Family Foundations Program Video

Manager, Frances Valenzuela gives us a guided tour of the Family Foundations Program at Santa Fe Spings, which looks like a hospital or nursery and nothing like a regular prison.
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Frances Valenzuela: The women at the front part of the facility they share room with another woman and their children and then at the very rare end of the facility it's women have individualize rooms. So they are up what we call upper facers. Hello! Is anyone in here? This is one of the living quarters and it's the end of the day so the women are in eating dinner but this kind of gives you a general idea about one of the rooms looks like as you can children are here, they can keep anything in the basket, the toys are all over, but you get the idea two women are in this pod and one infant and let me show the rest room area in here and it has got a nice bathing area and you can have a little baths up for the infants. Hey! Hi sweet he is so cute. So what's going on? Speaker: Nothing. Frances Valenzuela: This is our facility manager's office and the facility manager is responsible for giving the women supplies and assisting them 24 hours a day pretty much and also sort of overseeing the entire residential area back here. And there is a full time RN a registered nurse who works here and she is responsible and normally it is a she but she is responsible for kind of generalize screening and care of the women and children while they are here and she also makes sure that the women and children are referred to the medical doctors that present here in hospital where they receive all their care.

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