patient & family support

    • Counseling to family members
    • Individual and group support for patients, parents, and siblings
    • Spiritual support is available for families upon request
    • Staff members work with other local agencies to develop logistical support when patients must be transported for treatment in other locations
    • Ongoing support for families as they cope with multiple grief related issues
    • Socialization activities and community support are designed to enhance a family’s coping skills and cohesiveness
    • Volunteers provide support for patients, siblings, and parents, both in the home and in the hospital
    • Medical social workers provide supportive counseling to patients and their family members, in the home both individually and as a group
    • Offer specialized counseling and legacy building activities for families anticipating a child’s death
    • Coordinate financial and community resources for families
    • Advocate on behalf of families and facilitate communication among different agencies/disciplines
    • Assist with funeral planning and preparations
    • Offers a Perinatal Program where support services are provided for pregnant mothers whose unborn child has been diagnosed with a life threatening illness