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Facility for Drug-Addicted Babies Set to Finally Open Doors

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Clark Davis

  

Lily’s Place was created to care for addicted babies in Huntington and now it’s going to finally open its doors.

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Credit Clark Davis

The facility will care for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning the they’re born addicted to drugs because of their mothers.

Lily’s Place officials and state dignitaries were on hand Wednesday as they cut the ribbon and officially opened the doors for babies to be welcomed.

Lily’s Place will work with local hospitals and specifically the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital. The facility allows Cabell to transfer babies for continuation of care. Lily’s Place has had to jump through many hoops at the state level over the past two years to establish a care facility that’s new to West Virginia. It’s only the second nationally of its kind behind one in Washington State.

They’ll also work with Prestera Center for Mental Health to make sure the mothers receive care for their addictions.

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Officials at Lily’s Place hope to get their first baby in by the end of the week and will start out caring for 12 babies, with the possibility of growing to 29.


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