After years of dreaming, planning and working in many areas, Brigid’s Path welcomed its first baby in late December. Since that time, four other newborns have arrived. This first crisis nursery in Ohio for drug-exposed babies has become a reality here in Dayton.
In addition to a beautiful and peace-filled home for the infants with care from dedicated nurses and volunteers, Brigid’s Path has a strong family advocacy component. Social workers aid the parents and families in numerous ways, with the hope that the infant can return home — if not yet to its parents, then to other family members.
I have done my training and am now a “baby cuddler.” It is so special to hold a little one and pray for healing for both the child and the family.
By Sister Arlene Hirsch
Assembly Directive: Network with other individuals, agencies and groups to be effective in our current reality.