How it all started...
Lily's Place began in the heart of founders Rhonda Edmunds, Sara Murray, and Mary Calhoun Brown years before the doors opened in October 2014. Working and volunteering in the NICU, they saw the number of babies born with NAS increasing, and knew there had to be a better way to care for them. The bright lights, loud beeping equipment and busy atmosphere was the opposite of what babies with NAS need most. With tons of research, planning and support, the three got busy with plans for the nation's first Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome center in the United States.
Lily's Place offers private rooms with a quiet atmosphere and dim lighting, which are best for babies with NAS who are sensitive to light and sound. We offer a low staff-to-patient ratio and visiting hours from 8am to 11pm, along with 24-hour security. When the situation allows it, we encourage moms to room-in.
Opening the doors to the first baby in 2014, Lily's Place now is an 18-bed facility, focusing on helping infants through the withdrawal process, and helping create healthier families.
We are proud to have served more than 350 babies and families.