The Nest Baby Village and Children’s Home was founded in 1997 by a woman seeking to help children who are left without care when their mothers are arrested, typically for petty crimes. When the women are released, they are reunited with their children and stay at the Nest’s halfway house until they get back on their feet. Their Baby Village takes in abandoned children under 2 years of age and cares for them until extended family can be found or an adoption can be arranged through social workers. Often the babies move to the Children’s Home when they are a bit older. Then, they are provided academic education along with the rest of the children awaiting their mothers’ release. Often children come to The Nest with trauma from abusive backgrounds, and so they are provided counseling and support to be able to rebuild their lives and futures. TFI has been supporting their efforts since we met them on a field visit in 2012.
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