Brigid’s Path is facing operational funding shortages because of the pandemic – potentially limiting our ability to serve not only our typical families, but also those impacted by COVID-19.
As the state’s first newborn recovery center, the main focus of Brigid’s Path is helping families impacted by substance use disorder. Our licensing as a Children’s Crisis Care Facility for the state of Ohio allows us to also help babies and moms who are in crisis for any reason – including the pandemic.
We are funded in small part by the Ohio State Budget, but rely on contributions from individuals to fund approximately 50% of our budget.
Because of the pandemic, we have halted all donor activities and canceled two fundraising events.
Without securing additional funding, we will have a major cash flow shortage, and our doors will have to close sometime during fall 2020.
Brigid’s Path does not qualify for tax credits or additional government/state funding.
We plan to remain open during the crisis, and this additional funding allows us to maintain our daily operations: coordinating with families, Children’s Services, physicians and care providers to protect and help vulnerable moms and babies.