When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, a family’s world is turned upside down.
For many families, it is the beginning of a journey that is unpredictable and full of challenges. From the point of diagnosis, families experience a range of ongoing losses that impact on all family members in different ways.
Very Special Kids cares for the families of children with life-threatening conditions through providing professional family support services from the point of diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement.
The free-of-charge services we offer include:
- Counselling and emotional support
- Sibling support
- Trained family volunteers
- Bereavement support
- Holiday cottages at Glen Osmond Farm
- Specialist care at our children’s hospice
- Networking and peer activities
Very Special Kids is committed to providing family support across Victoria through offices in Brunswick, Ballarat, Bendigo, Hastings, Port Fairy, Shepparton, Torquay and Pakenham, as well our main office and children’s hospice in Malvern.
To find out more information about the services we offer to families, please call the Very Special Kids Support Line on (03) 9804 6253 or download the Family Services Brochure.