Ky. safe house aids pregnant addicted women

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Associated Press

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 1:02 PM

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A safe house for pregnant women with an addiction is getting help from Northern Kentucky residents.

According to The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/1n7z75T), the Healthy Newborns Project was featured in the newspaper last month after the Leadership Northern Kentucky class of 2014 made it their project.

Elizabeth Corbett is coordinating donations for the recovery home in Covington, which mainly gets women addicted to heroin.

She says she's received dozens of emails from class members about people offering services and donations and others who want to join an "adopt-a-room" effort.

The project also provides support for addicted women with newborns up to four months old.

Currently, four women live at the home. But work is being done to eventually accommodate up to 10 women.

"I think (heroin addiction) affects a lot of people in northern Kentucky," said Julia Pile, PTA president of Stephens Elementary School in Burlington. "It's kind of a quiet thing and we need to bring it out."

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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