General Resources

CaringBridge

CAring Bridgecaringbridge.org

CaringBridge is a free, private, donor-supported health social network where you can stay connected with family and friends and receive support. CaringBridge offers:

  • CaringBridge Sites: a private, personal website where you can keep family and friends informed during a health event, and they can leave supportive messages.
  • SupportPlanner: a calendar to help family and friends coordinate helpful tasks such as meals, transportation, pet care, etc.

Learn more about CaringBridge here.

The United Way of Connecticut’s 2-1-1

homepage: www.211infoline.org
child care search: search.211childcare.org

Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234

2-1-1 is a free community service to help you locate useful local resources, information, support groups and help in a crisis. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Use the child care search link above to search a database of child care centers, summer camps and preschools by city or zip code.

U.S. Government: Social Security

www.ssa.gov/pubs/10026.html

In some cases children born prematurely can receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This booklet discusses the Social Security and SSI benefits a child with a disability might be eligible for and explains how they evaluate disability claims for children.

Mothers of Multiples of Lower Fairfield County

www.momslfc.org

Since many premature babies are multiples, a local twins/triplets club can offer specialized support for families with more than one baby. Founded in 1958, MOMs of Lower Fairfield County is one of the largest multiples clubs in the country, offering a wide range of programs for moms from pregnancy through the school years.

KidsHealth.com: A Primer on Preemies

kidshealth.org/parent/growth/growing/preemies.html

KidsHealth offers a "primer on preemies," including what to expect in the NICU and common complications of prematurity.

HealthyChildren.org by the American Academy of Pediatrics

www.healthychildren.org

Backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), HealthyChildren.org has general information about child health and parenting issues, as well as information about the AAP's programs, activities, guidelines, resources, and more. Here are some articles that will be of special interest to parents of premature babies:

Connecticut Birth to Three

www.birth23.org
phone: 1-800-505-7000

The mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. They assess your child and then work out an IFSP (an Individualized Family Service Plan) to provide whatever services your child needs: physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, et cetera.

The content of TTMF.org is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended, and should not be used, to replace the advice of healthcare professionals. All medical advice, care, treatment, questions and decisions should be thoroughly discussed with your personal physician(s).

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The Tiny Miracles Foundation

381 Post Road, 2nd Floor Darien, CT 06820
phone (203) 202-9714 ttmf.org info@ttmf.org

The Tiny Miracles Foundation is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
Our mission is to help families of infants born prematurely in Fairfield County, Connecticut.


The Tiny Miracles Foundation, Inc. (“TTMF”) is a volunteer-based organization that provides emotional support, practical assistance, supplies and information to parents of children born prematurely. TTMF does not provide medical advice or services. The contents of www.ttmf.org, our online community, our brochure, and/or other TTMF materials, services and offerings are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended, and should not be used, to replace the advice of healthcare professionals. All medical care, treatment, services, questions and decisions should be discussed thoroughly with your personal physician(s).