Thriving through life’s challenges by learning and practicing resiliency skills.

Wellness House child and family programs help children and adolescents who have been touched by a cancer diagnosis in their family connect and have fun with peers who are experiencing similar circumstances. Our groups are appropriate for children and teens who are living with a cancer diagnosis or who have lost their loved one to cancer. These programs focus on fostering resiliency and coping skills to enable children and their families to live healthy lives. While cancer is the common denominator bringing participants together, it is not the focal point of all conversations. Our goal is to create a safe place to share feelings and concerns around life with cancer and more.
 
Registration is required for all Wellness House programs and services. To register, please download the Child Member Application Form here and email  to admin@annapoliswellnesshouse.org, or you may call the Wellness House at (410) 990-0941. 

Kidz Coping Support Group

A monthly group for school-age children. Resiliency is the cornerstone of discussion. We strive to help children build their own skills through games, art, music, and activities all while finding commonality and building friendships with other children in similar life circumstances.

Meets the third Wednesday of the month year-round, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

My Viewpoint Support Group

A monthly support group for older children and teens to help strengthen resiliency and coping skills. Journaling, game play, music, and art are used to facilitate group discussion about cancer along with other life stressors.

Meets the third Wednesday of the month year-round, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Follow Your Rainbow

Offers families a monthly fun event (September through May). Follow Your Rainbow provides respite for families and connection to others who “just get it.” Children join their Wellness House friends for support, camaraderie, fun, and adventure.

Meets one Saturday per month during the school year. ​

Paint Your Rainbow

A week-long summer day camp. Children connect and form friendships and learn to understand and express their feelings through art, music, and exercise.

2020 Camp Dates to be Determined – Stay Tuned!

Teens Offering Support

At Wellness House we recognize that teens who have come through tough times are in a valuable position to guide younger children. We have many opportunities throughout the year for teens to strengthen their resiliency and give back to their community through volunteering in our child and family events.

Play Video

Sometimes we talk about cancer and our parents having cancer, and sometimes we talk about really anything!”

Our child members put together a video to share how kids help other kids at the Wellness House. Take a look!