Comfort and community for NICU families

Saul’s Light is a New Orleans-based nonprofit that provides support and community to families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The emotional and financial toll of a NICU experience can affect families for a lifetime.

Even a brief stay in the NICU can be devastating for parents and their families, both emotionally and financially. Many experience long-term psychological stress and struggle to cover the costs, from expensive medical care to loss of work, travel, meals, and childcare.

13.2 days

The average length of stay for a baby admitted to the NICU


The average cost of a NICU admission


Percentage of NICU parents at risk for post-traumatic-stress symptoms

Sources: The March of Dimes, Stanford University

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What Saul’s Light provides

NICU Support

Financial donations and emotional tools to help ease the burden

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Bereavement Support

Tools to help parents say goodbye, honor their baby’s memory, and grieve

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Connections to community

Events, yoga classes, and a Facebook group to help parents connect with others and find support

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Stories from Families

News & Events

10 Aug 2018 | Events

2017 Fundraisers

A variety of fundraisers took place for Saul's Light in 2017.

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10 Aug 2018 | Events

Winter 2017 Blood Drive

A Blood Drive took place at Touro Synagogue in New Orleans in Winter 2017.

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10 Aug 2018 | News

Kimberly on Whole Body Mental Health Radio

Kimberly spoke about Saul's Light with Dr. Jose Calderon-Abbo on Whole Body Mental Health Radio on April 20, 2017.

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Our Partners


  • Children's Hospital
  • East Jefferson Hospital
  • Tulane Lakeside Hospital

Service Providers

  • Dancing Grounds Studio
  • Docville Farms
  • Freret Street Yoga
  • The Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital
  • Hailey's Hope Foundation (New York only)
  • KVR Photography
  • Landon's Legacy
  • Maison Dupuy Hotel
  • Mindful Psychiatry
  • NICU Helping Hands – The Angel Gowns Program
  • Queen B Project (Pennsylvania only)
  • The Superhero Project

About Saul’s Light

Saul’s Light was founded in 2015 by Kimberly and Aaron Novod after the passing of their son, Saul, in a New Orleans NICU. Today, we partner with hospitals, local organizations, and healthcare professionals to provide resources and support so that no parent endures the NICU experience alone.

We dream of a world where every baby is born strong and healthy. But the next best thing is to help NICU parents get the necessary resources and emotional support they need in their time of crisis, and beyond. Your support helps us support NICU families in our community every day.