The Preemie Family Assistance Fund for Colorado Families
In June 2020, Newborn Hope will award its first grant as part of the Preemie Family Assistance Fund to serve Colorado families directly for services and care they need as they transition home from the NICU. These grants will include funding for therapies, equipment, transportation and additional expenses that are often incurred due to a premature delivery. While continuing to provide the prenatal care and education support programs we have provided for nearly 50 years, Newborn Hope is proud to serve premature infants and their families by assisting to meet these critical needs.
Meeting Critical Needs
Our community has helped to identify a gap in services provided to families as they transition home from the NICU. Often unprepared for continued services needed, such as intensive therapies, adaptive equipment to support child independence, family counseling support, special formulas, or medications and treatments, Newborn Hope strives to bridge this gap in order to relieve financial, emotional and physical stress so families can thrive.
Grants will be approved and awarded on a rolling basis to families with preemies age birth to three years, with a maximum of $2,500 gifted to each family. The Family Grant Review Committee will oversee the governance and process of these grants.
Working As A Team
NICU teams work tirelessly so that premature infants go home safely. NBH will work with medical teams, pediatricians, case workers and support staff to ensure grant referrals are properly received and information is shared effectively with our community.
The Zoya Legacy Fund
The Preemie Family Assistance Fund functions as part of the Zoya Legacy Fund, created by Newborn Hope to honor Founder Zoya Dickins Miller and her lasting legacy to provide continued support for Colorado families impacted by prematurity.