Parent Support Services

Providing comfort, understanding and assistance for those in need.

Parent Support Services

Our trained support staff is available to provide comfort, understanding and assistance for those in need.

For well-baby parent support (sleeping, eating, congestion, constipation, etc), please call our perinatal health team (626) 397-3172. Also, we offer a variety of classes to support new and expecting parents. Visit our Childbirth & Parenting Class page to learn more or register.

For parent support services related to babies in our NICU or PICU, please call Brenda Burke (626) 397-8509.

Care for New Moms

Maternal Wellness Program

Many mothers experience a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder, and our maternal wellness program is here to help. Patients benefit from the services of a multidisciplinary team that includes licensed psychotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and a board-certified psychiatrist.

Parent Connection Coffee Breaks

These events are hosted by a Parent Connection Volunteer (parents who have personally experienced the hospitalization or loss of a newborn or child), Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the NICU waiting room.

Please check the hospital Calendar of Events to see upcoming Parent Connection Coffee Breaks.

NICU Infant CPR Classes

We offer free weekly infant CPR classes for current and recently discharged NICU families. The classes are taught by a certified instructor on Wednesdays, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the NICU conference room. To attend, please call the unit secretary to make a reservation at (626) 397-8524.

Ronald McDonald House

If your child is under 21 years of age and is receiving medical treatment at Huntington Hospital, Ronald McDonald House provides a community supported “home away from home” for the families of those hospitalized kids.

Bereavement Support

Our support services include support to families who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, fetal loss, stillbirth, neonatal or pediatric death.

Telephone Support

One-on-one support is available prenatal through post-discharge.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our parent volunteers are a vital component of Huntington Hospital’s family-focused neonatal team. Support parents offer the hope, empathy and valuable insights that only a parent who has “been there” can. Parent volunteers provide peer support to families experiencing the hospitalization of their child.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Brenda Burke with Parent Support Services at (626) 397-8509.