FOR NICU FAMILIES:

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Facebook LIVE Peer Support Opportunity

Once a month one of our graduate NICU parent volunteers starts a Facebook Live from our Early Bird Foundation, Inc. Facebook page. In this LIVE, our volunteer shares some of their own story as well as discusses some of their answers to our monthly NICU Parent Support topic questions that are posted for families to think on and share their own responses. These LIVEs are an opportunity to get the support and hear from others without the pressure of a meeting. We encourage you to share your answers in the comments when you are ready so that others in the future can get the support that you may be able to give from sharing your story.

Find our Facebook page HERE

Family Specific Needs Assistance Program

Our Family Specific Needs Assistance Program is designed to help ease the burden of the extra financial strains that a NICU stay puts on families. All families with a baby currently in a Kentucky NICU or discharged from Kentucky NICU within the last month are eligible to apply.

Once you have submitted an application, you will receive a follow up email with more detailed information about the process. We require a short phone call meeting prior to processing any applications further to our review board and participation in at least ONE virtual support group opportunity to receive the approved assistance. Our review board makes decisions based on each individual situation.

To apply for the Family Specific Needs Assistance Program, click HERE.

NICU Family Care Package Delivery Program

NICU Family care package delivery is available to families currently in the NICU. Upon request by a the NICU family themselves or a family member or close friend through our care package request form, an EBF team member will reach out to the family and set up a time to deliver the care package to the hospital for them. If baby is in a Kentucky NICU to which we don’t currently deliver, a care package can be mailed directly to the family’s home address.

Our care packages include: a NICU themed storybook to encourage bonding through reading, a preemie or newborn outfit for baby, a swaddle, travel size toiletries, grab n go snack and other comfort items for parents as we have them available.

To request a NICU Family Care Package, click HERE

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