Who We Are

The Touched by Nathan Foundation was formed in memory of little Nathan Pavalko by his parents in 1999. The foundation is a non-profit organization with 501 (c)(3) status. The foundation’s intent is to help parents with babies born with fragile conditions in the greater Mahoning Valley.

What We Do

The organization helps parents, their family members and their babies. We emphasize the need to educate families in order to help the parents of fragile babies. These families are coping with the overwhelming stresses and anxieties felt when their newborn has a life-threatening problem. Often, they need emotional support as well as help with their everyday responsibilities.

Your contributions provide Education, Products, and Services through the following programs:

  • Grief Education
  • Funeral Home Program
  • CEU/Educational programs
  • Inspirational Libraries
  • Baby’s Love program (includes Memory Boxes, Comfort Baskets, and Journals)
  • Individual Family Needs Program
  • Travel Program (includes car beds, phone cards, and gas cards) Food Voucher Program
  • Overnight rooms at St. Elizabeth Health Center