Karen’s Place Maternity Center Announces Birth of 100th Baby

Louisa, KY. - Karen’s Place Maternity Center (KPMC) is excited to announce the birth of their 100th baby. On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the newest addition to the KPMC family made it’s arrival.

“100 Lives, 100 Cries, 100 Blessings, 100 Lessons, 100 Fears, and more than 100 Cheers. Today, the family at KPMC celebrate” says Angela Null, Director of Karen’s Place Maternity Center.

KPMC is a residential drug and alcohol treatment center for pregnant women. The center provides withdrawal management, stabilization, and residential treatment services for women with substance use disorders. The center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. KPMC is operated by Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), Cornerstone Partner of SOAR. Over 80% of babies born into the program have had normal deliveries and return back to the home with their mom within five days or less.

ARC’s CEO Tim Robinson says reports show Kentucky had over 1,400 babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in 2014.

“Babies born with NAS are born into agony, suffering from withdrawal symptoms and requiring specialized intensive neonatal care. Karen’s Place Maternity Center is designed to be an early intervention for pregnant drug users to receive treatment for their addiction and give birth to a healthy baby.”  

KPMC provides clients with over 20 hours of clinical programming weekly, with counseling provided by licensed counselors and state-certified peer support specialists. State-certified case managers work with each client to improve their recovery environment by addressing family, educational, housing, and vocational needs. Medical care is provided at Karen’s Place Maternity Center, with each client seeing a nurse practitioner weekly for their general medical needs.

Karen’s Place Maternity Center Office Manager Aisian Lucas speaks about how special this experience has been for her and the staff.

"Celebrating our 100th baby is very exciting. This means that 100 moms have gotten to experience this process sober. The maternity center is a place where miracles happen often and Gods love is shown every day. It has been an honor to watch these strong women receive the blessing of not only recovery, but also motherhood. These ladies inspire me daily and continue to teach us valuable lessons”  

Addiction Recovery Care, a Cornerstone Partner of SOAR, accepts Kentucky Medicaid plans. Interested potential clients should call the intake team at (888) 351-1761 or visit their website.