The program, one of the ﬁrst in the state, was launched in 2015 to support families as they transition from the NICU to home—a transition that can seem overwhelming, because the family can no longer rely on 24-hour medical staff support. Our team, in collaboration with community partners, is there as families navigate this emotional, health, and medical journey.
Families in the program already report feeling more supported and successful, according to research conducted by PhD students at the UW NICU. Giselle, whose son Griffin spent over three months in the UW NICU, puts it this way:
“When we had our first visit at home from Northwest Center, we finally started to feel like things were going to be okay.”