Our Programs

If you are in crisis or need immediate support please call Postpartum Support International 1-800-944-4773 or the Connections Team 303-724-3554 or the Colorado Crisis Prevention 1-844-493-8255

Virtual NICU Support Options

Not just in Colorado, connect with Love for Lily from anywhere.

Love for Lily’s facilitated NICU Love group meetings provide safe, welcoming, and regular opportunities for individual and small group connection, building community and easing the loneliness and fear that often accompany a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stay. This often unexpected and unfamiliar path for parents quickly brings to the surface difficult emotions and thoughts of uncertainty, failure, shame, and guilt, mixed confusingly with happiness and joy at the arrival of their children. Many people have not been taught how to navigate these experiences, but with the guidance of trained facilitators, the parents attending our NICU support group meetings not only gain new skills, but they also learn that they are not alone in their NICU journey.

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In-Unit Mama Group

Every Thursday 10AM (MST)

For all Mamas no matter what hospital who are currently in unit

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Family Group

Every Tuesday 5 PM (MST)

For all family members Mamas, Daddies, Grands during your NICU journey.

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Lasting Love

Every Thursday 11:30am (MST)

For Post-NICU Mamas

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Connections

Every Monday 10AM (MST)
For Mamas 1+ years post discharge
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Daddy Love

Every Thursday 12PM (MST)
For NICU Dads
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Love, Camden & Friends

Bereavement and grief support, love, and guidance for families whose lives are forever changed by the loss of a baby.

NICU Medical Team Support

Please email us to schedule a one-on-one coaching session

Love@LoveForLily.org

Activities

Love For Lily’s NICU Love program addresses the above-listed goals and objectives using the following strategies:

  • Visiting contracted hospitals regularly to meet with families new to the NICU.
  • Providing weekly in-unit group meetings for parents of NICU babies.
  • Collaborating with NICU medical staff to address unmet social and emotional needs of current and future NICU parents.
  • Delivering essentials bags of supplies for all families with infants in the NICU of the hospitals where we serve.
  • Maintaining regular communication with medical staff and administrators of NICUs.

Objectives

The objectives of the NICU Love program are:

  • Building community
  • Teaching breathing techniques and other coping skills
  • Teaching relationship skills and problem-solving strategies
  • Processing trauma
  • Alleviating isolation and fear
  • Assisting families to navigate the medical system
  • Providing referrals for families to other specialized services and professionals

Core Skills

NICU Love support groups offer facilitated conversation, sharing of stories, and collaborative skills building. Three core skills are emphasized: emotional literacy, stress management, and understanding and navigating key relationships with medical staff, family members, and other allies.

In-Unit NICU Support

Our facilitators are in-unit every week at the following NICUs. If you are not able to be there during the time we are at your unit, reach out and we will find space to connect.

UC Health – Anschutz | Tues. 12:30 pm-3:30 pm in the conference room

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s | Wed. 11:00 am-12:00 pm in the Ronald McDonald waiting area

St. Joseph’s SCL Health | Wed. 1:00 pm-2:00 pm in the parent conference room

Join One of Our Facebook Groups

Our Facebook groups offer a place for NICU parents to find community. We offer groups catered towards different individuals within the NICU community, including:

Other Offerings

Mama the App

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Mama, the app, powered by Boppy, offers a moment of respite for anyone navigating this messy world, especially mamas. Everyday you will receive little wisdoms right on your smartphone. We want to create spaces and reminders for mamas to care for themselves, to breathe and to know they are not alone. Download Mama and make sure you leave a review if you love it.

Grants

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Love for Lily provides grants to qualifying NICU families on a monthly basis. The purpose of our grant program is to ease the burden of ongoing care for underinsured families. The mission of our grant program is to provide a helping hand to fill the gap. The grant programs will reopen for applications July 1st. Read what Ryder’s Love grant recipients have to say about the impact this made on their lives.

NICU Essentials Bags

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Essentials Bags are given to every family expecting a two week or longer stay in the NICU at hospitals where Love for Lily serves. These bags include basics like a toothbrush and face wash, things that can make a world of difference after a long night or many long nights. The bags also contain a journal for parents to record memories and thoughts or for nursing staff to capture precious moments that happen while mom and dad are away. We include other donated items that bring comfort, supporting the well-being of parent and child.