To The Moon And Back

a 501(c)3 dedicated to children born with in utero substance exposure and their families.  Since 2017 we have been the leader in providing support, education, and advocacy for the littlest victims of the opioid epidemic.

Support

Caregiver Support Groups

Support groups for foster and adoptive parents, and relative caregivers caring for children born substance exposed, twice a month in person and online. 

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Kids Groups

We organize activities like yoga, karate, and sensory-play, aimed to support the developmental deficits that children born opiate-dependent often experience.

Children’s Grant

Our Children’s Grant assists families with uncovered expenses, related to their child’s in utero substance exposure. This may include things like nutritional supplements, weighted blankets, transportation to appointments and therapy services. Download Application.

The Caregiver’s Guide to NAS & Beyond

A resource guide developed by families, caregivers and providers to explain the resources and services that are available to meet the needs commonly experienced by a child born with substance exposure.

Nurture A Superhero Care Packages

The Nurture A Superhero Care Package includes essential items to help soothe a newborn during the withdrawal phase of NAS. It includes a swaddle, pacifiers, diaper ointment, calming baby balm, bottle, and toy.

Caregiver’s Journey

An educational video series from the perspective of an adoptive and foster parent, relative, professional, and mom in recovery around raising a child with NAS and what to expect. 

Education

Community Presentations

We provide educational presentations on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome to raise awareness about the continuing needs of children born with NAS.

Beyond NAS Conference

Held annually for providers and families to learn about the cutting edge in research, resources, and interventions to help children born with NAS.  BeyondNAS 2020 Postponed

Advocacy

Consultation Services

We offer consultations, to both caregivers and providers on how to provide support to children born with NAS and how to access available community resources.

Advocacy

To the Moon and Back works with our local legislators to inform them on the needs of our community of children and families and to get funding to programs to support them. 

children born opiate dependent or exposed in MA in 2017

nurture a superhero packages delivered in 2019

number of families served by our support groups in 2019

caregiver's guides distributed in MA in 2019


The Nurture A Superhero Care Package includes essential items to help soothe a newborn during the withdrawal phase of NAS. It includes a swaddle, pacifiers, diaper ointment, calming baby balm, bottle, and toy.


 

A Caregiver’s Journey

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“Finding To The Moon And Back was such a blessing. Raising two children who were born with substance exposure is a unique journey that is difficult for others to understand. Developing connections with caregivers who are facing the same challenges provides much needed comfort. And, the opportunity to explore real advocacy for our children’s needs is energizing. It gives me hope that someday our children will have better access to the services they need!”
– Anonymous Caregiver

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