Our Mission

Since 2012, we have been working with families during their time in the NICU to teach coping skills, build community and eat some good old-fashioned home cooking… but that’s not all.

Through facilitated support groups, Essentials Bags and grants, Love for Lily’s mission is to support families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to thrive during their stay and at home.

Facilitated support groups, such as Lasting Love, our post-NICU group, teach coping skills and provide community. Essentials Bags are stuffed with items that can provide a little comfort and ease the burden of life in the NICU. Grants help insured families who spend four or more weeks in the NICU obtain therapies that support the well-being of their child(ren).

“Being able to come to group, eat some real food (hospital cafeteria food gets very old day in and day out!) and talk to other moms, to be reassured that my little girl would pull through, and would turn into a strong, healthy child, gave me the strength to be there for her, advocate for her, and make it through her NICU stay without breaking down.”

— Emily’s Mama

mother and baby in NICU


  • Provided 2,975 Essentials Bags to families during their NICU stay.
  • Directly served 698-plus families through group meetings.
  • Given more than 25 grants to families, easing their burden and providing a helping hand.
  • Served and supported 14 families as they navigated the loss of their baby.
  • Delivered more than 500 holiday packages to families living with babies in the NICU.
  • Worked to build community within the unit, helping to ease the feelings of isolation that so many parents experience.
  • Launched programing for families after discharge, serving all hospitals in the Denver metro area.