The 3 step program was created to provide support and resources for families with a child in the NICU. Glo Preemies will provide care and services to the entire family until the child turns 18 years old. The program is a collaboration with 30 African-American led organizations, healthcare professionals, and nationwide family centered programs dedicated to the education and empowerment of families facing a potential hospitalization of their baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Glo Preemies and hospitals will work together to identify potential high risk pregnant patients and NICU families and invite those families to an intake appointment. After joining the 3 step program, pregnant families and current NICU families will receive a custom care box quarterly until the NICU child turns 1 years old. They will also be able to join workshops, classes, free doula care services, food distribution and receive financial and transportation assistance if needed. If the pregnancy does not end in a NICU stay, that family will graduate from the program. Once the infant is ready to go home, families will move to the 2nd step which has more services and support. Some examples are: Virtual Home Visitor, Mental Health Support, Financial Assistance and a mobile NICU store to get household and baby items for free. Step 3 begins at 5 years old, the family will be able to receive the same services plus more such as: Career Support and IEP Reviews. GLO Preemies is able to provide a free month of tutoring services to preemie-born children who are having complications in school. The 3 step program is inclusive of workshops, free doula services, mental health support, custom care boxes and more and is available nationwide. Sign up online at https://www.glopreemies.org/
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