Miracle Babies Care Packages are distributed to NICU families regardless of need. These care package provide comfort items so parents can spend more time crib-side and resources to address the numerous needs of their critically ill newborns.
The founding purpose of Miracle Babies is to reduce the financial burden of families with hospitalized newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through our Financial Assistance Program (which ended in 2019) surveys we found out almost 90% of our program recipients used their funds for transportation needs. With that being said, we took a more direct action and founded the Transportation Assistance Program. Now we can use Miracle Babies Shuttles to transport families from their home to the hospital to be with their critically ill newborn(s). Transportation can be a significant barrier for families to get to the NICU and create a bond with their child(ren). With the Miracle Babies Transportation Program we hope to significantly improve a mother’s ability to give breastmilk and take part in kangaroo care. By giving a NICU baby more access to breast milk and skin-to-skin contact, Miracle Babies can change health outcomes.