The Wellness House’s CARES™ (Cancer Awareness, Resiliency Education, Support) child and family programs work to provide support for children and teens experiencing a loved one dealing with cancer.
Kidz Coping Support Group
is a monthly support group for children ages 6 to 12 whose siblings or parents/loved ones are dealing with cancer. A strength-based approach is used to help group members understand more about cancer, share personal concerns, and build resiliency. Music, art, and movement activities are utilized to facilitate group discussions.
Meets the third Wednesday of the month year-round, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
is a monthly yoga class that precedes our Kidz Coping support group. Children may attend one or both events. By providing techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, yoga can help children navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease. Parents are welcome to join in or just relax in our living room downstairs.
Meets the third Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. during the school year.
Follow Your Rainbow
is a monthly event for children ages 6 – 12 who are experiencing cancer in their family. Past Follow Your Rainbow events have included meet-the-author book readings, bowling or miniature golf excursions and special art activities. Lunch for parents and children is included.
Meets one Saturday per month during the school year.
Paint Your Rainbow
This week-long, summer day camp program supports children age 6-12 who have a parent or loved one with cancer, learn to understand and express their feelings through art, music, exercise, and friendship. Summer 2018 dates to be determined. Stay tuned!