Angel Arms

Angel Arms

Sydney Laidacker, Staff Writer


338 Main Street

Latrobe, PA



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Every year 30,000 babies are born into addiction with NAS.  Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is when a group of problems occur in a newborn who was exposed to addictive opiate drugs while in the mother’s womb.  


Angel Arms Infant and Children Recovery Program, a part of the Faith Forward Ministry, is an organization that helps children and babies that recover from addiction.  Angel arms provides a short-term safe environment for children suffering from . Substance abuse.  Professionally trained therapists and mentor help take career of the children and they provide counseling to families.


On March 27th and 28th a group of 9th grade students that are apart of the JAF (“Jeune Amis de Français”) went to downtown latrobe to Angel Arms.  “We chose to do Angel Arms because we all thought that it was a good cause and wanted to help,” said freshman Adison Lemmon.  


“It was a place that really needed help because they wanted things done in a certain amount of time, and it was nice to do something for our community,” said Lemmon.

As part of their requirements to me apart of JAF students had to do an hour of community service.  Their teacher Mrs. Zalewski gave students several option but Angel arm was the one they choose. Students worked alongside their French teacher Mrs. Zalewski and donated an hour of their time.  “When we were at Angel Arms we folded and sorted clothes, but there was so much stuff there. I very glad people donated.,” said freshman Alexandra Lukon.


“This is an organization that I think is very popular and very necessary for our community.  This was a good benitional thing for us to do and the best thing out of our experience it that we know that we help someone,” said Lukon.