LOCAL RESOURCES

Maggies-Bright-Side-Logo-Web-2018.png

Maggie’s Bright Side is a growing national network providing those living with cancer access to discounted services and products.

On-Belay-logo-281x100.png

On-Belay builds community among youth who have a family member that has been touched by cancer using adventure based programs that encourage participants to uncover their inner resilience. 

Through the support of being “On-Belay”, we give participants a chance to connect with other children facing similar challenges, while learning to support others, ask for help and develop confidence.

Events located in Maine, New Hampshire & Massachusetts.

CampKesemLogoWeb.png

Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and

beyond their parent's cancer.

A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.

With over 5 million children impacted by a parent's cancer, Camp Kesem must continue expanding to meet this need. Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population, and for many children their Camp Kesem experience is a life-changing event–providing them a community of children with similar experiences, and a safe and welcoming environment to have fun and rediscover their childhood.

33adc11d-70f6-4118-a908-6b5fe4e55df1.png

The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and furthering the availability of comprehensive psychosocial services to cancer patients and their families throughout Vermont and Northern New York. The Foundation’s vision is that all who face cancer can do so with dignity, confidence and serenity.

UVMC-logo.png

A Child Life Specialist strives to support children impacted by the cancer of an adult loved one.

A CLS provides individual and family support to ensure that families going through the cancer experience have access to resources and care. They can help parents to address the question, “What do we tell the children?” and help answer questions children have about the cancer experience, prepare them for hospital visits, and through a variety of therapeutic activities help children develop coping strategies to navigate medical stressors. 

Contact Ali Waltien, MA, CCLS  802-847-4069

IMG_3125.PNG

Healing Winds creates lasting memories for individuals with cancer, and their loved ones, through the therapeutic experience of sailing.  We believe that sailing provides relief for individuals living with cancer. Our sailing excursions are refreshing, relaxing, and spirit-lifting. We provide an opportunity to rebuild courage, love and relationships, as we create lasting memories. 

UVMC-logo.png

A variety of supportive offerings for children and families.

Groups available include:

Children’s Workshop for children 6 years- 12 years. Children meet with a supportive group of peers to normalize the experience of a parent’s cancer. Coping skills are developed through a variety of fun, creative, and active activities.

Teen Talk Nights for teens 13-18 years. Teens come together to build support network as they navigate having a parent or adult loved one with cancer. Discussions happen through a variety of activities and over a meal.

Family Bereavement Group for families impacted by the death of a loved one. Meets monthly.

Parenting with Cancer for adult individuals currently being treated for cancer who are raising children infancy through 21 years. 

For more information on the UVM Medical Center support groups

 

Contact Ali Waltien, MA, CCLS

802-847-4069

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

©2018 by The Mahana Magic Foundation