Support for your family

Emotional Support

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You are not alone...

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, parents often feel overwhelmed.  In addition to your care team at the hospital, there are many organizations in Connecticut offering emotional support services.  There are programs for patients and siblings, peer support for caregivers, counseling and other resources to help you.

  • Provides emotional support, comfort, inspiration, and encouragement through therapeutic play manipulatives to children diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses as well as support to his or her siblings and caregivers. 

  • Services include peer support, hospital volunteers, day of diagnosis care, resource directory, community events.

  • Connecticut Children’s provides a wide range of family support services designed to make navigating medical options and managing the difficult factors of child illness easier for patients and families.

  • Services offered include emotional support, sibling support, collaboration with hospital staff. Services in CT are provided in Fairfield, Middlesex, and New Haven counties.

  • Services include online chats, support groups, peer to peer support, LLS online support community, blogs, and caregiver support.

  • Yale's psychosocial team works closely with patients and their families to help them meet their social, emotional, and behavioral needs.

  • The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is a temporary “home away from home” for families of children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities. With a proper referral we will house the family of any child being treated in any nearby health facility.

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