AN ILLNESS IN A FAMILY IMPACTS THE ENTIRE FAMILY
That's why our services support children, siblings, and parents
As soon as a family is referred to us we assign a dedicated family manager to discuss and assess their needs. Together, we create a plan that best supports their family.
Whether it’s organizing volunteers to take out the children or making sure there’s a hot supper when they come back from a long hospital visit, these services make a huge difference to families faced with a serious illness or loss.
As well as being a practical help, our services bring a sense of normality to families when they need it most.
“Chai Lifeline brought so much joy, life, and energy into our home when Chaim and I had nothing left to give”
- a grateful parent
OUR FAMILY SERVICES
BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS
When families are faced with trauma, it affects all family members.
Our trained big brothers and sisters give devoted attention to children and siblings of family members that face challenging and frightening diagnoses.
They bring fun, joy, and hope into their lives even assisting with their homework so they excel in school despite their situation.
Spending time in the hospital is unpleasant, difficult, and challenging. It also means that parents aren’t at home.
Our services reduce the loneliness and isolation that families feel while in hospital and ensure that the home continues to run smoothly.
We organize entertainers and volunteers to visit and bring smiles back to families’ faces. We also arrange for volunteers to assist at home.
EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS
During stressful times, a welcome distraction can go a long way to help families cope.
We provide around-the-year day trips, parties, and workshops to ensure kids can be kids even during their darkest moments.
We also host relaxation events for parents such as spa days to distract them from their daily stress and let them devote some quality time to themselves.
Vacations are hard to come by when someone in the family is undergoing constant medical treatment.
Our family weekend retreat provides entire families with a much-needed break from the challenges they experience throughout the year.
The retreat also encourages families to share their experiences with others that are going through similar difficulties.
Every child dreams of that perfect summer vacation.
We send a number of children to Summer Camp at Camp Simcha USA for an unforgettable experience, where seriously ill children can feel normal and are the stars of the show.
These two weeks in camp can change the outcome of an illness by giving children renewed hope.
REFER A FAMILY
If you, or someone you know, requires our services, please contact us.
We deal with every case with the utmost confidentiality so that families can receive support while maintaining their dignity and privacy.
Please call or message us on
+32 495 19 81 00
Or fill in the form and one of our team members will reach out to you.