To improve the quality of life for families, sick children, and infants throughout our communities by providing support when and how they need it most.
Making a difference for families
Each year, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation provides direct assistance to more than 10,000 pediatric patients and their families. Thousands of babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) receive precious donor human milk, children with serious medical conditions are matched with loving companion dogs, families will receive non-financial support in difficult times, and children in the hospital are comforted by a furry friend.
We believe the world is better when neighbors support neighbors. Families never know when their child is going to be impacted by illness or injury, and when it happens, we’re here to help.
To make it happen, we focus on supporting families in three key areas: financial support, emotional support, and nutritional support. This support comes in the form of four programs:
Patient & Family Assistance
provides direct support to patients and families to help cover critical non-medical costs such as gas and grocery cards, taxi vouchers, social worker and emergency assistance grants to families in need of assistance. We also provide essential items like car seats, diapers, clothing, toys, and books to support pediatric patients.
The Stink Bug Project
supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition. The Stink Bug Project matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families throughout the Rocky Mountain region. These dogs are trained in the Colorado Correctional Industries’ K9 Training Program and provide much-needed comfort during challenging times.
Mothers’ Milk Bank
is a nonprofit milk bank that collects, tests, processes and provides donor human milk to fragile babies across the country. We are part of a consortium of nonprofit milk banks under the umbrella of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).
PAWS for RMHC
brings joy and comfort to children at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in the form of an on-site hospital dog, Posey. She demonstrates procedures, helps ease stress, and brings smiles to the faces of patients, families, and hospital staff alike.