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Helping each other to hold onto the hope of a better tomorrow.

About Us

Phone: (317) 446-3013


In 1976, Charlotte Deeter and Cindi Hankins met in a local Indianapolis hospital, where they had been hospitalized for unexpected complications during their pregnancies. After the premature (but healthy) births of their children, the women continued their friendship and supported each other during their children's NICU stays. Through this friendship they realized the value of parents supporting parents in wearisome times and thus began forming the groundwork for the Neo-Fight parent support group.


Garage sales, flower sales, recruiting other families, and help from the Neonatal nursery staff contributed to Neo-Fight becoming established in the Indianapolis area. Neo-fight became the first parent support group in the United States to have non-professionals working in the NICU supporting parents with babies in special care. People began to hear about Neo-Fight and wanted to get involved, and soon a new parent support program called Listener Training was developed to train volunteers that help support parents in crisis. Along this journey our goal has been simply to support and serve parents in need during one of life’s most challenging times.


Neo-Fight began as a parent support group at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis IN, and was incorporated into a nonprofit organization in September, 1976.


Today, Neo-Fight is active in all 11 Indianapolis hospitals, throughout Indiana by telephone at (317) 446-3013, and worldwide through their website at

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