ARC Celebrates 300th Baby Born at Karen’s Place Maternity Center
The Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) team recently celebrated a major milestone, with the arrival of the 300th baby born and cared for at their innovative Karen’s Place Maternity Center (KPMC) in Boyd County.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this significant occasion with all of the patients and staff members who have been a part of this exciting success story,” said Tim Robinson, founder and CEO of Addiction Recovery Care. “In just five short years, we’ve seen the transformative impact that Karen’s Place Maternity Center has had on the lives of mothers and children across our region. Our ARC team is proud to be involved in the vitally important work of providing help and healing, one family at a time.”
Located on the campus of King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KPMC provides
residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. The
facility, which opened in 2018 to give mothers hope on their recovery journey, welcomes up to
21 moms and expectant moms at a time.
Statistics show that 19 in every 1,000 babies in Kentucky are born with Neonatal Abstinence
Syndrome (NAS) signs or symptoms. Symptoms include: seizures, sleep deprivation, excessive
weight loss, and developmental issues. At KPMC, team members work to help decrease those
symptoms and lessen days spent in the hospital.
Clients have the opportunity to receive residential treatment the entire length of their pregnancy
and up to three months post-delivery while learning neonatal care skills. Baby and mom live
together at the facility, giving mothers in recovery an opportunity to develop the critical early
bond with their baby.
While at KPMC, mothers receive individual counseling along with weekly recovery small group
and group therapy sessions. State-certified case managers work with each client to improve
their recovery environment by addressing family, educational, housing, and vocational needs.
For more information about the care available through Karen’s Place Maternity Center, please