Siblings In ActionSiblings in Action is a program for siblings (aged 3-12) of neonatal infants that provides activities, explains equipment and gives children the opportunity to express and discuss their feelings about being a big brother or sister of a sick infant. It also provides supervision of the children allowing the parent to have a focused visit with their son/daughter in the hospital. For more information, please call 704-355-8803.
Family Focus (Neonatal Family Support Group)Family Focus is a parent support group for parents of neonates that is held on the second and fourth Thursday evening of the month. Parents learn about various issues such as selecting a pediatrician, immunization schedules and safety in the home. A graduate parent also returns to share their experience and answer questions for other parents. Refreshments are provided. For more information, please call 704-355-8803.
Camp CARE is committed to providing a camp for Charlotte-area children, ages 3-17, who have or have had cancer and their siblings. Camp CARE also offers year-round activities for the children and their families. For more information, please visit www.campcare.org.
Rainbow of Hope is an informal dinner and support group for families who have children with any cancer. During the monthly meetings, the parents meet to share their experiences. The discussions are lead by a Social Worker. Child life specialists provide therapeutic activities for patients and siblings ages 3-18. For more information, please visit our website or call us 704-381-9900.
A monthly support group for adolescents aged 13-18 who have been diagnosed with Sickle Cell disease. The program brings teens together with a social worker and a Registered Nurse who provide education, support and activities. For more information, please call 704-355-1193.
KinderMourn is a non-profit agency that provides support to parents grieving the death of a child and children/teens grieving the death of a family member or friend. Individual counseling, play and art therapy, along with support groups are available. All services are provided by professional grief counselors with specialized training in childhood and adult bereavement issues. Families interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to call KinderMourn at 704-376-2580 or visit our website at www.kindermourn.org.
Levine Cardiac Kids
Levine Cardiac Kids is a group that supports children who are being treated for, or have recently been diagnosed with, Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) and their families. This group serves as a forum for sharing experiences and building relationships; seeks to educate families on pertinent issues related to heart-health, treatments, and coping strategies; and creates awareness of CHD within the community. It is a very active group that offers support in a variety of ways such as, Coffee Drop-Ins at the hospital, playdates, a yearly picnic, care packages for hospitalized pediatric heart patients, and monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Levine featuring a guest speaker, an inspirational story and fellowship among families. For more information, please visit www.levinecardiackids.com or contact Lisa McKenzie at 704-726-3493.