Please share your mission.
Our mission is to enrich the lives of families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by allowing them spend more time with their premature or critically ill child.
Describe how your organization lives/realizes its mission.
At Jackson Chance Foundation, our mission is to enrich the lives of families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by allowing them spend more time with their premature or critically ill child. That is why we remove the financial burden of parking fees, to give every family the opportunity to be with their baby each and every day. Through our NICU Transportation Program, we partner with hospitals to provide complimentary parking passes for every family with a critically ill baby in the NICU, regardless of need. By providing these passes, we ensure that each NICU baby receives their basic human rights: advocacy, support, and human touch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Currently, our program is available at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital. We give families access to the best hospitals, neonatal specialists, surgical abilities, and nursing staff that they otherwise may have to turn down because of the high cost of parking. We give families freedom to stop by the NICU on their lunch break, to come before work to say, “good morning”, and to make it back for a kiss good night, or to allow someone to be there 24/7, without having to think about the price tag. Families with babies in the NICU struggle with many burdens – parking expenses shouldn’t be one of them.