Cancer is hard on the whole family but can be especially difficult for children. We have provided a few resources for children below.
CancerCare for Kids®
Children and teens who are affected by cancer have special needs and concerns. That’s why CancerCare has a special program called CancerCare for Kids®. It’s all part of the free, professional services CancerCare provides, but focused on the particular needs of children and parents.
Since 2000, Camp Kesem has given children affected by a parent’s cancer the opportunity to just be kids. The ever-expanding Kesem community engages in camp activities like sports, arts and crafts, and drama to give campers a fun-filled week.
Children’s Treehouse Foundation
It’s a given. Cancer affects the entire family. Yet in too many situations, the undeniable psychosocial impact on the children whose parent has cancer goes unattended.
Cancer Hope Network
Telephone: 877-HOPENET (877-467-3638) or 908-879-4039
Cancer Hope Network is a nonprofit organization that offers one-on-one support for people living with cancer and their families by matching those seeking support with trained volunteers who been through similar experiences.
Cancer Support Community
Telephone: 888-793-WELL (888-793-9355) or 513-421-7111
The Cancer Support Community is an international non-profit dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer. Likely the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States, CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer.