Northwest Infant Safety & SIDS Alliance was established as the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation of Washington in 1961 as a statewide nonprofit organization supporting families and educating the community about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Over the last 58 years our we’ve continued to grow and add more child-focused educational and safety programs while continuing to support those who have been affected by the death of a child. Our recent merger with Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation now allows us to expand our services to Idaho, Washington and Montana.
Regionwide Child Health and Safety Advocacy
Strength comes in numbers which why it is our mission to partner with like-minded child health and safety-focused agencies throughout the Northwest. It is a priority of NISSA to be a voice for children at the local, regional, state and federal level. Every Child Alliance believes that all children have the right to a healthy and safe environment while growing up.
Would you like to join our efforts in keeping children safe?
Child Health & Safety Educational and Training
Safe Start Northwest is our infant and child health and safety education and training program. Unintentional and accidental injuries are the biggest killer of our children, one month to 12 years of age. Education and awareness are key to preventing accidental deaths of our children.
We provide training and classes on a wide variety of infant and child health and safety subjects. Class topics include safe infant sleep, CPR/First Aid, child passenger safety and more. On-site training is also available for medical professionals, childcare providers, first responders, coroners and medical examiners.
Safe Start Northwest also provides portable cribs, sleep sacks, car seats and more to parents and caregivers in need.
Would you like to learn more about the classes and training available in your area?
We come together to grieve, together we heal
Healing Together is our peer-to-peer emotional support program for those affected by a pregnancy, infant or child loss. We are available for anyone in need of support.
We provide support packets, referrals for counseling, 24-hour support line, monthly support group and much more.
Our goal is to ensure you know you are not alone in this time of grief and to support you in your time of need.
Would you like to learn more about our emotional support services?
There are many ways to join our efforts in your own community! We are always looking for new volunteers, advocates and donors to join our life-saving mission.
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News / Events
Text conBecause humor brings us back to earth, it helps us to use well what is left to us even when we are keenly aware of what we have lost or been denied. Only those who know how to weep can also laugh heartily. – Kathleen R. Fischer I repurposed this quote from the book, “Healing […]
“Good planning without good working is nothing.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower After looking at the strengths and challenges of each organization via multiple strategic planning sessions with my board of directors, a decision has been made. Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation will official dissolve on December 31, 2019 and all assets will be given to Northwest Infant […]
As many of you know, I also serve as the Executive Director and am the founder of Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation. INWSIDS was founded in 2012 to serve the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane community with grief support and safe sleep education services. In fact, it was modeled after the work NISSA was doing in western […]
I am excited and honored to join your organization as the new executive director. I want to thank everyone for your warm welcome. Also, I want to thank Aileen Carroll, Board President for her support and assistance in helping me transition into this position. Aileen has been serving as our volunteer Executive Director for the […]