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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a condition in which a baby suffers from withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to substances such as pain medications or illicit drugs during the mother’s pregnancy. In 2013, the Tennessee Department of Health reported 855 cases, the majority were concentrated in East Tennessee.
Susannah’s House exists to serve the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the mothers and their prenatally-exposed infants who are recovering from substance abuse. Our mission is to provide a source of hope and help to these mothers and their children.
Where Are We?
Susannah’s House is located at 923 Dameron Avenue and is designed to be a safe haven for the entire family to heal and grow. The facility is designed for classroom programs for adults; art, movement and music therapy for children and counseling areas for recovery and life skills.
Susannah’s House is named for Susannah Wesley, the mother of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church. Susannah gave birth to 19 children in her lifetime and became an inspirational counselor to her children and a prolific writer in her own right.
Who Can Come?
We Invite mothers:
- Pregnant mothers who are struggling with addictive issues.
- Who are in ongoing recovery from substance abuse and have completed an alcohol and drug assessment and have followed its recommendations, or
- Who have children with the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) due to family substance abuse, or
- Who have had children under the jurisdiction of the court system due to parental substance abuse
How Can I Help?
Click "Email Rebekah" link on this page and she will send you a list of current needs.