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Montrose Voice, No. 318, November 27, 1986 - File 010. 1986-11-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/189/show/173.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 318, November 27, 1986
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date November 27, 1986
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript NOVEMBER 27. 1986/MONTROSE VOICE 9 Nuns Open Home for Children with AIDS By Sheri Cohen Darbonne Monlrose Voire Responding to a previously unad- dressed need, a group „f nuns has opened a home for infants and young children with AIDS or ARC. "The Children's Home." located in the Third Ward east of Montrose, is actually the refurbished ground floor of a convent house occupied hy three ofthe Sisters of St. Mary, including Sister Mary Patricia Henessy who pioneered the idea. "Sister Mary Pat," as the others refer lo her. was first approached regarding children with AIDS by Eleanor Munger, who is on the board of Omega House, an AIDS hospice. Munger and Sister Mary Pat discussed the difficulty of finding foster care for such children. The Sisters of St. Mary wen-(lie original operators of Casa de Ksperanza, a home for abandoned or abused children, the Bister said. Casa has since developed into an independent corporation . with its own board of directors, but still has a clsoe working relationship with the sisters. The board of Casa Ksperanza considered providing a facility hut decided against it for several reasons. Sister Mary Pat said. She said the sisters then asked their home office in Fort Worth if they could open the home on their own. The hoard gave the go ahead, and also gran ted permission to use the convent house. Munger, who is now on the advisory hoard for the home, said she was contacted in March by representatives of Harris County Children's Protective Services who had heard of her involvement with Omega House. She said the agency was having problems finding Sister Mary Patricia Henessy (right) and Sister Rosemary await the first children with AIDS to be housed in "The Children's Home" foster care for three newborn infants with the disease. "I was concerned that these babies, although I'm sure they were being cared for in the hospital, weren't getting any nurture as they would in a home-like atmosphere," Munger said. The infants were eventually placed in foster homes, hut as the need remained, Munger continued to look for someone to establish an appropriate facility. She said she heard of the sisters and Casa Ksperanza and decided to give it a shot. The home will accept children with AIDS or ARC from birth to six years of age, Sister Mary Pat said. It will be staffed by sisters and trained volunteers, with an advisory board including several doctors and experts in child care, she said. Staff members recently visited Albert Knstein Hospital in New York City, which operates a day care center for children with AIDS. "The team there was very helpful," Sister Mary Pat said. Houston does not have as big a problem with pediatric AIDS, so the sisters were able to get medical information and practical advice in New York that they may have had trouble finding here, she said. "We hope to follow the example of Casa Ksperanza in being able to provide counseling to parents and families as well," Sister Mary Pat said. Hut the major need in Houston involves infants whose parents have no way of caring for them. Munger said children infected with AIDS are often born to teenage IV drug abusers. "These girls wouldn't even know how to take care of a healthy baby," Munger said. Because the life expectency of a child born with AIDS is usually six years or less, older children with the disease usually have acquired it from blood transfusions. The parents or social agencies may voluntarily place any child under six years old with AIDS or ARC in the home. There is no charge to tbe familing or placing agency, but the children must be residents of Harris County or have Medicaid, the sister said. Dr. Leon Friedman, Dr. William Shearer and Dr. Selina Guerra will be among consulting physicians. Munger said. One referral has been received since the facility opened its doors earlier this month, hut arrangements are still in the talking stage. Sister Mary Pat said. She said representatives of the home will inform various agencies and hospital social services personnel that their services are avaialble. For Thanksgiving, CAFE EDI will be open 11am-11pm. Serving Italian omlettes, chicken dishes and salad platters. "Hot Numbers," the hot new numerology book by Ms. Simpson. Now at The Bookstop
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