Giving Hope Family Support
Having a child diagnosed with cancer is one of the most devastating events that a family can experience. Children can be traumatized by medical procedures and frequent exposure to strangers. Parents experience fear, anxiety, helplessness and a loss of control. Siblings may become jealous or angry as the parents’ attention is increasingly focused on the ill patient. Existing support systems are inadequate to cope with the sudden challenge of this life and death struggle. Families feel isolated and alone, lacking the tools to manage these new and overwhelming experiences. Feelings of uncertainty become a part of everyday life. POST walks with families through their child’s cancer journey to give them the skills and resiliency they need to manage what seems unmanageable.
POST services include:
- Individual & Family Counseling, Support Groups, Sibling Support
- Medical Play & Procedural Support
- Wish referral and coordination
- Survivorship Support