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We know that a child's illness or injury can impact a family physically, emotionally and financially. Fortunately, you don't have to face these challenges alone. We provide a growing number of services for patients and families, all designed to help support, heal and encourage you through every step of your journey.

If you're wanting to learn more about your child's diagnosis, our family health librarians can help you access reliable information. You'll also find help with everything from language barriers to social services. And we offer family support, comfort during difficult or stressful times, and activities to help make your stay here more comfortable and create quality family time.

Child Advocacy Resources and Education
Caring for children who are victims of abuse.

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Child Life
Child Life helps kids and families cope with medical conditions.

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Creative Artist in Residence Programme
Discover the healing power of art, music, dramatics and dance.

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Family Health Library
Your resource for up-to-date medical information.

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Family Resource Center
Making our patient families and caregiver's stay a little easier. Supporting families with business needs, package receiving and delivery, safe phone charging and other everyday tasks to help you stay focused on your child.

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Funnyatrics
Medical clowns are just what the doctor ordered.

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Language and interpreter services
Languages from around the world, plus ASL.

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Nutrition services
Help for families of kids who need special diets.

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Pastoral Care
Spiritual support for families of all faiths.

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Patient representatives
Help when you have a concern.

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School program
On-site school services help keep our patients on track.

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Sit...Stay...Play
A visit from a furry friend helps kids feel better.

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Social services
Help for physical, emotional and fincancial stress.

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Youth Advisory Council
Patients working to ensure their needs are met.

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