Family Support for Fragile Beginnings… it’s what every new parent needs when they are suddenly and unexpectedly thrown into a world turned upside down by the hospitalization of their baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
NICU Helping Hands was created in the summer of 2010 when we recognized an overwhelming need in Fort Worth, Texas for local organizations that support parents both educationally and emotionally. Since opening our doors, NICU Helping Hands has not only served its local community, but has the privilege of serving families all across the country who are looking for education, support, and a helping hand during one of the most difficult journeys they will ever make.
Recognizing that the journey doesn’t end in the hospital, NICU Helping Hands developed their five key programs to meet the needs of families throughout their journey. These programs include Project NICU, One-on-One Mentoring Program, Family Assistance Program, NICU Mom Connect, Angel Gown® Program.
The mission of NICU Helping Hands is to develop hospital- and community-based programs that provide education and support for families with babies while in the NICU, during their transition from hospital to home and in the event of an infant loss.
We are an active member of the Preemie Parent Alliance. PPA is a national non-profit organization offering support to families of premature infants. To ensure best outcomes for preemie families, the Preemie Parent Alliance is dedicated to representing the needs and best interests of preemie families. They are included in all facets of healthcare policy, care guidelines, advocacy, education and family support.
Our Membership Affiliations
NICU Helping Hands is a member of NICU Parent Network.
NICU Parent Network (NPN) is a collaborative of NICU Support Organizations led by NICU Parent Professionals. NPN provides a platform for these leaders to come together as a collective voice representing the needs and best interests of NICU families in all facets of healthcare policy, care guidelines, advocacy, education and family support.
NICU Helping Hands is a member of The Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition of Fort Worth.
The Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition of Fort Worth is a partnership committed to improving Palliative Care for children with life challenging conditions and their caregivers through collaboration, education, advocacy, and leadership.
The National Coalition for Infant Health educates and advocates on behalf of premature infants from birth to age two.The National Coalition for Infant Health provides a variety of advocacy and awareness tools for families and healthcare professionals.