Our Program Partners
Very Special Kids is dedicated to developing meaningful partnerships to care for children with life-threatening conditions.
By working together we can provide greater support for our existing families and improve support for families that are not able to access our services. Through partnering with like-minded organisations that share our vision, we are able to create a greater impact.
Creative Art Therapy Australia
Creative Art Therapy Australia is the provider of art therapy for children during their hospice stay as a form of expression within a safe and supportive space. The children are given the opportunity to express themselves through artistic collaboration with qualified art therapists. Art therapists also work with families approaching bereavement to create legacy artwork which honours and celebrates the life that was and is given back to the family fully framed, as a meaningful commemoration.
Creative Art Therapy Australia also partners with Very Special Kids to deliver an interactive, inclusive and engaging hospice school holiday program.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Royal Flying Doctor Service operates the patient transport vehicle to transport Very Special Kids living regionally between their home and the Malvern hospice as part of the Road to Respite program. The Royal Flying Doctor Service drivers are partnered with a Very Special Kids Hospice nurse or personal care worker to ensure the children receive quality care during the drive.
Very Special Kids has partnered with Red Nose for the past 10 years in the Creating Memories program, where bereaved parents come together to capture memories in scrapbooking.
For more information on how to become involved as a Program Partner, contact Katrina Hosie, Fundraising Lead, Philanthropy on 9804 6250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Very Special Kids also works with a number of corporate supporters. You can view corporate partners here.