Second is the toddler and older children’s room. These children range from 18 months up to 7 or 8 years old. In general, the children we admit to our inpatient program are sick and severely malnourished. We take them in, nurse them back to health and then they return to their families. They usually stay in the facility for 4 to 5 months. We have been taking children in since 1999.
We average about 180 children per year that pass through the RC. Each child is fed three meals a day along with 2 snacks. Children are weighed each Saturday to chart their progress. Once at a proper and healthy weight, if possible, the child is returned to their family after they complete nutrition education.
You can click here for the 2011 end of the year update for the Rescue Center.