Preemie Support Group and Support Services Listing

About the PreemieCare State-by-State Listing

 

Thelisting of support groups and state/local informational resources below provides a way for families of preemies to locate the support and support services they need in their state and local area.

If you are looking for resources by topic (breastfeeding, growth and development, finances, etc.) be sure to visit the PreemieCare Resources page.

Please check with the organizations listed for the most current contact information as it can change. If you find information that is not current, please let us know by contacting PreemieCare.

Adding Your Support Group



PreemieCare maintains this list of national and local support groups for parents of preemies to help families find support organizations.

If you are the leader of such a support group and would like your organization listed in this database, please complete our online Support Group Application.

If your organization meets our criteria, we will post it here and notify you when the listing is available.

 

PreemieCare Spotlight Groups

PreemieCare Spotlight Groups are designated with the PreemieCare spotlight icon on their listings.
 
To be considered for our Spotlight Group program, groups must send PreemieCare a listing for its contact information and contribute stories, articles, or other resources to the PreemieCare website.

If your group has information that you think would be helpful to other families of preemies, please contact PreemieCare and it will be considered for inclusion in our PreemieCare Resources page, and your group could be the next PreemieCare Spotlight group!

   
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International Support Groups

 

Preemies for Africa (South Africa)

http://www.sapreemies.za.org/Support/SupportGroupsForums.htm
Preemies For Africa strives to provide a wide range of support, not only for the parents and family of premature babies during the NICU period, but especially in the growing up years when things are so very different to that of a full term baby.
080 PREEMIE (080 773 3643)
support@preemiesforafrica.org

Irish Premature Babies (Ireland)

http://www.irishprematurebabies.com/

Irish Premature Babies is a  voluntary organisation  compromised of parents who have all had a preterm baby(ies). Since 2006, several of the members had known each other through a "premature baby section" forum on an Irish parenting site. In the same year, a group from the parenting forum organised an informal get together in Dublin City Centre to try offer support to parents, through regular ‘days out throughout the year’. These get togethers were attended by families from  all over Ireland, and gave parents the opportunity to meet other parents who understood the journey families go on when a baby arrives preterm.

Irish Premature Babies

Carmichael Centre

North Brunswick Street

Dublin 7

Co. Dublin

Email: info@irishprematurebabies.com

 

The Preterm Infants’ Parents’ Association Inc (PIPA) (Brisbane, Australia)

www.pipa.org.au
The Preterm Infants’ Parents’ Association (PIPA) was formed in Brisbane in 1980 with the goal of offering support to the families of premature babies. The primary aim of the Association is to provide practical and emotional support to the parents and families of infants in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and Special Care Nurseries (SCN); who are awaiting the arrival of an anticipated premature infant; who might experience the death of an infant who has been in ICU or SCN; whose children may be discharged from ICU/SCN with ongoing health problems.
PIPA
PO Box 400
RBH Post Office
Qld 4029
Phone: Kim Rivers 3216 5114
Email:
contactus@pipa.org.au

 

Nepean Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parents Support (NNICUPS) (Western Sydney, Australia)

www.prematurebabes.org
The Nepean Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parents Support Group, is an Australian organization that is part of the Nepean General Hospital located in the City of Penrith at the foot of the Blue Mountains near Western Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) Australia. We have experience with all our babies having varying degrees of gestation and challenges at birth.
PO BOX 97
Woodford 2778
carolyn.blake@bigpond.com
02 47 588 245

 

National Premmie Foundation (Australia)

http://www.prembaby.org.au/?p=40
PO Box 2681
Bendigo D.C 3554
ABN: 51 056 151 862
1300 PREM BABY . 1300 773 622
contact_us@prembaby.org.au

 

Loddon Mallee Kids Inc. (Bendigo, Victoria, Australia)

www.loddonmalleekids.org.au
Loddon Mallee Kids Inc (LMK) is a Not for Profit Organisation that is based in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. LMK’s aim is to provide support, information and resources to families and careers who are involved with special care babies as well as parenting prematurely born babies and children.
PO Box 2681 Bendigo
Delivery Centre VIC 3554
join@loddonmalleekids.org.au
1300 773 622

 

Little Wonders (South Wales, Australia)

www.littlewonders.org.au

The Little Wonders mission is to touch the lives of each family in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Nursery in a positive, lasting way and to offer the best support network and information for the parents and families who have experienced a difficult pregnancy, premature birth, the loss of a baby, or have a child with additional needs within John Hunter Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Little Wonders
1A Middle Street
Caves Beach NSW 2281
Email
info@littlewonders.org.au
(02) 4971 4049

 

Life’s Little Treasures (Melbourne, Australia)

www.lifeslittletreasures.org.au
We are a Melbourne group of mothers who have experienced the roller coaster ride of N.I.C.U. & Special Care Nurseries, who would like to provide you with support and friendship.
Lifes Little Treasures Inc.
PO Box 476,
Chadstone Centre RPVIC 3148
ABN: 94 232 874 269
Phone: 0437 254 360
Email:
contact_us@lifeslittletreasures.org.au

 

Lil Aussie Prems (New Zealand, Australia)

www.lilaussieprems.com.au
Australia’s online support site for parents and families of premature babies. You will find links to Australian premature baby support groups, clothing stores, read premature birth stories and blogs, see premature baby galleries, announce the birth of your precious premature baby and join a supportive community with parents from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to chat and share your journey through the NICU and beyond.
By Phone: 0412 248 583
Email:
admin@lilaussieprems.com.au

 

Central Coast Premmie & Sick Newborn Support (Australia)

www.centralcoastprems.com
Having a premmie or sick baby is something that none of us expect to face. Varying reasons have lead us here but we share a common bond and understanding. If you are interested in meeting people who share similar experiences, please come along to our monthly meets where you will form friendships, be informed by guest speakers and relax with those who truly understand you.
Fiona Dixon - 0408 689 330
fiona@momentbymoment.com.au

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National Support Groups

 

The ROP Foundation is a PreemieCare Spotlight Community Support Group
contact: Candi Sturgeon
(305) 562-3642
c.sturgeon@theropfoundation.com
www.theropfoundation.com

The ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) Foundation, strives to help parents of children born to soon to be able to make choices about their infant or child’s future. Through their website, parents are able to get the answers they have been looking for. The foundation was founded by people who have a personal experience with Retinopathy of Prematurity in conjunction with a group of retina surgeons. The site offers resources, information, live chats, and much more.

NICU Parent Support Site

http://www.nicuparentsupport.org/ 

Information, Resources & Encouragement to Reassure and Support NICU Parents
You can get information that NICU parents and NICU Families may find helpful, be reassured with weekly encouraging messages and keep updated on our progress on the NICU Parent Support site and eBook. The site offers a NICU Parent Support Blog and NICU Parent Support email list.

Your Preemie

http://www.yourpreemie.org/index.aspx
At Your Preemie we are parents of preemies, and because we understand, we’ve created this parenting magazine and accompanying website for you as you journey through the unique joys and unique challenges of your child’s first five years.
PMB 264
321 High School Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
feedback@yourpreemie.com

 

WebMD Preemie Support Group
http://boards.webmd.com/webx/.896b521d.89423854/
Your baby was born premature. Come here to share your fears, concerns, and joy, and find support from other preemie parents as you navigate the challenges of your little one’s first amazing year of life.

 

Raising Them: Parents of Preemies
http://www.raisingthem.com/groups/view/100443/Parents_of_Preemies
If you are currently going through this difficult time, or if you have in the past, this is a group where you can share this incredible experience, or ask questions to other parents who have been through it as well.

 

Premature-Infant.com

http://www.premature-infant.com/
A Resource for preemie parents and healthcare providers.

 

Premature Baby - Premature Child
http://www.prematurity.org
Founded in 1997, this group offers support for parents of premature babies that are age 4+ years old, for any of their special needs (e.g. mental, physical, emotional or learning disability.) They also provide support, discussion listserv, prematurity forums, advocacy and educational links.

 

Premature Babies Online Support Group
http://www.mdjunction.com/premature-babies
A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Premature Babies, together.

 

Premature Babies Online Support Group
http://www.mdjunction.com/premature-babies
A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Premature Babies, together.

 

Preemie Twins

http://preemietwins.com/

Resources for both parents of multiples and/or parents of premature infants

 

Preemie.Info
http://preemie.info/cms/modules/news/
A place to share stories and photos about your preemie.

 

Preemie Parenting
http://www.preemieparenting.com/
Preemie Parenting is a place created for parents and loved ones of premature infants, and women experiencing a high risk or complicated pregnancy. This site is devoted to supplying you with information, support and resources.

 

Preemie Miracles
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/PreemieMiracles/
Miracle Preemies is a list for parents of premature babies and also moms-to-be who may be at risk for delivering early and may have questions for mother's of premature infants and children. This list offers support to parents of children born prematurely and the friendship of people with things in common.

 

PreemieMoms
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PreemieMoms/
Preemie Moms is a place of support and encouragement for mothers (biological and adopted) of premature children. The preemies can be of any age, from 0 to adult.

 

Preemie Child
http://www.prematurity.org/preemie-child/
Preemie Child is a mailing list, founded in 1997, provides support and information on the long term impacts of prematurity for parents of school age preemies. Parents of children 4 years or older who were born prematurely are welcome.

 

Preemie Chat
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/preemieschat/
Preemie Chat is a Yahoo email group that serves as a gathering place to meet other preemie parents and friends of our precious preemies.

 

Preemie.org
http://www.preemies.org/
Preemies.Org was established to help parents of premature infants find other parents using various Internet resources such as the Preemie Chat room. 
Email:
buckymailbox-preemiesinfo1@yahoo.com

 

Post Preemie Pregnancy Group
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/pppg/
A list for those considering another pregnancy after having a premature birth at 34 weeks or less.

 

Newborns in Need
http://www.newbornsinneed.org/
Newborns in Need, Inc. (NIN) is a 501(c)3 charity organized to take care of sick and needy babies and their families; and in cases of crisis, to help where help is needed.
Local chapters in many states. See state listings below
Phyllis Rhoads
3776 SW Savory Dr.
Palm City, FL 34990
E-mail:
rdshouse@gate.net

 

Moms with Preemies/Miracle Babies
http://groups.msn.com/Momswithpreemiesmiraclebabies
Welcome all Parents of Preemies/ Miracle babies...we look forward to seeing your families. Feel free to introduce yourselves, and join on it the message boards.

 

Miracle Babies
http://www.miraclebabies.org/index.htm
The Miraclebabies Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides peer support for families experiencing or who may expect a premature birth or infants with special needs.
Miraclebabies/Abbyloopers Foundation
P.O. BOX 41008
Des Moines, IA 50311-3100
momail.admin@miraclebabies.org

 

Inspire Preemie Support Group
http://www.inspire.com/groups/preemie/
Inspire connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration.
Inspire
PO Box 1438
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (800) 945-0381 toll free
Fax: (202) 478-0377
team@inspire.com

 

Dad's of Premature Infants
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dadsofprematureinfants/
This Yahoo email group is for dads of premature infants to communicate, discuss topics and most of all if needed support each other.

 

All-In-A-Preemies-Day
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/All-In-A-Preemies-Day/
This Yahoo email group is about raising children who just happen to be premature. Not in judgment, since all parenting styles differ, but offering ideas to each other, dealing with the initial hurdles of the life or death struggle, offering support for parents of special needs children, sharing the joys of our children's accomplishments and still allowing our children to be people we love and not a bundle of labels.

 

All4Preemies
http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=All4Preemies
All4Preemies is a yahoo email group for parents or caregivers of preemies to discuss their concerns and share tips for taking care of these special little ones, also discusses clothing needs and special ways to make these little ones grow.

 

Alexis Foundation
http://pages.prodigy.net/thealexisfoundation/THEALEXIS1.html
Our mission is to assist parents, healthcare professionals and the public in providing the best possible care for premature infants and children.
P.O. Box 1126
Birmingham, MI 48012-1126
Phone: (248) 543-4169
Email:
thealexisfoundation@prodigy.net

 

Preemie-L
Contact:
Anne Casey at
annec@vicnet.net.au
http://www.preemie-l.org/
An international online support group for parents of babies born 6 or more weeks premature. The Preemie-L Discussion Forum supports families of premature babies while the babies are in hospital and as they grow up. Discussions are focused on the experience of prematurity for family, the babies themselves, and friends.

 

CarePages

PreemieCare and MOST have both partnered with CarePages, a service that provides private personalized web pages for families with loved ones who are hospitalized or undergoing treatment for a medical condition. This service offers a way for expectant families on bedrest, families with babies in the NICU, or families with children or parents facing ongoing health concerns to efficiently and privately communicate updates with family and friends as well as receive message of support.
For more information, visit the PreemieCare CarePages or MOST CarePages web page today.
CarePages also has an entire Preemie Resource Center and Preemie Parent Forum, where families can go for information and support.

 

The Preemie Community Forum
http://preemie.clinicahealth.com
The online
Preemie Community Forum gives the parents of children born prematurely a safe, trusted environment in which to share and support one another through their individual journeys and experiences. Parents have the opportunity to easily create online journals reflecting their experiences raising their children — from the NICU through to the school years. Parents create and participate in discussions about medical, lifestyle, and emotional issues surrounding the care and raising of premature children. And, most important of all, they can find and connect directly with others who are going through similar experiences.

 

Parenting Preemies
contact: Rachel
973-835-9377
Parentingpreemies@hotmail.com
www.parentingpreemies.com

Parenting Preemies is a support group for parents of premature babies and children: NICU and post-NICU. We also have support for many of our members who have lost a preemies(s) or are currently parenting multiples.

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Alabama Support Groups

 

University of South Alabama Preemie Support Group
http://www.southalabama.edu/usacwh/contact.html
Women's and Children's Hospital
1700 Center Street
Mobile, AL 36604-3391
(251) 415-1000

 

Parents Count
contact: Cathy McCurley
1700 Center Street
Mobile, Alabama 36604
251-415-1088
cmccurley@usouthal.edu

 

Alabama Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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Alaska Support Groups

 

Newborns In Need (South Central Alaska)
President Megan Kolendo
PO Box 873865
Wasilla, AK 99687
907-982-1558
centralak@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/centralak

Alaska Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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Arizona Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Mesa)
Mesa Arizona
President Shirleen L Daniels
1512 E Harmony Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85204
480-892-5986
mesa@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/mesa

 

Newborns in Need (Southern Arizona)
Southern Arizona
President Sandy Marvik
9120 E Mesquite Court
Tucson, AZ 85749
520-205-2111
sarizona@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/sarizona

Arizona Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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Arkansas Support Groups

 

Arkansas Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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California Support Groups

 

Proud Moms of Preemie Meet-up Group (Wildomar)
http://playgroup.meetup.com/1299/
If you want to share, learn and teach; and just watch our babies grow, come and join us! You do not have to be a mom of a preemie to join. This group is to establish a long-term friendship for our little ones and to have fun together!

 

NICU Parent Support (Stockton)
http://www.stjosephscares.org/About_Us/Contact_Us/index.htm
St. Joseph's Medical Center
1800 North California Street
Stockton, CA 95204

NICU Family Support Group

www.dameronhospital.org

NICU Family Support Group in Stockton, CA

Dameron Hospital

525 W Acacia Street

Stockton Ca  95204

209-461-3136

Contact Person is: Carolyn Sanders

 

Newborns in Need Fountain Valley (Fountain Valley)
President Shelly Sanders
16811 Madrone Circle
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-425-5819
fountainvalley@newbornsinnneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/fountainvalley

 

Las Madres Preemie Club (Santa Clara)
http://www.php.com/node/11399
This group was started to provide support for parents who want to talk to other parents who have been there. The members in our group have premature children of all ages. Our members are located throughout the south bay area. This is a great resource for parents who have experienced bed rest, premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor and delivery. Our members are there to assist new parents with coping while their baby is in the hospital, as well as after the baby is discharged.
1218 Phillips Court
Santa Clara, CA, 95051
408-255-7676
preemie@lasmadres.org

 

Good Beginnings (Los Angeles, California)
http://www.goodbeginnings-csmc.org/
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Good Beginnings organization is the support group for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Good Beginnings' purpose is to promote and advance the care of newborn infants at Cedars-Sinai. The organization offers an array of outreach services and programs to benefit both families and NICU staff free of charge.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Room 4311
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (310) 423-6389

 

Berkeley Parents Network Premature Babies Forum (Berkeley)
http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/pregnancy/preemies.html
An online parent-to-parent email network for the community of parents in the Berkeley, California area.

 

H.O.P.E. (Sacramento)
contact: Melissa McCoy
3313 Eclipse Court
Sacramento, California 95826-4604
(916) 363-9626
mizmacnsac@aol.com

California Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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Colorado Support Groups

 

United Parents (Denver)
http://www.uchsc.edu/cfii/
The purpose of the Center for Family and Infant Interaction is to promote the best outcomes and relationships between families and their infants, particularly those infants who have developmental challenges and/or special health care needs at birth.
The Center for Family and Infant Interaction
B-535
1056 E. 19th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 861-6298

 

Newborns in Need (Conifer)
President Stephanie Seevers
Conifer, CO 80433
303-816-9517
coniferco@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/coniferco

 

NICU Support Group Presbyterian/ St. Lukes Hospital - Denver
Denver, CO
ph: 303-594-9201
contact: Tracey Benton, LCSW
tracey.benton@hotmail.com

 

Aurora Preemies Meet-up Group
contact: Kristie McNealy
Aurora, CO
720-988-5478
kristie@nicu101.com

Colorado Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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Connecticut Support Groups

 

The Tiny Miracles Foundation (Fairfield County)
http://www.ttmf.org/about.html
The Tiny Miracles Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping families with premature infants in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
The Tiny Miracles Foundation, Inc.
25-13 Old King's Highway North, #189
Darien, CT 06820-4608
(203) 202-9714
info@ttmf.org

 

Life after the NICU

A support group for parents and babies. When: Third Thursday of each month; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Deb Feigenbaum at 860-679-2377

 

NICU Parent Support Group
When: Second Wednesday of each month; 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Neonatal Conference Room, Ground Floor, UConn Health Center
Contact: Deb Feigenbaum at 860-679-2377

Connecticut Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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Delaware Support Groups

 

Delaware Family Voices Family to Family HIC
461 Wyoming Rd
Newark, DE 19716
Contact: Ann Phillips
Phone: 302 831-1705

Delaware Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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Florida Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (North Florida Peninsula)
President Mabel A Graham
18681 229th Drive
Live Oak, FL 32060
(386) 776-1566
nfla@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/nfla

 

IVH Parents
http://www.health.gov/NHIC/NHICScripts/Entry.cfm?HRCode=HR2293
IVH Parents is a group for parents and professionals working with babies and children who have had an intraventicular hemorrhage, (IVH).
Lehigh Valley Hospital
P.O. Box 56-111
Miami, FL 33256-1111
Phone: (305) 232-0381

 

Florida Institute for Family Involvement (FIFI)
P.O. Box 208
Sopchoppy, FL 32358
1-877-926-3514
www.fifionline.org
Contact: Jessica Delgado

Florida Resources

If you are looking for additional resources in your state, the Adoption Services website offers one of the best lists of organizations, both private and government, available to help parents. Each state list includes information about the following:

  • Parent support groups and mentoring organizations
  • Nutrition programs, food banks, and food stamps
  • Financial assistance for medical care, utilities, and unemployment benefits
  • Organizations for children with special developmental or medical needs
  • Head Start and other educational programs
  • Medical care and insurance resources
  • Counseling services and more

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Georgia Support Groups

 

Parent Partnered for Preemies
http://www.northside.com/medical_services/maternity_support_ppp.aspx
Parents of premature infants who have successfully made the transition from the Northside Hospital Special Care Nurseries to home, partner with other parents whose infants were recently admitted to the SCN. They offer new parents emotional support and understanding through their own personal experiences. For more information, call
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr.
Cumming, GA 30041
(404) 851-6215

Newborns in Need (Sugar Hill)
President Marlene Baker
3482 Keith Bridge Road #248
Cummings, GA 30041
770-781-8303
sugarhillga@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/sugarhillga

 

Newborns in Need (Southside)
President Ruth Thor
1833 Jodeco Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
770-477-9439
ssgeorgia@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/ssgeorgia

 

Moms Offering Moms Support: Preemie Support (Winder)
http://windermoms.cfsites.org/custom.php?pageid=11715
This group is for Mothers that have had a premature baby.
melissasteging@msn.com

 

Tiny Stitches (Gwinnett County)
P.O. Box 254
Suwanee, GA 30024-0254
(916) 363-9626
information@tinystitches.org
http://www.tinystitches.org./

Tiny Stitches a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Gwinnett County, Georgia. We are not affiliated with any national organization or religious entity. We have no paid employees. All donations made to us remain in Georgia. There are no membership dues. The organization provides basic layettes containing clothing and other items to disadvantaged newborns and preemies in north Georgia. It also provides burial ensembles to any family who suffers the loss of an infant regardless of their financial status.

 

Parents Partnered for Preemies (Atlanta)
Contact: Anne Moroz
Pager #: 404-225-1774
Parents Partnered for Preemies (PPP), founded in 2002 and is part of the Northside Hospital Auxiliary, provides support to families whose babies are in Northside Hospital's Special Care Nurseries (SCN). Many PPP members are parents of infants who spent their earliest days in the SCN.
Parents Partnered for Preemies - Northside Hospital

Georgia Resources

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Hawaii Support Groups

Hawaii Resources

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Idaho Support Groups

 

Parents for Parents (Boise)
http://www.stlukesonline.org/boise/about_us/contact_us.php
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
190 E. Bannock St.
Boise, ID 83712

Idaho Resources

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Illinois Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Suburban Chicago)
President Laura Hilb
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
chicago@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/chicago

 

Newborns in Need (Southwestern)
President Wanda Mushill
6403 Lanterman Drive
Bethalto, IL 62010
618-377-6969
sowestill@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/sowestill

 

Newborns in Need (Northern)
President Carol Dimer
11254 Lakefield Dr
Orland Park, IL 60467
708-479-6994
ni@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/ni

 

Newborns in Need (Northern Chicago Suburbs)
President Gina Schlicksup
2104 Oakleaf Lane
Lake Villa, IL 60046
847-752-4833
nochicago@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/nochicago

Illinois Resources

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Indiana Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Indianapolis)
President Jo St John
8247 Braeburn N Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46219
317-899-1193
indianapolis@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/indianapolis

 

Neo Fight, Inc. (Indianapolis)
http://www.neofight.org/
Neo-Fight is an Indianapolis based organization dedicated to helping families experiencing a perinatal crisis. Our goal is to ensure that support is available
Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis IN
4363 Idelwild Lane
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 446-3013

Indiana Resources

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Iowa Support Groups

 

Iowa Resources

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Kansas Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Kansas City)
President Cathryn Linney
14805 Birch St
Leawood, KS 66224
816-520-9091
kc@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/kc

 

Wesley Family Advisory Council
Wichita, KS 67214
Mission: The Wesley Medical Center NICU Family Advisory Council's mission is to encourage the values of family-centered care, to promote quality communication between families and staff, to provide a family-centered perspective to Wesley staff and administration, and to educate and empower families about their children’s care. Future: We are in our first year, and we are exploring different programs that can help families in the NICU. Our current projects are a NICU reunion and starting a support group.

Kansas Resources

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Kentucky Support Groups

 

Kentucky Resources

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Louisiana Support Groups

Parents of Preemies Support Group

4540 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Suite B220

Lafayette, LA 70508

337-981-2180

www.acadianafamilytree.org

A support group for parents and caregivers of children born premature to provide support and education. All are welcome, whether your baby has just arrived, hasn't yet made it home, or even if your baby is doing well today, we welcome you to share your knowledge and support with others who have just started this journey.

Louisiana Resources

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Maine Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need
President Ann Palmer
232 E. Ridge Rd.
Skowhegan, ME 04976
207-474-5221
apalm@prexar.com
www.newbornsinneed.org/somerset

Maine Resources

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Maryland Support Groups

 

Preemies Today is a PreemieCare Spotlight Community Support Group
contact: Mary Beth Hazelgrove
PO Box 523525
Springfield, VA 22152
Washington DC Metropolitan local number: 703-552-0163
Toll free number: 1-888-712-3208
info@preemiestoday.org
www.preemiestoday.com

Preemies Today is the only preemie parent support group in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. It is our mission to reach out and provide support to families of infants born prematurely beginning at birth and throughout childhood. Membership to Preemies Today is FREE. Member benefits include parent support, online support, family gatherings, educational seminars, monthly newsletter, and sharing of ideas and experiences.

 

Prince George’s Hospital Preemie Support Group (DC)
http://www.dimensionshealth.org/pghc_support.shtml
Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm and provides support for parents of premature infants.
Prince George's Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785
301-618-3280

 

Parent to Parent Program: Preemie Support Group (Rockville)
www.arcmontmd.org
Meet other parents of preemies or former preemies, exchange ideas, learn and have fun. Children are welcome.
The Arc of Montgomery County
11600 Nebel Street

Rockville, Maryland 20852
Telephone: (301)984-5777

Judy Byer, 301-984-5777, ext. 284.

 

Newborns in Need (Southern Maryland)
President Debby Stewart
12801 Molly Berry Road
Upper Marlboro, MD
301-888-2718
smaryland@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/smaryland

 

Isabel’s Gift NICU Support Group
Second Wednesday
Meets second Wednesday of each month in the AAMC cafeteria. For more information contact Kari Barcome, NICU Social Worker, 443-481-6006 or 443-562-6303.

AAMC Woman and Children's Health Center
2001 Medical Parkway, Clatanoff Pavilion
Annapolis, MD 21401
(443) 481-4000
http://www.aahs.org/services/womens/directions.php?pav=clatanoff

Maryland Resources

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Massachusetts Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Western, MA)
President Donna Page
297 Cole Avenue
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-884-6069
westernmass@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/westernmass

 

Jewish Family & Children's Service
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
contact: Peggy Kaufman
ph: 781-647-4327x1911
web: jfcsboston.org
Fragile Beginnings is a parent support network for parents whose babies are born prematurely. Through direct service, monthly support group and home visits we provide the bridge from the hospital to home for the days, weeks, months and years that follow. It is the adaptation and expansion of the services of The Center for Early Relationship Support of Jewish Family and Children’s Service to create a network of support targeted to meet the overwhelming needs of families of premature infants. Our Fragile Beginning services are available to any family with a premature infant in the greater Boston area and surrounding communities. Volunteers to support the new mothers are also welcome.

Massachusetts Resources

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Michigan Support Groups

 

TLC (Detroit)
St. Johns Hospital & Medical Center NICU
Concentrated Care Bldg., 5th Floor
22101 Moross
Detroit, MI 48236
313-343-4000

 

Newborns in Need (Grand Rapids)
President Judy Neiser
3857 Wickham Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441
231-780-4704
grmi@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/grmi

Michigan Resources

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Minnesota Support Groups

Children's Hospitals of Minnesota Preemie Play and Learn (St Paul/Minneapolis)

Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave., South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 692-1319

Minnesota Preemies

An understanding community for local families of premature babies.

Minnesota Resources

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Mississippi Support Groups

 

Mississippi Resources

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Missouri Support Groups

 

NICUP’S (St Louis)
http://www.stjohnsmercy.org/services/nicups/contact.asp
St. John's Mercy Medical Center
615 South New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141-8277
Attn: Kathy Boswell
314-251-6222

 

Newborns in Need (Springfield)
President Judy McDuffie
3261 S Kimbrough
Springfield, MO 65807
417-889-6952
springfieldmo@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/springfieldmo

 

Newborns in Need (Southwestern, MO)
President Patty Shull
6082 Lake Freddie
Hartville, MO 65667
417-741-7516
swmo@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/swmo

 

Newborns in Need (Park Hills)
President Cynthia Politte
PO Box 68
Park Hills, MO 63601
573-734-2172
parkmo@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/parkmo

 

Newborns in Need (Ozark)
President Jeanne Roles
706 Ridgeway
Mountain View, MO 65548
417-934-6988
ozark@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/ozark

 

Newborns in Need (Mt Vernon)
President Wilma Bradley
948 Carl Allen
Mt Vernon, MO 65712
417-466-3865 (after 3:30 pm)
gary556@centurytel.net
www.newbornsinneed.org/mvmo

 

Newborns in Need: Madison’s Angels (Bolivar)
President Arletta Jones
P.O. Box 25
Bolivar, MO 65613
417-742-2021
madison@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/madison

 

Newborns in Need (Greater St. Louis)

President Ruth Hoover

934 Parkdale Circle
Ellisville, MO 63021

636-227-7450
arch@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/arch

 

Newborns in Need: All the Babies of Eastern Missouri
President Clementine Roeder
11816 Cresta Verde Drive Apt D
St Louis, MO 63146-4651
314-395-7582
easternmo@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/easternmo

 

Missouri Preemie Support (Kansas City Area)
http://www.heyjoe337.org/
Missouri Preemie Support is an up and coming foundation that will be providing support groups, hot meals, and a place to rest for the parents of premature infants hospitalized in the Kansas City area.
Email
HeyJoe337@comcast.net

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Montana Support Groups

Montana Resources

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Nebraska Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Lincoln)
President Hannah Yates
2024 S 17th St #1
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-560-1981
lincolnne@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/lincolnne

Nebraska Resources

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Nevada Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Southern)
President Sandra M. Eady
2848 Skowhegan Drive
Henderson, NV 89074
702-896-8406
southernnevada@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/southernnevada

 

Grieving the Loss of Your Preemie (Henderson)
http://www.strosehospitals.org/Health_Information/Support_Groups/183490
This support group is held on 1st & 3rd Mondays of every month at 6 pm.
St. Rose Dominican Hospital
Barbara Greenspun Women’s Care Center of Excellence
100 No. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 330
Henderson, NV 89052
702.616.4900

Nevada Resources

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New Hampshire Support Groups

 

NH Family Voices
129 Pleasant Street-Thayer
Concord, NH 03303
ph: 603-271-4525
web:
www.nhfv.org
contact: Martha-Jean Madison
Family to Family Health Information Organization offering parent support, lending library, educational materials, free newsletter and assistance locating NH and national resources.

New Hampshire Resources

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New Jersey Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Plainfield)
President Daphne Boyd
301 Fillmore Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-561-1532
plfdnj@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/plfdnj

New Jersey Resources

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New Mexico Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Skies)
Caroline L Hamill - President
7513 Harwood Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-344-0194
albuquerquenm@newbornsinneed.org

New Mexico Resources

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New York Support Groups

 

Preemie Parent Connection (Rochester)
http://www.ronhouserochmn.org/stay/community-resources.php
Preemie Parent Connection is a monthly support group for family members of premature babies - no matter how old your premature child may now be. The group meets the first Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. and offers the opportunity to talk with, learn from and lean on others who share similar experiences and concerns.

Ronald McDonald House (Community Room)
850 2nd St SW
Rochester, NY
507-634-6274

 

Newborns in Need (Long Island)
President Lorraine Grenier
8 Melody Lane
Huntington, NY 11743
631-827-0273

liny@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/liny

 

Baby’s Sweet Beginnings Parents of Preemies (Lancaster)
http://www.babyssweetbeginnings.com/support.html
This support group is for parents who have had a premature baby and meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm.
231 Aurora Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
(Corner of Como Park Blvd.)
716-681-8100
Polly@babyssweetbeginnings.com

 

The Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE)

HITE is an online directory of health and social services specifically for low-income, uninsured and under-insured New Yorkers. With the click of a mouse, HITE allows professionals to link their underserved clients with a broad array of health and support services. HITE was developed by the Greater New York Hospital Foundation, and made possible with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Langeloth Foundation, the Aetna Foundation and others. Read more about what HITE has to offer.

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North Carolina Support Groups

 

Family Support Network of Central Carolina
801 Green Valley Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27408
ATTN: Nancy Micca
Phone: 336 832-6507
web:
www.fsncc.org

 

Preemie Support Group of Brunswick County
The Preemie Support Group of Brunswick County meets every third Tuesday, 7 – 8:30 pm. The purpose of the Preemie Support Group is to bring families and friends of premature children (newborn to older preemies) together for support.
438 Caison Loop Road, SE,

Winnabow. NC 28479
Call Pam at (910) 253-8936 for details
Email Danielle at
preemiesmom@mindspring.com

 

Newborns in Need (Durham)
President Kathy Hoffmeier
3812 Chippenham Road
Durham, NC 27707
919-608-9416
trinc@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/trinc

 

Newborns in Need (Winston Salem)
President Pat White
236 Jones Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
336-788-0303
pwhitenin@bellsouth.net
www.newbornsinneed.org/nc

 

Newborns in Need (Charlotte)
President Reta Kohari
9415 Hood Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
704-597-5944
ncmetro@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/ncmetro

 

Newborns in Need (Cary)
President Michaele Woodhouse
100 Greenway Overlook
Cary, NC 27518
919-816-0231
carync@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/carync

 

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center (Cape Fear, NC)
The NICU Parent Support Group meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth floor of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Room 432. The support group, which is for parents who currently have babies in the NICU, offers assistance, educational classes and creative activities. For more information, please call (910) 609-6545. Contact: Regina Conyers, MSW, Coordination of Care.

North Carolina Resources

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North Dakota Support Groups

 

Family Voices of ND
PO Box 163
Edgeley, ND 58433
ph: 1-888-522-9654
web:
www.fvnd.org
contact: Donene Feist
FVND is a health information and education center for families of children with special health care needs. We have connections to support for families across the state of ND, so can readily and easily connect families based on their identified needs. We can also assist families in locating other resources that they may need for families of preemies and if they should have a special health care need. More than happy to assist. Just give us a call.

North Dakota Resources

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Ohio Support Groups

 

Preemie Support Group at Metro Health Hospital (Cleveland)
http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=38
Provides education and support for parents whose babies are born prematurely. Meets quarterly.
2500 MetroHealth Dr.
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Contact Sue Masevice

(216) 778-5554

 

Parents for Parents (Toledo)
http://www.ehealthconnection.com/regions/toledo/content/contact_us.asp
St. Vincent's Mercy Medical Center
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
419 251-3232

 

Newborns in Need (Northwest)
President Tami Brodbeck
6114 N Chanticleer
Maumee, OH 43537
419-865-4470
nwoh@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/nwoh

 

Newborns in Need (Greater Newark)
President Ann Marie Van Guilder
192 McMillen Drive
Newark, OH 43055
740-344-2646
grnewark@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/grnewark

 

Newborns in Need (Greater Lynchburg)
President: Virginia (Ginny) Miller
10839 Horseshoe Road
Lynchburg, OH 45142
grtlynchburg@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/grtlynchburg

Ohio Resources

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Oklahoma Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Northern)
President Karen L Heckel
701 W Padon
Blackwell, OK 74631
580-262-2016
blackwellok@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/blackwellok

 

Newborns in Need (Chickasha)
President Amy Ford
514 South 21st St
Chickasha, OK 73018
(405) 222-0857
grok@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/grok

 

Neonatal Parents Network of Oklahoma, Inc.
http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org/neonatal/index.htm
The Oklahoma Family Network's Neonatal Services are devoted to family centered care and one-on-one support for families with a child in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit until age 3.
Pre-natal to age two:
Joni Bruce, Director
Neonatal Parents Network
joni-bruce@oklahomafamilynetwork.org
405-203-8745
Age two and above:
Heather Pike, Director
Special Parents Access Network
405-271-4500 Ext 220
heather-pike@oklahomafamilynetwork.org

 

Mercy Health Center (NICU Graduate Support Group)
4300 W Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
405-755-1515
After NICU Support Group
Meets the last Monday of each month
405-936-5002
The monthly discussion group provides education and support for the special needs of families with babies discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in partnership with the March of Dimes. Get tips, hear from community professionals, offer insight and experience, show off pictures of your babies, and reward yourself with an evening out of the house. *The group is led by a licensed clinical social worker.

 

Mercy Health Center (Family Craft Class)
4300 W Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
405-755-1515
NICU Family Craft Class
Meets each week on Tuesday
405-936-5002
A weekly class offered in partnership with the March of Dimes for parents whose children are hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

 

Mercy Health Center (NICU Family Discussion Group)
4300 W Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
405-755-1515
*NICU Family Discussion*
Meets the first Thursday of every month
405-936-5002
A weekly class offered in partnership with the March of Dimes for parents whose children are hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

 

Oklahoma Family Network
contact: Joni Bruce
PO Box 21072
OK City, OK 73156
405-203-8745
jbruceofn@sbcglobal.net
www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Oklahoma Resources

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Oregon Support Groups

 

Precious Beginnings: Parents Supporting Parents of Critically Ill Newborns (Portland)
http://www.precious-beginnings.org/
Precious Beginnings is a 501(3) nonprofit organization that supports parents and families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Whether your child, grandchild or sibling was in the NICU for one day, 150 days or never left, we do know what you are experiencing and are here to help.
P.O. Box 19508
Portland, OR 97280-0508
Phone: (503) 244-3350
E-mail:
info@precious-beginnings.org

 

Parent Friends (Eugene)
http://www.peacehealth.org/notices/contactu.htm
Volunteer Services
Sacred Heart Hospital
P.O. Box 10905
Eugene, OR 97440
Hospital’s # (541) 686-7300

Oregon Resources

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Pennsylvania Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Southwestern, PA)
President Leticia M. Fedora
1111 Melrose Ave
East McKeesport, PA 15035
412-823-4272
swpa@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/swpa

 

Lehigh Valley Hospital NICU Parent Support Group (Bethlehem)
http://www.lvh.org/lvh/Contact_Us
1341-B Johnston Dr.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: (610) 867-0740

 

Lehigh Valley Hospital NICU Parent Support Group (Allentown)
http://www.lvh.org/lvh/Contact_Us
c/o Michele Shara
2814 Russell St.
Allentown PA 18104
(610) 439-5618
Email
nicushara@hotmail.com

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania

http://www.parenttoparent.org

Program Director Fiona Patrick

Pennsylvania Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Project

http://www.paearlyhearing.org

Bureau of Family Health
Division of Newborn Screening & Genetics
625 Forster Street, 7th Floor, East Wing
Harrisburg, PA  17120-0701
717-783-8143 or 1-877-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258)

Pennsylvania Resources

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 Rhode Island Support Groups

 

Rhode Island Resources

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South Carolina Support Groups

South Carolina Resources

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South Dakota Support Groups

 

Palmetto Health Parents of Preemies (Columbia)
http://www.palmettohealth.org/body.cfm?id=137
This group helps women who have had premature births understand their risk factors so they can reduce those risks before their next pregnancy.
Second Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Palmetto Health Women's Center
Two Medical Park
Columbia, S.C. 29203
(803) 779-4928

 

Newborns in Need (Charleston)
President Patricia Barkley
1752 Greenspoint Count
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
843-971-6979
sc@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/sc

South Dakota Resources

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Tennessee Support Groups

Newborns in Need (East, TN)
President Gayle A. McKeethan
848 Montcrest Dr
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-988-5361
lenoirtenn@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/lenoirtenn

Tennessee Resources

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Texas Support Groups

 

Preemie Partners (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
http://www.fortunecity.com/millenium/abbeydale/211/
Preemie Partners is a Dallas/Ft. Worth based support group offering education, understanding and companionship to parents of premature and/or medically fragile infants and children. We hold group meetings at least once a month in one of the area (D/FW) NICU's.

 

Newborns in Need (Dallas)
President Patricia Clay-Jolly
P O Box 59717
Dallas, TX 75229
972-620-7939
dallastx@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/dallastx

 

Space City Triplets (Houston)
13710 Shadow Falls Ct.
Houston, TX 77059
ph: 281-286-1280
contact: Wendy Noriega
email:
wnoriega@swbell.net

Texas Resources

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Utah Support Groups

 

Parent to Parent of Utah Valley (Provo)
http://intermountainhealthcare.org/xp/public/uvrmc/
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
1034 North 500 West
Provo, UT 84604
801-357-7850

 

Parent to Parent (Salt Lake City)
http://healthcare.utah.edu/hospital/index.html
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City UT 84132
801-581-2121

 

Parent to Parent (Ogden)
http://intermountainhealthcare.org/xp/public/mckaydee
McKay Dee Hospital NICU
3939 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84409
Hospital’s # (801) 442-2000

 

Newborns in Need: Price Utah’s Helping Hands (Price)
President Carol Lynn Miller
760 N 500 E
Price, UT 84501
435-637-3431
tlcprice@preciscom.net
www.newbornsinneed.org/priceut

 

Graduate Parent Support-NICU (Salt Lake City)
http://intermountainhealthcare.org/xp/public/primary/forpatients/
Primary Children's Medical Center
100 N. Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

 

Graduate Parent Support-NICU
http://intermountainhealthcare.org/xp/public/primary/forpatients/
Primary Children's Medical Center
100 N. Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Utah Resources

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Vermont Support Groups

Vermont Resources

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Virginia Support Groups

 

Preemies Today (DC Metro Area) is a PreemieCare Spotlight Community Support Group
contact: Mary Beth Hazelgrove
PO Box 523525
Springfield, VA 22152
Washington DC Metropolitan local number: 703-552-0163
Toll free number: 1-888-712-3208
info@preemiestoday.org
www.preemiestoday.com

Preemies Today is the only preemie parent support group in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. It is our mission to reach out and provide support to families of infants born prematurely beginning at birth and throughout childhood. Membership to Preemies Today is FREE. Member benefits include parent support, online support, family gatherings, educational seminars, monthly newsletter, and sharing of ideas and experiences.

 

Newborns in Need (Chesapeake)
President Pat Johnson
232 Gruen Street
Chesapeake, VA 23323
757-943-1413
tidewater@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/tidewater

 

Virginia Family Resource Center
31722 Government Rd
Damascus, VA 24236
ph: 276-475-6525
contact: Stacy Justiss

Virginia Resources

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Washington Support Groups

 

Washington Resources

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West Virginia Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Tyler County)
President Debra Cox
202 Fair Avenue,
P O Box 133
Middlebourne, WV 26149
304-771-8163
tcwv@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/tcwv

 

West Virginia Resources

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Wisconsin Support Groups

 

Wisconsin Resources

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Wyoming Support Groups

 

Newborns in Need (Casper)
President Ann Rollins
3680 Ridgecrest Dr
Casper, WY 82604
307-235-8592
casperwy@newbornsinneed.org
www.newbornsinneed.org/casperwy

Wyoming Resources

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PreemieCare
P.O. Box 306
(631) 859-1110
East Islip, NY 11730
info@preemiecare.org