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What Is the Kids at Heart Program?

Having a child or sibling with a congenital heart defect (CHD) can be difficult for parents, caregivers and families. At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we offer our heart families a chance to come together with other families and share similar experiences through our Kids at Heart Program community.

The Kids at Heart Program is a support program for parents, caregivers and families of patients with CHDs who are treated at Children's. In 2022, the Kids at Heart Program is sponsored by Chick-fil-A Atlanta and other gracious donors, and offers social, emotional, and educational support programs to help our heart families inside and outside of the hospital setting.

Events for heart families

From mentor programs to family outings, we provide social, educational and support opportunities to families year-round, including:

  • Annual holiday party
  • Camp Braveheart
  • Cardiac Siblings Day
  • Cardiac Teen Retreat
  • CHD Awareness Week celebration
  • CHD Awareness Week event at the Georgia State Capitol
  • Dad's Day Out
  • Fall Festival
  • Family Support Dinner
  • Greater Atlanta CHD Walk
  • Mom's Day Out
  • Parents Night Out
  • Parenting Your Heart Child Conference
  • New Mom’s Support Groups
  • Chick Fil A Family Events

Please find monthly events below.

Online support

After you register for the Kids at Heart Program, you will receive a monthly e-newsletter, a link to join our private Facebook group. If you are unable to attend our in-person event, our Facebook group is a great way to meet and connect with other heart families.

Family support dinners

Kids at Heart Program members and patient families in the Cardiac Acute Care Unit (CACU) and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at Children's are welcome to attend the monthly Kids at Heart Family Support Dinner. During these dinners, hospitalized cardiac patients and their families can:

  • Connect with other families who have faced similar situations.
  • Learn about helpful resources and information through a brief presentation.
  • Enjoy dinner with the group, provided free of charge.

The dinners are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise indicated, at Egleston Hospital in the First Floor Conference Center, Classroom 5, at 6 p.m. To RSVP, please email kidsatheart@choa.org.

Note: The Kids at Heart Family Dinner is for heart patients and families only. For more information, email alison.mueller@choa.org or call 404-785-6109.

Read our Kids at Heart patient stories

Kids at Heart is proudly supported by Chick-fil-A Atlanta.

Monthly Events

November

Feed the Heart Dinner - November 2

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart Center
  • 6:00 PM

Parenting Your heart Child Conference - November 5th

  • The conference is an educational opportunity for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers who care for children or teenagers affected by heart defects.
  • Support Center
  • 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - November 8

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - November 15

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

New Mom Support Group - November 17

  • Supporting Post-Partum Heart Mothers in the Heart Center – Inpatient Families Only
  • CACU Conference Room, Heart Center, 2nd floor
  • 3:30-4:30 PM

Heart Family Support Dinner - November 22

  • An opportunity for Heart Families to meet one another, offer comfort & support.
  • Classroom 5, First Floor, Egleston – Open to all Kids at Heart and inpatient families.
  • 6:00-7:00 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - November 29

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

December

Feed the Heart Dinner - December 6

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

Kids at Heart Holiday Event - December 10

  • An opportunity for all heart families to come together to celebrate the holiday season
  • The State Botanical Gardens Athens, GA
  • 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - December 13

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

New Mom Support Group - December 15

  • Supporting Post-Partum Heart Mothers in the Heart Center – Inpatient Families Only.
  • CACU Conference Room, Heart Center, 2nd floor
  • 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - December 20

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - December 27

  • An opportunity for Heart Families to meet one another, offer comfort & support.
  • Classroom 5, First Floor, Egleston – Open to all Kids at Heart and inpatient families.
  • 6:00-7:00 PM

January

Feed the Heart Dinner - January 3

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - January 10

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - January 17

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

New Mom Support Group - January 19

  • Supporting Post-Partum Heart Mothers in the Heart Center – Inpatient Families Only.
  • CACU Conference Room, Heart Center, 2nd floor
  • 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Heart Family Support Dinner - January 24

  • An opportunity for Heart Families to meet one another, offer comfort & support.
  • Classroom 5, First Floor, Egleston – Open to all Kids at Heart and inpatient families.
  • 6:00-7:00 PM

Feed the Heart Dinner - January 31

  • The Feed the Heart program provides meals, snacks and drinks for Heart Center patient families during hospital stays so they don't have to worry about food and can focus on caring for their children. Tuesday nights, Meals will be brought to your patient room or left at unit secretary’s desk. Inpatient Families Only.
  • Heart center
  • 6:00 PM

For more information on any of these events, please email kidsatheart@choa.org.

Support our families

We aim to make patients and their families feel at home during their stay at the Heart Center. From meals to educational resources, we are able to provide support to patients and families because of our donors.

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