Local Resources for Parents
We understand how difficult it is to parent a preemie. Giving birth prematurely is a traumatic event, culminating in a nerve wracking and overwhelming ordeal. We also understand the grief of loss. It is our mission to endure parents and families of premature babies are able to find and access all of the support you need at every step of the way so you are not alone. You are the most important part of your baby's care team.
Every Bottom covered
Every Bottom Covered is a diaper bank in Buffalo, NY distributing diapers directly as well as partner with organizations with missions to assist low-income families in Buffalo NY. Visit them online or at the Delavan Grider Community Center for enrollment of all eligible children in the household under 3 years old.
2-1-1 WNY is your free and confidential link to health and human services.
WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network, INC
The Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network provides a support group for families who have faced miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and early infant death. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. and is located at the Piver Center Conference Room at Sisters Hospital. For more information, contact Christine Scott at (716) 626-6363 or http://wnypbn.org.
NYS WIC Program
NYS WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, offering education, breastfeeding support and referrals. In some cases, they also help with obtaining breastfeeding tools, such as a breast pump.
Family Justice Center
NICU life is emotional and unnerving and difficult to navigate. It affects all members of the family. If your relationship with your partner is difficult and includes aggression or violence, let your healthcare provider know right away and/or call the Family Justice Center: 716-558-SAFE.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Groups meet weekly. Click here to find a local group to join.
More information to come