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Caring Hearts Luncheon Benefitting Mothers & Infants Program

September 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

487 Babies born drug free

First Step’s Mothers and Infants Program is a substance abuse  treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.   Emphasis is placed on prenatal care, parenting skills, relapse prevention, life management skills and family reunification.  Evidence based clinical practices address substance abuse, mental health, gender-specific and  trauma related issues.

Caring Hearts Luncheon Benefitting Mothers & Infants Program
September 15, 2021 • 11 am to 1 pm 
Michael’s on East, 1212 East Ave. S, Sarasota

Co-Chairs  
Chelsea Arnold, DNP, APRN,
First 1000 Days Suncoast Director
Amie Austin, Ph.D.,
Clinical Neuropsychologist

HONORING CARING HEART OF THE YEAR
Dr. Washington Hill, M.D. FACOG

Caring Hearts Save the date

Sponsorship Packages

PRESENTING SPONSOR — $10,000 SOLD OUT
($9,120 tax deductible)
• 4 tickets to the Inspiring Hope Dinner and VIP reception for Darryl Strawberry & Steve Ford
• Introduction and speaking privilege at event
• Exclusive presenting sponsorship — none in same business category
• Twenty luncheon tickets
• Logo/name prominently placed in the event program and inclusion in all remaining event marketing materials, social media and e-blasts as the “Presenting Sponsor”
• Logo prominently placed on the homepage of our website as the “Presenting Sponsor”
• Presenting sponsor signage prominently displayed at event
• Table signage at the event

PLATINUM SPONSOR — $5,000 ($4,560 tax deductible)
• 2 tickets to the Inspiring Hope Dinner and VIP reception for Darryl Strawberry & Steve Ford
• Introduction at event
• Exclusive sponsorship - none in same business category
• Ten luncheon tickets
• Logo prominently placed in the event program and inclusion in all remaining event marketing materials, social media and e-blasts
• Table signage at the event

DIAMOND SPONSOR — $2,500 ($2,148 tax deductible)
• Verbal recognition at event
• Eight luncheon tickets
• Logo placed in the event program and inclusion in all remaining event marketing materials, social media and e-blasts

RUBY SPONSOR — $1,250 ($986 tax deductible)
• Verbal recognition at event
• Six luncheon tickets
• Program listing and inclusion in other event marketing materials
• Logo in event program

PEARL SPONSOR — $650 ($474 tax deductible)
• Verbal recognition at event 
• Four luncheon tickets
• Program listing 
• Logo in event program

GOLDEN PATRON SPONSOR — $250 ($162 tax deductible)
• Two luncheon tickets
• Program listing 

INDIVIDUAL TICKET — $85 ($44 tax deductible)
• One luncheon ticket

Program History

In 1995, First Step began receiving funding for the Drug Free Babies Program from the Florida Legislature through the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Program Description

The Drug Free Babies Program is a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants.
Utilizing evidence-based clinical practices to address substance abuse, mental health, gender-specific, and trauma-related issues is at the core of the program. After delivery, the infant remains with the mother while she is in treatment, with an average stay of 6 to 8 months. An emphasis is placed on prenatal care, parenting skills, relapse prevention, smoking cessation, life management skills and family reunification. The mothers are also required to pursue vocational training and/or GED preparation, if appropriate, increasing their opportunities for financial stability.
Women admitted to the program are addicted to opiates, benzodiazepines, alcohol, cocaine, and many times, a combination of these drugs. They have experienced physical, sexual, and emotional trauma, and have turned to drugs to cope. The Drug Free Babies program has developed a strong system of care for these women and infants, by collaborating with many community par partners to provide comprehensive services.

Program Accomplishments

Through its inception, this program has seen the drug/alcohol free delivery of more than 487 beautiful babies.

Community Impact of the Program

The National Institute of Drug Abuse states that the cost to society of one drug exposed baby is $750,000 by the age of 18. 100% of the babies born within this program have been born drug free. This represents a savings of $330,000,000 to our community over the last 25 years, greater than a 3,000% return on investment on the state funding received to date. The Drug Free Babies program provides tools these moms need to stay drug free and, in turn, their babies are born drug free, increasing the return on investment as the program treats both the mom and the baby.

Program Location

Our Drug Free Babies Program is housed in our Special Services Center at 1726 18th Street, in Sarasota and is a 17-bed residential program.

Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://www.jotform.com/build/211784122256957

Organizer

First Step of Sarasota
Phone:
941-552-4027
Email:
mhauck@fsos.org
Website:
fsos.org

Michael's On East

1212 East Avenue S.
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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