Need for Programming

Who will take care of me? Is it my fault? Is cancer contagious? What is chemotherapy?

A diagnosis of parental cancer often raises many troubling questions and concerns for children. Many young people choose to keep their worries to themselves because they don't want to trouble their parents.

Add to this the upheaval of family routines that comes with a cancer diagnosis, and it's no surprise that children's needs are often overlooked when there is cancer in the family.

Recognizing that a diagnosis of cancer affects the entire family, Kid Support is dedicated to the vision that no child or caregiver need face the challenge of parental cancer alone. Kid Support offers a unique support service so that children can continue to grow—emotionally, socially, and academically—during this difficult time.

Please visit our references section for the titles of specific studies that support the need for Kid Support programming.


"The Kid Support Program has helped my daughter realize that other kids experience the same feelings she does, and has made it easier to discuss the situation with her. This program is outstanding."

-M.S., Kid Support parent, 2003