Connecting Preemie Parents with Preemie Parents
Our Preemie Parent Mentor Program focuses on providing resources and peer support to parents throughout their child’s prematurity journey. We have a team of trained parent (and grandparent) volunteers, each of whom has had their own experience with prematurity. Our mentors can help parents from the early days in the NICU to the transition home, and also, if they experience a loss.
Through our partnership with Parent to Parent USA, our program has the resources and ability to provide gentle support and encouragement. Every prematurity journey is unique, but please know that you are not alone. Mentors are available by video call, phone, text, or email. Parents are matched with mentors who have had a similar prematurity experience.
Based on your needs, there are two ways to connect with a mentor:
- Question or Quick Chat
Check mentor availability and schedule an appointment using our new online platform called “Connect.” Follow the directions on the site to create or sign into your existing VSee account. Or using your Android or iPhone device, download the VSee Clinic app and enter room code Grahams45. Once there, select a time that suits you and set up an appointment for a video chat, phone call, or text chat within the app. Each appointment slot is 15 minutes long and is best suited if you just need a quick chat or have a question.
- Ongoing Support
If you think you may need a more lengthy conversation and ongoing support with one of our mentors, fill in the request form below. This will provide you with a personalized connection with a parent who has had a similar experience to yours.
Either way, we look forward to connecting with you!
For any questions please contact our Program Director, Meegan Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org
Please view our current Preemie Parent Mentors’ profiles to learn more about their experiences and how they provide support to fellow preemie parents.
Graham’s Foundation has joined with Parent to Parent USA as a community partner. We follow their researched and endorsed practices for parent support. For more information about Parent to Parent, check out their website at p2pusa.org.