On this page, you can see some pictures of the front of the building that houses the nursery and staff home, as well as pictures inside the nursery itself. The infant nursery is located on the second floor of the house. The paid Haitian nannies sleep in the nursery when they are on duty, and return to their homes after their shifts are complete. If there are single mothers working in the nursery as part of our Outreach ministry, they use cots in the nursery as their sleeping quarters. This allows them to stay close to their children during their stay with us.
At present, the nursery can accommodate 75 children. We use some stackable cribs, which allow us to utilize our limited space more efficiently. The nursery is comprised of 6 rooms. Two rooms are for sleeping and playing, two rooms are for children needing more individualized care, and one room is our Intensive Care Nursery. There is also one large room for bathing and changing the children. There are two large, partially covered balconies. One is off the sleeping/play rooms where, during the day, the children spend a lot of time playing and eating. The other balcony is very large, and is where the volunteers work with the children.
The children develop strong muscles with the help of our devoted volunteers. The volunteers also play with the children, teaching them how to play, as well as, how to interact with other children during playtime. All of the infants and toddlers receive regular medical attention, baths, meals, clean changes of clothes, and of course, diaper changes. Our intensive care nursery provides medical care for any ill or malnourished children that God directs to us. We are able to provide monitoring and oxygen therapy, as well as IV support. We have a pediatrician on call 24 hours a day. The nursery's washing machines are constantly in use, as there are always blankets and clothes to clean. We usually only receive about three hours of electricity each day from the Haitian power company. We have to supplement with our own generator and battery inverters to keep constant electricity flowing to the nursery.