Our Services

An array of services enables family members to lead their lives as fully as possible. Services for children and adolescents through age 21 are available 24 hours per day. An interdisciplinary pediatric specialty team takes a holistic approach to care, providing:

  • Nursing services
  • Medical social services
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Guidance in navigating community resources
  • Home health aides and homemaker services
  • Spiritual support
  • Therapy services for patient safety and family education
  • Bereavement support

Grief is a natural part of the human experience and is especially pronounced at the time of death. Our programs are open to the public, and promote positive expressions of grief to encourage recovery.

Expressive therapy is a powerful tool that helps children with life-limiting illnesses and their families express and cope with experiences, thoughts and emotions. Using various therapeutic activities, including art, music, play, writing and storytelling, the expressive therapy program:

  • Uses imagery as an aid in healing
  • Assesses and explores death awareness
  • Determines the child's emotional,  social and psychological functioning
  • Uncovers feelings or conflicts that the child or sibling is having difficulty verbalizing
  • Provides an appropriate outlet for expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Develops a supportive, trusting and therapeutic relationship
  • Assists the bereaved family work through the painful process of healing
  • Allows the patient and family to gain some relief from physical or emotional stress
  • Volunteer services

"This type of communication, learning and sharing is a great help.  I was relieved to discover other men going through the same things as me."

Daybreak attendee - John K.