When a woman reaches out for help, Brigid’s Path is here

Addie struggled with substance use disorder and was in immediate danger of losing custody of her newborn soHenry. She saw a story about Brigid’s Path on the news and immediately called the nonprofit, asking for help to keep her son from being placed in foster care. She had a relative who wanted to help care for Henry but needed some time to get everything into place.  

On the same day Addie called Brigid’s Path, our family advocacy team was able to participate in her Family Planning Conference meeting, asking for Henry to be admitted to Brigid’s Path for medical care. This provided his parents with additional time to carefully choose the next steps for their family.  

A relative received temporary custody and allowed Henry to stay at Brigid’s PathAddie was able to room in with her baby, bonding with him while she acted as his primary caregiver. Our team also connected the new mom with the resources and support she needed.  

At the same time the family was getting to know little Henry, his father, Rob, lost an older son in a tragic car accident. Because Henry was receiving care at Brigid’s Path, the family had support as they dealt with an additional trauma. They could mourn a son, knowing Henry was still receiving round-the-clock nursing care and attention.  

After completing his 90-day stay at Brigid’s Path, Henry went home with a loving relative who allowed Addie and Rob to visit with their baby while Addie participated in Family Treatment Court.  

Today, Henry is happy, growing and living with both Addie and RobAddie continues to do well in her recovery and keeps in touch with the team at Brigid’s Path.  

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