Parents Supporting Parents of Critically Ill Newborns

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Welcome to Precious Beginnings! We are a 501(3) nonprofit organization that supports parents and families in the neonatal intensive care unit(NICU). Whether your child, grandchild or sibling was in the NICU for one day, 150 days or never left, we do know what you are experiencing and are here to help.

Having a child in the NICU is like a roller coaster ride.  The range of emotions is beyond imagination.  Families who have children in the NICU are affected by a level of stress, fear, and elation all at the same time.  Given the uniqueness of the experience, and that natural need to protect your child, many families feel a need to speak to others who truly understand what they are going through.  The road is never easy, and is experienced by everyone differently.  Our volunteers understand. 

The NICU can be an intimidating place.  Precious Beginnings is a very unique organization with a special mission.  Our volunteers and our organization’s sole mission is to “Touch the Life of Each Family in the NICU in a Positive and Lasting Way”.  To help with this, we offer families a newsletter, volunteer in the unit, and have a parent support hotline so that parents can get connected with others who have similar experiences.  We also host Baja nights where parents can meet NICU graduates, ask questions and get support.  We are here for you.  You do not have to go through this alone!

Precious Beginnings * P.O. Box 19508 * Portland , OR, 97280-0508 * (503) 244-3350 * pbeginnings@gmail.com