Eventually, she began keeping some of children during the week and took them to their parents on weekends. She would raise the children as if they were her own and once they were healthy she would help to find families interested in adoption. Hale and her mother were passionate about education and human service. As her health began to fail, she became too frail to hold even the tiny babies whom she loved so dearly. In the last two years, Hale House has expanded its programs. Sutton later initiated efforts to find a new building to better meet the needs of the growing operation. Keeping the babies clean and fed, a maxim at Hale House, must have been a burden by itself.
It is a testament to the success of the program that in 1989, after 20 years of operation, only 12 of the many hundreds of children who had passed through the doors of Hale House had had to be placed for adoption. Despite the accolades, throughout the years, Mother Hale's thoughts were always with the needy children who were brought to her for assistance. . Eventually she reared 40 foster children, keeping them out of trouble and steering them from the temptations and dangers of the street. Medications and Mothers' Milk provides the reader with easy-to-understand explanations of how drugs enter milk, their problems if any , the amount that enters milk, the relative safety of their use in breastfeeding mothers, the relative infant dose, and provides the reader with exact references. Soon, she had helped establish a home for infants addicted before birth. Some had become addicted to heroin in the womb.
Eventually she abandoned those jobs to spend more time with her children, Lorraine, Nathan, and Kenneth. She took in children, free of charge, who were addicted to drugs and helped them through their addictive periods. The Hales succeeded in securing a federal grant to renovate a five-story house on 122nd Street. By 1947-1968, she had taken care of 40 foster children. She took in hundreds of babies over the years, typically who were born in very unfortunate circumstances to addicted mothers. The building then became officially known as Hale House, ad Hale subsequently devoted her life to caring for needy children.
During her distinguished career, Hale received numerous honors and awards for her community service. In addition to her daughter Lorraine, Mrs. There were rules: No fixes - not even aspirin - no matter how much a baby cried. They moved to New York, where he ran a floor-waxing service and studied business administration in night classes at City College. Mother Hale was honored by President Reagan during his State of the Union address in 1985.
The babies often suffered from shaking fits and shivering. It enrolls 438 students in grades 1st through 12th. The Hale House Center stands today as a living testimony to Ms. Soon it became obvious that she had found her calling. In the 1940s, she began providing short-term and long-term care for community children in her home. It is difficult to comprehend the extraordinary sense of love and commitment that must have driven Hale to suffer with these babies. Left widowed at 27 with three children, she had cleaned houses by day and Loews theaters by night until, frustrated by the lack of good day-care facilities, she started taking the children of other domestics into her walkup apartment on W.
Until the 1980's the children were mainly victims of drug addiction. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. The goal of Hale House was to reunite the families by teaching the parents to shoulder the responsibilities of life. Press, December 20, 1992; December 24, 1992. Court approval for returning infants to parents was not required by Hale House, either. She gave them all the unconditional love that she gave to her own children.
In 1938, her husband died from cancer, and at the age of 27, Hale struggled to support her children through the Great Depression. The detoxification process took weeks, and Mother Hale strictly refused to administer drug therapies to her youngsters. Truman Award for Public Service. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photography, recording, stored in a database or an information storage, or put into a computer, without the prior written permission from the author. New York Times Biographical Service, December 1992.
She married shortly after high school and moved to New York City where she studied business administration, cleaned, and worked as a domestic. Over the years, Hale herself engaged in a lot of fundraising for her operation. Hale was then 64 years old, but she could not refuse the desperate pair. By 1987, there were hundreds of such kids in , many of them cradled in Mother Hale's arms. No one else wanted them, and the city's social services agency was ill-prepared to place them.
You assume full responsibility for ensuring the appropriate use and reliance upon the information included herein. Percy Sutton, the famed philanthropist and president of the Manhattan Borough, arranged public funding. The young mother had other children, and when she returned to Hale's residence, she brought the others and left them, too. For over a quarter century her five-room apartment in Harlem was a sanctuary to seven or eight foster children at a time. They were married only a few years when Thomas died of cancer, leaving the young widow with three small children to support.