Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Nine years later, Eli is a strong, healthy little boy with a ton of energy! His life is truly a miracle, which can only be attributed to a mighty and loving God putting His hand on Eli and working through those wonderful NICU doctors and nurses. And as for myself, I feel like I am finally healing from the experience — the creation of Eli’s Hope being a part of that process.
Because of our own personal experience, we at Eli’s Hope are on a mission to share the love and hope we received from Jesus Christ with the families of NICU babies. We don’t want NICU parents to experience the feelings of lostness and isolation that we felt. We strive to provide hope in the midst of sorrow, and peace in the midst of chaos. Because even if you have family nearby,good health insurance, and a great hospital… many NICU families are still missing the support they need to make it through, without feeling like they’re drowning.
Having a child in the NICU is never an experience that anyone is prepared for. And the long-term effects of being born early or sick can linger for years. Eli’s Hope is here to help make the rough places smooth for NICU families, only by the grace of God.
Services we provide
Eli’s Hope helps fragile families find the emotional support they need to thrive.
NICU Support Gift Bags
We intend for every NICU family in our partnered hospitals to receive one of our NICU Gift Bags. Each bag contains practical items that will be helpful and encouraging during their NICU stay.
We can provide special Bereavement Gift Bags when a NICU family experiences a loss. The items included in these bags provide mementos that will help the family move through the grieving process. In addition, we can sometimes offer one-time financial gifts to help needy families cover any funeral expenses.
Home from the NICU Transitioning
We can sometimes provide Home Transitioning support for families in need, which may include baby items, clothes, and/or gift cards.
Eli’s Hope has active chapters in numerous hospitals in the Chicagoland area.
One of the most critical components of Eli’s Hope is our volunteer base. There are many opportunities to serve, including filling gift bags, working at outreach events, and helping with fundraisers. If you are interested in volunteering with one of our current chapters, please Contact Us. You can also take a look at our Calendar to see what events are scheduled and click here to find out what hospitals we are already serving in.
Also, Eli’s Hope is always interested in reaching out to more Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the Chicago area. If you are interested in becoming a Chapter Coordinator at your local NICU, please use our Contact Us page to receive more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this section, you will find questions that are frequently asked about Eli’s Hope. If you have a question about Eli’s Hope, their mission, or want to know more, please feel free to contact Preemie Parent Alliance and we will make sure your question is answered promptly.