Very Special Kids provides flexible family support programs, planned and emergency respite and end-of-life care for families caring for a child with a life-threatening condition. 

We have a range of flexible programs including counselling, sibling support and bereavement support provided by professional staff and trained volunteers. 

You can help support Victorian families in need by making a secure donation online, fundraising, becoming a supporter and in a variety of other ways. 


When a child has a life-threatening condition it impacts on the whole family. We use a family-centred approach that recognises the strengths and individuality of each family member.

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A service offered by Very Special Kids is providing families with relaxing breaks at the peaceful Glen Osmond Farm just outside of Woodend. Best of all – it’s free for families to stay.

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The Footy Fever Debate kicks off the Piggy Bank Appeal with a humorous and sometimes fiery debate between high-profile football personalities at the MCG on Friday 5 September.

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Your donation will directly support children in specialised 24 hour care at Very Special Kids House - the only children's hospice in Victoria that provides respite and end of life care.

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