WHO we are:
Pediatric Interim Care Center, The Newborn Nursery, is a one-of-a-kind, model program that provides specialized, 24-hour care for drug-exposed and medically fragile newborns.
WHAT we do:
PICC brings babies safely through withdrawal from drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine, methadone, cocaine, and prescription drugs. The pioneering program also facilitates visitation for families, provides caregiver training, follows the babies after they leave, and offers a range of community outreach and education services.
WHERE we are:
The center is located in Kent, Washington, 20 miles southeast of Seattle. PICC is the only 24-hour care center serving drug-exposed infants throughout Washington State.
WHY we’re needed:
An estimated 12,000 infants born in Washington State each year have been prenatally exposed to drugs. Many of these little ones suffer serious effects and need the help that only PICC provides.
HOW we’re funded:
PICC currently receives 40% of its $1.6 million budget from Washington State, and 60% from private donations (individuals, businesses, and foundations). In return, PICC has saved state taxpayers more than $80 million by providing a cost-effective alternative to hospital care.