Urban Plunge to Hale House
In the tradition of its founder, Mother Clara Hale, Hale House Center maintained its flagship 24-hour Residential Program in New York City, providing babies and toddlers with educational, medical, and nutritional care in a loving, nurturing and developmentally stimulating environment.

The parents of Hale House children suffered from a number of serious life-threatening issues and were unable to care for their children while they themselves were trying to recover, regain good health, and improve their personal lives. They turned to Hale House, which provided custodial care until reunification with a parent or other appropriate caregiver was made possible. Hale House assisted in facilitating reunification, kinship care, foster care, and adoption.

Service activities for the week performed by CNR volunteers included:
  • Children's Residence -- infant care, outdoor clean-up, garden work, and sorting/shelving donations
  • Administrative -- helping with mailings, sorting files, and other administrative work as needed
  • Learning Centers -- serving as teachers' aides