Community Events, News,
It’s our goal to offer regular events for NICU families as well as to engage the community at-large for fundraising and informational events. You can check here regularly or join the NICU Families Northwest email list to stay informed.
Check here for news and organizational announcements. We will also occasionally feature a short essay or link to an informative article to offer some additional insight into the NICU parent experience.
From the nonprofit team behind the NICU Families Northwest online community: On behalf of the countless hearts, minds, and hands that have placed stickers in books for The Littlest Reader Project, tucked handwritten notes into We Care Packages, sat in silence
NICU parents are encouraged to practice self-care, but moms and dads deprived of sleep, under extreme stress, and often dehydrated or poorly nourished tend to shrug off these well-meaning reminders. It's helpful to consider subconscious factors that create obstacles to
If you're passionate about improving support for local NICU families and enthusiastic about hands-on work in service of others, we encourage you to request an application.
Our Founder, Anna David will be speaking at the upcoming WellMama Family Wellness Fair, March 24th from 10am – 1pm at Taborspace. This free event offers Portland-area families an opportunity to connect with local health and wellness providers, as well
Local family health advocate and outdoor enthusiast Hike It Baby recruited our Founder, Anna David, to write a guest blog post featuring tips for NICU Families to make getting outside a fun and successful experience.
In 2017 we launched our Full Heart Food Cart: a new program that brings fresh, healthy, nutritious food directly to inpatient NICU families at our partner hospitals in order to build peer relationships and strengthen inpatient community.
Nurtured and guided by an amazing team of volunteers, NICU Families Northwest has accomplished phenomenal growth in the past year and we’re excited to catch you up on our incredible year. Our major focus for 2018 is creating opportunities for parents
After my son was born, I was eager to be outside, but all the talk of germs from even a common cold and my fears of RSV had me paranoid about exposing him to any risk. I was also a
Every day NICU Families Northwest works to expand support for local parents coping with their infant’s hospitalization. Below you can read about our recent accomplishments and what others say about our work.
NICU Families Northwest is the proud recipient of a $2,000 grant from Deacon Charitable Foundation to design and produce custom journals focused on the unique needs and experiences of NICU parents.
Beginning in July through December of 2018, NICU Families Northwest will be a beneficiary of Duck Pond Cellars' Give & Taste program and we couldn't be happier.
We are thrilled to welcome local family health advocate and outdoor enthusiast Hike It Baby as an official NICU Families Northwest Community Partner.
NICU staff at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR obtained $1,500 in grant funding to bring The Littlest Reader Project to their inpatient families.
In January Northwest Mothers Milk Bank generously made an in-kind donation of branded lip balm to NICU Families Northwest. We hope this will increase awareness of the milk bank and the incredible work they do in our community, and encourage
Our first Year-End Appeal was a huge success and we were floored by the support of our local community. One very notable contribution came from Membean, the employer of one of our amazing volunteers.
It was no ordinary Tuesday when Forbes.com contributor Devin Thorpe interviewed our Founder, Anna David as part of his 24 Hour "Streamathon" coverage of Giving Tuesday.
NICU Families Northwest receives the largest donation to date in the form of a check from the Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign.
NICU Families Northwest is honored to have been awarded $1,000 to help fund our programs through the glassybaby grant program.
If you live in the Portland Metro region, you're familiar with the excellent local mini-magazine, pdxparent. This ubiquitous publication has an impressive regional reach being featured in September's 'Good Deeds' column can help us grow our volunteer base.
Based on a popular vote promotion during National Nurses Week, NICU Families Northwest received a $1,500 donation from Advanced Travel Nursing, a National staffing agency for the nursing industry.
We are thrilled to share that Deacon Charitable Foundation has approved our proposal for grant funding to launch our new program: The Full Heart Food Cart. Their generous grant of $2,000 will create a stable base from which we can