Our trained support staff is available to provide comfort, understanding and assistance for those in need.
Our support services include support to families who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, fetal loss, stillbirth, neonatal or pediatric death.
In October of each year, a special gathering, "A Time to Remember" is held to honor the children who have passed away. For more information, please email Jennifer Castaldo
Care for new moms
Many mothers experience a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder, and our maternal wellness program is here to help. Patients benefit from the services of a multidisciplinary team that includes licensed psychotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and a board-certified psychiatrist. Visit the Post Partum page to learn more.
These events are hosted by a Parent Connection Volunteer (parents who have personally experienced the hospitalization or loss of a newborn or child), Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the NICU waiting room.
Infant CPR Classes
We offer free weekly infant CPR classes for current and recently discharged NICU families. The classes are taught by a certified instructor on Tuesdays, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the NICU conference room. To attend, please call to make a reservation at the number provided below.
Please click HERE to read the most recent Connecting Lines newsletter for families of critically ill newborns and neonatal graduates.
If you would like to share your NICU experience with other readers please contact Jennifer Castaldo.
Ronald McDonald House
If your child is under 21 years of age and is receiving medical treatment at Huntington Hospital, Ronald McDonald House provides a community supported "home away from home" for the families of those hospitalized kids.
One-on-one support is available prenatal through post-discharge.
Our parent volunteers are a vital component of Huntington Hospital's family-focused neonatal team. Support parents offer the hope, empathy and valuable insights that only a parent who has "been there" can. Parent volunteers provide peer support to families experiencing the hospitalization of their child.
Please contact Jennifer Castaldo for additional information.
We also have a (closed) Facebook group to provide community and support between parents.
Click HERE to ask to join.
To Contact Parent Support Services, please call: (626) 397-8509