Crisis Nurseries are emergency, transitional homes for orphans and abandoned children that provide care until the child can be safely united with extended, foster, or an adoptive family. They also provide help for poor, malnourished children who desperately need good nutrition to survive. The Outreach Foundation partners with two such homes in Lusaka, Zambia.
House of Moses
Most of the babies at House of Moses have lost their mothers, many in childbirth. Some are abandoned in the marketplace or streets. They are brought to House of Moses by the police, the Department of Social Welfare, or "Good Samaritans." Some babies who are admitted to House of Moses weigh less than three pounds, and although there is no specialized medical equipment, almost all of the babies do survive and thrive! While many of the mothers are HIV positive, the infants have better than a 50% chance of not acquiring the virus. Even those who are positive have a good chance with medication and proper care.
The Bill and Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery
The Bill and Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and rejoices in saving lives and impacting children one at a time. A first-time visitor would never guess that the animated children playing in the house had been outcasts, most of them orphans or abandoned, before they found help at the Bill and Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery. This nursery is a safe home saturated with love, prayer, and tender care for toddlers and preschoolers who critically need specialized nutritional and psychological care.
Generous gifts from individuals and churches through The Outreach Foundation have helped these important nurseries bring hope and healing to orphaned and abandoned infants and young children for over fifteen years now. It costs so little to give so much; however, without your help, the cost may be a life.
Minimum Goal for 2016
$60,000 ($5,000 per month) for the care of HIV/AIDS victims, including infants and young children