Pediatric Care Fund
The MJHS Pediatric Care Fund ensures that the unique needs of children with life-limiting, advanced or terminal illness can continue to be treated with the special care they need.
Today, as one of the largest and most respected pediatric programs in Greater New York, we focus on the clinical aspects of easing discomfort for young and illness-weakened bodies and provide our pediatric patients with emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support tailored to fit the needs of each family.
Special programs supported by the pediatric fund include:
Art & Soul™ Creative Arts Therapy
Art & Soul™ Creative Arts Therapy distinguishes the MJHS Pediatric program. Our program employs specially trained and licensed music and art therapists to meet the psychological and emotional needs of pediatric patients, their siblings and family members. The creative arts therapy team uses music, art and other creative approaches to create a safe space for children and their families to:
- Create legacy projects
- Work through and express their emotions
- Receive age-appropriate grief and loss support
- Get counseling to develop healthy coping skills
- Lay the groundwork for bereavement
The MJHS Build a Memory program is designed to offer our pediatric hospice and palliative care patients extraordinary experiences — while creating enduring memories for their families. These experiences enable our patients and their families to create legacy experiences, express a full range of emotions, and spend joy-filled time with family outside of a medical and clinical setting.
Patient Care Fund
The Patient Care Fund is dedicated to meeting the health and quality of life care needs for the patients and families of MJHS. Funded solely by charitable contributions, the fund is able to assist in the purchase of items and services deemed appropriate by the patient, patient’s family and MJHS caregivers, such as wheel chairs, walkers or grab bars. Each patient is eligible for up to $500 of assistance annually through the fund.
MJHS Hospice Inpatient Residence at Menorah Center
While the goal is to keep children in their homes during the course of their illness, sometimes this is not possible. The MJHS Hospice Inpatient Residence at Menorah Center is the first inpatient residence in Greater New York to provide hospice care for children as well as adults. This inpatient residence welcomes families and visiting loved ones into a homelike setting, supports their privacy, and respects their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Your contribution ensures the continuation of these services for children and their families in New York.