Family Support and Resources
We know that a child's illness or injury can impact a family physically, emotionally and financially. Fortunately, you don't have to face these challenges alone. We provide a growing number of services for patients and families, all designed to help support, heal and encourage you through every step of your journey.
If you're wanting to learn more about your child's diagnosis, our family health librarians can help you access reliable information. You'll also find help with everything from language barriers to social services. And we offer family support, comfort during difficult or stressful times, and activities to help make your stay here more comfortable and create quality family time.
C.A.R.E. (Child Advocacy Resources and Evaluation) Team
Led by pediatricians who are board-certified in child abuse medicine, Cook Children's C.A.R.E. Team provides medical evaluations, psychosocial assessments and support for victims and families, and preventive education to community-based organizations. More information.
Child Life helps kids and families cope with medical conditions. More information.
Creative Artist in Residence Programme
Discover the healing power of art, music, dramatics and dance. More information.
Family Health Library
Your resource for up-to-date medical information. More information.
Family Resource Center
Making our patient families and caregiver's stay a little easier. Supporting families with business needs, package receiving and delivery, safe phone charging and other everyday tasks to help you stay focused on your child. More information.
Medical clowns are just what the doctor ordered. More information.
Language and interpreter services
Languages from around the world, plus ASL. More information.
Help for families of kids who need special diets. More information.
Help when you have a concern. More information.
On-site school services help keep our patients on track. More information.
Panda Cares Center of Hope Sibling Support Center
Activity center for brothers and sisters of patients at Cook Children’s. The program provides emotional and psychosocial support in a safe, fun and understanding environment. With caring staff and volunteers that offer creative arts for self-expression, opportunities for interactions and socialization with peers as well as developmentally appropriate play and activities. More information.
A visit from a furry friend helps kids feel better. More information.
Spiritual support for families of all faiths. More information.
Help for physical, emotional and fincancial stress. More information.
Youth Advisory Council
Patients working to ensure their needs are met. More information.
"In Your Words" video
The Coker family explains why their experience at Cook Children's prompted them to give back and volunteer.