Family Support Services

Pediatric Patient Support

At Children’s we care about the whole child. This means helping a child physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, if needed. Since a child’s life is centered around his family, a crucial element of recovery is the family’s involvement.

Activity Centers

There are many activity centers for patients to enjoy in the hospitals. Each center offers board games, video games, toys, and arts and crafts supplies.

  Angel Flight

Traveling a long way to Children's? Offering special travel assistance to patients, Angel Flight can help make your trip a little easier.

Case Management

The nurse case manager will make sure your child has everything he needs when he leaves the hospital.


Our chaplains respond to the spiritual needs of patients and families in the hospital setting.

Child Life Helps Families

Child life specialists help support and care about patients and families. See how they make a difference and the special events happening in our hospitals for Child Life Month.

  Camps for Special Needs Children—Volunteers Needed

We collaborate with organizations like Camp Twin Lakes to provide children and their families the experience of camp—to have fun, meet others with similar conditions and build confidence.

Family Library

We invite all patients, families, staff and the community to explore the health information and recreational reading we have available in our family libraries.

  Feeding Rooms

Children's provides Feeding/Lactation Rooms for new mothers.


Our gardens offer a great place for parents and patients looking for peace, quiet and a breath of fresh air.

  Grief and Death

Children grieve in ways that are similar and different from adults. As children grow older, their understanding of death changes. This information can help.

Gift Shops at Children's

Always ready with the perfect gift to brighten the day of your favorite patient, the gift shops at Children's are in the business of sharing smiles.

  Legal Services

Health Law Partnership (HeLP) provides free, direct legal services to low-income children and their families.

Massage Therapy

Children’s has teamed up with Global Body Works to provide support and care for parents and caregivers through chair massages.

  First Comes Love... Then Comes Questions

As pediatric experts, we know new parents have a lot questions. We are here to provide answers, guidance and help make the transition to parenthood as easy as possible. 

Patient CarePages

Keep family and friends informed by setting up a private and secure patient Web page.

  Pet Therapy

When our pet therapy dogs visit patients, tails wag and smiles shine. The joy our service dogs create throughout Children's is so wonderful to see and experience.


The Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service (CLPS) offers mental health evaluation and treatment to hospitalized children and adolescents.

  Our School Program

When children are being cared for at our hospitals, it is not always possible for them to make it to their schools. That's why the School Program at Children’s is so important and here to help.

Social Work

At Children's, our social workers are important members of your child’s healthcare team.

  Strong4Life Teaching Garden

Our new Strong4Life Teaching Garden offers patients at Children's at Scottish Rite a place to play in the dirt, relax, learn and feel better.

THE VOICE at Seacrest Studios

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation opened its first broadcast media center at Children's. At THE VOICE at Seacrest Studios, children can learn about the exciting world of radio and TV broadcasting during their hospital stay.

  The Zone

Children need a place for fun and laughter. That is especially true while they are recovering from an illness or injury. The Zone gives them that place.

Transitional Housing

Children's draws patients from all over the country. In an effort to meet the needs of families traveling great distances to receive healthcare, transitional or temporary housing options are offered.

  Interpreting & Translating Services

The interpreting and translation services has a team of interpreters, all highly qualified in the field of pediatric medical interpretation.


    The Children's SmileGram program offers friends and family members of our patients the opportunity to send a message of cheer to their loved one. Once received, SmileGrams will be delivered within 24-48 hours, seven days a week. 

    Send a smile today. It's quick and easy.