Our Critical Needs Care Programs tend to the most critical and urgent needs of childhood cancer patients and their families; offering help in the most meaningful ways possible. For more information on any of our Critical Needs Care Programs, please contact Lisa Branch at email@example.com.
Open Arms Meals Program
CURE’s Open Arms Meal Program is designed to bring comfort and community to patients and families undergoing treatment in the hospital. Twice a week CURE provides meals to families admitted to the hospital in an effort to create an environment for families to connect with one another and to connect with CURE while enjoying a hearty meal. To learn more about how to sponsor an Open Arms Lunch or Dinner, please click on the “How to Help” tab.
Open Arms Meals Program
Each Tuesday CURE staff and volunteers deliver lunch to children and their families who are admitted to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston and Scottish Rite campuses). Lunches range from a buffet style meal to bagged lunches. Buffet style meals are served in the Family Room of the Aflac inpatient units to patients and families by CURE staff and volunteers. Brown Bag Lunches are dropped off in the Family Rooms of the Aflac inpatient units. Brown bag lunches are created and assembled with the patient’s caregiver in mind.
Both types of Open Arms Lunches are donated by generous companies, organizations and other CURE supporters who desire to make a meaningful impact in the lives of patients and their families.
Open Arms Dinners
Each Thursday night, dedicated CURE volunteers deliver and serve dinner to children and their families who are admitted to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston and Scottish Rite campuses). A true staple in CURE’s programming, Open Arms Dinners help create a home environment where patients and families can enjoy a meal while experiencing the camaraderie that comes from being in each other’s company. Open Arms Dinners are supported by generous restaurant donors and dedicated sponsors, who make these meals possible.
Open Arms – Savannah
Each Tuesday and Thursday a CURE staff member delivers individually boxed lunches to childhood cancer patients and their caregivers while they are admitted at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health. Lunches vary from boxed, carry out meals to bagged lunches. CURE provides two meals per room, one for the patient and one for the caregiver.
Open Arms Lunches are donated by generous companies, organizations and other CURE supporters who desire to make a meaningful impact in the lives of patients and their families.
Family Emergency Fund
In order to ease some of the financial burdens caused by the costs of ongoing treatment, CURE provides emergency financial assistance to families of children with cancer. Families seeking financial assistance should contact their social worker about eligibility and availability of funds.
Partners in Caring Program
CURE recognizes the hardships that often result from having a child with cancer, and because of this CURE is proud to offer patient families psychosocial programs that address these unique needs.
- Counseling – A total of six counseling sessions per family will be provided by licensed professionals through The Summit Counseling Center. These sessions are offered at a minimal cost for CURE patient families.
- Workshops – Workshops ranging in topics from parenting through illness to marriage enrichment will be offered on a quarterly basis, free of charge to CURE patient families.
If you are interested in learning more about these programs please contact Karen McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org
When a family loses a child to cancer, we hope the family will look to CURE for essential bereavement support. Through our Annual Weekend of Hope and Healing families not only have an opportunity to share the weekend with other parents who understand, but also give the families resources and tools to help them move forward in their grief.
CURE is committed to providing support, comfort, encouragement, and resources tailored to meet the unique needs of all of our grieving families. Legacy of Love is a day-long retreat that encourages families who have attended our Hope and Healing Weekend five times to gather together in fellowship while celebrating and honoring the lives of their children in a more relaxed, recreational atmosphere.
Through CURE’s Counseling Program we offer individualized counseling sessions at a low cost for bereaved families as well as group workshops that address the needs and concerns of families who have lost a child.