Providers

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