The opioid crisis in our country is staggering, and Kentucky is certainly feeling the brunt of the epidemic. Right across the street from the Lyric Theatre, you’ll find the front lines of the battle against addiction in our state in the Polk Dalton Clinic. This clinic specifically serves mothers and children impacted by addiction, and is the only clinic of its kind in the state.
The PATHways program at the Polk Dalton Clinic integrates evidence-based knowledge through a comprehensive approach to treating opioid abuse, offering a drug treatment for opioid use disorders, treatment and care for babies who are born withdrawing from drugs, peer support and education, legal support, prenatal and post-natal health services for mother and baby, and health system navigation during delivery. This program supports mothers and babies in every way to help them overcome addiction and live healthy and restored lives.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
That’s where Pampering PATHways comes in. We reached out to the clinic about how we might serve – and God opened a big door! Pampering PATHways involves two main components.
“Take Care Totes”
We deliver 15 “Take Care Totes” each month to the PATHways clinic for the Nurses and Doctors to distribute to the ladies prior to delivery at a clinic appointment. These diaper bags are full of essential baby items for the mothers & babies. If a Mom is choosing adoption, we also offer a Post-natal “Pamper Tote” to thank the Mom for the gift of life. If you’d like to help out with these totes, you can find more information about your donation options on the Sponsor/Give page.
Every other month, we host a party to put together these totes and write encouraging notes to the recipients. Right now, these gatherings are on hold due to COVID-19.
In addition to delivering totes monthly, we also throw a baby shower for all ladies in the program every quarter. We serve lunch & dessert, raffle items, distribute small encouragement gifts, do a fun activity and spend time getting to know those who attend. We need plenty of volunteers for the event to help set up, fellowship, and clean up. We can also use donations in the form of raffle items, food/catering, desserts/cake, flower arrangements, etc. The next baby shower is TBD on account of COVID-19. If you’d like to volunteer your time or services, please email us !
Have questions or want to learn more about what’s involved? Email us here!
Pampering PATHways is a ministry of Restoration Church. We meet Sundays @11am at the Lyric Theatre. We’d love to have you!