When a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, the path ahead can feel overwhelming.
We are one of the leaders in palliative care for children and young people that adapts to your needs and circumstances. Through a combination of clinical and therapeutic care for your child, and advice, counselling and practical support for your whole family, we create tailored support programs specific to your family’s journey. If things change or your circumstances require a new approach, we will find a way to make that happen and advocate for the care that provides your child with a better quality of life, and your family with more comfort and relief.
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
- Care at our children’s hospice
- Networking and peer activities
Very Special Kids is committed to providing support state-wide Victoria, with nine offices across metropolitan and regional Victoria, 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.