Care Communities are made up of friends, relatives, neighbors and community members who want to assist the family in tangible ways. On average, children will spend more than a year receiving treatment during a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Our goal is to create a stable environment for patients and families throughout the treatment period.
Our Family Care Coordinators set up and manage online care communities mobilizing the support of friends and neighbors as well as raising funds and keeping family and friends updated about a child’s condition so parent(s) can focus on their child’s care and retain a sense of normalcy for their other children.
The following are the types of services we provide in Care Communities:
- Meals (including dietary restrictions)
- Child care
- Grocery shopping
- Household chores
- Yard work
- Holiday preparation and decorations
- Holiday gift giving
- Gift card ideas
- Pet care
- No-Fee Crowdfunding
- Promotion of fundraising events
- Promotion of blood and platelet drives
- Promotion of donor bone marrow registry
“My daughter Bailey was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in August of 2014. Here to Serve helped me set up a care calendar for our family. My husband and I not only have a daughter but a son who is 19 months older than Bailey. The care calendar helped us have meals delivered both to the hospital, and home and also gave us the opportunity to schedule house cleaning. This became very helpful to us when we were in and out of the hospital. With our care calendar it gave us the opportunity to enjoy our family when we were all home together and took the pressure off of us as a family. We are so grateful to Here to Serve! Thank you for all that you have done for our family!”
Julia (Bailey’s Mom)
For more information about our Care Communities contact us.