For NICU Professionals

Hand to Hold was born in 2011 and is a national nonprofit that provides compassionate support to NICU & bereaved parents before, during & after a NICU stay with the most comprehensive hospital support of all NICU nonprofits. Hand to Hold’s team members that connect directly with parents are certified mental health staff who have lived experience as NICU and bereaved parents. Support is available to hospitals in both English and Spanish.


Endorsed by the NPAOur educational resources and support programs meet the National Perinatal Association’s psychosocial support guidelines for NICU families and are endorsed by the National Perinatal Association.

Ways we can help you support the families in your care:

What NICU Professionals Are Saying

“The work Hand to Hold has done with NICU families has been life changing for families and our NICU staff. Hand to Hold is the perfect combination of skilled professionals who have a true understanding of the NICU journey from first hand experience. I do not believe there is a better organization than Hand to Hold for supporting these families through the most difficult and traumatic time of their life.”
— Rhonda Reed, BSN, RNC-NIC, Director of NICU and Neonatal Transport, St. David’s Medical Center

“With my patients, and in my personal life, I have experienced some of the deep sadness and loss that can accompany preterm birth or other birth complications. Hand to Hold will be such an important tool in assisting families in those vulnerable situations.”

— Dr. Felicia Nash, Preemie Mother & Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Women Partners in Health

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