Three months before his anticipated arrival, Baby Isreal was born via c-section at 1 lb. 6 oz. Isreal’s parents didn’t want to be away from their son, and with the advice from nurses, stayed at The Hope House. Not only were they able to do laundry and take a shower in a private room, they were also able to get away from the stress of the hospital. The Hope House served as a sanctuary for Isreal’s family in his first few months of life.