NICU Assistance Program 

Baby Charlotte in the NICU


Charlotte Ministries is a NICU Assistance program, inspired by a staff member’s struggle with having a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Evaluated on a case-by-case basis, The Salvation Army provides care packages as well as financial assistance for families with a child currently in an Allen County NICU (and in special cases, children with cancer or other medical issues.) Assistance is provided upon demonstration of need and based upon donations received.

For more information, please contact Jama Smith at or 260-744-2311.



Malachi has been confirmed with Leukemia AML and his little body is fighting as we speak at Riley with an infection.
“Malachi has been in and out of the hospital with RSV and Bronchitis from the time he was 6 weeks old. For a time this Summer we thought he was doing better until he started sleeping around 20 hours a day. He started bruising all over his body and his right eye began drooping. Today August 19th, after some blood tests, the results came back 99.99% that Our sweet little boy has leukemia. We will be going in for a bone marrow test within the next couple of days. We are in shock right now and know we have a very long road ahead of us.”

Please feel free to donate directly to the family from this site which will go directly to this family.:

The Family is in the greatest need of:

Gas Cards

Grocery Gift Cards

Mortgage/Rent Assistance

Huggies Diapers size 5 or 6

Huggies Wipes, Unscented

Gift cards can be mailed to The Salvation Army RE: MALACHI E 2901 North Clinton Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

If you would like to assist with home or utility payments for this family, please contact

baby feet


We are constantly in need of donations for Charlotte Ministries! We are currently accepting:

  • Gently used and new infant clothing
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Grocery Gift Cards
  • Restaurant Gift Cards (NICU families often have to grab food on the go or take food back to the hospital.)
  • Gas Cards (Many of our families drive to and from the NICU several times daily and gas costs alone can be staggering.)
  • New Baby Hygiene Items

Donations can be delivered to the reception desk at 2901 North Clinton, Fort Wayne, MON-FRI 8:30 am -4:30 pm.


 If you have or know of a NICU or child in need that meets our medical requirements, please email