UPCOMING GROUP MEETINGS & EVENTS FOR NICU PARENTS IN TEXAS
Thursday, August 2nd 6:15-8 PM - Sewing and Craft Meeting
Saint Joseph Regional Health Center - 2801 Franciscan Drive Grant Education Center Room B
Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 6:15-8 PM - Brazos Valley Chapter Meeting - Meeting sponsor - Fazoli's Italian Restaurant
The College Station Medical Center - 1604 Rock Prairie Road, College Station, TX
SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
This facebook group is a national private group for past and present NICU families. It is a private place to connect, offer each other support, and ask questions regarding topics related to prematurity and life in a neonatal intensive care unit. In addition to our primary NICU group we also have a private angel group, created especially for parents who have lost a baby. Please let us know that you would like to be added to the angel group upon joining.
IN PERSON: One on One and Group Support
1. One on one support for moms with babies in the NICU now (Brazos Valley)
2. Brazos Valley, Temple, Waco NICU Parent Network Join Here
3. Houston NICU Parent Network Join Here
ONLINE SUPPORT-FOR NICU FAMILIES NATIONWIDE
We are available through email 24 hrs a day. Email Amber or Sherri at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com anytime you need to ask a question, vent, or share your journey with us.
We have a facebook page where many fellow NICU moms offer support and you can find many links to information, events we are having, and general information about our organization.
Join our private support group. You can post stories, share pictures, and ask personal and specific questions relating to the NICU. We currently have over 350 members.
Join us remotely or in person to sew & craft for NICU babies. Current NICU parents are always invited to attend. Many volunteers are past NICU & angel parents. Please join us as a volunteer or just join us to visit! This meeting takes place monthly at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bryan, Tx. Our newest chapter has started in Richmond, Tx and meets monthly as well.
6. Prayer Page
Please join us in praying for preemies and children. If you have a NICU baby in need of prayer please submit your request to us on our prayer page. This page has an established team of prayer warriors checking in and praying 24 hrs a day.
When you are ready we are here. This private support group is a place for families who have experienced a NICU or infant loss. Moms who have experienced a miscarriage are also invited to join. It is administered and moderated by moms who have experienced similar experiences. Email amber @ preemieprints.org to be added
PHONE and TEXT SUPPORT
CALL OR TEXT PAST PREEMIE PARENTS
Call 979.635.0825 (Amber) or 512-786-3232 (Sherri) to talk, ask a question, or vent anytime. If we do not answer leave a message and we will return your call within 24 hours. We will connect you with another NICU parent who has experienced a very similar journey to yours.
PAST PREEMIE AND ANGEL EVENTS
September 15th - National Neonatal Nurse Appreciation Day
Along with our partner at Top That Cake Designs we will be delivering cakes to both B/CS NICUs to honor the hardworking nurses who make such a difference in the lives of so many!
October 1st - Brazos Valley Farmers Market Fall Festival
We will have a booth and will be selling a variety of items in an effort to raise money to support the Preemie Prints foundation and support our outreach.
October 1st - Castlegate Park Family Night Out & Balloon Release For Angels
We will be grilling hamburgers out at the park and we invite you to bring the entire family! We will also be having a balloon release for all of our angel families! This is a great night for us all to have the opportunity to meet and for the kids to play. There are swing sets, playscapes, basketball, and tennis courts. We hope to see you
October 24th - 27th
Burger Boy Profit Share! Visit Burger Boy and say the magic words "Preemie Prints"! They will be donating a percentage of all dine in orders to Preemie Prints.
October 28th - 29th
Seasons Of Aggieland Bazaar: Look for our booth #33 in Rudder Exhibit Hall. We will have all kinds of handmade items for babies & some for moms, as well! Our new Aggie T-Shirts will also be available. Stop by and say hi before heading to the game!
We are planning a Christmas open house for the evening of December 2nd. All chapters are invited to attend and invitations will also be delivered to our participating NICUs so current families have the opportunity to attend the open house event. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event or sponsor the event please contact us. More information and details to come. Monthly meetings will resume for all chapters in January 2012.
End of December
Christmas quilt deliveries to families at both St. Joseph's and The Med NICUs.
March 24, 2012 1st Preemie Prints Music Festival: Celebrating Miracles & Benefiting NICU families. Palace Theater 4-10PM. Featuring Least Of These, sosaveme, SONS, Etched In Stone, Tubie & The Touchtones, and Brothers N' Arms.