The Mission of Miracle Babies is to provide support and financial assistance to families with critically ill newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and to enhance the well-being of women, children and their families through education, prevention and medical care.
HEALTHY WOMEN HEALTHY CHILDREN
Miracle Babies seeks to address the issue of maternal health by partnering with the YMCA to provide a weight management and nutrition program to reproductive age women who are at risk for preterm birth. The purpose of this program is to reduce the number of babies who end up in the NICU by focusing on the health of the woman. Women who are obese at childbearing age are at higher risk for infertility, miscarriage, gestational diabetes and hypertension.
FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The founding purpose of Miracle Babies is to help qualified families meet their basic expenses while they are caring for an infant in the (NICU). In coordination with the referring hospital, Miracle Babies evaluates each families’ need by considering several factors, including, income-to-debt ratio, gestational age of child at time of birth, length of stay in the NICU as well as the severity and nature of birth abnormalities, and distribute grants to families based on their need. Each family is also connected with our Family Network for educational and emotional support.
A child’s development is critical in the early years of their lives, and a positive, productive environment only enhances their chances to have a happy, and successful life in the future. Raising Miracles is a program designed to support healthy development in infants and children. Through Raising Miracles, families will learn about important developmental milestones, education and awareness for early intervention and coordinated care.