Providing Hope for substance exposed newborns and their families
Like all babies, the ones we care for at Jacob’s Hope have the potential to be anything in life! However, our babies need extra care to ensure a healthy and happy future. We help by providing much needed support during the first weeks of their lives. Their futures are in our hands.
Jacob’s Hope is a care center for newborns who are suffering with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), or withdrawals from prenatal substance exposure. Our staff of caring RNs and CNAs provide 24-hour nurturing medical care for infants while the drugs leave their systems.
Moms and caregivers…we will show you how to console and care for your baby— without judgement.
How We Do It
Make an impact and donate to Jacob's Hope. We need your help. Every dollar you give goes to ministering to a baby.
According to the guidelines for identifying substance exposed newborns, more than 8,000 Arizona newborns are affected by prenatal drug and alcohol exposure every year. Almost 800 are born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and require special care.
Specific nurturing techniques provide comfort for babies and strengthen the bond between babies and their moms or caregivers. We teach how to care for the babies.
Who Is Jacob?
JACOB WAS THE BELOVED SON OF BRIAN AND JO JONES.
“Our son, Jacob Robert Jones, was the very first infant we ever held, ever loved, ever cared for who was born exposed to drugs. He came to us as a newborn with the symptoms and behaviors of a little baby addicted to drugs. We were so naïve as to how to care for him or what was actually wrong with him. We just did our best and loved him with all of our hearts. Due to prenatal drug exposure, our son suffered from the effects of substance abuse his entire life.
Jacob’s Hope is dedicated to our son in the desire that other children, through proper care and nurturing, can be given loving and competent care as they struggle through drug withdrawals in the first weeks of their lives.” – B. Jones
IN LOVING MEMORY 9/9/1988 to 9/7/2014
The desire to bring substance-exposed infant care to Arizona began in 2016. Many obstacles were overcome, and in 2019 we opened our doors to our first group of babies.
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic closed our doors for 17 months, we reopened for infant care in 2021.
The team at Jacob’s Hope have much to be thankful for.
With the support and effort of amazing community groups, individuals, and organizations, we are here providing medical care for newborns and support for families in search of hope.
Special thank-you to our City of Mesa!
The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
- Matthew 25:40.
TAX CREDIT GIVING
Your donations to Jacob’s Hope are completely tax deductible. Under the Arizona Department of Revenue Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO), donations to Jacob’s Hope are eligible for maximum tax credit, up to $400 for single or head of household or $800 for married taxpayers. To obtain the credit, use your receipt from Jacob’s Hope (our AZ code is 20886) and Arizona form 321.