Support4Families is an initiative to provide social and emotional support
to families impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
We offer age and developmentally appropriate programs for children
and teens to cope with a personal cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one.
Parents receive professional support from licensed social workers and other mental health professionals.
What We Offer
Individual and Family Support
Healthy Cooking and Nutrition Programs
Health and Wellness Programs
School Based Support Groups and Education
Social Connection Programs
Pediatric Cancer Family Financial Support
We offer several different support groups to support your whole family.
Parent Support Groups
Teen/School Based Support Groups
Hope Art/Expressive Group Art Activities
School Based Support
We offer support for the administrators, educators, counselors,
and students in your school system.
Strengthening Our Schools Annual Conference
Teens Connect-School Based Support Group
Referrals from Local Area High Schools
Pediatric Family Support
Through our partnership with Jason P. Schaible Memorial Fund,
we are Raising the Bar and providing financial assistance
and psychosocial support to pediatric cancer families.
Contact our Program Director to learn more.
These programs have been so important for my family. It has been so helpful to me to know that I’m not alone on this journey and to be able to share with other parents how similar or different our journeys are as parents with cancer. They have helped my sons to know that they aren’t the only kids who have a parent with cancer and have helped them express their feelings about my having cancer.
It was an incredible help to me and my children. To not be the 'only one' was very powerful for my children. And to have people have a true understanding of what I was going through was a huge help for me!
Meet the Support4Families Team!
All About Child Life Services: What is a Child Life Specialist?
A Child Life Specialist Provides:
-Knowledge of Child Development, with focus on hospitalization responses;
-Education for adults on how to talk to kids in age and developmentally appropriate ways;
-Techniques for coping as well as tips for managing stress related to illness;
-Assessments for the needs of the child and his/her family.