LWB Healing Homes Program
Our healing homes program
LWB's Healing Homes Program helps orphaned and abandoned children with a wide variety of medical issues.
Our healing homes are staffed with trained nannies who devote their time to the careful nurturing of these wonderful children.
- China Healing Homes
LWB's China Healing Homes program includes our Anhui Healing Home, located inside of a major rehabilitation hospital in Hefei, and our Heartbridge Healing Home, located offsite from the hospital. Both locations work together to provide the best individualized care possible for each child.
- Our Anhui Healing Home location provides physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment to children who have been identified as benefiting from additional services, as well as welcoming children from the Heartbridge location who may need care in a hospital setting.
- Our Heartbridge Healing Home location is dedicated to helping some of China's most medically fragile orphaned children. Specialized care allows them to gain weight and strength before life-saving operations and to recover post-op in a safe and loving environment. The children are monitored closely by medical staff and receive the highest level of care available.
- Mukono Baby Room in Uganda
LWB is working with the Tender Hearts Baby Home in Uganda to provide children in the Mukono Baby Room with healing care. This home for abandoned and vulnerable children is committed to family reunification whenever possible. Many of the babies in this home were found in malnourished, fragile condition and have a wide variety of medical needs.
Featured success story:
Ruth from China
In an orphanage setting, babies born with cleft lip and palate can quickly suffer from malnourishment due to the lack of time the staff has to dedicate to feeding just one child among so many. At just two months old, Ruth was not even ten pounds when she arrived in the arms of her Anhui Healing Home nanny. She had an unrepaired cleft lip and palate and needed a little time to catch up on her nutritional needs. Within a couple of months, she was cleared for her lip repair surgery and sailed through it successfully. Her nanny met Ruth's every need for health and comfort while she was recovering from surgery.
Since the time her lip was healed, Ruth's focus has been on growing, learning, and hitting developmental milestones at a normal pace. She has learned to crawl, walk, climb, and share toys (and steal them back too). She has outsmarted her nanny by learning to climb furniture and push stools over near items that can't be climbed themselves. Ruth can play hide-and-seek and "read" her picture books. She has grown to love her baths, but that love does not transcend over to strangers.
Ruth has flourished in healing home care and is now a big 2-year-old girl. Thanks to her team of faithful sponsors, she has had very few cares in her little world. We hope that Ruth's journey will intersect very soon with a family of her very own who will enjoy her antics and celebrate each and every new accomplishment.