Every parent needs support from those that understand. Come join with other parents that are on the same journey.

Parent Support:

SHARE support parents who have children with special needs through a variety of ways such as grief support sessions, general support sessions, NICU support, socials, restaurant gift certificates on wedding anniversaries or birthdays, and family Christmas, Easter, and Valentine’s dinners.

 

Parent Quest:

This is a group that meets once a month in both Midland and Odessa. This group discusses whatever is on the parents’ minds. It is a great way for parents to make lasting friendships with other parents that understand. Come join the group and have fun in a safe and supportive environment.

NICU Support:

One in every 10 babies born in the U.S. is admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) because of premature birth or another medical condition. This is a very scary, confusing, and difficult time. The challenges, issues, and emotions these new parents face can be extremely overwhelming. The hopes and dreams parents have for their baby are put on hold. Parents begin a journey that is full of uncertainties, but they are not alone. SHARE, along with Texas Parent-to-Parent and FMH, has trained local parents who have had babies in the NICU to be Support Parents. New NICU parents are matched with Support Parents who understand what it is like to have a baby in the NICU and special needs children. They offer insight, wisdom, and emotional support in whatever capacity necessary (by phone, individual support face-to-face, group support, email, etc.) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. SHARE also provides sensitive and engaging educational materials including supportive books, brochures, informational movies, and available SHARE programs for all family members. Connect with special parents. Letís begin the journey together!

For more information about our NICU support program, contact Sharon Schattel, (432) 818-1250 or email her at sschattel@sharewtx.org.