NICU Support Group

Supporting NICU Parents

Parents Reaching Out is a support group for parents of babies who have been in the St. Elizabeth NICU. Established in 2004 by parents who felt a need and desire to help other families through the NICU experience, the group provides support, encouragement, and information to parents.

What they do:

  • Connect parents with resources and information
  • Create door signs on infant doors to mark important milestones
  • Celebrate holidays with events such as an Easter egg hunt, Halloween party complete with handmade preemie costumes, and a visit from Santa—all including siblings
  • Host scrapbooking sessions, family dinners, and other activities that allow families to take a break away from the unit
  • Raise public awareness regarding prematurity

For more information, please call the St. Elizabeth Foundation at (402) 219-7052, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. After hours or on weekends and holidays, please contact a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at (402) 219-7615.