The Cause - START Inpatient Unit
Benefiting MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
Building stable, healthy families
The number of women who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction while pregnant is growing exponentially, especially amid a nationwide pain pill and heroin abuse epidemic. Good Samaritan Hospital plans to offer these mothers hope, recovery and the chance for a healthier pregnancy by building an 18-bed Substance Treatment and Recovery Training (START) Inpatient Unit.
The Good Samaritan Hospital START Unit will become just the fifth program of its kind in Washington serving pregnant mothers who want and need a safe space to recover from chemical dependency issues. With your support, Good Samaritan Hospital will lead the charge in this revolutionary approach to building stable, healthier families. Your generosity will help create a welcoming, safe environment of care for vulnerable mothers working on a fresh start for themselves and their families.
For the 2018 Corks & Crush, proceeds from the entire event will benefit programs and services at Good Samaritan Hospital, and all Fund-a-Need donations will benefit the START Unit.
Become part of the community of donors who make Good Samaritan Hospital so great. Get ready to raise your glass to provide compassionate care for all — through all walks of life.
Devin sought help for her addiction to methamphetamines and heroin while pregnant with her daughter, Lola (pictured).
Lola was born on May 14, 2017. Because Devin worked on removing the chemicals from her system, Lola’s withdrawal symptoms were mild.
Today, Devin and Lola are inseparable. Devin soaks up every moment of being a mom and looks forward to watching Lola grow up with her in a safe, stable household.
“I love everything about being a mom,” Devin says. “Lola goes with me everywhere. She’s totally worth everything I have gone through; I never want to go back to using. I want her to have the complete opposite life that I’ve had.”