Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation – Est. 2008
Our mission: 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.
Throughout the year, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation provides direct assistance to more than 6,500 pediatric patients and their families in need. Thousands of babies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) will receive precious donor human milk, children with serious medical conditions will be matched with loving companion dogs, families will receive non-financial support in difficult times and new families across Colorado will be provided with free education to give their babies the best start in life.
We are committed to improving the overall health of children and provide an avenue for community support by offering a variety of services rooted in four major areas:
- 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.
- 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.
- Mothers’ Milk Bank is a nonprofit milk bank and adheres to the strict guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). Mothers’ Milk Bank collects, tests, processes and provides donor human milk to fragile babies across the country.
- Best Start Program aims to provide all new and expecting parents in Colorado with essential education and resources on safe sleep, breastfeeding and brain building, which includes a Best Start baby box.
We also provide support:
- to families with babies in the NICU by providing car seats, diapers, blankets, clothing and other essentials
- for pediatric patients and their families by creating events and activities to help ease the stress of the long and intensive treatments these patients must often undergo
- for perinatal services for mothers and infants with pre-partum or post-partum health conditions or complications
- toys and books to boost morale and create a sense of community for the pediatric patient and family population