Parents Who Have Been There is a registered not-for-profit charity. We formed in 2008 as Women Who Have Been There as a group of past parents of Neonatal babies wanting to give back and support parents going through that experience today.
The founder, Jenny, shares her reason for starting up the support group:
From going through the Neonatal experience with both my children, my heart was heavy thinking about the families that continue to go through that experience today with their precious babies. With this compassion and strong heartfelt desire to support these parents and families and to give back to the hospitals in some way, the idea of our support group was conceived. Bringing together like minded friends who had been through the Neonatal experience and had the same heart to give back to families walking that journey today; in 2008 Women Who Have Been There was born(name change in 2015 to Parents Who Have Been There).
We support local Neonatal Units in various ways (see the Support Services page).
With all we do we aim to just support parents and families (and staff) where we can with no agenda but just to let them know that we have been where they are now, we have walked a similar journey and do truly understand.
With that and the compassion we have in our heart we hope to ease their load a bit, provide some practical help and offer an understanding ear giving hope and support.
Parents Who Have Been There is run entirely by volunteers and we rely on donations, business product sponsorship and the odd grant to fund our work.
We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission, an incorporated associtaion and we are externally auditted.
Should you wish to donate, please go to our donations page. Thank you.