Many people know someone whose life is destroyed by addiction.
Very few people are talking about the children affected.
When Caden and Conner came to our groundbreaking Hope RISING Clinic, their mom, Laura, was desperate for answers.
Laura and her husband Jim adopted their grandsons beginning when Caden was a baby. Caden, now five, was born with methamphetamine in his system and had been exposed to marijuana. He was placed in foster care for a few months before he went to live with Laura and Jim. His brother Conner, age three, joined the family right after birth and had known exposure to methamphetamine and alcohol. Their birth mother continues to struggle with addiction and is not involved in the boys’ lives.
You can change the future for families like Laura’s by making a gift to our Change the Future campaign now.
Our campaign goal is to raise $18,000 to help cover the costs of all FASD evaluation and diagnostic clinics in 2020. These comprehensive clinics are a critical first step in changing the future for families. Your support makes them accessible for all families, regardless of income, insurance, or ability to pay.
Here is what your gift can provide:
Sadly, every year in Washington State, 8,000 -10,000 infants are born exposed to drugs or alcohol prenatally. We are just beginning to see the impact of this crisis in our community, and many more children need our help now. The earlier we provide services and supports, the sooner families begin on a healthier and happier path forward.
You can provide relief, answers and understanding to families like Laura’s by making a gift to our Change the Future campaign now.